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The Art of Charm is where self-motivated people, just like you, come to learn from the company’s coaches about to how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self with the help of Johnny and AJ, the company’s founders. Johnny and AJ bring their 11 years of coaching experience from their famous Bootcamps, where they host clients in Los Angeles from all over the world and they share their stories, best practices and themselves on this weekly podcast. Not only does The Art of Charm help everyday people, including active members of the military, learn how to become higher performers, better spouses, partners, and coworkers, they dig deep into human behavior, the science behind it, and demystify what we do and why we do it.

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The Art of Charm is where self-motivated people, just like you, come to learn from the company’s coaches about to how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self with the help of Johnny and AJ, the company’s founders. Johnny and AJ bring their 11 years of coaching experience from their famous Bootcamps, where they host clients in Los Angeles from all over the world and they share their stories, best practices and themselves on this weekly podcast. Not only does The Art of Charm help everyday people, including active members of the military, learn how to become higher performers, better spouses, partners, and coworkers, they dig deep into human behavior, the science behind it, and demystify what we do and why we do it.

    The High Value Effect | Toolbox

    The High Value Effect | Toolbox

    In today’s episode, we help you avoid low value behaviors and master high value ones with AJ and Johnny.

    In this episode of The Art of Charm, AJ and Johnny delve into the dynamics of high and low value behaviors and their impact on your personal and professional relationships. Ever wondered how to take control of your social interactions and ensure they lead to meaningful connections? AJ and Johnny explore the crucial distinctions between high value and low value behaviors, offering practical insights on how to elevate your social value. Learn how to harness the power of responsibility and cooperation, and discover why honesty and generosity are pivotal in forming strong, lasting relationships. How can you balance being cooperative without being taken advantage of? What steps can you take to become a high value individual in every aspect of your life? Tune in to uncover actionable strategies backed by science and real-life experiences to transform your interactions and boost your value.

    What to Listen For

    Introduction – 0:00

    How do you identify patterns of high and low value behaviors in yourself and others, and what can you do to change those behaviors in yourself?

    What specific behaviors lead to long-term success and positive relationships?



    The 3 low value behaviors you must avoid – 5:36

    How to navigate social interactions by giving value and avoiding common pitfalls.

    What behaviors consistently build strong relationships?



    The role of attention in building value – 10:14

    What is the most powerful (and easiest) form of value you can give when talking to someone?

    What two behaviors transform your social interactions?



    Most people miss the connection between value and responsibility – 18:30

    Why do high value people seek out more responsibility than everyone else?

    How do low value people avoid responsibility to shift blame when things go wrong?



    This one thing is crucial if you want to be high value – 23:52

    How does honesty build trust and strengthen relationships?

    What are the detrimental effects of lying and manipulation on your value and relationships?



    The long-term benefits of giving value – 28:15

    Real-life examples of how giving value without expecting immediate returns can lead to significant long-term benefits.

    How do you build a supportive social circle that pushes you to succeed and helps you out when you’re going through tough times?



    Practical Tips for Giving Value – 40:58

    Simple and practical ways to give value in everyday interactions.

    Examples of how giving value can lead to unexpected rewards and strengthen relationships.


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    • 49 min
    Transform Low-Value Behaviors into High-Value Habits | Toolbox

    Transform Low-Value Behaviors into High-Value Habits | Toolbox

    In today’s episode, we help you identify and avoid low value behaviors with AJ and Johnny.

    In this episode of The Art of Charm, AJ and Johnny dive deep into the psychology of value and behavior. Have you ever wondered if your actions unknowingly sabotage your social interactions? What behaviors might be holding you back from forming meaningful connections? AJ and Johnny explore how to identify and eliminate low value behaviors that keep you from connecting with others. Discover the three critical elements of value—attention, approval, and acceptance—and learn how to nurture high value behaviors that attract positive relationships. What does the science say about the benefits of being a high value individual? How can you balance being generous without being taken advantage of?

    What to Listen For

    Introduction – 0:00

    Why is understanding value important in forming meaningful connections?

    What will you learn about identifying and eliminating low value behaviors?



    What are low value behaviors you need to avoid? – 02:08

    What are supplicative behaviors, and how do they manifest in social interactions?

    How does the victim mentality negatively impact your value?

    Why is it important to avoid combative behaviors, and how can they harm your relationships?



    The dangers of social media most people ignore – 14:06

    How does social media manipulate our need for attention, approval, and acceptance?

    What are the dangers of seeking validation through social media?



    Most people fail to escape this mindset that cripples them – 24:48

    Why is a competitive mindset still considered low value?

    How does the scarcity mindset fuel unhealthy competition?

    What are the pitfalls of constantly comparing yourself to others?


