The Laws of Charisma

Book description

Some people have the ability to enter a room and draw instant attention, effortlessly exuding charm, radiating energy and a commanding presence. That enviable quality is called charisma…and those who have it are better able to influence what gets done and ultimately achieve what they want. To some extent, it’s innate—but with a few simple principles anyone can develop a more charismatic and compelling presence. Filled with practical, powerful tools, exercises, and assessments, The Laws of Charisma explores the vital skills and traits anyone can use to earn trust, generate interest, and motivate others. Focusing on the four core elements of charisma, this book shows readers how to: • Radiate confidence, passion, power, and optimism. • Combine purpose, creativity, competence, and focus to inspire commitment. • Influence others by improving communication skills. • Persuade and empower anyone by creating instant rapport. Charisma is the key that will unlock the door to improved relationships, greater income…and enhanced success in every area of life. The Laws of Charisma is all anyone needs to bring out the charismatic person within.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
  7. Section One. Presence: What do you Radiate?
    1. Chapter 1 Passion: The Transfer of Pure Energy
    2. Chapter 2 Confidence: Conviction Is Contagious
    3. Chapter 3 Congruence: Actions Versus Intention
    4. Chapter 4 Optimism: Adjust Attitudes
    5. Chapter 5 Positive Power: Force Is Not Charisma
    6. Chapter 6 Energy and Balance: Vibrant Well-Being
    7. Chapter 7 Humor and Happiness: It Comes from Within
  8. Section Two. Core Qualities: The Inside Dictates the Outside
    1. Chapter 8 Self-Discipline: Willpower Equals Commitment
    2. Chapter 9 Competence: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You
    3. Chapter 10 Intuition: Follow Your Instinct
    4. Chapter 11 Purpose: Tapping into Unlimited Drive
    5. Chapter 12 Integrity: Character Counts
    6. Chapter 13 Courage: Stand Up and Be Counted
    7. Chapter 14 Creativity: Tap Your Imagination
    8. Chapter 15 Focus: Activity Does Not Equal Accomplishment
  9. Section Three. Delivery and Communication: Speak with Conviction
    1. Chapter 16 Presentation Skills: Educate, Inspire, and Entertain
    2. Chapter 17 People Skills: Do They Really Like You?
    3. Chapter 18 Influence: Help Others Persuade Themselves
    4. Chapter 19 Storytelling: Create the Image
    5. Chapter 20 Eye Contact: Conversing Without Speaking
    6. Chapter 21 Listening: Say What?
    7. Chapter 22 Rapport: The Instant Connection
  10. Section Four. Empowering Others: Contagious Cooperation
    1. Chapter 23 Inspiration: Strengthen and Energize
    2. Chapter 24 Esteem: Understand the Ego
    3. Chapter 25 Credibility: Reality Versus Perception
    4. Chapter 26 Motivation: Light Their Fire
    5. Chapter 27 Goodwill: Charity and Compassion
    6. Chapter 28 Vision: See It, Taste It, Touch It, Feel It
    7. Chapter 29 Empathy: Compassion Creates Friendship
    8. Chapter 30 Respect: Give It to Get It
  11. Section Five. Subconscious Triggers: It Just Feels Right—Or Wrong
    1. Chapter 31 Verbal Presentation: It Is How You Say It
    2. Chapter 32 Nonverbal Communication: Gestures Trump Words
    3. Chapter 33 Emotional States: Understanding Feelings and Moods
    4. Chapter 34 Physical Appearance: Judge Not (Yeah, Right!)
    5. Chapter 35 How You Repel People: Don’t Drive Them Away
  12. Conclusion
  13. What’s Next?
  14. Research
  15. Index

Product information

  • Title: The Laws of Charisma
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: October 2010
  • Publisher(s): AMACOM
  • ISBN: 9780814415924