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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Stephen Kosslyn
"Cabane has done a masterful job of pulling together scientific findings and personal insights to present a coherent and compelling view of charisma. This book is engaging, clear, and chock-full of wisdom, practical recommendations, and uncommonly good sense."
Robert B. Cialdini
"Cabane has done us a big favor. She's woven solid science and engaging narrative into an instructive treatment of the role of charisma in leadership-a topic that (until now) we only poorly understood."
PsychologyToday.com
"Fox Cabane's distinct writing style...makes reading 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 book will give you direct skills to use"
New York Journal of Books
"Charisma Myth is an easy read, effectively integrating stories and research, strategies and applications, techniques and practices."
Blog Business World
"Practical and groundbreaking: Cabane combines a compelling analysis and breakdown of the key elements of charisma, with practical and easy to understand advice and exercises for developing one's own charisma. Highly recommended to anyone seeking an easily approachable and engaging guide to developing their own charismatic skills"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591845942
  • Publisher: Portfolio Trade
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 81,328
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

An expert in the fields of charisma and leadership, Olivia Fox Cabane has lectured at Stanford, Yale, Harvard, MIT and the United Nations. As a frequent keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies, she helps people become more persuasive, influential, and inspiring. From a base of thorough behavioral science, Olivia extracts the most practical tools for business; giving her clients techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT.

In addition to being a columnist for Forbes, FastCompany and The Huffington Post, Olivia is often featured in media such as The New York Times, Bloomberg or BusinessWeek. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal as well as NPR's Marketplace show.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Charisma Demystified 9

2 The Charismatic Behaviors: Presence, Power, and Warmth 13

3 The Obstacles to Presence, Power, and Warmth 27

4 Overcoming the Obstacles 43

5 Creating Charismatic Mental States 67

6 Different Charisma Styles 98

7 Charismatic First Impressions 115

8 Speaking-and Listening-with Charisma 128

9 Charismatic Body Language 143

10 Difficult Situations 165

11 Presenting with Charisma 187

12 Charisma in a Crisis 201

13 The Charismatic Life: Rising to the Challenge 206

Conclusion 222

Recommended Resources 225

Chapter Summaries 229

Charisma Exercises 235

Acknowledgments 245

Notes 247

About the Author 257

Index 258

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Offers some helpful tips but overall disappointing

    It has some good tips for distressing, which most people probably know how to do.
    I was disappointed in that it is written more for people in business who give presentations, etc.
    It has some good tips but overall I was disappointed in its content.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Excellent book

    A lot of very specific information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Highly Conceivable Concepts!

    Since grade school, I've recently just picked up the hobby now a habit of reading about six months ago so I may not be the "professional" on reviewing books of any kind. But from your average played every sport possible as a kid through my teens and not exactly a "bookworm" per say. I must tell you that this book is extremely informative, exciting, and truly easy to read. Even for an old jock like myself. It explains this mysterious characteristic of Charisma thought only to be a genetic passing or that only the lucky posses it, truly shows that not only is that not true but this in deed a skill that can be not only be taught but can really and truly be learned by anyone who has the will and dedication, whether you believe this or not this is backed by studies, stories, even the most highly sought after and respected scientist, professors, and the true Philosophers of the 21st Century. Not only do I recommend this to anyone and everyone, I insist that if this "Skill" is the only thing keeping you from that raise you've been working so hard on, or that promotion, or that transfer to that department you've always dreamed of all the way up to that guy or girl that's had your Heart from first sight but have been always lacking this skill. Worry no more the answer is here. Go Ahead and Be that Guy you've always Admired, the one who got all the good seats at the games, the most beautiful women, the best table at the restaurant, inside all of the greatest nightclubs when the line wraps around the block this is your Key.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Skullcandy

    Yea

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Rewarding. Easy to understand. Entertaining way to better metal health.

    Why spend the day stomping snakes when you could easily walk around them? Listening for things that go bump in the night? Let your dog take care of it.
    That's its job.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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