Monday, July 11, 2005

Hope for Harper

Who needs a summer tour - according to this story, charisma can be learned:

A step-by-step guide to charisma

Scientists claim to have found the secret to that magical quality, charisma, and they say it can be learnt.

HOW TO BE MORE CHARISMATIC

General: Open body posture, hands away from face when talking, stand up straight, relax, hands apart with palms forwards or upwards

To an individual: Let people know they matter and you enjoy being around them, develop a genuine smile, nod when they talk, briefly touch them on the upper arm, and maintain eye contact

To a group: Be comfortable as leader, move around to appear enthusiastic, lean slightly forward and look at all parts of the group

Message: Move beyond status quo and make a difference, be controversial, new, simple to understand, counter-intuitive

Speech: Be clear, fluent, forceful and articulate, evoke imagery, use an upbeat tempo, occasionally slow for tension or emphasis

Hey! Wait a sec! Harper does all these things! Too bad the article doesn't give any tips on being charismatic To the hostile, biased liberal media:

(BTW, the "To an individual:" part doesn't work - every time I "briefly touch them on the upper chest" the females give me a shocked look followed by a slap!)

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, he needs an eye-lift.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, he needs an eye-lift.

7:20 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Naw, Nonymous. He just needs eye transplants - he needs em on the back of his head...

9:12 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

And for you Nonymous: Naw, he just needs eye transplants - he needs em on the back of his head...

9:12 PM  
Anonymous 905 Tory said...

Good thing I have two eyes, otherwise I'd never be able to follow what's going on here, otherwise I'd never be able to follow what's going on here.

10:32 PM  
Blogger 49erDweet said...

I didn't realize you guys stutter so much.

7:08 PM  
Blogger 49erDweet said...

Or that your arms grew out of the front of your upper torsos. Wow, I've missed a lot.

Wow, I've missed a lot.

7:11 PM  

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