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 really liked the theory behind this book and it is infused with examples of how it can work and why it is important to develop charisma. There are numerous exercises you can immediately put into practice. I already find myself using the practices from the book. I look forward to continuing my journey.
Since I was young, I've always gravitated towards leadership positions even when my technical skills were lesser than my coworker's. I never really understood the reason why until I listened this audiobook.
This audiobook explains the different types of charisma and how to switch them in order to get different results. It does a good job at picturing what is charisma and how it affects whose around you.
This book helped me understand things that used to happen to me subconsciously and hindered many interactions with others.
The narration is clear and easy on the ears. The pauses are perfect and the narrator's accent is very neutral.
This was a great book giving insight into how to be more charismatic. As an individual looking to have more influence and leadership in the workplace, I believe this book was able to provide solid ideas on how to "build" charisma. I did find that listening on audio was a little slow so I wouldn't recommend listening at night, unless you need something to help you sleep!
I have listened to this book twice. I have really enjoyed this book, and, while putting it's advice to use, it has helped me in many ways.
Lisa did a great job of reading this book.
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I'm not sure about helping with charisma. But, I speak regularly, and have gotten many more compliments, just by implementing some of the basic suggestions put forth in this book. I have listened twice and will listen again in a few months, just to catch some things I may have missed or may still need to add.
I really love this book. It's full of practical information that I was able to start implementing right away. I found the suggestions so great that I played a bit of it in my car while my daughter was riding along, and she also found bits of advice that she loved. Some of the suggestions are basic, some I've heard before, but it was great to have so much wonderful guidance all in one place, and I'll refer to this one again.
Four star book with 1 deduction for editing and one for narration.
Pleasant voice, even paced reading, & wrong book for this narrator.
The content is more defining than the editing and narration. During several chapters of this book on charisma the narrator was remarkably uncharismatic.
The editing between paragraphs created a myriad of runonsentancesthatconfusesubjects.
I found myself concentrating and wanting to take notes in order to remember the ideas presented and unable to recall the lessons moments after hearing them (a keystones failure of a charisma enhancing book).
This book is a great "flea market find" worth the money if you plan on doing the work to get something from it, but not the user ready 'open and go' format one might want.
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