| April 11, 2017

Podcast, Relationships & Dating

Podcast #294: Learning the Art of Charm

While men sometimes see developing their social skills as something superficial or unimportant, these skills are essential for success in business and life. Knowing how to interact and get along with others is how we can make friends, find love, and advance our career. My guest on the podcast today has spent the past ten years helping men become more socially dynamic through his in-person coaching services and his podcast The Art of Charm. His name is Jordan Harbinger and today on the show Jordan I discuss why improving your social skills is so important and why many men often give it the short shrift. We then dig into the concept of social capital and why it might be even more vital to develop than financial capital. We end our conversation getting into brass tacks advice on how to become a social dynamo without having to be an extroverted “life of the party” cheeseball. 

This is a great podcast filled with tons of actionable steps.

Show Highlights

  • Jordan’s background and his impetus behind creating the Art of Charm
  • What is “social capital”? And why is it so important?
  • How social skills are a career competitive advantage
  • How Jordan went about learning social skills for himself
  • The BS of being born with “the gift of gab”
  • Why Jordan wore a kangaroo suit around town to social events
  • The real differences between introverts and extroverts
  • The myth, and even downsides, of being the life of the party
  • What your goals should be at any networking event or conference
  • Why small talk is neither unimportant nor a waste of time
  • How to make the first move in a networking scenario
  • The social mindset that will help you the most in social situations
  • ABG – Always Be Giving
  • Balancing giving with keeping your boundaries
  • The importance of not keeping score in your social interactions
  • Why you need to “dig the well before you’re thirsty”
  • Creating great non-verbal first impressions

Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast

Connect With Jordan Harbinger and The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm podcast

The Art of Charm website

Jordan on Twitter

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