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.

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


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How to Hold Great Eye Contact


My friends don’t have it easy. They always serve as unknowing test subjects in my social experiments. I write “unknowing,” but I do feel like they suspect at least something. One clue is that their first question always seems to be: “What book are you currently reading?”. Probably a veiled attempt to foresee the experiment they are about to undergo. … Read More


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Harville Hendrix | Getting The Love You Want (Episode 362)


Harville Hendrix, relationship expert and author of Getting The Love You Want, joins us for a relationship-centered chat on episode 362 of The Art of Charm.

You choose your partners for a reason. “The bottom line for great relationships is you have to know how to deal with differences.” -Harville Hendrix The Cheat Sheet: What is zero negativity and how do you use it in a relationship? Imago: what is it and why should you bother to care? Only 10% of the married population is in … Read More


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Passion in Relationships | Is Your Girlfriend Getting Bored With You?


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Passion in relationships is a tricky subject. When you’ve got a girlfriend you really dig you might be afraid that she’s getting bored with you. And honestly, you wouldn’t be the first guy that’s happened to. Knowing the signs that your girlfriend is getting bored with you can make all the difference in the world between keeping your relationship going … Read More


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Should You Let Her Do All the Talking?


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You don’t need a college degree to talk to women, but when you’re first getting to know a woman, it can be difficult to determine how much time you should spend talking to her and how much time you should spend listening.  If you are unsure about how much talking you need to do in these situations, the points below … Read More


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Getting out of the Friend Zone


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Most guys know the pain of the “friend-zone” all too well. But once you know how to start dating a friend you won’t have to suffer that pain any longer. To learn how to turn those platonic friendships into something more intimate, check out the following tips on how to start dating a friend. Plant the seed One reason a … Read More


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How to Attract Younger Women


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For every guy that we meet at The Art of Charm who wants to meet older women, there’s a guy who wants to know how to attract younger women. And why not? They say that girls mature faster than guys. What’s more, research shows that tons of younger women prefer older guys anyway. It’s a perfect match, like peanut butter … Read More


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