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How to Be Charismatic and Develop Your Charisma
When it comes to learning how to be charismatic, you will need to first work on your posture. Other than focusing on the skill of active listening, when you have your next conversation, make sure your posture is confident and proud. Sit upright, and make sure you don’t slouch. Really pay attention to this.
Next you will want to try and be fully aware of your facial expressions. Start by spending a little time in-front of the mirror each day (it doesn’t have to be long), and give yourself a great big smile back. Seriously! Give yourself a big huge grin. Notice how your eyes and face light up. Immediately you will look more charismatic and appear to be friendlier.
Of course I’m not saying you should walk around all day grinning like an idiot. In-fact if you did this you would probably come across as plain stupid, rather than charismatic.
There is obviously a time and place for smiling, but it is certainly something to be more aware of. Smile as often as you can in conversation and as you go about your day. This projects warmth, which is a vital part of being charismatic. We’ve already discussed that charisma is about how you make other people feel about themselves, and being warm and friendly will go a long way to making the people in your life feel great and want to spend time around you.
Once you’ve spent some time working on these exercises, I want you to practice your walk. It sounds like a strange thing to do, but try it. Walk with certainty and purpose, rather than ambling along slowly.
Lastly, work on the use of your hands when you speak. The best way I have developed this skill is by spending some time speaking in-front of the mirror and working on moving my hands. It’s really easy to do once you get into the habit of it. Take 5 minutes right now to tell a story to yourself and simply use your hands to gesture your point. The more you do it, the more natural it becomes and the more dynamic you will appear.
So if you want to develop your charisma, and really come across as more charismatic, then focus on this exercise and you'll see amazing results right away.