The Charisma Myth: A conversation with author Olivia Fox Cabane

Every year, the incoming class at Stanford Business School is asked:

How many of you in here feel that you are the one mistake that the admissions committee made?

… and surprisingly, every year, two-thirds of the class immediately raise their hand.

It’s called the Impostor Syndrome and it hits at all levels of business!

THEY also say you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

… so, it’s important to learn as much about charisma and influence as you can.

BUT what about people who feel that faking charisma is incongruent, and they will come across ‘ingenuine’?

Is that another manifestation of this Impostor Syndrome?

In this interview with author of The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, Olivia Fox Cabane talks all about this Impostor Syndrome…

… plus, staring like a lover, standing like a gorilla and why you need to speak like a preacher.


Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, author, and marketer from Melbourne, Australia.

Before being honored “Australia’s Richard Branson” in media publications all over the continent, Pete was just 21 years old when he sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, The Melbourne Cricket Ground For Under $500! Don’t believe it? You will! Check out the story in the FAQ section (it really is our most asked question).

Since then, he’s done some cool stuff like write the international smash hit ‘How to Turn Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality’ (+ the upcoming ‘It’s Not About the Product‘) and he’s created a bunch of companies including Infiniti Telecommunications, On Hold Advertising, Simply Headsets and Preneur Group.

Lots of other people think he’s pretty good too! He’s been announced as the Global Runner-Up in the JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Awards for 2009, the Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year, and a member of SmartCompany’s Top 30 Under 30.

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