1. Social Skills: Seven Things Everyone Should Know
  2. The 30 most important things about effective communication everyone must know
  3. Nine Things You Should Know About Interpersonal Skills
  4. How To Overcome Your Shyness, The Ultimate Guide
  5. A Simple Guide To Introverts
  6. How You Can Overcome Social Anxiety
  7. 25+ Effective Networking Tactics To Improve Your Networking Skills
  8. How To Master The Basic Meet And Greet
  9. Master The Power Pose In Two Minutes
  10. The 20 All-Time Best Pieces Of Relationship Advice Ever
  11. How To Build Great Professional Relationships
  12. 30+ Techniques About Killing It With Public Speaking
  13. How To Give Impromptu Speeches
  14. How To Be A Smart/Witty Talker
  15. How To Speak And Influence People Like Barack Obama
  16. The 20 Best Tips For Speaking Better
  17. 100+ Useful Techniques For Great Small Talk
  18. Question Skills: How We Can Be Great At Asking Questions
  19. How To Give Feedback
  20. Active Listening Skills (How To Be A Great Listener)
  21. Presentation Skills: How To Give Great Presentations
  22. Rhetoric: Using Language Better To Communicate Effectively And Persuasively
  23. How To Be Assertive
  24. A Simple Guide To Understanding Body Language
  25. 15+ Tricks That Will Help You Catch People Lying
  26. 11 Really Useful NLP Techniques
  27. A Simple Guide To Emotional Intelligence
  28. Empathy
  29. How To Be Charismatic
  30. How To Develop Presence
  31. How To Be Charming, Likeable, And Interesting
  32. Personality Development: How You Can Improve Your Personality
  33. 20+ Tips On Handling Difficult People
  34. How To Run And Participate In Effective Meetings
  35. Teamwork Skills: How To Work In A Team Effectively
  36. How To Make (And Refute) Arguments
  37. How To Win An Argument
  38. How To Criticize
  39. Seven Simple Ways To Give Praise
  40. How To Complain
  41. Culture Smarts: Taking In Cultural Cues From Across The World
  42. How To (Really) Control Your Emotions
  43. Basics Of Phone Etiquette
  44. A Simple Guide To Non-Verbal Communication
  45. How to change people's minds: Use this 350-year old trick, now backed up by psychologists
  46. Infographic: Body Language Cues and Spotting Lies

How To Be Charming, Likeable, And Interesting



If you have read the guides to being great at communication, networking, charisma and others, you probably now have an idea of what makes you charming and likeable: Be interested in other people genuinely and nicely, and they will be interested in you, and like you. A lot. Be brief but bright, and you will never be boring.


It is all pretty common sense.


1. Charming and likeable people say nice things to people (things they know they want to hear). They are pretty good at listening and will say only stuff that is relevant and timely. They are good at getting people to open up - about their life and motivations, and they ask easy, open questions. They are comfortable with who they are, not trying to be something else, like a fake.


2. Charming and likeable show others that they value the relationship over other things (power, money). They are good givers (help) and sweet sharers (credit). Charming and likeable are not afraid to reveal their vulnerable side - think the characters George Clooney played when he was younger.


3. Charming and likeable people smile a lot and mind their manners, depending upon the situation. They keep their smartphone in their pocket, and keep it there until the conversation or meeting is over.


Whenever Roosevelt hosted someone at his house, he would stay up late the night before, 'reading up on the subject in which he knew his guest was particularly interested.'

- Attributed to Andrew Carnegie


4. Charming and likeable people tell nice little relevant stories (they always seem to have an anecdote or two) and are humorous in the unoffensive style.


5. Charming and likeable people are not afraid to reach out and touch, really touch I mean - a slight tap on hands, or gently touching the shoulder.


6. Charming and likeable people are upfront about embarrassing things from their past. People take them to be brave and trustworthy.


7. Charming and likeable people say something nice that brightens someone's day. 'I love the sound of your voice'. 'Take your time. I'm not in a rush'. 'I just can't do this without you'. 'Looking at you makes my day.'


8. Charming and likeable go with the flow and are basically the template for 'being at ease'.




9. Charming, Likeable and Interesting people lead interesting lives.


If you want to be a knight, act like a knight.

- Don Quixote theme


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