The secret behind Clinton Charisma
The other night I asked my wife to name the first person who comes to mind when she hears the word "charisma."
Without blinking, she said "Bill Clinton."
Over the years, I have asked friends, relatives, colleagues, and people in my audiences the same question -- and 99% of the time, their answer is always the same: "Bill Clinton."
The secret behind Bill Clinton's perceived charisma is not mysterious. He was not born that way -- in fact, if you wanted to, you could master very simply the same technique he uses and become just as influential, charismatic, and beloved.
Do you know what that technique is? It's listening.
Bill Clinton listens to people. I mean really listens. If you have ever watched him interviewed on TV or seen him working a crowd, you have probably noticed the way he leans into the conversation. He gives 110% of his focus to the person speaking. He nods his head; he "feels their pain." He makes everyone feel like the center of his universe... if even for a few minutes.
Some of us are born listeners. Many of us are not. Even Bill Clinton had to work at it, I'm sure.
However, one thing I can promise you is this -- even if you spent 20 minutes today entirely focused and intent on becoming a better listener, you would most certainly see the results immediately. You will be able to establish trust instantly with people. Your co-workers and employees will follow you to the ends of the earth.
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