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: 4392

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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Summary of The Charisma Myth

By Olivia Fox Cabane | Includes Analysis

Author: Instaread Summaries

Publisher: Idreambooks

ISBN: 9781945251993

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

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Inside this Instaread Summary of The Charisma Myth*Overview of the book*Important People*Key Takeaways*Analysis of Key Takeaways
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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: 6010

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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The Art of Mingling

Fun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

Author: Jeanne Martinet

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250061768

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 4523

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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Captivate

The Science of Succeeding with People

Author: Vanessa Van Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399564489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1920

"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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The Art of People

11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want

Author: Dave Kerpen

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0553419412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2698

What does it take to win success and influence? Some people think that in today’s hyper-competitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times bestselling author Dave Kerpen, it’s actually those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who can teach, lead, and inspire. In a world where we are constantly connected, and social media has become the primary way we communicate, the key to getting ahead is being the person others like, respect, and trust. Because no matter who you are or what profession you're in, success is contingent less on what you can do for yourself, but on what other people are willing to do for you. Here, through 53 bite-sized, easy-to-execute, and often counterintuitive tips, you’ll learn to master the 11 People Skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home, and in life. For example, you’ll learn: · The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting · The one simple key to networking that nobody talks about · How to remain top of mind for thousands of people, everyday · Why it usually pays to be the one to give the bad news · How to blow off the right people · And why, when in doubt, buy him a Bonsai A book best described as “How to Win Friends and Influence People for today’s world,” The Art of People shows how to charm and win over anyone to be more successful at work and outside of it.
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The Art of Manliness

Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man

Author: Brett McKay,Kate McKay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440308918

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Man Up! While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to: Shave like your grandpa Be a perfect houseguest Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu Help a friend with a problem Give a man hug Perform a fireman's carry Ask for a woman's hand in marriage Raise resilient kids Predict the weather like a frontiersman Start a fire without matches Give a dynamic speech Live a well-balanced life So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.
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Conversationally Speaking

Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness

Author: Alan Garner

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260117286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3875

More than a million people have learned the secrets of effective conversation using Conversationally Speaking. This revised edition provides more ways to improve conversational skills by asking questions that promote conversation, learning how to listen so that others will be encouraged to talk, reducing anxiety in social situations and more.
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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: 8957

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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Competing Against Time

How Time-Based Competition is Reshaping Global Mar

Author: George Stalk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439105413

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9866

Today, time is the cutting edge. In fact, as a strategic weapon, contend George Stalk, Jr., and Thomas M. Hout, time is the equivalent of money, productivity, quality, even innovation. In this path-breaking book based upon ten years of research, the authors argue that the ways leading companies manage time—in production, in new product development, and in sales and distribution—represent the most powerful new sources of competitive advantage. With many detailed examples from companies that have put time-based strategies in place, such as Federal Express, Ford, Milliken, Honda, Deere, Toyota, Sun Microsystems, Wal-Mart, Citicorp, Harley-Davidson, and Mitsubishi, the authors describe exactly how reducing elapsed time can make the critical difference between success and failure. Give customers what they want when they want it, or the competition will. Time-based companies are offering greater varieties of products and services, at lower costs, and with quicker delivery times than their more pedestrian competitors. Moreover, the authors show that by refocusing their organizations on responsiveness, companies are discovering that long-held assumptions about the behavior of costs and customers are not true: Costs do not increase when lead times are reduced; they decline. Costs do not increase with greater investment in quality; they decrease. Costs do not go up when product variety is increased and response time is decreased; they go down. And contrary to a commonly held belief that customer demand would be only marginally improved by expanded product choice and better responsiveness, the authors show that the actual results have been an explosion in the demand for the product or service of a time-sensitive competitor, in most cases catapulting it into the most profitable segments of its markets. With persuasive evidence, Stalk and Hout document that time consumption, like cost, is quantifiable and therefore manageable. Today's new-generation companies recognize time as the fourth dimension of competitiveness and, as a result, operate with flexible manufacturing and rapid-response systems, and place extraordinary emphasis on R&D and innovation. Factories are close to the customers they serve. Organizations are structured to produce fast responses rather than low costs and control. Companies concentrate on reducing if not eliminating delays and using their response advantage to attract the most profitable customers. Stalk and Hout conclude that virtually all businesses can use time as a competitive weapon. In industry after industry, they illustrate the processes involved in becoming a time-based competitor and the ways managers can open and sustain a significant advantage over the competition.
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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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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: 4055

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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Napoleon

Author: Vincent Cronin

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000732958X

Category: France

Page: 480

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"Vincent Cronin superbly realises his objective in this, probably the finest of all modern biographies of Napoleon. It is generally regarded as this author's masterpiece"--Back cover.
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Magnetic Charisma

How to Build Instant Rapport, Be More Likable, and Make a Memorable Impression - Gain the It Factor

Author: Patrick King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548058289

Category:

