What is ‘charisma’ and do we need it?

How to engage people without being a class clown.

Why are some people considered charismatic?

“charismatic”, “eccentric”, “flamboyant”, “different”, “intelligent”.

“buffoon”, “idiot”, “liar”, “clown”, “untrustworthy”.

What are the ingredients of ‘Boris Charisma’?

It was the manner rather than the matter of Mr Macmillan’s speech which was important…. He looked the viewer in the eye and managed to both look ‘sad’ at Sir Anthony’s retirement — and confident, about the future, without seeming over-confident. He appeared a good solid man in whom any family might trust — even a little dull, as all dependable men may be allowed to be at times…

From ‘Personality Appearance and Speech’ by T.H Pear

Charisma is the mask behind which awful leaders climb and the blocker to those truly great leaders that do not possess it. Roger Philby

What about the ‘bad boy’ appeal?

What is charisma?

The 3 key ingredients of authentic charisma?

The rewards of developing your authentic charisma?

Being charismatic does not depend on how much time you have but on how fully present you are in each interaction.

Writing about all the stuff that has an impact on our impact. Communication skills and mindset. Author of The Mystery of The Squashed Self. www.trishalewis.com