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|Author||: Olivia Fox Cabane|
What if charisma could be taught? The charisma myth is the idea that charisma is a fundamental, inborn quality—you either have it (Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Oprah) or you don’t. But that’s simply 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 fundamental 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, more persuasive, and more inspiring.
|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.
|Author||: Morgan G. Ames|
|Editor||: MIT Press|
A fascinating examination of technological utopianism and its complicated consequences. In The Charisma Machine, Morgan Ames chronicles the life and legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and explains why—despite its failures—the same utopian visions that inspired OLPC still motivate other projects trying to use technology to “disrupt” education and development. Announced in 2005 by MIT Media Lab cofounder Nicholas Negroponte, One Laptop per Child promised to transform the lives of children across the Global South with a small, sturdy, and cheap laptop computer, powered by a hand crank. In reality, the project fell short in many ways—starting with the hand crank, which never materialized. Yet the project remained charismatic to many who were captivated by its claims of access to educational opportunities previously out of reach. Behind its promises, OLPC, like many technology projects that make similarly grand claims, had a fundamentally flawed vision of who the computer was made for and what role technology should play in learning. Drawing on fifty years of history and a seven-month study of a model OLPC project in Paraguay, Ames reveals that the laptops were not only frustrating to use, easy to break, and hard to repair, they were designed for “technically precocious boys”—idealized younger versions of the developers themselves—rather than the children who were actually using them. The Charisma Machine offers a cautionary tale about the allure of technology hype and the problems that result when utopian dreams drive technology development.
|Author||: Leesa Rowland|
|Editor||: Hatherleigh Press|
DISCOVER THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF PERSONAL CHARM AND INFLUENCE Charisma. This unique quality of confidence, natural ability and personal magnetism exists within each and every one of us, just waiting to be unlocked. But while everyone is born with the capacity for charisma, few ever take full advantage of this amazing personal gift. More than a guide to becoming popular or charming—The Charisma Factor is part mentor, part roadmap to embracing your individuality, discovering your authenticity and empowering yourself. By determining what we really want in life, we ignite the drive necessary to reach new heights and become our best possible self. This is the “it” factor—the charisma factor—that separates leaders from followers, students from teachers, and dreamers from doers. With The Charisma Factor, you’ll discover . . . -The key characteristics of charismatic people -How to find—and enhance—your unique charisma factor -Effective strategies for being more charismatic in personal and professional settings -Daily tools and techniques for developing charisma -The secrets to turning charisma into authentic influence Within every person is a hidden spark of charisma waiting to be fanned into a flame.
|Author||: Debra Fine|
|Editor||: Hachette Books|
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.
|Author||: Hendrie Weisinger,J. P. Pawliw-Fry|
Offers more than 20 different strategies to use to downplay and reduce the feelings of stress while under pressure in both personal and professional situations, from public speaking, sales presentations to job interviews and even playing a friendly, but competitive, game of golf. 40,000 first printing.
|Author||: Charlie Houpert|
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.
|Author||: Alexander Todorov|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
The scientific story of first impressions—and why the snap character judgments we make from faces are irresistible but usually incorrect We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second—and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us.
|Author||: Seth Godin|
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Instant New York Times Bestseller A game-changing approach to marketing, sales, and advertising. Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas that have made their way into mainstream business language, from Permission Marketing to Purple Cow to Tribes to The Dip. Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, timeless package. This is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or part of a large corporation. Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. Their tactics rely on empathy, connection, and emotional labor instead of attention-stealing ads and spammy email funnels. No matter what your product or service, this book will help you reframe how it's presented to the world, in order to meaningfully connect with people who want it. Seth employs his signature blend of insight, observation, and memorable examples to teach you: * How to build trust and permission with your target market. * The art of positioning--deciding not only who it's for, but who it's not for. * Why the best way to achieve your goals is to help others become who they want to be. * Why the old approaches to advertising and branding no longer work. * The surprising role of tension in any decision to buy (or not). * How marketing is at its core about the stories we tell ourselves about our social status. You can do work that matters for people who care. This book shows you the way.
