The Charisma Myth

How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

Author: Olivia Fox Cabane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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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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The Net and the Butterfly

The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking

Author: Olivia Fox Cabane,Judah Pollack

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698153448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5360

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.
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The Charisma Myth

How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

Author: Olivia Fox Cabane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591845947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

View: 3606

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.
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Personal Magnetism

Discover Your Own Charisma and Learn to Charm, Inspire, and Influence Others

Author: Andrew J. DuBrin

Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association

ISBN: 9780814479360

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

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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.
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The Art And Science Of Personal Magnetism

Author: Theron Q. Dumont

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849627039

Category:

Page: 103

View: 3599

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.
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The Art of Mingling

Fun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

Author: Jeanne Martinet

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250061768

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Fully revised and updated-with Jeanne Martinet's trademark wit and practicality, The Art of Mingling hands you the keys to feeling at ease in any social situation Does the idea of going to a large party make your mouth go dry? Are you more comfortable on Facebook than face-to-face? You're not alone: Ninety percent of the world suffers from minglephobia. Jeanne Martinet has developed a cure-a sure-fire system for overcoming fears and having a great time at any type of business or social gathering. Filled with simple techniques, tricks, tips, lines and maneuvers, and illustrated with entertaining examples, The Art of Mingling teaches you: * Basic survival strategies for the Truly Terrified * Opening lines and gambits that really work * Tools and rules for keeping the conversation going in the right direction * The all-important etiquette of escape * Faux pas recovery techniques * How to avoid the dumb use of smartphones * The secret to being a good listener * The right way to follow up online * and much, much more!
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The Upside of Stress

Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It

Author: Kelly McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101982934

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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This book shows readers how to cultivate a mindset that embraces stress, and activate the brain's ability to learn from challenging experiences.
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Compelling People

The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential

Author: John Neffinger,Matthew Kohut

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101623616

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 3860

Required reading at Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School. Everyone wants to be more appealing and effective, but few believe we can manage the personal magnetism of a Bill Clinton or an Oprah Winfrey. John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut trace the path to influence through a balance of strength (the root of respect) and warmth (the root of affection). Each seems simple, but only a few of us figure out the tricky task of projecting both at once. Drawing on cutting-edge social science research as well as their own work with Fortune 500 executives, members of Congress, TED speakers, and Nobel Prize winners, Neffinger and Kohut reveal how we size each other up—and how we can learn to win the admiration, respect, and affection we desire.
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Don’t Jump To Conclusion

Author: Mandar Chitre

Publisher: BecomeShakespeare.com

ISBN: 9386487101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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‘Amazing & heart-warming stories which will lead to a positive change in your life’ This book contains nine stories. Each story could help you answer the following questions which are or could be bothering you. 1. Is the company policy unfair & possibly affecting your personal life ? 2. Are you facing difficulties while handling contract workers ? 3. How to expose a corrupt manager who is bleeding the company ? 4. How to win when you have lost your job, messed up family & no future ? 5. What to do when a crime syndicate is working close or parallel to your company ? 6. Have you recognised your core competence & tried to develop it ? 7. How to handle a horrible boss, tough market & win the game ? 8. How to grow in an organisation with dirty politics & win against the big guys ? 9. What are the effects of greed & how to break out of it ? A good read for getting some right thoughts in case these situations come up in the future.
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The Fine Art of Small Talk

How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills--and Leave a Positive Impression!

Author: Debra Fine

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401383513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7798

Nationally recognized communication expert Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk--in any situation. Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding out in the bathroom or hanging out at the buffet table at social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other person to speak? Are you a "Nervous Ned or Nellie" when it comes to networking? Then it's time you mastered The Fine Art of Small Talk. With practical advice and conversation "cheat sheets," The Fine Art of Small Talk will help you learn to feel more comfortable in any type of social situation, from lunch with the boss to an association event to a cocktail party where you don't know a soul.
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The Psychology of Personal Magnetism

Author: Theron Q. Dumont

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616403624

Category: Self-Help

Page: 234

View: 6991

One of many books on mind powers and the supernatural that Theron Q. Dumont wrote, The Psychology of Personal Magnetism is an explanation and guide for using your mind to influence and affect others, in a positive way. Dumont (aka Atkinson) instructs readers not to be selfish with their powers of persuasion, but to develop them for good. Within, he covers how to develop mental and physical power, how to develop magnetism and its affects, how to avoid unwanted or hurtful attraction, and how to use personal magnetism to approach and encourage love and marriage. THERON Q. DUMONT is an alias and pen name of American writer WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON (1862-1932), editor of the popular magazine New Thought from 1901 to 1905, and editor of the journal Advanced Thought from 1916 to 1919. He authored dozens of New Thought books under numerous pseudonyms, including "Yogi," some of which are likely still unknown today.
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How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You

