6 Ways To Become More Charismatic Person
By: Kratika Mon, 19 July 2021 4:02 PM
Charisma is arguably one of the most important traits that you can posses. Without it you won’t be able to forge successful business and personal relationships. According to Silimon Reynolds, whose article on charisma was published on Forbes’ website, “Without charisma, it’s hard to influence others, difficult to clinch sales and damn near impossible to get to the top.” Wise words indeed and remembering them will serve you well.
Firstly what exactly is charisma? It is basically having the power to inspire and influence others. It is safe to say that a majority of the world’s leaders have charisma. From corrupt evil geniuses to real people trying to change the world, most people in charge boast a level of charisma that has allowed them to successfully claw their way to the top and stay there.
# Know your stuff
You have to be sure that you can demonstrate intelligence and quick thinking, no matter the situation. From answering questions during a sales conference to heading out on a blind date, charisma is key if you want the other party to buy into you.
The same way you can smell bullshit from a mile away, people will be able to tell right away if you know what you’re talking about. If you aren’t too sure, then it is best that you come right out and say it. People tend to be more forgiving if you’re honest, as opposed to you trying to bullshit your way through it. You will immediately lose your convincing nature, and people will walk away believing that you not only have no charisma, but you also have no idea what you’re talking about.
# Be passionate
The trick to oozing charisma is to be very expressive and passionate. From your tone of voice to your body language to your facial expressions, be sure that you inject passion into everything that you say and do. The more convincingly expressive you are when telling your life story, giving a speech, presenting a sales pitch or trying to talk your way out of a ticket, the more likely people will be swayed to join your team and want to help you succeed. They won’t feel like they’re betting on the underdog, but rather, a sure thing.
# Be positive
It is no secret that everyone is in pursuit of happiness, and many believe that being around positive people will help them get there quicker. Whether it’s done unconsciously or not, people will more likely gravitate towards you, if you exude positivity and optimism, as opposed to the angry and dull dude sitting next to you.
Hence, if you’re on a date or at an important meeting, be positive, no matter whom you’re speaking to. Also, don’t be afraid to laugh. People tend to loosen up around you when they sense happy vibes, so try your best to build and take advantage of this environment whenever you can.
# Tell a story well
Being charismatic has a lot to do with connecting with people on a multitude of levels. It also has to do with being able to connect with people from all walks of life. Brush up on your storytelling abilities to be sure that people can vividly envision just what you’re saying.
By controlling the way you tell a story, you control their emotions. You want them to feel, live and breathe your words. Whether you’re trying to convince a Japanese businessman to seal a million dollar deal or getting the love of your life to marry you, trust me when I say that telling a story well will do you wonders in the long run, and is a surefire sign of a charismatic personality.
# Be outgoing
Another way to become more charismatic is to be more of an extrovert. By being outgoing, you draw people into your huge bubble, and they will be more inclined to pay attention to you. Whether you know them or if they’re complete strangers, it doesn’t matter. Try to be the belle of the ball no matter where you are.
From an oak-paneled conference room in Seoul to a candle-lit table by the Seine, be outgoing. Always remember that leaders aren’t supposed to shirk their social responsibilities and that those in charge aren’t usually wallflowers, but the center of attention. If you’re an introvert by nature, shake it up and convince yourself that you’ve nothing to lose by bringing more convivial life to your game.
# Be confident
You need to have confidence if you want to be charismatic. The two go hand in hand, and it is important that you realize this now. Always remember that people will be more inclined to believe in your abilities if you’re confident about them. They will assume that you know just what you’re doing, are passionate about the issue, and know just how to tackle it.
The more confident you are, the more persuasive you will be, and thus your fate will be sealed as a charismatic charmer. There is no doubt that if you play the confidence card right, you will wrap your audience around your little finger and get just what you set out to get.