| November 21, 2010

Last updated: December 2, 2017

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The Secret of Bill Clinton’s Charisma

This post originally appeared in the Art Of Manliness ‘Trunk’ – a collection of cool stuff we find while wandering the vast deserts of the world wide web.


Bill Clinton is (in)famous for the charisma he exudes. Countless stories exist of complete strangers (and even people who despised Clinton) leaving a first encounter with him feeling like they’ve known him for years.

What’s Clinton’s secret to his charisma?

According to Tim Ferris, it’s all about eye contact and understanding personal space. You can enhance your charisma skills by doing the following three things:

1. Practice Brief Eye Contact With Strangers

2. Master the Art of Personal Space

3. Practice Being Present

Read more about becoming insanely characteristic at Tim Ferris’ blog:

How It Works: Clinton’s “Reality Distortion Field” Charisma.


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