Learn to Be Charismatic

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Inspirational leaders have charisma. People want to hear what they have to say and do what they advise. But can you learn to be inspiring? Sure. Here are three things you can do to build your charisma:

  • Focus on others. Don’t concentrate on what you need and want. Understand what others care about. The more you relate on a human level the better.
  • Put yourself out there. Seek out and engage others. Be upbeat whenever possible so others feel the same way.
  • Communicate you care. Charismatic leaders are verbally expressive. Tell stories. Use concrete examples. Talk about your feelings. All of these things will invoke common ground in an audience.

Adapted from “Learn to be Charismatic” by Scott Edinger.

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18 comments
OliverScott
OliverScott

Developing charisma is an art but being a charismatic person must come from within you and must reflect you as an individual or it will appear fake. Fortunately, everyone has the ability to be charismatic, and it simply needs to be coaxed out. Great post! :)

tabatie
tabatie

I don't wanna be charismatic. Of course I'm not charismatic. RT @TIME: How to be more charismatic http://t.co/q7DDo6IwZH (via @TIMEBusiness)

mlc912
mlc912

@JohnMarsicano you should read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. So good & think you'd find it interesting.

BoxenJalal
BoxenJalal

@TIME @TIMEBusiness . charisma is naturel

emrosario
emrosario

@mlc912 @johnmarsicano miss you both.

mlc912
mlc912

@emrosario @johnmarsicano reunite this summer? #threesome

mlc912
mlc912

@JohnMarsicano have you read blink or the tipping point?

emrosario
emrosario

@mlc912 @johnmarsicano #nocomment #soexcited #crazygirl lol!

mlc912
mlc912

@JohnMarsicano I need to read the others. We are nerds.

JohnMarsicano
JohnMarsicano

@mlc912 I've read all of his books, he's literally brilliant.