The Charisma Myth
Author: 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.
The Net and the Butterfly
Author: Olivia Fox Cabane, Judah Pollack
In The Charisma Myth, Olivia Fox Cabane offered a groundbreaking approach to becoming more charismatic. Now she teams up with Judah Pollack to reveal how anyone can train their brain to have more eureka insights. The creative mode in your brain is like a butterfly. It's beautiful and erratic, hard to catch and highly valued as a result. If you want to capture it, you need a net. Enter the executive mode, the task-oriented network in your brain that help you tie your shoes, run a meeting, or pitch a client. To succeed, you need both modes to work together--your inner butterfly to be active and free, but your inner net to be ready to spring at the right time and create that "aha!" moment. But is there any way to trigger these insights, beyond dumb luck? Thanks to recent neuroscience discoveries, we can now explain these breakthrough moments--and also induce them through a series of specific practices. It turns out there's a hidden pattern to all these seemingly random breakthrough ideas. From Achimedes' iconic moment in the bathtub to designer Adam Cheyer's idea for Siri, accidental breakthroughs throughout history share a common origin story. In this book, you will learn to master the skills that will transform your brain into a consistent generator of insights. Drawing on their extensive coaching and training practice with top Silicon Valley firms, Cabane and Pollack provide a step-by-step process for accessing the part of the brain that produces breakthroughs and systematically removing internal blocks. Their tactics range from simple to zany, such as: · Imagine an alternate universe where gravity doesn’t exist, and the social and legal rules that govern it. · Map Disney’s Pocahontas story onto James Cameron’s Avatar. · Rid yourself of imposter syndrome through mental exercises. · Literally change your perspective by climbing a tree. · Stimulate your butterfly mode by watching a foreign film without subtitles. By trying the exercises in this book, readers will emerge with a powerful new capacity for breakthrough thinking. From the Hardcover edition.
The Charisma Myth
Author: Olivia Fox Cabane
Demonstrates how to improve one's persuasive abilities, sharing tools originally developed for Harvard and MIT to explain the fundamental components of charisma, what it really is, and how it works.
The Charisma Myth
The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane is a book in the self-help genre that instructs the reader on how to develop and maintain a charismatic persona in business and personal life. The stereotype is that charismatic people are born with this trait and that it cannot be learned. In reality, charisma is a skill that can be developed, turned on and off, and used in different forms depending on what the situation requires… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Charisma Myth · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways
The Upside of Stress
Author: Kelly McGonigal
This book shows readers how to cultivate a mindset that embraces stress, and activate the brain's ability to learn from challenging experiences.
Charisma and Myth
Author: Raphael Falco
Publisher: A&C Black
Charisma and Myth combines an interdisciplinary examination of myth with the newest developments in the application of charisma theory to history and social life. Through scores of examples ranging from Inuit myth to Christian theology, from Malinowski to martyrology, Charisma and Myth argues definitively that the survival of myth systems mirrors the survival of such charismatic groups as modern street gangs, the Anglo-Saxon comitatus, or Satan's fallen angels in Paradise Lost. Even the smallest charismatic group generates its own set of myths, and, like larger myth systems, depends on continual revolutionary change - not, as might be expected, on the stability of its myths - to survive and to achieve longevity. As this innovative study shows, group leaders must learn first to foster and then to manage the mild chaos and changing symbols of their myths. Charisma and Myth challenges myth theorists from the nineteenth through to the twenty-first century and adds a missing component to our understanding of how and why myths continue to grip our imaginations.
Have you ever encountered someone with magnetic charisma? The type of person that you just immediately liked and trusted? That commanded respect without hardly uttering a word? Maybe you've even felt something like it before, like everything you said was engaging and made people laugh. Like people were just drawn to you. Do you want to know how to turn that personal magnetism on at a moment's notice? Then this book is for you! Charisma on Command will teach you how to tap into your charismatic potential so that you can turn it on whenever you want. It draws on analysis of the most charismatic people in the world, including Steve Jobs, Bill Clinton, Russell Brand, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King, Tony Robbins, and more. You will learn the mindsets, body language, and exercises that can make you the person others are drawn to. The type of person you might meet for a minute, but remember for a lifetime.
The Charisma Code
Author: Robin Sol Lieberman
The Charisma Code is a hand- book for living and communicating in this new world. While we know the next big innovations will spring from global culture, it's not always clear how to join this planet-without-borders conversation. Robin Sol Lieberman's 3-step process-laid out in The Charisma Code- teaches you how to connect and collaborate with anyone, anywhere by speaking charisma's language beyond words. Whether you're an emerging global leader, a volunteer for human rights, or simply a world traveller who doesn't understand the native tongue, these step.
