Charisma is a critical element of a persuasive presenter. But is it an innate characteristic, or can it be faked?
Here it is, reprinted with her permission from her newsletter:
How to Fake Charisma
Charisma has been described as personal magnetism or charm. To me, charisma is all about an individual’s infectious positive attitude and personal energy, as projected through his or her body language.
People are the most charismatic when they are genuinely enthused, confident and upbeat about themselves and their topic. And as a leadership coach, I help clients develop their own unique brand of charisma.
I also help them fake it.
Trying to display confidence when you’re actually feeling uncertain, or to be seen as upbeat and positive when (for any reason) you are feeling the opposite, is a tricky thing. From "The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help - or Hurt - How You Lead," here are two valid options: