For the latest installment of the new Level Up series, I want to talk to you about how to be more charismatic. Charisma is an important part of being a more desirable, datable person. Charisma is the difference between someone that people like to spend time with and the people who may be well liked… but aren’t quite as attractive or interesting. But when we talk about charm and charisma, people tend to focus on one example or another above all others. Take this clip of Will Smith on the Graham Norton show as an example.
Despite being on stage with four very charismatic and well-regarded celebrities, Will Smith draws more attention than anyone else. He’s able to crack jokes and riff on people’s stories – even interrupt them – without being seen as being rude. But improving your charisma isn’t just a case of “be more like Will Smith”; after all, if you’re shy or introverted, it’s hard to maintain that level of intense energy or attention. If you want to improve your charisma effectively, you want to do so in a way that meshes with your personality. Being charismatic doesn’t mean that you need to be the center of attention, it just means being able to connect with people.
So, to start leveling up your charisma, let’s look at 5 different ways of making that connection.