Networking in a Recession Giveaway: The Laws of Charisma

To cap off our Networking in a Recession week, we’d like to give away a copy of The Laws of Charisma: How to Captivate, Inspire, and Influence for Maximum Success by Kurt W. Mortensen to five lucky winners. Leave a comment on the post below within the next 24 hours with your number one networking tip or trick for a chance to win a copy of the book.

We better not see any of these charisma blind spots among your advice:

  • Do you know an annoying person who rubs you the wrong way? Do you know a nerdy person who thinks she is cool? Do you know a person who other people pretend to like just to be polite? Well, that person could be you. How well do you really get along with different personalities?
  • Most people exert influence in the wrong way. They tend to try to influence others as they like to be influenced and wind up getting only short-term compliance. Or worse, they resort to coercion.
  • The most common blunder is thinking, “How hard can this be?” Mastering eye contact takes some practice. One standard gaze will not connect with everyone.
  • Having and showing goodwill towards others is something most of us think we are already doing. Ask yourself whether you can do more. Being kind to others empowers them and increases your charisma. Do not wait until you have more time and money to give back.

Remember: Leave your networking tip below for a chance to win one of five copies of The Laws of Charisma.

2 responses to “Networking in a Recession Giveaway: The Laws of Charisma

  1. I remind myself every day that to be charismatic, people must “feel or fare better” after conversations with me! I got that definition of charisma from Leadership Charisma by Bud Haney and Jim Sirbasku. http://www.leadership-charisma.com. I would love to have a copy of Mortensen’s book as well! Thanks

  2. Most of the really charismatic people I know care more about what is right than about what people think about them. Which is arguably a dangerous strategy…but by definition their focus is more on the principle of that matter, so they won’t worry too much about that.

    (And I’d like a copy too please!)

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