Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts October 2001
Short Cuts:BETTER YET
Building Personal Charisma
When you enter a room, walk
in like you own the joint, advises author Susan Wilson Solovic in
The Girls' Guide to Power and Success (AMACOM; www.amacombooks.org).
Following are some of Solovic's charisma-building tips, which work
for men as well as women.
Stand tall. Hold your head up high. Keep your
back straight and hands at your sides.
Psych yourself up. One woman tells herself, "OK
boys, it's show time. Let's play ball," as she enters a
Don't fidget. Keep hands and arms relaxed.
Don't nod or tilt. Bobbing one's head up and
down or tilting it to the side when listening is an indicator of
Make eye contact. Hold the gaze of the person
to whom you are speaking.
Speak out. Charismatic people seem to know what
to say, without a lot of "ums" and "uhs." This is the result of
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