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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 AskOlivia.com/book/exercises/.

©2012 Olivia Fox Cabane (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC

Critic Reviews

"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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Recycled, Feel Good, Useless Platitudes

Nothing to see here. Nothing new, what little substance there was I had seen and heard elsewhere. It's mostly happy feel good nonsense. Goes on and on about the vague feel good concept of "warmth" never anything solid. I made it 3/4 of the way through this book and stopped because it was such a waste of time. Between reading and audiobooks, I usually go through 5-12 books a month and this is the first book I have quit on in probably 5 years. I don't know what convinced me to buy it, I am usually pretty good at screening my books and avoiding stuff like this but this one got me.

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Just the book I was looking for!

Short term: lots of helpful tips for improving your interpersonal skills.

Long term: has given me the guideline to help me build myself into the charismatic individual I wish to become.

I loved this book so much I shared it with a friend before finishing it, knowing full well that what I had read was going to help him just as much, if not more, than it helped me!

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Great book!

I loved the book, and the many valuable tips it provides! However, the editing of the narration should be improved, especially the pausing, which in many ways contradicts the teachings of the book.

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I get the point!!

This book dragged on far longer than necessary and was a chore to finish. I concede that it had valuable information, but it was all so hidden inside numerous examples and hypotheticals that it left me waiting for some kind of grand revelation. The last half of the book was only finished so I could feel that my assessment wasn't lacking some later redemption. Go read something else, I plan on returning this!

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Awesome book

Very well writen book with thought out analogies and examples. Would recommend to anybody.

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Great material

Really valuable information. Only drawback is that it was read exactly as written (I.e., "Refer to the box below..."). Aside from that, great information told in a manner that is comprehensible and relatable.

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Too long, too boring.

Good idea, but boring and annoying! Those ideas you can find by simply listening of yourself.

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Loved it!

Great reminder on how important body language is. As soon as you think you don't need help, listen to this book.

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Good Principles - Poor Ending

The book was great until the end. It was going very well and then just stopped.

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Could be two books.

Tons of information but I think she, Olivia Fox Cabane, could have elaborated on multiple topics and situations instead of putting it all in one book. That's why I think it could have and possibly should have been two books.