The following books will help you become more attractive, more approachable and more likable in both personal and business situations and relationships.
They are all well worth reading and studying with one caveat. Keys students should use Receivership to determine how much of what each book presents is true and relevant; and whether and how to apply it all in their everyday lives.
For a detailed description, and for Amazon reviews of each book, click the links below. If you are impressed, you can buy them at Amazon right then and there.
The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane — The myth is that charisma is an inborn quality—you either have it or you don’t. This book argues that all the practices that will make you more likable, influential, persuasive, and inspiring, personally and professionally, can be learned and perfected by anyone. Being charismatic doesn’t mean changing who you are. It means becoming a better, more successful, less high-maintenance—and ultimately a much happier—you. All you need is to learn and apply the techniques demonstrated in this book.
Talk like TED by Carmine Gallo — Public speaking coach Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks, interviewed the most popular TED presenters, and questioned top researchers in psychology, communications, and neuroscience, and has come up with the 9 secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo’s step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and quite memorable.
The Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara Pease — reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication so you can use them to make a great first impression, ace a job interview, or find the right romantic partner. All of your physical movements speak to other people. Drawing on cutting-edge research from evolutionary biology, psychology, and neuroscience, the authors discuss each component of body language and thereby teach you to read the attitudes and emotions of others through their behavior, gestures and facial expressions.
Elements of Wit: The Art of Being Interesting by Benjamin Errett — teaches you how to become more confident and comfortable when you meet new people. Read this book and you will be more able to say something clever without showing off. You will be able to have more fun, and be more fun, in all your relationships, without appearing arrogant or unkind. This book helps you present your best social self to everyone, old friend and new friend alike.
Note: Keys students should discuss all that they read in these and any other spiritual or self-help books in their ongoing private session work with Allan.