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Can You Teach Charisma?

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Can You Teach Charisma?

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Can You Teach Charisma?

Can You Teach Charisma?

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It's hard to define charisma, but you know it when you see it — there are some people who can simply command the attention of everyone else in the room. How did they get that way? Were they just born with it? Guests who have studied charisma discuss what it is, and whether it can be taught.

Guests:

Mark Oppenheimer, editor of The New Haven Review, columnist for The Boston Globe

John Neffinger, partner with KNP Communications