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The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism | [Olivia Fox Cabane]

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

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.
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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 )

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    supermichelle 12-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Better than I was expecting!"
    What did you love best about The Charisma Myth?

    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.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    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.


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    Ketan santa rosa, CA, United States 12-15-13
    Ketan santa rosa, CA, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A very good book for anyone. Learnt a lot."
    What made the experience of listening to The Charisma Myth the most enjoyable?

    Smooth flow. Good set of exercises.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Anyone can practice.


    What does Lisa Cordileione bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Feelings, emotions


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Use Charisma for the good, honest, genuine and honorable causes


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-11-13
    Jeremy Phoenix, AZ, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Finally a decent book on the subject."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes...b/c it gives you the how and why on charisma.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author is the only character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Shiloh, IL United States 10-28-13
    Amazon Customer Shiloh, IL United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good."
    What did you love best about The Charisma Myth?

    Had very excellent advice and ideas but it did seem to drone on with some of the examples.


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    Tim 10-24-13
    Tim 10-24-13
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    "Waste of time..."
    What didn’t you like about Lisa Cordileione’s performance?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eugeniya South Ozone Park, NY, United States 10-23-13
    Eugeniya South Ozone Park, NY, United States 10-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Useful and inspirational"

    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!

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    Leo Jweda 10-14-13
    Leo Jweda 10-14-13
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    "Great book but bad narration."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Not the book itself; it's great.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Charisma Myth?

    The realizations it made me have about the nature of charisma.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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".


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    You can't really turn it into a movie, a documentary maybe, and yes, I would watch that documentary.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott-Trader Campbell, CA, United States 09-27-13
    Scott-Trader Campbell, CA, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Information, Great performance"
    What did you love best about The Charisma Myth?

    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!


    Have you listened to any of Lisa Cordileione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Lisa's performance was incredible and she's the best I've heard. I hope to hear her doing another book soon.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MeliDe Atlanta, GA 09-25-13
    MeliDe Atlanta, GA 09-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Book; Full of Much-Needed Advice"
    Would you listen to The Charisma Myth again? Why?

    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.


    What did you learn from The Charisma Myth that you would use in your daily life?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt like the author had watched one of my friends who has a lot of natural charisma and was writing about her life.

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    Devon PORTLAND, OREGON, United States 09-03-13
    Devon PORTLAND, OREGON, United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awful narrarator"
    What disappointed you about The Charisma Myth?

    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.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    In all ways possible.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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