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The Charisma Edge:

A How-To Guide For Turning On Your Leadership Power

The Simple Secret

What creates powerful leadership presence? Why do some leaders get ahead, while others who are equally talented fall behind? What’s the missing ingredient?

Call it charisma. Call it confidence. Call it what you will.

But if you don’t have it, you won’t get far as a leader.

Everyone has seen a leader who lights up the room when they walk in. People are drawn to them, pay attention to what they say and do, and believe and follow them. They have presence everyone can see, as if they have a power switch turned on high.

Charisma. If you have it, you have the edge.

The good news is that there’s a simple secret to becoming more powerful, confident and charismatic.

The simple secret to being charismatic leader is to look, act and feel like a charismatic person.

Cynthia Burnham

Look, Act & Feel More Powerful.

Sounds easy, right? And, it should be easy, if only you knew exactly what it meant deep inside yourself to look, act and feel charismatic. How does a charismatic leader look, act and feel? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple instruction guide?

This book is your instruction guide.

Based on over 30 years in living and teaching in corporate America, both as a leader and as an external executive coach, along with research into current findings about the body-mind wiring and the neuroscience of connection, this practical, tips-based book makes charisma a learnable skill.

“The Charisma Edge” offers nine powerful areas where you can immediately affect your confidence and ability to be a powerful, compelling leader.

The Table of Contents from The Charisma Edge, below, outlines a simple structure of nine weeks (and a day) of small, easy exercises which can be done in any order to instantly increase your impact and ability to look, act and feel more powerful.

Table of Contents.

1DAY ONE: The Body-Mind Connection
  • Underlying Power Concepts
  • Charisma Surveys
  • Two Exercises
2How To LOOK Like A Charismatic Person
  • Week One: Charismatic Posture—Amping Up Your Bearing
  • Week Two: Charismatic Pants, Pearls and Piercings—Shedding Light On Tribal Rules
3How To ACT Like A Charismatic Person
  • Week Three: Charismatic Positions—Lighting Up Your Expressions and Gestures
  • Week Four: Charismatic Pairing—Connecting With Your Handshake
  • Week Five: Charismatic Pitch—Turning On Your Voice
  • Week Six: Charismatic Pronunciation—Clarifying Your Articulation
  • Week Seven: Charismatic Prose—Spotlighting Your Choice of Words
4How To FEEL Like A Charismatic Person
  • Week Eight: Charismatic Poise—Mastering Your Adrenaline and Nerves.
  • Week Nine: Charismatic Persona—Connecting to Your Attitude and Identity
  • APPENDIX 1 The Power of Your Brain.
  • APPENDIX 2 The Power of Your Empathy: Mirror Neurons.
  • APPENDIX 3 Some Further Reading.
  • APPENDIX 4 The Highwayman, Alfred Noyes
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