Building A Connection

Develop immediate trust and rapport
In this section, we explore the art and science of building a connection with the people you meet. Learn to develop organic trust and genuine rapport — the pillars of a deep connection — and apply them to your professional, romantic and platonic relationships.

Erica Dhawan | Communicate Powerfully by Mastering Digital Body Language


In today’s episode, we cover digital body language with Erica Dhawan. Erica studied human innovation and collaboration for over 15 years, shared her insights with over 200 audiences around the world, and wrote the new best-selling book, Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance. Now that we are working remotely more than ever before, … Read More


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Diana Hill | Effortlessly Adapt to Any Situation and Excel Under Pressure


In today’s episode, we cover psychological flexibility with Dr. Diana Hill. Diana helps her clients build a values-rich life and unpacks the science of acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) through the cutting-edge podcast Psychologists Off the Clock, online teachings, and her book ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Life throws curveballs at us all … Read More


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Dr. Nicole LePera | Heal Your Trauma and Forge the Life You Want


In today’s episode, we cover what it means to work on yourself with Dr. Nicole LePera. She is the creator of the popular Instagram account @the.holistic.psychologist, was educated in clinical psychology at Cornell University and The New School of Social Research, and is the author of the best-selling How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, … Read More


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Dr. Carole Robin | How to Build World Class Connections and Lead With Vulnerability


In today’s episode, we cover building stronger connections with Dr. Carole Robin. Carole Robin, Ph.D. was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where she helped to further develop the Interpersonal Dynamics Course, and is now the author of the best selling book, Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues. Technology and … Read More


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Toolbox | Small Talk Hacks to Boost Your Sales, Grow Your Network and Never Feel Awkward Again


In today’s episode, we cover small talk with AJ, Johnny, and Michael.  Getting on the question train is one of the most common mistakes people make in conversations without realizing it, but what is it, why does it kill conversations, and how do you avoid getting on it? What to Listen For The pitfalls that lead to one-sided conversations – … Read More


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Toolbox: Biggest Myth With Small Talk & 3 Mistakes to Avoid


In today’s episode, we cover the science of small talk with AJ and Johnny.  Small talk can feel like a chore these days, but why is it important that we make small talk with people throughout the day, how do we make it fun and engaging, and why is it detrimental to our relationships and community to avoid or ignore … Read More


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Listening 101: The Key to Creating Unforgettable Conversations


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You’re out to dinner with your significant other’s parents. You’re meeting them for the first time. You need to make a good first impression. But what are you going to talk about? What should you ask them about? How will you know if you’re talking too much? Or not enough?  Meeting the parents can be intimidating. In fact, anytime you … Read More


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