Fan Mail Friday #125 | Is Formulating a Response a Mistake?

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we’ll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right.

If you’re new to The Art of Charm Podcast, this isn’t a great place to start. Most of our content is more in-depth and longer format. Listen to recent guests Bill NyeTim GroverJack Barsky, and Christian Picciolini for a better idea of our regular programming.

Also make sure to check out our Best Of picks or the Fundamentals Toolbox episodes. There, we’ve got the fundamentals of body language and nonverbal communication, attraction, negotiation, networking, and everything else we teach here at The Art of Charm.

Let’s cut to it! In this episode:

  • Does the conversation often move on before you’ve had the time to formulate a response?
  • Is the perfectionist inside of you too restless to enjoy how good you’ve really got it?
  • How can you tell legitimate coaches apart from the money-grubbing shysters?
  • Do you consume so much information that it’s hard to make any of it stick?
  • How can you become better at thinking on your feet in considering counter-arguments and debating your position in the moment?
  • Why doesn’t Jordan sound like he’s from Michigan?
  • What’s the best way to deal with a “friend” who can’t be happy for your successes?
  • Documentaries of the week: Get Me Roger Stone and Happy People: A Year in the Taiga.
  • Quick shoutouts to Dr. Freda Tyson in DC and Marie Saint-Pierre from Montreal!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]!
  • Check out Jordan’s (@TheArtofCharmother show: The Forbes List, and Jason’s (@jpdefother show: Grumpy Old Geeks.


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Jordan Harbinger - author of 952 posts on The Art of Charm

Jordan Harbinger has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, and been kidnapped -- twice. He’ll tell you the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any type of situation. Here at The Art of Charm, Jordan shares that experience, and the system borne as a result, with students and clients.


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