What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too
Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others.
Ask people to name someone they find charming and the answers are often predictable. There's James Bond, the fictional spy with a
penchant for shaken martinis. Maybe they'll mention Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton or a historical figure, like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi. Now ask the same people to describe, in just a few seconds, what makes these charmers so likable.
It's here, in defining what exactly charisma is, that most hit a wall. Instinctually, we know that we're drawn to certain people more than
others. Quantifying why we like them is an entirely different exercise.
The ancient Greeks described charisma as a "gift of grace", an apt descriptor if you believe likability is a God-given trait that comes
naturally to some but not others. The truth is that charisma is a learned behavior, a skill to be developed in much the same way that we
learned to walk or practice vocabulary when studying a new language. Other desirable traits, like wealth or appearance, are
undoubtedly linked to likability, but being born without either doesn't preclude you from being charismatic.
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Summer 2019, Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) day. TLI is bi-annual continuing education event for Toastmaster Club Officers to better understand and be successful in their roles in their home Clubs, and for members to learn about all that Toastmasters has to offer. This TLI was held at FAU in Boca Raton, and was jam packed with 15 sessions on everything from how to be a better club officer to how to use the Toastmaster International online tools to find the best "Pathway" (education track) for members.
Representing the Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club in Boynton Beach were Linda Scheele (VP of Public Relations) Karen Hunter (VP Education), Mark Mckenzie (VP Membership), and Stephen Gomes (Sergeant at Arms). There were over 200 attendees from all over South Florida.
If anyone is interested in learning more about Toastmasters, please contact me through phone or email. I would love to invite you to come visit our regular weekly meeting on Friday's at 12 noon at King's Buffet on Congress Ave in Boynton Beach,
Come see how we can increase your speaking and leadership abilities through a supportive and energetic environment.
VP Public Relations