Page: 188

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Develop your own personal gravity with concrete skills to stand out, be noticed, and captivate people. If you (1) walk into a room and feel invisible, or (2) want to ensure you make a powerful personal impact - NEWSFLASH: you need better advice than "fake it 'til you make it" or "just be yourself." Confidently approach and excel in any social setting. Magnetic Charisma is a book that just might fundamentally change how you interact with others. Never before have you looked behind the curtain of so-called charismatic people and the subtle ways they act and think differently. You get the "how to" along with the "why" and a multitude of illustrative examples. We are always told that our interpersonal skills are the key to what we want in life, and it's true. Let the actionable tips, questions, approaches, and replicable techniques in this book be your guide to growing your sense of personal magnetism and charm. Advice from an internationally-known, professional charisma coach. Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and teaches charisma and social skills for a living. He's also a late bloomer and former social recluse - he made the transformation, knows exactly what it takes, and can relate to you every step of the way - advice from someone who simply gets it. He has been featured in: GQ Magazine, Tedx, Forbes, Men's Fitness, and the Huffington Post. The highly focused advice will teach you what matters in an interaction, from beginning to end, subtle to obvious, small to big. -How to wield your attention and focus for maximum impact. -How choosing and being a role model help your charisma quotient. -The subconscious body language signals that matter. -How to exude true empathy and warmth. Solve: small talk, interviews, networking events, and strangers. -How to demonstrate your value, confidence, and powerful presence. -How to tailor your communication and speak to individuals. -How to listen and validate effectively. -The top charisma mistakes people unknowingly commit. Charisma can be the difference between: a promotion and being terminated; a significant other and a mere friend; a smile and a dismissive frown. Charisma is the one skill that opens all the doors you want in life, and the benefits are endless. It is the lubricant, step ladder, and crowbar that will give you access to anywhere in the world. Your life will visibly improve in all respects - the benefits are countless and will show anywhere people are involved. -You will feel the power to literally shape the world around you. -You will build connections quickly. Start developing your IT factor by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.
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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: 6205

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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Managing Your Mind

The Mental Fitness Guide

Author: Gillian Butler,Tony Hope

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199739431

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

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Originally published in 1995, the first edition of Managing Your Mind established a unique place in the self-help book market. A blend of tried-and-true psychological counseling and no-nonsense management advice grounded in the principles of CBTand other psychological treatments, the book straddled two types of self-help literature, arguing that in one's personal and professional life, the way to success is the same. By adopting the practical strategies that mental health experts Butler and Hope have developed over years of clinical research and practice, one can develop the "mental fitness" necessary to resolve one's personal and interpersonal challenges at home and work and to live a productive, satisfying life. The first edition addressed how to develop key skills to mental fitness (e.g., managing one's time better, facing and solving problems better, keeping things in perspective, learning to relax, etc.), how to improve one's relationships, how to beat anxiety and depression, and how to establish a good mind-body balance. For this new edition, Butler and Hope have updated all preexisting material and have added five new chapters-on sexuality and intimate relationships; anger in relationships; recent traumatic events and their aftermath; loss and bereavement; and dealing with the past.
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The End of Power

From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be

Author: Moises Naim

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465065686

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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We know that power is shifting: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men to women. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more at risk of losing it than ever before. In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. Drawing on provocative, original research, Naím shows how the antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Naím deftly covers the seismic changes underway in business, religion, education, within families, and in all matters of war and peace. Examples abound in all walks of life: In 1977, eighty-nine countries were ruled by autocrats while today more than half the world's population lives in democracies. CEO's are more constrained and have shorter tenures than their predecessors. Modern tools of war, cheaper and more accessible, make it possible for groups like Hezbollah to afford their own drones. In the second half of 2010, the top ten hedge funds earned more than the world's largest six banks combined. Those in power retain it by erecting powerful barriers to keep challengers at bay. Today, insurgent forces dismantle those barriers more quickly and easily than ever, only to find that they themselves become vulnerable in the process. Accessible and captivating, Naím offers a revolutionary look at the inevitable end of power—and how it will change your world.
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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

View: 2473

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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Methods of Persuasion

How to Use Psychology to Control Human Behavior

Author: Nick Kolenda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615815657

Category: Human behavior

Page: 240

View: 6597

"This is a book deserving of space on every consumer marketer's bookshelf." --Journal of Consumer Marketing Best known for his viral video, "Chat Roulette Mind Reading," Nick Kolenda is finally revealing some of the psychological secrets behind his mind reading feats. Using revolutionary principles from cognitive psychology, Nick has developed ways to subconsciously influence people's thoughts, and his "mind reading" demonstrations have been seen by over a million people across the globe. Methods of Persuasion reveals that fascinating secret for the first time, and it explains how you can use those principles to subconsciously influence people's thoughts in your own life. Drawing on cutting-edge research in psychology, the entire book culminates a powerful 7-step persuasion process that follows the acronym, METHODS: Step 1: Mold Their Perception Step 2: Elicit Congruent Attitudes Step 3: Trigger Social Pressure Step 4: Habituate Your Message Step 5: Optimize Your Message Step 6: Drive Their Momentum Step 7: Sustain Their Compliance This book teaches you the psychology behind each step, and it explains how you can use METHODS to influence people's thoughts, emotions, and behavior in nearly any situation.
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