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    • 37 min
    Ways To Win | Craig Robinson

    Ways To Win | Craig Robinson

    In today’s episode, we dive into the dynamic world of sports and leadership with Craig Robinson. Craig is a distinguished college basketball coach, basketball executive, and podcaster. A former standout player at Princeton, he was twice named Ivy League Player of the Year. Transitioning from a successful finance career, Craig pursued his passion for coaching, leading teams at Boston University and Oregon State University. He has held executive roles with the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks and is now the Executive Director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Craig co-hosts the podcast "Ways to Win" with John Calipari, sharing life lessons and strategies from his extensive on-court experience, making his insights valuable beyond the basketball world.

    Craig Robinson shares his insights on the evolving landscape of leadership and coaching. How has the role of empathy and communication transformed modern coaching? What strategies can you use to build momentum in both your personal and professional life? Craig also delves into his courageous transition from a successful finance career to pursuing his passion for coaching—what challenges did he face, and what rewards did he reap? Additionally, discover practical advice on how to identify and nurture young leaders, manage setbacks effectively, and leverage likability to foster team cohesion. Join us as we uncover these answers and more with Craig Robinson, a leader whose experience spans from the basketball court to the executive office. 

    What to Listen For

    Introduction – 0:00

    Who is Craig Robinson, and how has his diverse career from finance to coaching shaped his approach to leadership?

    What are the key differences between the authoritarian coaching styles of the past and the empathetic approaches of today?

    What motivated Craig to transition from a successful finance career to coaching basketball?



    Empathy and Communication in Leadership – 19:27

    Why is empathy crucial for modern leaders and coaches?

    How can understanding and meeting people where they are enhance your effectiveness as a leader?



    Insights from "Ways to Win" Podcast – 25:38

    Key takeaways from Craig’s podcast, including building personal relationships with team members and creating a culture of accountability.

    Lessons from prominent guests like Dave Roberts and Dawn Staley on leadership and team dynamics.



    Identifying and Nurturing Young Leaders – 30:29

    What attributes and talents should you look for when identifying potential young leaders?

    Strategies for nurturing and developing leadership skills in young individuals.



    Managing Setbacks and Defeat – 34:17

    How can you quickly recover from setbacks and losses in both sports and professional environments?

    Practical advice on managing the psychological impact of defeat and maintaining a forward-looking mindset.


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    • 45 min
    The Laws of Connection | David Robson

    The Laws of Connection | David Robson

    In today’s episode, we dive into the world of human connection with David Robson. David is an award-winning writer specializing in the psychology and neuroscience of human relationships. With a rich background in scientific journalism and a degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, David has dedicated his career to exploring the intricate ways we bond and interact with each other. His work has been widely recognized and featured in top-tier publications such as The Guardian, The Atlantic, and BBC Future. David is also the author of The Laws of Connection, a profound exploration into the science behind how we form lasting connections.

    In today’s episode, David Robson reveals the secrets to building stronger social connections through the latest psychological research. He explains the profound impact of social ties on our physical health, the importance of overcoming the "liking gap," and how to effectively use follow-up questions to create shared realities. David also shares strategies for rebuilding our social skills post-pandemic, the power of expressing appreciation, and how the Benjamin Franklin effect can strengthen our relationships. 

    What to Listen For

    Introduction – 0:00

    Who is David Robson, and how can his insights on human connection and psychology transform your personal and professional relationships?

    How do social connections affect your health, and what diseases can they help protect against?

    Why is it important to recognize and manage ambivalent relationships effectively?



    What barriers prevent you from connecting with others – 10:40

    What is the "liking gap," and how does it prevent you from forming deeper connections?

    How can you recalibrate your perceptions to overcome these psychological barriers?



    What questions can you ask to rapidly build deep connections? – 24:24

    What types of questions are most effective for building deeper connections?

    How can you move past small talk quickly to create meaningful conversations?

    What overlooked expression can drastically improve your relationship with anyone at work and in your personal life?



    How can you rebuild your social skills post-pandemic? – 47:51

    How has the pandemic affected our social skills, and what strategies can help you rebuild them?

    Why is practicing daily interactions with strangers crucial for maintaining social confidence?



    What is the Benjamin Franklin Effect and how can it strengthen relationships? – 51:30

    What is the Benjamin Franklin effect, and how can asking for small favors strengthen your relationships?

    How can you apply this effect in your daily life to enhance your social bonds?


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    3 Questions to Build Intimacy & Deepen Relationships | Topaz Adizes

    3 Questions to Build Intimacy & Deepen Relationships | Topaz Adizes

    In today’s episode, we tackle the art of building deep connections with Topaz Adizes. Topaz is an Emmy award-winning director, writer, and experienced design architect. With a background in philosophy from UC Berkeley and Oxford University, Topaz has made significant contributions to the fields of intimacy and human connection through his groundbreaking project, The And. His work has been showcased at prestigious festivals such as Cannes and Sundance, and featured in top publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times. Topaz is also the author of 12 Questions for Love: A Guide to Intimate Conversations and Deeper Relationships.

