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

Olivia Fox Cabane
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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Reviewed: 2021-10-11
The first 40% of the book is a well written "state of the art" as to what is known about charisma, kind of like an upgrade to Carnegie's book. This far, it is a solid 5/5 book.

The rest is a collection of a few practical techniques and anecdotes from the author's personal experience as an executive coach that expand on the research basis presented. This part I felt somewhat far fetched in some points.
Maybe this would make more sense within the practical training, but in the book there certainly is some value lost.
Reviewed: 2020-08-06
To be charismatic you should be warm and focus on the other people. You need to practice breath and be calm in every situation.
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