Secrets to Charisma (from the Barrie Job Finding Club)
- Good hand shake
- Eye contact
- Remembering names and names of family
- Express emotions
- Smile broadly and laugh lustily
- Imagine that you are an electric generator
- Humanize what you have to say and put others first
One thing I have considered for myself is to not always add my own stories to every story when people are talking. I don’t think it’s a matter of topping each story with one of my own, a better story than the one being shared. I think it has just become my way of keeping myself in the conversation. Starting as someone who hardly spoke at all. The easiest thing to talk about is yourself and especially, the things you have experienced.
So, I am going to try to talk about myself less. But, still converse. I think the key will be to discuss the story at hand, not give in to the temptation/ need to add my own story and steer the conversation my way by doing so. It will be interesting. I don’t think it will be an easy change to make either.