Charisma is the ability of leaving a positive and lasting impression on others. Charismatic people draw your attention and admiration. That is why leaders and CEOs are charismatic, since charisma is related to:
- High self-esteem
- Valuing and respecting yourself
Your gestures and way of speaking determine your charisma and leadership externally, but all of it comes from within. Confidence influences all areas of your life, from the way you assert yourself in a work meeting to how you interact with your friends. It is the origin of your personal brand and identity.
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STEPS TO BE MORE CHARISMATIC ON A DAILY BASIS
1. Invest in yourself and build a positive mindset
Charisma is not an innate ability, but a skill that you are able to learn deliberately. One of the most precious goods people have is time, so don’t take it for granted, especially with activities and people that don’t fulfill you. Find time for yourself. Do not forget that your priority should be you. Invest in yourself.
Investing in yourself will help you build a positive mindset. Always try to be optimistic and solve your challenges with disposition. As if it were a castle, build a positive mental fortress, do not let intrusive thoughts enter in order to achieve any of the goals you set for yourself. You can achieve it by accepting yourself.
2. Enhance both your internal and external images
You must enhance both what is inside you and what you show to others. Take care of your appearance, polish it up, and become more confident to show your charisma and leadership skills to others. Both parts must be balanced. The knowledge you have, the interests or your abilities are as important as the clothes you wear or how well your hair is groomed.
3. Communicate effectively
Charismatic leaders have great communication skills, being experts at conveying a clear idea to their followers. For instance, charismatic people always look others in the eye. Practice it daily, with all the people with whom you have contact, mostly at work. Learning to communicate will be essential to develop charisma.
Other important factors to communicate effectively are:
- Be grateful. Let others notice that you appreciate their company or small gestures. Such a seemingly small detail as saying “Thank you” will be well received by your interlocutor and you will feel satisfied and fulfilled.
- Practice assertiveness. People like to be heard and feel cared for. Take an interest in the hobbies, goals, ideas, concerns… of others. All this will make you capture their attention and you will achieve a reciprocal connection.
- Treat others as you would like to be treated. It seems like a logical rule, but not everyone follows it. Respect is earned from the basic steps. Therefore, always act according to your values, even when nobody sees you.
4. Be present and true to yourself
Every charismatic leader is present, being completely focused on the moment and the people they are with. When you listen, when you look into people’s eyes with honesty, when you place 100% of your attention on the other, you are truly present. People will admire you for it.
As well, be true to yourself. Don’t change your personality seeking the approval of the rest. If someone respects you, they will do so by admiring your own essence. Do not get carried away thinking about what others will say about you. You are worth what you are, not what you have.
5. Show your expertise
Expertise means being an expert in the topic you are discussing or in the area where you want to develop leadership. If you want to achieve leadership in a specific area, industry, or topic, you must work hard to learn everything you need to know.
Expertise gives you confidence that is transmitted to others in non-verbal language: your gestures, your posture, even your physical presence (clothing, appearance, etc.). It also builds a perception of power, of your ability to change things, be it physical or financial power, influence, knowledge, etc.
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