We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Charisma Myth Audiobook

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism Audiobook

Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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 )

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (2852 )
5 star
 (1408)
4 star
 (863)
3 star
 (391)
2 star
 (111)
1 star
 (79)
Overall
4.2 (2383 )
5 star
 (1137)
4 star
 (714)
3 star
 (365)
2 star
 (102)
1 star
 (65)
Story
4.1 (2404 )
5 star
 (1094)
4 star
 (687)
3 star
 (431)
2 star
 (118)
1 star
 (74)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Desmond Brown 07-20-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great read!"

    This book was awesome. It taught many lessons. And now when I'm dealing with people. I always remind myself of the charisma rules and how to make people feel welcomed. This book is a great book to read and apply to real life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    bea tea 07-20-15
    bea tea 07-20-15

    bt

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    59
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "one of the best books I've "read""
    What did you love best about The Charisma Myth?

    Wasn't expecting the great insight it provided.


    Any additional comments?

    Charisma is not something we think about - but is a trait worth improving upon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lauralee 07-19-15
    Lauralee 07-19-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great tactics & strategies"

    Highly recommend but make sure to download the pdf! Great mix of common sense strategies you may have forgotten and some new scientific ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Josh Levine Los Angeles, CA 06-29-15
    Josh Levine Los Angeles, CA 06-29-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    57
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book, needs a workbook"

    There are a lot of exercises, checklists, and other info that I'm forgetting already. This book should really be accompanied by a PDF download.

    The author's website does have some of the info, but not nearly enough and it's not organized to make it easy to follow along with the book.

    I really with Audible would demand, or at least more strongly encourage authors to provide this kind of material.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lisa Tayman 06-28-15
    Lisa Tayman 06-28-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic!"

    This book is full of fantastic, practical advice for handling all manner of human interaction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Peter M 06-25-15
    Peter M 06-25-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "practical and well grounded"

    highly useful book full of practical how tos but also seemingly based on silid research.
    recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    daniel 06-25-15
    daniel 06-25-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    "Great book to own, make notes and review often."

    Awesome! brings many real life scenarios and puts you to work on day one. Write notes and take your time with this book to profit from it. Either way awesome book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nina P. Sharma 06-23-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Book."

    I plan to listen to it again and buy paperback to use as a reference manual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Milebehind New Mexico 06-18-15
    Milebehind New Mexico 06-18-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A must-read book if you want to be more effective"

    I was so impressed by this book that I've bought multiple copies to give to others, including my daughter. I own both audible and hardcover versions. I don't normally do that. I also frequently reference it when I'm going presentation and other types of training. I also loved that I was able to immediately start applying the principles it lays out. A well-crafted book and I can't wait for her new book on innovation to come out. It doesn't really have a "story" per se so I didn't give it full stars for that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    L. Persyn 06-16-15
    L. Persyn 06-16-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Highly recommend"
    Would you listen to The Charisma Myth again? Why?

    Yes. The book had so many pearls I took 7 pages of notes (typed, single space)


    What about Lisa Cordileione’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was easy to listen to


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It had a lot of information that I had to think about, as well as some exercises to do so it is better to fully understand one section before moving on the next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.