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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 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.


The Charisma Myth
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4.6 / 5
A helpful book
April 12th, 2015
Although a lot of the things covered in this book are obvious or well known at this point, the book succeeds by telling how to improve on these areas. Positive body language can help in almost any situation, but how do you go about achieving that if you are naturally fidgety? This book helps with that question as well as going over the reasons why body language matters. I'd recommend this book even to those who feel they are charismatic since a better understanding of your tools can help as well.
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Connected on a personal level.
January 16th, 2014
Throughout the book I was able to relate situations from my past, and was able to see where I could have improved on those certain situations, overall the book was well written, slightly repetitive but that helps ingrain the importance of some of the skills. I practiced the skills and notice fast improvements in my social encounters. The book is mostly geared towards professional development in the workplace, although this was not my intent for reading the book, I found lots of helpful tips for social interaction. I recommend reading this book, and maybe look also into other books for more personal encounters. This book lists references to other books as well which might be of use.
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October 3rd, 2013
Very informative opened my eyes to see that is far more to charisma than I ever thought.
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