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The Charisma Myth Audiobook

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

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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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    Lauren 03-22-16
    Lauren 03-22-16
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    "Life changing book, hard to follow the exercises via audible"

    I loved this book, it really was a life changer. My only issue is that it had a lot of exercises that were intended to be done during reading but I would listen to the book while driving, making the exercise aspect more difficult. Luckily all the exercises are online but you lose the flow of why exactly you are completing the exercises when not in the midst of the chapter. Will probably purchase the paper copy too as it was a great book!

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    Dave RN 03-22-16
    Dave RN 03-22-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Great Content, Terrible Narrator."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. I wouldn't recommend the audio version of this book to anyone. The narrator is awful. It's as if my GPS system is reading this book to me. It's a shame because the content is great and it is well written.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Olivia Fox Cabane is a great author and I wholly recommend the printed version of The Charisma Myth. I learned valuable insights about body language, tone of voice, and listening to people. My poor review does not reflect her writing at all.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Hire someone else. The narrator sounds like an answering service: "For billing, press 1. For questions about your whatever, press 2..."


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Part of my job involves teaching and public speaking. Her insights on body language and perception were invaluable to me.


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    pugalina 03-21-16
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    "Great techniques on how to use body"

    Learn how to use body to connect with a client.
    I can't wait to try out the different techniques.

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    Matt 03-18-16
    Matt 03-18-16 Listener Since 2007
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    "Good advice"

    There's some great gems in here but it's about 80% a rehash of How to Win Friends and Influence People

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    Andrew Espantman 03-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing!"

    Tons of actionable steps to improving communication and life with others. I came across this book while reading a ton of other self help and communications books and this one was the only one I listened to twice. Follow through with the tricks and watch your relationships with others grow and succeed. 5 stars all around.

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    Anthony 02-25-16
    Anthony 02-25-16
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    "Could Not Find It Compelling"

    I struggled mightily to get through this book, but in the end I floundered. I don't think it's any fault of the author, as so many people have said they benefited from this book. I personally could not connect with the message of the book. One day, I will chose to go back and finish the book and maybe discover what I had been missing from the first time. Until then, I cannot give this book any review more than 3 stars, since it was not compelling enough to keep me reading.

    The idea that anyone can master the art of charisma falls very short of what I believe after what I read. Anyone can learn to play a game, a sport, or learn a skill, but it is my belief that only certain people can master those ideas. Was Oprah born charismatic, or did she learn it. Probably both right? Same for Michael Jordan, and Einstein. Einstein had to learn math, but there was some innate ability inside him that made him who he was.

    I did not find any ideas so far remotely helpful or relatable. The relatablity of the book is very important to me, as that is what keeps me interested. I don't believe I'm uncharismatic, in fact I take pleasure in my ability to charm certain people. But I'm not naturally charming, and do believe some part of me wants to develop that. This book did not give me any insight into my own abilities. So I couldn't help but turn away.

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    Sheldon C. Jenkins Atlanta, Ga. 02-24-16
    Sheldon C. Jenkins Atlanta, Ga. 02-24-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Recommended."

    Good information. Well presented. Some info borrowed (nearly verbatim) from other sources, but you can never hear wisdom too many times.

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    Lauren 02-13-16
    Lauren 02-13-16 Member Since 2017
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    "great info and insight"

    loved it. I am currently putting these into action but continue to practice under low stakes situations.

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    Alex Younger 02-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best People Skills Book Ive Ever Read"

    I've read very many people skills books and this book has taken them all and combined them into one.

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    Jean Carlos 02-11-16
    Jean Carlos 02-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book!"

    one of the best books I've ever read. it definitely helps in achieving a charismatic behavior

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