5 books that will make you more charismatic and persuasive

Many of us believe that charisma is something you either have or don’t have – that it’s an innate trait that only a lucky few possess. But the latest science offers a much more promising message.

In fact, becoming more charismatic and persuasive is a choice anyone can make; all it takes is an informed perspective and a bit of practice. For more, check out the five life-changing books below.

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Clues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication

By Vanessa Van Edwards

For anyone who wants to be heard at work, earn that overdue promotion, or win more clients, deals, and projects, the bestselling author of Captivate shares his advanced guide to improving professional relationships through the power of clues. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Vanessa Van Edwards, in the Next Big Idea app

Presence: Bring Your Boldest Personality to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

Presence: Bring your boldest personality to your biggest challenges

By Amy Cuddy

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that you don’t have to embark on a grand spiritual quest or perform an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to push ourselves, moment by moment, by adjusting our body language, behavior, and mindset in our day-to-day lives. Listen to our professionally read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea app

Influence is Your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts, Sparking Change, and Making Good Things Happen by Zoe Chance

Influence is your superpower: the science to win hearts, trigger change, and make good things happen

By Zoe Chance

A Yale professor teaches you how to cultivate charisma, negotiate comfortably and creatively, and spot manipulators. It’s an ethical approach to influencing that will make life better for everyone, starting with you. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Zoe Chance, in the Next Big Idea app

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. Brooks

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

By Arthur C. Brooks

Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology and Eastern wisdom, plus dozens of interviews with ordinary men and women, a Harvard professor shows us that true success in life is within our reach. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Arthur C. Brooks, in the Next Big Idea app

Emotional Agility by Susan David

Emotional agility: unlock yourself, embrace change, and thrive in work and life

By Susan David

Developed by Harvard psychologist Susan David, emotional agility is a revolutionary scientific approach that allows us to navigate the twists and turns of life with self-acceptance, insight, and openness. Listen to our professionally read Book Bite summary in the Next Big Idea app

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