Art of Business

Succeeding in the world of business requires a deep understanding of the subtler principles of trust, attraction, confidence, and judgment. In this vertical, we share our unique approach to networking, deal making and negotiation, entrepreneurship, and productivity. From getting things done to negotiating a raise to meeting new customers, this section will offer new exercises and tools to up your professional game.

8 Easy Ways to Have Better Conversations


Having a Conversation

Does the idea of boring small-talk with Uncle Bob or chatting with an attractive person make you tense? If you’re like many people, conversation anticipation will put a few beads of sweat on your forehead. But here’s the good news: While conversation skills are just that–skills to be practiced–some can be implemented swiftly. As a social skills coach we know … Read More


in Building A Connection, Making Friends, Networking

Stuck? Here Are Nine Things You Can Do Right Now


Stuck? Here Are Nine Things You Can Do Right Now

So you’re stuck. You’ve been riding a nice wave for a minute, only to suddenly find yourself out of momentum, adrift in your work, idling in neutral. Your passion is a nice idea. Your drive is a distant memory. Whatever it takes to move forward, you’ve lost it somewhere along the way. Then come the thoughts. The worry. The anxiety. … Read More


in Productivity

The Art of Feedback (And Why It Really Matters)


The Art of Feedback (And Why It Really Matters)

Confession: I’m not exactly a natural when it comes to feedback. Offering meaningful criticism was a skill I learned later in life, and to this day, I have to work consciously to give and interpret feedback the right way. For a long time, I felt like this was a gap in my ability — a sensitivity to criticism I just … Read More


in Networking

5 Easy Ways to Stop Hating Business Networking Events


5 Easy Ways to Stop Hating Business Networking Events

Business networking events can be nerve-wracking affairs if you don’t enter with a strategy in mind. Luckily, we present these five easy ways to stop hating business networking events so you’ll always be ready to face them with dignity and, of course, charm. First of all, we don’t really recommend business networking events, because there are so many more effective ways … Read More


in Art of Business, Networking

Intentions: How to Figure out What People Really Want


Intentions: How to Figure out What People Really Want

If we can become more interested in one another’s real intentions, we can become better colleagues, better partners, better parents, better bosses, and better friends. That’s what this article is about: How to figure out what people really want — from you, from themselves, and from one another. [Photo by Parker Knight] “Words are deeds.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein The writer David … Read More


in Art of Business, Networking

10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice


10 Things I Learned from James Altucher about Minimalism, Failure, and Not Giving Advice

James Altucher is an extraordinary man with extraordinary perspectives on everything from smart business to living a satisfying life — and how they intertwine. Here are 10 things he taught us on episode 540 of The Art of Charm. James Altucher’s appearance on episode 540 of The Art of Charm was so chock full of wisdom that I felt compelled … Read More


in Art of Business, Art of Personal Development, Entrepreneurship, Productivity, Self Mastery