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The Book of Charm

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The Book of Charm

What is this charm that others have?
Magnetic attraction and attention grabbing,
Playing the room like the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Charm like a souffle needs careful attention to detail,
    practice and handling with care.
Overdone it flops and sags to disaster pudding.

The first ingredient is to be pleasing to eye.
Being smartly presented, as nice as you can be.
It helps if you are a handsome prince or stunning good-looker
But being well groomed and smartly dressed helps.

The second ingredient is a simple dash of eyebrow flash
A wink is overdoing it, just flit the eyebrow up
This dispels the fear-of-foe when being approached.
Just a mere quiver is enough to catch attention,
    back it up with a slight tilt of head and a little smile.
This is you welcome, a hors d'oeuvres of open friendliness.

Next, you need to engage with your eyes, whisking long enough to meld
   two beings together, expressing your genuine interest in them.
It is not a stare but a warm open welcome, with a nice smile,
   maintaining eye-to-eye contact just long enough to be noticed, enticing.

Next get people to believe you are generally interested in them.
Not with flattering effrontery, 
    but by getting them to flatter themselves 
    by getting them talking to you, 
    about the things you admire in them,
    things they admire most about themselves.
This give them a pat on the back, starts the assurance sharing.

With this book of charm recipes
You'll soon be the center of attention 
Serving your light, fluffy souffle
To a captive audience, humming your cover tune.

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1 July 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 7/2/2017 12:59:00 PM
...or just smile and say 'hi" and remember her eyes are in her face:) I would have never guessed you for a charmer, John. However, I would take you for a great conversationalist, an easy listen:) This is quite humorous, to me but probably all good advice. Well written!
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Date: 7/2/2017 2:54:00 PM
Thanks for your comment - Yeah I need this book to disarm my uncharm offensive.