Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma

Trust Me Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma Nick Morgan shows how anyone can be an effective speaker by presenting an image of authenticity and respect for their audience whether in a group presentation or a one on one conversation He presents

  • Title: Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma
  • Author: Nick Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780470404355
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nick Morgan shows how anyone can be an effective speaker by presenting an image of authenticity and respect for their audience, whether in a group presentation or a one on one conversation He presents a four step process, perfected in his teaching at Harvard, that enables the reader to use their own personal speaking style while becoming a persuasive and charismaticNick Morgan shows how anyone can be an effective speaker by presenting an image of authenticity and respect for their audience, whether in a group presentation or a one on one conversation He presents a four step process, perfected in his teaching at Harvard, that enables the reader to use their own personal speaking style while becoming a persuasive and charismatic communicator and leader The basis of this process is the fact that when words and body language are in conflict, body language wins every time This isn t easy to overcome, because normally body language is immediate, while the words lag slightly behind, and even a momentary conflict is perceptible to the audience The key to success is to train your body language to unconsciously align with your message The four steps Form the attitude and intent to be open, and then let your body naturally express that intent This feeling of openness will naturally affect the content of what you are saying, and it s that natural evolution that is at the heart of the process Become connected to your audience This creates a mutual energy, and you will naturally begin to think in terms of what the audience wants and needs in shaping your content Ask yourself, what s my underlying emotion Why does this matter to me Becoming passionate about what you have to say naturally makes your audience care about it too Really listen to the audience Understanding their needs and reactions will enable you to direct your communication in mutually beneficial ways.

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    1. Nick Morgan has the ability to clearly delineate what has been a elusive topic for many leaders. I appreciate how he defines and demystifies authenticity and charisma and gives practical tips for how to develop these qualities. Nick's style is straightforward and practical. He also includes research and client stories to back up his recommendations.

    2. What makes this book powerful is its distinct perspective, based on the nature of human behavior and intuition, rather than a logical approach to speaking. Nick Morgan also demonstrates a successful track record to back his theories. Trust Me is already a favorite for me in the genre of communication and leadership books. The key idea behind his approach is that every conversation is really two conversations: the verbal and the non-verbal. Excellent communicates combine the two for maximum effec [...]

    3. Anyone who has to present, give speeches, lead meetings, or communicate in public in any way will benefit from reading this book. Morgan writes about the two channels of communication, verbal and non-verbal. The often-neglected non-verbal gestures and body language that accompany our speech can unconsciously determine the success or failure of a communication. He explains how this happens and how to use this knowledge to improve our communication.

    4. initially the book started quite slow with a bit of theory however give this one some time. it goes into great depth on practical examples on the difference and importance of the 2 "conversations" verbal and non-verbal. makes a lot of practical sense and lays it out step by step a quick read as well. one that should be mandatory reading in schools!

    5. Not as helpful as The Charisma Myth, but still somewhat practical and based on some decent ideas.The main takeaway: Leadership is based on persuasive communication, which is based on both verbal and nonverbal messages; if the two messages are in conflict, people will believe the nonverbal messages; the way to master nonverbal messages is through mastering intent; in other words, Method Acting.

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