London, Oct 17 : Your dreams of becoming a real life James Bond have just gone closer to reality, for an ex spy has revealed the skills necessary to succeed in the world of espionage.
Speaking at the unveiling of a wax-model of 007 actor Daniel Craig, Ex-MI6 agent Harry Ferguson enlisted seven secrets to being a real James Bond.
Harry was attending the new exhibition at London's Madame Tussaud's to mark latest Bond film Quantum Of Solace, set for an October 31 release, reports the Daily Star.
According to Harry, who also authored Spy: A Handbook, the 007 skills needed to become a real-life spy are:
Resourcefulness: "It might surprise people, but unfortunately in real life our gadgets often don't work when we need them, and so you have to be able to adapt."
Observation: "You have to understand what you see, like if someone has you under surveillance, or if you spot a face you saw in a briefing a few months earlier."
Empathy: "People must have trust in you, and you must protect them."
Weapon Skills: "In the past agents did not really have to use arms, but with the work now in Iraq and Afghanistan that has changed."
Coolness: "The ability to stay unshaken involves keeping your level of eye contact normal and retaining a relaxed body posture."
Social Skills: "You have to move in playboy lifestyle circles, and go to say Monte Carlo or drive a flash car, and to be able to carry it off like a natural."
Languages: "The more easily you can slip into a foreign country without drawing attention, the better".