We need more charming in the world.

I was dazzled by the performance above and kept thinking about how charming it was. I need more charm in my life.  I think that’s what the Oscars needed more of. Charming moments, gracious comments. But beyond the Oscars…

charm

n.

1. The power or quality of pleasing or delighting; attractiveness
2. A particular quality that attracts; a delightful characteristic
3. A small ornament, such as one worn on a bracelet.
4. An item worn for its supposed magical benefit, as in warding off evil; an amulet.
5. An action or formula thought to have magical power.
6. The chanting of a magic word or verse; incantation.
7. Physics A quantum property of the charm quark whose conservation explains the absence of certain strange-particle decay modes and that accounts for the longevity of the J particle.
v. charmedcharm·ingcharms
v.tr.

1. To attract or delight greatly: the simple elegance of the meal charmed the guests.
2. To induce by using strong personal attractiveness: charmed the guard into admitting them without invitations.
3. To cast or seem to cast a spell on; bewitch.

v.intr.

1. To be alluring or pleasing.
2. To function as an amulet or charm.
3. To use magic spells.
I suppose when you meet someone charming it is like a magic spell. That person makes you feel special or appreciated. A beautiful dance number like the one in the video delighted me greatly and of course the two people dancing are like some of the most attractive in the business.
So I did some research for everyone and found some other blog posts that will help you to hone your charm skills. Conference season is upon most of us in Student Affairs, so I’m sure most everyone could use some pointers.
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