|Author||: Shawn Stevenson|
|Editor||: Hay House, Inc|
Shawn Stevenson is a health expert with a background in biology and kinesiology who has helped thousands of people worldwide to improve their health, through his private work as well as his #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes. In his work, Shawn brings a well-rounded perspective to the perennial question: how can we feel better? In investigating complex health issues such as weight loss, chronic fatigue and hormone imbalance, Shawn realised that many health problems start with one criminally overlooked aspect of our routine - sleep. In Sleep Smarter Shawn explores the little-known and even less-appreciated facts about sleep's influence on every part of our life. Backed by the latest scientific research and packed with personal anecdotes and tips from leaders in the field of sleep research, this book depicts the dangers of insufficient sleep - from weight retention to memory loss to bad sex to increased risk of disease. In his clear, personable and relatable style Shawn offers 21 simple, immediately applicable ways for readers to take their well-being into their own hands and improve their sleep now
|Author||: Olivia Fox Cabane|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them.
|Author||: Tina Seelig|
|Editor||: 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.
|Author||: Jack Schafer,Marvin Karlins|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Offers advice and strategies for readers to get others to like them, assess truthfulness, and read the body behavior of others.
|Author||: Kurt Mortensen|
The Laws of Charisma explores the vital skills and traits needed to earn trust, generate interest, and motivate others in the workplace. Bestselling author Kurt Mortensen defines the intersection of these pivotal abilities as charisma--an enviable quality that can lead to improved relationships, greater income, and more success in every area of life. To some extent, charisma is innate, but in this inspiring guide Mortensen explores the trait’s four core elements to show how anyone can draw out a more charismatic and compelling presence. With the help of practical tools, simple principles, applicable exercises, and insightful assessments, you’ll learn how to radiate confidence, passion, power, and optimism; influence others by improving communication skills; and persuade and empower anyone by creating instant rapport. People with the ability to enter a room and draw instant attention, effortlessly exuding charm and radiating energy, are better able to influence what gets done and ultimately achieve what they want. The Laws of Charisma is packed with everything you need to develop and bring out the more charismatic person within.
|Author||: Daniel Michaels|
What is a charismatic person like? Why is charisma so attractive? Charisma is that special and exceptional talent that makes you discernible, without even trying hard. It's not about being obnoxious and stentorian. However, it's that magnetizing aura that captures everyone's attention and keen interest. Through this book, Daniel takes you through the significance and applications of charisma. This is not a book that will make you charismatic in two days. Instead, it is a book that will lay the groundwork for your success journey. Charisma is a trait most applicable in leadership and is described as a set of capabilities or personal attributes that make an individual stand out. The truth is that we are all born very different and unique, and this means in all aspects, including our personalities. The author, however, believes that charisma is something that grows with you depending on the experiences you have in life and the environment. You are the one to decide how confident and charismatic you should be by choosing to believe in yourself and also exercising self-love. This will be viewed in how skillfully you can articulate ideas, goals, and visions. Here is a preview of what you will learn... Charismatic behaviors. Elements of charisma. Presentation and spotlight. Different charisma styles. And more... Get your copy now and explore everything that you need to know to improve your charisma!
|Author||: Amy Cuddy|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Spark|
MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD: Learn the simple techniques you'll need to approach your biggest challenges with confidence. Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret. "Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious — above all, truly powerful." —New York Times Book Review
|Author||: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer|
These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun. Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.
|Author||: Russ Harris|
|Editor||: Shambhala Publications|
Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it's public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don't feel equipped to handle the challenges we face. Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it's only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it. Drawing on the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a cutting-edge form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, The Confidence Gap explains how to: • Free yourself from common misconceptions about what confidence is and how to build it • Transform your relationship with fear and anxiety • Clarify your core values and use them as your inspiration and motivation • Use mindfulness to effectively handle negative thoughts and feelings.
|Author||: Robert J. Richardson,S. Katharine Thayer|
|Editor||: 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.