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Andrew Mitchell- A charisma case study

Andrew Mitchell is in big trouble. He’s the recently promoted, multi-millionaire, son of a Politician, well-connected, minister. He’s in trouble for getting into some kind of contra-temps with a policeman. Did he or didn’t he call him ‘a...

Are you a charismatic presenter?

Charisma is one of those words that causes confusion. From its roots as an, apparently, God-given gift, to its modern application to pop stars and TV celebrities, it’s confusing and difficult to define. Well I’m determined to define it and turn it into a...

10 questions for the would be charismatic speaker- or rememb...

In my previous post I talked a bit about charisma as the defining characteristic of any speaker.  Here’s the acid-test. How do you do? 10 things that show you’re a charismatic speaker You’re confident enough in yourself to treat every audience you meet as...

Are you charismatic? 10 questions

Charisma is one of those words that causes confusion.  From its roots as an, apparently, God-given gift, to its modern application to pop stars and TV celebrities, it’s confusing and difficult to define.  Well I’m determined to define it and turn it into...

Jim Harvey – Interviewed on STAR Radio in Cambridge

I made a speech a few weeks ago to a business group in Cambridge, UK. I had a great time and met some really interesting people, as usual. One of the people I met was a guy called David Smallman, a business consultant, entrepreneur and radio host of some renown. We...

7 Hacks to Remember Any Name

I wrote a post the other day about how I remember people’s names, and how the ability to do it is a really simple way to help you stand out from the crowd.  It’s powerful because remembering people’s names is a sign that you’re bothered about...

How to remember people’s names

I was doing a short session for RBS in London the other day, and the question about how to remember people’s names came up.  I learned the skill from my first boss, who had this amazing knack of walking into a room, shaking hands with everyone there and knowing...
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recent from Networking Jim Harvey – Interviewed on STAR Radio in Cambridge
I made a speech a few weeks ago to a business group in Cambridge, UK. I had a great time and met some really interesting people, as usual. One of the people I met was a guy called David Smallman, a business consultant, entrepreneur and radio host of some renown. We chatted for a few minutes and then,...
recent from Active listening 10 things to get you more personal impact- Part 2
10 things to get you more personal impact- Part 2 In earlier posts we’ve looked at what we can do mentally to be ready to have impact when we meet people, we look at physically preparing, and in later posts we’ll look at what we can do in conversation and after meeting someone, to maintain the impact we’ve created. In your physical...
recent from First Impressions Andrew Mitchell- A charisma case study
Andrew Mitchell- A charisma case study Andrew Mitchell is in big trouble. He’s the recently promoted, multi-millionaire, son of a Politician, well-connected, minister. He’s in trouble for getting into some kind of contra-temps with a policeman. Did he or didn’t he call him ‘a pleb’, a ‘fucking moron’ and...
recent from Books FT Guide to Business Networking- Book Review
FT Guide to Business Networking- Book Review In summary- The book’s great buy it now. Here’s another book that I’d like to have written.  I’d put ‘The FT Guide to Business Networking’ by Heather Townsend alongside the irritatingly comprehensive ‘Beyond Bullet Points’ by Cliff Atkinson- Reviewed here,...