    In today’s episode, Topaz Adizes shares why questions are so powerful for creating deep bonds, how to create space for intimate conversations in our lives, when to bring logic in to deepen a relationship conversation, and the secret to developing emotional articulation with your partner.

    What to Listen For

    Introduction – 0:00

    Who is Topaz Adizes, and how can his insights on communication and relationships transform your career and personal life?

    How can asking the right questions unlock deeper connections and enhance your leadership skills?

    What’s the secret to creating a space where your team or partner feels safe to be vulnerable and authentic?



    Surprising revelations from over 1200 intimate conversations – 11:00

    What surprising revelations did Topaz uncover from over 1200 intimate conversations, and how can they apply to your high-stakes professional environment?



    Practical tips for emotional articulation – 20:15

    How can mastering emotional articulation make you a more effective leader and improve your team’s performance?

    What are the 12 questions that can revolutionize your personal and professional relationships, and how should you use them?



    Real-life applications that will change your life – 32:29

    How have others used Topaz’s methods to transform their relationships and careers, and what can you learn from their experiences?

    How can you create intentional spaces for deep conversations that foster trust and innovation within your team?



    Lessons on communication that no one tells us – 45:11

    What techniques can you use to enhance your communication skills and build stronger connections with your team and loved ones?

    How do different cultures approach intimate conversations, and what can you learn from their methods to improve your own interactions?

    Why is it crucial to ask better questions in your professional and personal life, and how can this practice accelerate your career growth?


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    • 58 min
    3 Steps For Building Friendships As An Adult

    3 Steps For Building Friendships As An Adult

    In today’s episode, we tackle making friends as an adult with AJ, Johnny, and coach Michael Herold. 

    Delve into the complexities of making and maintaining friendships as an adult. Why do many adults struggle with loneliness and how can propinquity—or the strategic use of proximity—open doors to new and lasting connections? Whether you're a seasoned professional or a social novice, this episode offers actionable strategies to enhance your social life and deepen your relationships. Tune in to discover how you can turn social opportunities into a thriving network of genuine connections, and learn why mastering the Art of Charm is more essential today than ever before.

    What to Listen For

    Introduction – 0:00

    How can understanding propinquity transform your approach to forming social connections?

    What alarming trends about loneliness were revealed in recent global surveys?



    How do you start building new relationships and make new friends? – 11:24

    How does remote work affect team cohesion and personal relationships at work?

    What scientific principles can help in forming deep and lasting friendships?



    Many underestimate the value of this when it comes to making friends – 24:38

    How can re-engaging with old hobbies or exploring new passions rejuvenate your social life?

    What practical steps can you take to weave social opportunities into your everyday activities?



    What are you doing to push new people away from being your friend? – 34:06

    How can recognizing and reducing friction in social interactions facilitate the formation of friendships?

    What practical steps can you take to lessen the burden on potential friends and make it easier for them to engage with you?



    How do develop a plan for a vibrant social life – 28:32

    What are the benefits of having a structured plan for social interactions?

    How does consistency in social activities lead to stronger and more meaningful relationships?

    What practical steps can you take to lessen the burden on potential friends and make it easier for them to engage with you?



    Introducing the Social Sales Funnel Concept – 44:55

    What is the Social Sales Funnel, and how can it help you build a thriving social network?

    How can hosting a monthly event streamline the process of turning acquaintances into friends?

    What strategies can ensure the success of such gatherings, encouraging new connections to flourish?


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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.5K Ratings

10.5K Ratings

JStoneCo ,

Entertaining. Engaging. Educational.

The perfect blend of book smarts and humor. Jordan has a knack for interviewing people and getting them to open up and have real conversations. I tuned into the Noah Kagan episode (if you haven't checked it out you should) and I found myself rewinding multiple times because it was funny and very informative. I especially enjoyed when Noah shared his process for reverse engineering a desired result. It's a simple process that can benefit anyone in almost any situation. For example, Noah mentioned that he reversed engineered his clothing choices when he desired a particular response - and he wasn't talking about wearing anything weird or graphic. He also gave an example of how to create content that has a much greater chance of going viral. The alternative being content that gets little to no readership or views, and certainly no likes or shares.

I'm very impressed with the high level of content and the delivery.

If you're looking to improve your communcation in dating, business, networking, or in any other area this show can help you.

Drew Silver ,

Wow

These guys have an awesome show running. You will not be able to find a better regularly updated source for knowledge on the subject of social dynamics. They have big name guests, an awesome community forum on their website, and they host some really awesome events in various cities. Check 'em out!

sheershir ,

Awesome Hosts, Phenomenal Show

By far the best free source of information on social dynamics and the world of dating. AJ and Jordan's motives behind the podcast are purely altruistic, and it shows in every single episode. Not only do they really know their stuff, but they bring on a wide range of guests who have particular insights in specific areas of dating that have proved absolutely invaluable to me during my ongoing personal transformation. These guys rock!

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