Charisma: it has been blamed for the rise of Hitler, Bill Clinton, and Steve Jobs. It’s a “myth” that promises to transform the lives of those with charisma but gives little insight into how others can learn it. But what if charisma could be taught–or at least understood? In The Charisma Myth, Olivia Fox Cabane reveals how anyone can learn to act like a charismatic leader. With detailed accounts of her work as an executive coach and training consultant, Cabane explains how anyone can master the subtle signals and behaviors that determine first impressions and influence decision-making processes.
This book is your guide to unleashing your inner charisma by tapping into the science of influence, emotional contagion, and social agility. In It’s All About Confidence: The Charisma Myth, Olivia Fox Cabane outlines five critical tactics that anyone can use to become more charismatic in any situation.
Drawing on techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT, Olivia Fox Cabane breaks charisma down into its components and describes the steps we can take to set it in ourselves. The Charisma Myth reveals that charisma is not a fixed personality trait–it’s something we can learn, certain behaviors that can be honed into a skill set.
The Charisma Myth is Olivia Fox Cabane’s fascinating guide to mastering charisma and changing your life. Drawing on techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT for their top executives, Cabane separates charisma into its parts: Presence, Power (both internal and external), Connection, Warmth, and Authenticity. Then she teaches you how to combine these facets to create your charismatic presence in any situation.
About The Charisma Myth Book
What if charisma “could” be taught? The myth is that charisma is a fundamental, inborn quality–you either have it (Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Oprah) or you don’t. But that’s not true, as Olivia Fox Cabane reveals. Charismatic behaviors can be learned and perfected by anyone. Drawing on techniques she originally developed for Harvard and MIT, Cabane breaks charisma down into its components.
Becoming more charismatic doesn’t mean transforming your real personality. It’s about adopting a series of specific practices that fit in with the personality you already have. “The Charisma Myth” shows you how to become more influential, persuasive, and inspiring.
If you want to be successful and charismatic in an interview, raise money for your startup, or get a second date with the hottie at the other end of the bar–then this book is for you. It’s packed with simple but powerful methods that you can learn quickly and use immediately.