Toolbox Episodes

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Why Emotional Connection Makes or Breaks a Relationship | ToolBox (Episode 719)


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In this episode, AJ and Johnny speak on the importance of “emotional bids,” and how to successfully identify and respond to them to create a deeper connection with the people around you. We start with a look at the clinical researcher, Dr. John Gottman and the study he conducted that helped define what an emotional bid is and why it is so important. Then, AJ and Johnny describe how we can positively or negatively respond to a whole array of emotional bids – and how that can make or break a relationship. We also learn how you don’t have to tell all of your deepest and darkest secrets to feel like someone truly understands you.


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8 Tips to Keep the Conversation Going (Episode 716)


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How do you take a conversation to the next level and create real connection? In this episode of The Art of Charm podcast, AJ and Johnny explain 8 fundamental steps to develop a relationship beyond just a brief interaction with a stranger on the train, scoring a number at a bar, or a handshake at a business conference. Learn the social cues, the mental tricks, and the right body language to tee up a compelling conversation.


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The Art of Compelling Conversations (Episode 715)


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In this episode, AJ and Johnny share stories on how they’ve built connections with others and improved upon them—and back these up with science. On their quest to reach the perfect balance, they talk about how important opening up the door of introduction is without prying into someone’s life or personal space.


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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 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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The Power of Accountability (Episode 703)


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We all have goals and aspirations, but how many of us take the time to share and vocalize those goals or support our friends as they try to achieve their goals? On today’s episode, we are discussing the importance of accountability. We, at The Art of Charm, often call accountability the “cheat code to self-development.” When you start to integrate others into your personal journey, the social pressure hacks your motivation centers, sending you on the fast track to achieving your goals.


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Brutal Truths Part 2 (Episode 702)


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We think we can ignore the brutal truths of life. The fact that dreaming is for losers, or happiness is a choice, or investing in yourself always yields a positive return. But the reality is we can’t. No matter how hard we try, the truth catches up to us.


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