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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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    Nikolai 02-04-16
    Nikolai 02-04-16
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    "Horrible performance, mediocre story"
    Would you try another book from Olivia Fox Cabane and/or Lisa Cordileione?

    Probably not. Very little new to me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I think the structure is there. Ideas are valid, though not new.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lisa Cordileione’s performances?

    Oh, no!


    Was The Charisma Myth worth the listening time?

    I would say not in this performance.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're unfamiliar with the content - wait for a new narrator.

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    jesus david aguilar 12-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Just what I was looking for"
    What made the experience of listening to The Charisma Myth the most enjoyable?

    The quality of the audio was superb. I truly enjoyed the order of the chapters and how they fit to culminate in the last lesson.


    What about Lisa Cordileione’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was attention getting yet smooth. It was a pleasure to listen too.


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    Franco Mendiola 12-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read, and author gives great examples"

    Great book, everything its easy to understand and describes accurately the types of charisma and how to incorporate it into your daily life

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    Leonardo Bustos 12-08-15 Member Since 2016

    A dating expert who translates then artfully presents complex research and scientific data to the dating world in a useful and humorous way.

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    "How to win friends & influence people on steroids
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    Nearly 100% of the books I read are on personal development, and this book is at the top of the list. If
    you want people to take you seriously then you need to read this book.

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    Andrea Cameron 11-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Intriguing and Useful"

    I've been intrigued by the topic of charisma for some time now. So, when I saw this I had to give it a listen. I love how charisma itself is broken down into 4 main types. The book is full of tools and visualizations that are easy to apply everyday, I have lots of bookmarks and I look forward to continuing to practice them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Ian Keay Peterborough, ON, CAN 11-16-15
    C. Ian Keay Peterborough, ON, CAN 11-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A terrible mistake"
    What disappointed you about The Charisma Myth?

    I have an eclectic taste in books: my fave would be historical fiction (Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follett, etc.) but I've been getting in deep to biographies lately (I recently finished one on John D. Rockefeller and now I'm mid-stream on George Washington). I thought I'd roll the dice to and see what this book was about. I got maybe 20 minutes in and couldn't take anymore. This is the only book I've actually stopped without finishing (usually I'll plow ahead even when I don't enjoy the book bc I was raised to finish what you start). I just couldn't continue on with this book. It was very obviously psuedo-scientific. Couch dubious "studies" as an authority and then repeat the same point over-and-over until you just can't state it again. Then repeat it 5 more times.


    Has The Charisma Myth turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely. If it resembles a self-help book, count me out.


    What aspect of Lisa Cordileione’s performance would you have changed?

    Make narrators voice less annoying. Maybe that's unfair. The content was remarkably bad and that could color my opinion of the narrator.


    What character would you cut from The Charisma Myth?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kiely582 11-12-15
    Kiely582 11-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hard Copy Beneficial"

    I'm going to get the hard copy so I can access the tables and activities, but overall it was a good message

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    LP Anderson ALISO VIEJO, CA 10-22-15
    LP Anderson ALISO VIEJO, CA 10-22-15

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    "Narrator kills it"

    The narrator ruined this book for me, the teen girl voice makes this unbearable to listen to.

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    Mona 10-06-15
    Mona 10-06-15
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    "You need to READ this one. Not listen."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. It should be READ so you can go back to emphasize actions to take and points the author was giving.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was clear on how charisma could be learned/faked depending on one's goals.


    Do you think The Charisma Myth needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I didn't listen through the whole thing because I realized I needed a printed copy instead and was kind of bored as I listened more as well.


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    Mauricio 10-05-15
    Mauricio 10-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "very simple and practical"

    It was very easy to understand and has very clear instructions. The narrator was not boring at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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