How to Master Charisma
Charisma is key to success. But it can be diminished by stress, especially when stakes are high. Learn how to deal with stress and boost your charisma.
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Tip #2: Take Responsibility Physically
Keep in mind, however, that Hello Kitty helps those who help themselves. You're relaxed and resourceful, yet you still need to take action.
Odysseus did this exercise. Once relaxed and unburdened, he could retain his charisma, having given mental responsibility for his stuffed animals into Hello Kitty's gentle, loving claws. In his brain, he's calm and charismatic. In the real world, however, he's still the one who makes sure the stuffed animals are stored safely in a watertight room, carefully awaiting his return.
Tip #3: Boost Charisma Before Presenting Your Case
Where do you use this? Everywhere. When you're heading into your weekly staff meeting to present a case for why the company should take a risk on your product idea of edible writing implements, you need all the charisma you can get. It's true, the future of your job, your family's well-being, and the respect of little children everywhere hangs in the balance. But you can't let that weigh you down, or you'll botch the presentation. Quickly invoke Hello Kitty, transfer responsibility, and head into your meeting charismatic and powerful.
Tip #4: Boost Charisma Before Giving a Presentation
Charisma is super-important when giving presentations. Imagine if you were commanding a zombie army—er, if you were writing a musical about commanding a zombie army—and you stood up and in a squeaky little voice said, "Welcome, my zombie recruits! Ours will be the greatest zombie army ever." That would never fly. The recruits would shamble all over each other heading for the door.
Yes, the responsibility for taking over the entire world is immense. But you can deal. Hand off world domination responsibility to Hello Kitty, boost your charisma, and then step out to take command of your army, I mean, of your musical.