How to be more charismatic

by Daniel Batten on February 6, 2010

According to original research done by Professor Richard Wiseman at the University of Hartfordshire UK, charisma can be described. In fact, found 5 elements to be the basis for charisma

General: Open body posture, hands away from face when talking, stand up straight, relax, hands apart with palms forwards or upwards

To an individual: Let people know they matter and you enjoy being around them, develop a genuine smile, nod when they talk, briefly touch them on the upper arm, and maintain eye contact

To a group: Be comfortable as leader, move around to appear enthusiastic, lean slightly forward and look at all parts of the group

Message: Move beyond status quo and make a difference, be controversial, new, simple to understand, counter-intuitive

Speech: Be clear, fluent, forceful and articulate, evoke imagery, use an upbeat tempo, occasionally slow for tension or emphasis

I agree, you can’t be charismatic when your body is communicating lack of confidence.

Every state in the mind has a corresponding and congruent posture in the body. Are all postures in the body going to help you create a positive state of mind? Absolutely not. So if you want to have an influential aura about you about you – remember that half the battle is won before you even open your mouth – you must train your body to avoid postures that place you in a state of under-confidence.

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MarkSpizer May 3, 2010 at 12:16 am

great post as usual!

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