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

by Olivia Fox Cabane

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About 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 increase their ability to influence, persuade, and inspire others.

Great ideas from this book

Chapter 1: Charisma demystified

Chapter 2: The charismatic behaviors

Chapter 3: The obstacles to presence, power, and warmth

Chapter 4: Overcoming the obstacles

Chapter 5: Creating charismatic mental states

Gratitude, goodwill, and compassion

Using your body to affect your mind

Chapter 6: Different charisma styles

Chapter 7: Charismatic first impression

Chapter 8: Speaking and listening with charisma

Chapter 9: Charismatic body language

Chapter 10: Difficult situations

Chapter 11: Presenting with charisma

Chapter 12: Charisma in a crisis

Chapter 13: The charismatic life