According to The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, research and technology have pinpointed the science behind the compelling charm we know as charisma. In short, charisma is no longer mysterious. It can, instead, be raised or lowered depending on current needs. The book offers a step-by-step approach to do just that.
This information is presented in The Charisma Myth, along with techniques that can be used to appear charismatic. These techniques are taught through engaging stories, scientific data and hands-on exercises. It teaches readers to prepare themselves both mentally and emotionally in order to raise their emotional intelligence and appear more charismatic.
The book discusses how to identify and eliminate self-sabotaging internal monologues and external behaviors in order to build confidence and self-esteem. It also teaches the basics of effective interactions in business and personal relationships through science and personal accounts. The Charisma Myth is a self-help book for increasing charisma, presented in the form of a how-to list of instructions with examples and the science to back it up.
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism is Olivia Fox Cabane's first book. Cabane is a regular columnist for Forbes and The Huffington Post, and her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg and BusinessWeek. She has also served as a business consultant and taught a popular course at Berkeley's Business School.
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.
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