What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.
The Charisma Myth is a mix of fun stories, sound science, and practical tools. Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them.
Please note: The accompanying workbook for this title is available at http://AskOlivia.com/book/exercises/.
©2012 Olivia Fox Cabane (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC
"Fox Cabane's distinct writing style...makes listening to each chapter both informational and fun. Each exercise is practical and easy...If you are interested in increasing your ability to be charismatic in your unique setting or employment, this audiobook will give you direct skills to use" (PsychologyToday.com )
I found this to be a very insightful book. It was well thought out and written in a way that's easy to grasp. Some things are very basic, but not to be undermined, even the basics are explained thoroughly as well as the purpose. There were many things I've never thought of before, and overall I found this one really helpful.
The end addresses problems associated with (your newly gained) charisma. Surprisingly these provided insight to problems I was already having with what little charisma I already unknowingly possessed. For what it's worth, this book was great.
Smooth flow. Good set of exercises.
Anyone can practice.
Use Charisma for the good, honest, genuine and honorable causes
Yes...b/c it gives you the how and why on charisma.
The author is the only character.
Had very excellent advice and ideas but it did seem to drone on with some of the examples.
Nothing new in it. All information is gathered from other books and theories and the author makes it sound she came up with the theory.
This is a great book with a number of specific strategies that can enhance your personal magnetism and help you accomplish your goals. Well told and very engaging. Highly recommend!
Not the book itself; it's great.
The realizations it made me have about the nature of charisma.
Please, for the love of all that is good, don't skip the exercises when narrating. I have to buy a n electronic or physical version of the book to get the full content which is ridiculous considering this is "unabridged".
You can't really turn it into a movie, a documentary maybe, and yes, I would watch that documentary.
Some exercises which are essential to get the full benefit of the book are skipped so now I have to buy the physical copy. Very unimpressed with the narration.
Her charisma model of Presence, Power and Warmth is spot on. Her psychology tips on how to work with discomfort and our natural negativity biases were great. I expected a good book on this subject, but feel this book was great. One of my top two life changer books of 2013. Thank you!
Lisa's performance was incredible and she's the best I've heard. I hope to hear her doing another book soon.
I need to listen to Charisma Myth again because she gave so much info, there was no way to bookmark everything. I'm actually thinking of purchasing a hard copy of it for study purposes.
I learned how to have more courage, how to dispel fear in social situations, how to talk to people--one-on-one, in a group, or giving a speech.
I felt like the author had watched one of my friends who has a lot of natural charisma and was writing about her life.
I read a ton of books from this genre and am used to poor narrators working with dry content... which is fine its the style of book. "The Charisma Myth" was unbearable to listen to... only audio book I've ever fast forwarded through.
In all ways possible.
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