Thursday August 2nd 2012
|Where||The Commonwealth Cub of California - 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor - San Francisco, CA|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
|Cost||$20 standard, $8 members, $7 for students (with valid ID)|
|Event Page Link||Event Page|
||Olivia Fox Cabane: Charisma and Leadership - What If Charisma Could Be Taught?|
Olivia Fox Cabane, Chief Charisma Coach, Spitfire; Author, The Charisma Myth
Most of us assume that charisma is something you're either born with, or not. But science is proving otherwise. What makes people charismatic, and which aspects of charisma can indeed be learned? This talk will present the highlights of a few compelling studies, as well as practical tools for everyday application.
For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers claim they could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. In The Charisma Myth, Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them. She breaks charisma down into its fundamental components.
Commonwealth Club of California
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. The Club brings over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 15,000 members.
The mission of the Commonwealth Club of California is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation.
The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose, with regular events in both cities, as well as programs in Lafayette in the East Bay.