The Secret of Charisma

WHAT IS CHARISMA? IS IT A mystery, a collision between the right speaker, the right theme, the right moment, and the right audience?

It’s all that and more, but it begins with you and where you put your energy.

It’s time to realize that the only reason to feel nervous is to use that adrenaline to speak with more energy. Because presentations aren’t about you, the speaker. They’re about the audience. Good public speaking begins with respecting the audience. The moment you realize that it’s not what you say that counts in the end, but what the audience hears, you will be on the road toward becoming a great, charismatic speaker. And you’ll forget about your own nervousness.

Charisma is first of all about self-forgetfulness—the ...

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