Friday, February 24, 2012

Learn to be Fascinating!

Charisma- Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.A divinely conferred power or talent.

Charisma is a word and a personality trait that has always fascinated me. I was certain if I had more charisma, I'd be perched up there with best selling authors. In fact, that thought was reinforced when I attended a writers' conference with a woman who exuded charisma. I saw exactly what charisma could do.  Powerful stuff!

There's a book out called Fascinate by Sally Hogshead. I checked her out on YouTube. Yep, she's fascinating. Looks like she has charisma to me, but she's taken it to another level. Sally said, "In a competitive environment the most fascinating option always wins. Always." Her interesting video will motivate you to take another look at yourself, your brand and the way you play around with social media. Check it out. And you might want to pick up Fascinate and learn how you can become ...  fascinating. It'll help you sell books. It might even help you get an agent. I've actually seen it happen so do yourself a favor. Become fascinating.

7 comments:

Jan Rider Newman said...

Loved . . . hated . . . dead zone. The worst reaction is indifference. The way out of indifference is --? I can't figure that one out.

Lucy Merrill said...

Can we fake charisma?

Charles Gramlich said...

hum, I better check this out. I would like to have Charisma but I've never found a place to get it.

Jess said...

Jan - I can't either.

Lucy - faking never worked for me. :)

Charles - If you locate the charisma store, be sure to let me know.

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing - I shall pass this on...

Jess said...

Lynn - thanks for popping over. I'll bet just about anything YOU have charisma! :)

James R Tate said...

This is a very interesting video. I had a colorful instance with yegermyster one time--a long time ago in Key West Florida--but that's another story. I know several succesful authors that lead a low profile life. I'm not sure it's critical if you write something that appeals to the public