Fan Mail Friday #143 | Sidekicks and Socialites

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 A.J. Jacobs and Kevin Rose 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:

  • Do we know any good conflict de-escalation techniques?
  • What’s the best way to re-enter your alumni network?
  • Have you ever experienced this kind of imposter syndrome?
  • How do you suggest ways someone can improve when they’re immediately insulted you don’t think they’re perfect?
  • How can a late bloomer shed the sidekick role developed over the years with a close friend?
  • A couple of police officers weigh in on our episode with criminal defense attorney Corbin Payne.
  • Documentary of the Week: Obey Giant
  • Quick shoutouts to: Jen Kerr, Matt Knight, Joanne Alilovic, Leanne Hughes, Sean Lavin, and Loretta Kreet!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @TheArtofCharm and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out 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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