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 )
The religious ideas and references are annoying and distracting but that's mostly only early in the book. The reading is almost comically *not* charismatic, very flat almost robotic.
However much of the advice is well considers and helpful.
This was a very good read/listen. I would recommend supplementing this book with other titles like Crucial Conversations, One minute manager series and the like.
Boring but informative. I implement the concepts, I see results. I'm disappointed the author didn't narrate the book because I would've liked to gauge her charisma level.
Nice reminders. Nothing groundbreaking. I've read many self-help, leadership, and spiritually oriented books, it doesn't have the depth I was looking for.
For more concrete and actionable information, try "Executive Toughness" or Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People".
46, father of two, son of two continents. A skeptic in Rome. That's me bathing, next time please knock...
This is not the most inspiring book I've "listened" to (and maybe it's also due to the narrator) but it's worth the time.
Not if it is in the same genre
Build a convincing story from uncharismatic to charismatic .
Not really intriguing enough
Being a gorilla !!
When the toast turns brown it is ready to be eaten !! Picking up the visible indicators of an end state to a goal isn't exactly a guide book worthy of read or listening to.
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