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.