Posts Tagged "Charisma"

The 4 Subtle Reasons People Don’t Like You

Certain people get under our skin. They may seem friendly and polite, yet for some unknown reason they rub us up the wrong way. Often it is because they display 4 subtle behaviours that trigger a response in our subconscious brain. This response tells us that the

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The Biggest Killers of Social Confidence

For a long time people believed that the key to building greater social confidence was building a stronger sense of self-esteem. And it makes sense, considering that self-esteem is how much we like ourselves. However, as far back as 2005,

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Sneaky Social Tip – Be infectious

As it turns out we unintentionally infect people with our emotions. Researcher Elaine Hatfield studies a phenomenon known as emotional contagion which describes how we automatically mimic other peoples body language to help us judge how they are feeling. By doing

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How to be ‘Cool’

Have you ever been in a social situation where your nervousness made you act a little strangely? Maybe you were overly conscious of your posture, the way you spoke or how you looked? To counter this self-consciousness you probably tried

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The First Rule of Small-Talk is…

Most of us hate small talk, and for good reason, we’re terrible at it. Researcher Knapp spent most of his life studying what he calls early phase interaction (the fancy term for small talk) and why we find it so

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Standing out from the Crowd – how to be VIP when you’re just ‘regular old me’

Have you ever noticed that some people just stand out? Everywhere they go they carry with them an aura of celebrity, a sense of importance and power. You don’t even have to speak to them to know that they’re a big

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‘Have you met…’ – Social Power

One of the greatest realisation I’ve had, when it comes to social power, is that the most powerful person in any social situation is not the most entertaining or engaging person. The most powerful person is the one that is

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The Simple Mindset that Makes People Love You!

While the skills of charisma can be complex, the broad concept is actually relatively simple and can be summarized in a single philosophical sentence. Show a person that you are interesting and they will like you for a day, show

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Breaking the Ice…the right way

I was watching a buddy walk around a bar, introducing himself to different groups, chatting comfortably, and then moving on. Everyone seemed happy to see him and he looked to be having fun. I could never picture myself doing that,

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6 Ways to ‘Get into The Zone’

Sometimes you need to be in the zone. You have a large networking event, you’re about to attend a friends birthday part, you have an important interview rapidly approaching. How do you get yourself out of the slump and into

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