The Charisma Factor
Author: S. Katharine Thayer
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
The seeds of charisma reside in all of us. We each have the ability to spark extraordinary followings and engender amazing allegiance in others. To bring this admirable personality trait to life, all it takes are a few simple strategies that past leaders have been using for centuries. You'll find those strategies in this handbook. Destroying forever the myth that charisma is a gift given only to a few, "The Charisma Factor" shows you how to become the natural-born leader you can be by focusing on the emotional energy of others and inspiring them to move toward greater endeavors. The guide provides strategies that show you how to reach others with the language of emotion. You'll walk in the footsteps of such proven leaders as Reagan, Kennedy, King, Churchill, even the ancient Greeks, when you follow the examples and techniques in this practical handbook, including: -- ways to impact others at both the conscious and subconscious level -- secrets for developing rapport with any audience -- methods for inspiring the actions you desire in anyone at any time -- steps for creating a charismatic presentation -- procedures for developing the high performance workplace -- plus, the 4 qualities of every charismatic leader. These techniques are broken down into simple-to-follow steps that have been drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews, transcripts, film analysis, and testing -- giving you the tools you need to consistently inspire and charismatically lead others. You'll also find: -- The one tool used to trigger motivation in others: This straightforward method has been proven by history's most powerful leaders to be the most effective and enduring for energizingand motivating employees and followers. -- Three steps of charismatic communication: Presents charisma as a tangible concept that, when broken down, you can easily use to achieve results in your own life. -- Fourteen techniques of emotional management: Offers six primary and eight advanced techniques for managing the emotions of others in order to fuel their highest performance. -- Techniques to bond with followers: Shows you how to apply the entertainment technique and others to easily bond with people and break down any barriers that might be hindering your natural leadership ability. "The Charisma Factor" will show you how to become a leader who can guide different types of people with differing backgrounds, beliefs, and values to focus on a project in total synchrony and passion.
Author: H. Aram Veeser
This insightful critical biography shows us an Edward Said we did not know. H. Aram Veeser brings forth not the Said of tabloid culture, or Said the remote philosopher, but the actual man, embedded in the politics of the Middle East but soaked in the values of the West and struggling to advance the best European ideas. Veeser shows the organic ties connecting his life, politics, and criticism. Drawing on what he learned over 35 years as Said's student and skeptical admirer, Veeser uses never-before-published interviews, debate transcripts, and photographs to discover a Said who had few inhibitions and loathed conventional routine. He stood for originality, loved unique ideas, wore marvelous clothes, and fought with molten fury. For twenty years he embraced and rejected, at the same time, not only the West, but also literary theory and the PLO. At last, his disgust with business-as-usual politics and criticism marooned him on the sidelines of both. The candid tale of Said's rise from elite academic precincts to the world stage transforms not only our understanding of Said—the man and the myth—but also our perception of how intellectuals can make their way in the world.
Charisma=C, Art=A, Science=S, Practice=P The most skillful performers and communicators understand and apply the best of art and science. You can either use this knowledge to enhance your own communication skills (to Jedi Master standard) or to be more aware of the techniques deployed by those seeking to influence you. The book is a breathless, informative and funny journey through factors contributing to excellence in communication, from the six rules of influence, creating a powerful performance, constructing speeches, how to avoid being manipulated by advertisers, steering clear of the arrogance trap, which emotions to build in an audience (and in which order).
Author: Tina Seelig
Publisher: Harper Collins
Imaginative. Innovative. Ingenious. These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire. And they can describe you, too. Contrary to common belief, creativity is not a gift some of us are born with. It is a skill that all of us can learn. International bestselling author and award-winning Stanford University educator Tina Seelig has worked with some of the business world’s best and brightest, who are now among the decision-makers at companies such as Google, Genentech, IBM, and Cisco. In inGenius she expertly demystifies creativity, offering a set of tools and guidelines that anyone can use. A fantastic resource for everyone wanting to achieve their ambitions, and for readers of Jason Fried’s Rework, and Seth Godin’s Poke the Box.
It is a strange and almost amusing fact that there should be at the same time, on the part of the general public, such a general acceptance of the existence of personal magnetism, on the one hand, and such an ignorance of the nature of this wonderful force, on the other hand. In short, while everyone believes in the existence of personal magnetism, scarcely anyone possesses knowledge of the real nature of the same, much less a working knowledge of its principles of application. This book gives you the key to the secret of personal magnetism, but it will still remain up to you to determine just what degree of success you will attain. The best tools and instructions as to how to use them are provided - but you will have to do the rest yourself. Success must and will be yours if you will follow the instructions carefully, persistently and perseveringly.
Author: Andrew J. DuBrin
Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association
You don't have to be the most talented, highly educated, or best looking person to be successful. Written by a respected expert, this unique book unlocks a person's charismatic qualities and shows how to nurture and use those qualities for professional and personal gain.
Author: Tucker Max, Geoffrey Miller, PhD
Publisher: Little, Brown
The #1 bestselling pioneer of "fratire" and a leading evolutionary psychologist team up to create the dating book for guys Whether they conducted their research in life or in the lab, experts Tucker Max and Dr. Geoffrey Miller have spent the last 20+ years learning what women really want from their men, why they want it, and how men can deliver those qualities. The short answer: become the best version of yourself possible, then show it off. It sounds simple, but it's not. If it were, Tinder would just be the stuff you use to start a fire. Becoming your best self requires honesty, self-awareness, hard work and a little help. Through their website and podcasts, Max and Miller have already helped over one million guys take their first steps toward Ms. Right. They have collected all of their findings in Mate, an evidence-driven, seriously funny playbook that will teach you to become a more sexually attractive and romantically successful man, the right way: - No "seduction techniques" - No moralizing - No bullshit Just honest, straightforward talk about the most ethical, effective way to pursue the win-win relationships you want with the women who are best for you. Much of what they've discovered will surprise you, some of it will not, but all of it is important and often misunderstood. So listen up, and stop being stupid!