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The Art of the Pitch With Oren Klaff (Episode 714)


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On today’s episode of The Art of Charm we are speaking with investor, venture capitalist, and author—Oren Klaff. Oren has raised over $2 billion by understanding the prehistoric part of our brain (the “croc-brain”).

Tune in to this episode to hear Oren explain how this applies to your social skills and sales pitch, and why what’s required in the boardroom is no different than what’s required in real life.


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The Art of Gaining Interest with Chris Williams (Episode 713)


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This week’s Q&A Episode features actor, comedian, and magician Chris Williams.

His resume is as diverse as his performance credits. You may know him as Hoover from Silicon Valley, Krazee Eyez Killa from Curb Your Enthusiasm, or Dwight from Dodgeball. He also just happens to be related to former Miss America and actress Vanessa Williams.


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The Like Switch: Dr. Jack Schafer (Episode 712)


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Our guest is former FBI Special Agent, author, and professor – Dr. Jack Schafer. In the past, Dr. Schafer has developed spy recruitment techniques, interviewed terrorists, and trained agents in the art of interrogation and persuasion.
Whether we are trying to strike up a conversation at a networking event, meeting someone at a bar, or just talking to your barista, the art of talking to strangers comes alive every day.

On today’s episode, we aren’t just discussing how to talk to strangers, but why doing so can improve our lives and increase our happiness.


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The Art of Talking to Strangers (Episode 711)


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Think about it – at one point in time everyone in our lives was a stranger – even our closest friend.

Whether we are trying to strike up a conversation at a networking event, meeting someone at a bar, or just talking to your barista, the art of talking to strangers comes alive every day.

On today’s episode, we aren’t just discussing how to talk to strangers, but why doing so can improve our lives and increase our happiness.


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The Art of Breaking the Ice (Episode 710)


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This episode kicks off The Art of Charm’s series on Breaking the Ice. After learning The Art of the First Impression – it’s time to dig into how to start engaging conversations that genuinely capture the other person’s interest.


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Q&A: The Art of Style (Episode 709)


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This week’s Q&A Episode wraps up our series on first impressions, and dive into conversation about style and the art of the first impression with two style experts. LA Based fashion expert and stylist Melissa Chataigne & Real Men Real Style Founder – Antonio Centeno. We also answer YOUR questions on first impressions.


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The Art of Body Language (Episode 707)


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Whether we’re meeting someone for the first time or trying to elevate ourselves to that next level—body language plays an integral part in our presentation of self. Listen to this episode to learn the importance of body language in our social interactions.


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