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Museum of Science | Adult Offerings | Fall 2012

The Charisma Mystery

Museum of Science

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

Boston, MA

The Charisma Mystery

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Advance Tickets For Museum of Science Members | Begins October 1 at 9:00 a.m.
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Begins October 3 at 9:00 a.m.
Ended Free  

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The Charisma Mystery
Wednesday, October 17 | 7:00 p.m.

Olivia Fox Cabane, author of The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism; Alex “Sandy” Pentland, PhD, Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts, and Sciences, and director of the Human Dynamics Lab at MIT

You only get one chance to make a positive first impression. The people you meet assess your competence, trustworthiness, and intelligence within a matter of seconds. What makes a person magnetic and able to attract others so naturally? Is charisma genetically based? Can it be cultivated? Boost your power to make a fantastic first impression through the science of charisma and gain the tools to succeed when interviewing for a job, meeting a blind date, or running for president.

Admission is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:

Modern science has demonstrated remarkable and unlikely connections between seemingly disparate phenomena and ideas. The notion that everything is connected—found in ancient manuscripts and the most cutting-edge science—is intuitive and yet utterly mindbending. Join us in connecting the dots—between food, art, human behavior, and the sciences.

We are constantly adding to our seasonal lineup of special guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, social event, and more. To stay in touch with the latest Museum Happenings, visit

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Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Museum of Science

The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers. For more information, visit

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