If you buy into the fact that charisma is a skill that can be learned just as simply as walking, juggling and whistling, then how do we get good at actually doing it- Try
1- Connecting with your own emotional state– ie recognising how you feel about you, your subject and the place you’re in right now. Then
2- Saying it like that– ie finding a way of communicating those emotions through words, voice and body-language to your audience.
It’s really simple to do if you have one other thing- The courage of your convictions. Charisma is easy to do. Children, footballers and Country and Western singers do it all the time. But doing it requires that you have belief, faith and confidence that you and your feelings have relevance to the others in the room. If you think that you and your beliefs don’t matter then you simply can’t be charismatic.
The reason then that there are so few really charismatic speakers in business today is nothing to do with genetics or skill, it can simply be put down to the fact that modern corporate man and woman finds it easier to hide their joy, frustration, love, passion and pain; than share it.