Charisma: Compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.
―Modern Oxford English Dictionary
―Modern Oxford English Dictionary
Before you learn how to inculcate charisma in your personality, it is very important that you understand the term 'Charisma' in its complete capacity. The definition given above will help you understand the term in a broader view. Let us see what it means in a more precise approach and let us get as close as we can to understand this rare quality. We often say that a particular celebrity or a sportsperson has charisma and that makes us like them instantly. These charismatic people know the law of attraction better than most.
A natural charmer―one who is born with it―is seldom seen. Most learn to be charismatic people. The first quality you need is to know how to inspire people in one way or the other. The second quality you need to draw people to you is to attract. Now that we know the basic qualities to be charismatic, how do we proceed? By knowing how to acquire these very qualities.
5 Simple Steps to Conquering Charisma
Charisma is a sparkle in people that money can't buy. It's an invisible energy with visible effects.
One of the most important qualities you need to possess is concrete confidence, that is not shaken by anything or anyone. This confidence will complement all the other qualities mentioned below. Being confident is a trait that represents surety and confirmed thought, which is the sign of a leader. Be confident about what you speak, the way you live, and the way you walk even. Be confident about your principles and your beliefs.
When I say impeccable portrait, I mean the complete look of a person. The way he/she dresses, stays, and lives. No one will be attracted to someone who is unhygienic and unkempt. An unkempt look represents an unkempt personality and unkempt thought. There should be complete personal development of character. It is not important to wear the costliest of clothes or the rarest of stones, but to maintain yourself by the means of what you wear and how you appear. Remember, in most cases, a first impression is the last impression.
Conviction is defined by most as an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence. Carrying conviction is a very important trait you need to acquire. Conviction and a strong belief in every single word you speak is very important. As Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, "A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble". Your conviction should give birth to motivation almost immediately.
Power of Speech
To be a charismatic speaker, you need to develop the power of speech. Think before you speak but when you speak, let it be a statement so made that it can't be questioned. Spare time for vocabulary improvement and enhance your language. Mean every single word you speak and speak only what your principles allow you. Be honest and you will come across as a bold individual when you speak; however, don't be offensive. Being confident and looking that part while speaking is very important as well. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Having strong beliefs is very important to develop a charismatic character. More than knowing the things you believe in, it is important to know why you believe in them and why this belief is right. Increasing your knowledge of things will help you in making your beliefs stronger and rational to others. Learning about new things, incidents, and situations increases your potential as a leader who knows. People will respect you more because they will know you have actually learned everything you believe in.
Now that you know how to be charismatic, you should also know the way you should use this quality. Few leaders, such as Adolf Hitler, have used their charismatic personality and leadership skills for all the wrong reasons. A charismatic personality is not positive or negative, it is just a rare and unique personality. Putting it to good use and for the betterment of people is in your hands.