Author: Leil Lowndes

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071502375

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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Here, from bestselling author Leil Lowndes, is a surefire guide to love for anyone seeking romantic bliss. In How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You readers will find 85 techniques based on scientific studies regarding the nature of love, including: Finding potential love partners Making an unforgettable first impression Dodging "love bloopers" Establishing sexual rapport By using these pragmatic, down-to-earth strategies, anyone can turn new or casual relationships into lasting ones--or make current relationships deeper.
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inGenius

A Crash Course on Creativity

Author: Tina Seelig

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062098683

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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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.
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What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?

Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power

Author: Marianne Schnall

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 158005496X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven’t we ever had a woman president?”—Marianne Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer. A widely published writer, author, and interviewer, and the Executive Director of Feminist.com, Schnall began looking at the issues from various angles and perspectives, gathering viewpoints from influential people from all sectors. What Will It Take to Make A Woman President? features interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House. With insights and personal anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, and many more, this book addresses timely, provocative issues involving women, politics, and power. With a broader goal of encouraging women and girls to be leaders in their lives, their communities, and the larger world, Schnall and her interviewees explore the changing paradigms occurring in politics and in our culture with the hope of moving toward meaningful and effective solutions—and a world where a woman can be president.
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The Art of Conversation

Change Your Life with Confident Communication

Author: Judy Apps

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857085395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Good conversation is at the heart of networking, meetings, interviews, negotiations and raising your profile. It can ease your way in work, enabling you to build alliances, create strong relationships with staff, bosses and clients, succeed at interviews, motivate and inspire. But conversation is something most of us were never taught! We learn to speak as babies, but how conversation actually works is something most of us pick up only haphazardly, and many have yet to learn. Why is it some of us are stuck for words, but others blabber or can’t stop? What is it that some people have naturally which enables them to converse comfortably and easily, to engage people and build better relationships? The Art of Conversation will show you step by step how to converse skillfully and enjoyably with other people, at home, at work, on the phone and in the street- even if you’re daunted now, discover the difference good conversation can make in every aspect of your life. Learn to: -Overcome the most common block to good conversation- fear; find out how to break the silence and keep the conversation going - Understand the different types of conversation and how they work- which topics and language are suitable for the occasion - Learn simple methods for being heard and understood, including speaking clearly and audibly, listening well and using non-verbal communication - Find out how to hold a conversation in tricky situations, including how to disagree, how to speak to those in authority and people you find difficult -Use conversation to form relationships, improve friendships, make the sale, chat people up, to learn, influence and persuade.
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Higher Status

The New Science of Success and Achievement

Author: Jason Capital

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619615991

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

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When he was twenty-three, Jason Capital woke up one morning with only twenty-three dollars to his name, feeling stuck and overwhelmed. He realized that he wasn't going to win the game of life based on what he learned at school and from his parents. But Capital turned it around in less than a year by applying High Status techniques. He's now the World's #1 Success Trainer, and with the guidance he provides in this invaluable volume, you too can harness this cutting-edge technology, take control of your own destiny, and become a person of power, influence, and remarkable achievement.
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Charisma

Seven Keys to Developing the Magnetism that Leads to Success

Author: Anthony J. Alessandra

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446520492

Category: Self-Help

Page: 270

View: 8789

Having researched human performance for more than twenty years, a business expert shows how one important personality trait--charisma--can be learned and cultivated to reach seemingly impossible career goals.
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Captivate

The Science of Succeeding with People

Author: Vanessa Van Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399564489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1079

"Wish you knew exactly what to say in awkward social situations? Do you want a formula for charisma? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date, or your mother-in-law? You need to know how people work. As a human behavior investigator, VanessaVanEdwardsstudies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab--and she's cracked the code. InCaptivateshe shares a wealth ofvaluable shortcuts, systems and behavior hacks for taking charge of their interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation.These aren't the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections. Just like knowing the right formulas to use in chemistry, or the right programming language to write code, the hacks in this book are simple ways to solve for people. For example: -The Social Game Plan: Every party, networking event and social situation has a predictable map - discover how to work a room and the sweet spot for making the most connections. -The 7 Microexpressions: Learn how to speed-read the 7 universal facial expressions and how they can be used to predict people's emotions. -Conversation Sparks: All conversations can be hacked--if you know how certain words generate dopamine in the people you meet. When you understand the laws of human behavior you can get along with anyone, and your influence, impact, and income will increase as a result. What's more, you will improveyour interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation--negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You will never interact in the same way again"--
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