Charisma is Energy


Is charisma something you’re born with? Or do you think it's a skill you can learn?

In this blog post, you will find out what makes a speaker charismatic and how you can develop charisma as a skill.

When you think of a charismatic speaker, you think of a person having fun on stage or a person constantly engaging your emotions, not allowing you to lose interest or drift away. On the other hand, some other speakers spend so much of their time presenting a big amount of data or reading through their slides without getting their audience emotionally engaged. That will only make their audience forget more than 85% of what they said in less than 3 days.

So how do you emotionally engage your audience?

To be more charismatic and humorous means that you should stop focusing on yourself and start focusing on the outcomes. If your outcome is to make sure that your audience enjoys your presentation and laughs with you, then you can prepare a few funny stories that will make them laugh. If you structure your presentation in which the outcome is to have your audience “have fun” then you will appear more charismatic on stage, engage their emotions and make them listen to you more attentively.

Here are some more tips on how to be charismatic on stage:

  • Remember this phrase in your speaking engagements; “Charisma is Energy” and the more positive energy you use in your presentations, the more enjoyable it will become.
  • Use your body, your facial muscles, and hand gestures. If you have a few funny role models, then watch their body language and tone of voice. Model their modalities, integrate them into your personality and see the result.
  • Always open your speaking engagements with higher energy than your audience. Take them on an exciting and fun journey from the beginning. If you start weak and don’t build enough rapport with them from the very start, it will be very challenging to engage them later on.
  • Use your “success patterns” and learn from them for future reference until you feel comfortable making your audience laugh. If you tell a funny story that nobody laughed at, don’t keep repeating it in your future presentations.