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The #1 way to actually exude charisma

“Wait…you’re going where?” I’d gotten this question so many times in the last week that I didn’t feel like elaborating or explaining. “Brazil.” “But dude, you don’t have any money.” He was right.  I had just a few grand in the bank and a mountain of student loans.  I had no job.  I had ...

The 12 Best Personal Development Books

You can judge the value of a personal development book based on the concrete changes it produces in your life.  Do you walk away happier or more productive?  Do you walk away with a set of skills you didn’t have coming in? By that metric, these are the best personal development books I have ever ...

How to Deal With Embarrassment: Kill it

Think of the reason you, your friend, whoever, lies about their height (5’10 =/= “six feet tall” boys).  Think of the reason you or someone you know sugarcoats the fact they are unemployed or live at home with mom and dad.  Think of the reason some hypothetical guy (not you, ...

12 Steps To World Class Presentation Skills

We used to have these “All Hands” meetings at work. During the meeting, the senior partners would take turns presenting about how business was going. What new projects they were selling, new work in the pipeline… Not necessarily a showcase of oral presentation skills or public speaking prowess. But I noticed something interesting in ...

One Habit To Crush Any Conversation

From CEOs To The Girl In The Bar Today, we’re going to completely strike from the face of the earth an uncomfortable experience we’ve ALL had…. I’m good in the first few minutes of conversation, but how do I keep a conversation going and keep the other person really interested?  How do ...

How To Make An Unforgettable First Impression

Imagine, you’ve just met someone new . . . Maybe a girl at a bar.  Maybe a senior VP at a networking event. Conversation rolls for the first few minutes.  But then a familiar roadblock: you both feel like you’re running out of things to say.  So you implement a tactic you’ve ...

How To Never Run Out Of Things To Say In Conversation

So now you’re talking, conversation is flowing nicely, and you feel like you’re really starting to form a connection with this person… But what happens when after 10 minutes, that dreaded moment rears it’s head? The awkward silence! What should you do when you feel like a particular conversational topic has expired?  And ...

How To (Guarantee You Won’t) Make Your Dreams Come True

What are your wildest fantasies? Fame?  Riches?  Maybe you’re superhumanly charismatic and people crowd you when you walk into rooms.  You crack them up with your wit and charm.  Maybe your writing gets covered in the NYTimes Book Review, or your first album becomes a multi-platinum smash hit.  Maybe you simply stumble ...

How To Turn On Charisma At A Moment’s Notice

Charisma on Command My mental faculties used to abandon me when I needed them most. In high school, I’d be comfortable and funny hanging out with my friends, but as soon as a pretty girl entered the room, I’d go into Defcon 5. My ribs and chest would tighten.  My mouth would lock ...
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