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.
©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 am not being harsh and i really wanted this to be a good book. But at one point the author goes on and on about how you should close the window if its distracting you, feel comfortable - temperature of the room! The book of full of anecdotes like this. The book is very thin on material, its just been stretched out with pointless examples like these.
for the first time in a long time, I wish I had read the book and not listened to it. content great, useful tips... but the narrator was hard to follow and really annoying.
CHANGED MY LIFE
You need to have a workbook to complete some of the exercises. In the audiobook when they refer to tables or diagrams it can get frustrating not knowing what is being referenced.
Applied psychology-type sections excellent but found some of the "be the big gorilla" advice somewhat extreme. I'd like to be more charismatic, yes, but don't agree that should involve me intimidating people on the pavement! That said, that was a small excerpt from an otherwise excellent listen.
I would recommend this as a great manual because it delivers what it promises.
However, I found some areas as too self-centred and less evolved for humans, to my taste.
overall a good narrator.
not really, because I found some areas too self-centred and less evolved for humans.
Really enjoyed this one, highlighted so many things to improve my charisma, but also so many subtle communication skills. When pointed out they are just so obvious, but I didn't do them. Watching charismatic people since this book I now notice they combine all these subtle communication skills. Lots of things to work on :)
Wow! So much insight in this amazing book. It made me realise many ways to improve my interactions with others. Now to apply it..
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