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.
Useful Tools to Strengthen Your Soft Skills
The Charisma Myth is filled with behavioral and psychological tips to unearth the charismatic leader within yourself. If you are already a highly-charismatic individual, this book can likely help you hone your skills. There are plenty of exercises included to practice your “presence, power and warmth”; the main tenants of charisma.
Some sections feel rushed or at the very least, under-explained. Inexperienced speakers or beginners might close this book feeling there was insufficient exploration of ideas. I was hoping for more information consistently throughout reading — and suddenly we moved on.
Overall, a fantastic, insightful read; absolutely worth it if you want tools to become a more magnetic person with dynamic, palpable presence.
This well written and easy to follow book contains many self exercises to improve your charisma. From inner strength to outward projection. Great tools to have in all aspects of life, not just the business world.
Love it. Definitely gleaned a lot of nuggets and tools that I’m using now and hope to continue improving into the future!