Jen Gottlieb and Chris Winfield | The Art of Being a Super Connector

In today’s episode, we cover connecting and commitment with Jenn Gottlieb and Chris Winfield. Jenn and Chris are the founders of Super Connector Media and have helped hundreds of humans master the art of connection.

Connecting with people takes intentional effort, but where should that effort go in today’s digital age, what can you do to take the pressure off when connecting with new people, and how can you make the best of networking during the social isolation of COVID?

What to Listen For

  • What question can you ask yourself to give you a jumpstart at networking?
  • What mindset can you adopt to take the pressure off when meeting new people and networking?
  • What exercise can you do to identify the badass moments you’ve had in life even if you feel you haven’t had any?
  • What is the Badass List and how can making one help you overcome imposter syndrome?
  • How do you take solid steps toward the confidence you want?
  • How can you make the most of networking during the social isolation of COVID?
  • What is the 51% Principle and how can you use it to motivate yourself to do the things you know you need to do?
  • What follow up strategy should you use after sending someone an initial pitch or introduction so you don’t turn them away from helping you?
  • What does it mean to be pleasantly persistent?
  • What can you do to make your LinkedIn profile stand out to potential recruiters and employers?
  • What tips can you implement to make Zoom meetings more engaging?

If you want to connect with a new person, the last thing you want to do is ask that person for something. That might sound obvious, but expressing something as simple as “Let’s connect” or “I’d love to pick your brain” is asking for something. Not only that, but it’s ambiguous, so the person on the receiving end doesn’t know why you want to connect or what you want to pick their brain about (and for how long (time = money)). 

If you want to connect with someone new, offer that person significantly more value than what you might want from them – ideally, make it so their response takes little to no effort, but hey, we all need to start somewhere.

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AJ Harbinger - author of 1125 posts on The Art of Charm

AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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