The Governator's Charisma

You can borrow a page from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's playbook to improve your business communication skills

What can an actor turned politician teach us about communication skills? In the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger—just re-elected to a second term as California governor—plenty. The fact that he handily beat his opponent didn't surprise me. Unlike many people, I also wasn't shocked by his first win in a special recall election in 2003. I had seen Schwarzenegger speak in person to business groups before he entered politics, and I knew he could not be counted out. His communications skills are that good.

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