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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.

    David Siegel | Build An Epic Social Circle Anywhere With This One Simple Platform

    David Siegel | Build An Epic Social Circle Anywhere With This One Simple Platform

    In today’s episode, we talk about MeetUp with David Siegel. David is the CEO of MeetUp and the host of the new podcast Keep Connected.

     

    People are feeling lonely now more than ever, so what can you do if you’re feeling lonely, where can you go to meet new friends who share your interests, and what is the cheat code to making new friends anywhere you go?  

     

    What to Listen For
    How did the Art of Charm get started using MeetUp? – 2:50 
    When creating an account on MeetUp, should you try to join MeetUp groups or create/host your own? 
    Why are people suffering from loneliness now more than ever and what can you do about it?

     
    The evolution of MeetUp through the pandemic – 10:51
    How did the pandemic affect people’s willingness to meet up using sites like MeetUp?
    Is it a good time to start attending events and MeetUp groups in person yet?

     
    Are MeetUp groups welcoming to introverts?  – 24:15
    What kinds of MeetUp groups should an introvert attend and avoid?
    Is MeetUp a good tool for professional networking?
    What sports should you look into if you’re interested in trying something new and popular?
    Can you find MeetUp groups that center around happiness and mental well-being?

     
    The cheat code to meeting a lot of people – 43:52 
    What are 3 traits of the best organizers on MeetUp?
    How do the best hosts on MeetUp provide great experiences for the attendees?
    What are the 3 steps in giving value that solidify a connection with guests and members who attend your events?
    What are the top 5 best practices in networking can you implement in your next MeetUp event?

     

    In a post-COVID world, people are struggling to figure out ways to be social again and get a handle on the loneliness they experienced during the lockdown. What better way to do both than find a group of likeminded humans on a site like MeetUp? One of the major advantages MeetUp groups/events have for people who aren’t sure how to make friends is that MeetUp self-selects for people who are open to meeting new people. That means people who attend MeetUp groups are going to be friendly, welcoming, and approachable.

     

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    Resources from this Episode

    MeetUp

    Keep Connected Podcast hosted by MeetUp CEO David Siegel

    David Siegel on LinkedIn

    David Siegel on Twitter

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Jeb Blount | Sell Yourself, Your Ideas and Your Work by Mastering These Techniques

    Jeb Blount | Sell Yourself, Your Ideas and Your Work by Mastering These Techniques

    In today’s episode, we cover the mastery of sales with Jeb Blount. Jeb is the best-selling author of over 13 books and among the world’s most respected thought leaders on sales, leadership, and customer experience. He helps leaders to develop leadership and coaching skills and shows them how to apply a more effective organizational design and cultivate a high performance sales culture.

     

    Sales is often considered a field for extroverts, so why do world-class salespeople consider introverts to have the greatest potential, what can you do as an introvert to become a great salesperson, and what is the biggest challenge introverts face in sales?  

     

    What to Listen For
    How Jeb Blount get started in sales – 1:06 
    Can introverts be world-class performers in sales? 



    What are the three myths about sales? – 5:35 
    What are the five basic questions people ask themselves about you when talking to you?
    What do so many people get wrong about being great at sales?
    What is the greatest gift you can give another human being and why is that gift critical in the world of sales?

     
    The one problem introverts have in sales – 9:46
    What are the two types of listening and when should you use each one?

     
    What can you do to stop making assumptions?  – 23:45
    What is the WAIT acronym and how can you use it to keep yourself in check when interacting with potential customers?
    Why are moments of silence in conversation so important in sales?

     
    Theses traits mean certain failure for people new to sales – 35:00 
    What is one of the biggest hurdles entrepreneurs face when starting a business for the first time?
    What can you do to overcome yesterday’s mistakes every day you wake up?

     
    Strategies for handling objections – 46:45 
    What framework can you use for overcoming objections?
    What is the difference between a good salesperson and a great salesperson?

     

    Introverts aren’t regularly associated with great salesmanship, but as the world evolves, introverts have an edge in sales. People want to be valued and they want to be understood. The more you can listen and ask questions, the better idea you will have about how you can solve their problem. 

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    Jeb Blount’s website

    Sales Gravy

    Sales EQ by Jeb Blount

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Wes Schaeffer | Crush It in Sales by Adopting this Bulletproof Mindset

    Wes Schaeffer | Crush It in Sales by Adopting this Bulletproof Mindset

    In today’s episode, we cover the fundamentals of sales with Wes Schaeffer. Wes is the creator and owner of The Sales Whisperer, a sales training, marketing and consulting firm with an emphasis on CRM & email marketing software sales, support and optimization.

     

    Sales skills are integral to our daily lives because we are regularly trying to solve problems and get other people to buy into our ideas, so what are the fundamentals of great salesmanship, how can you work to improve your sales skills, and why do you need to be a great listener to be great at sales?  

     

    What to Listen For
    How did Wes Schaeffer get started in sales – 3:00 
    Do you need to be an entrepreneur to get the most out of life?
    How should you think about your day job if you dream of being your own boss one day?



    The biggest misconception about people who are not in sales – 8:10 
    Why do we need some degree of sales skills to be successful in all areas of life and what can you do to improve yours?

     
    The new ABC’s of sales – 12:35
    What is the difference between influencing, persuading, and manipulating someone?
    What do great sales people understand about the actual significance of the transaction stage in making a sale?

     
    What is the difference between mediocre and great salesmanship?  – 24:00
    What mistakes do new people in sales make to shoot themselves in the foot over the long term?
    What should you be trying to identify when talking to a potential customer that will allow you to determine the perfect product or service to address their needs?

     
    The two halves of listening – 33:40 
    Why do people experience beginner's luck?
    What should you focus on when improving your sales skills?
    What is the difference between education and training?

     

    Anytime you are trying to influence or persuade someone, you are utilizing sales skills. It can be something as simple as convincing your friends where the best place to get dinner is, or persuading your boss to give you a two week extension on a deadline. 

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    Wes Schaeffer's website

    The Sales Podcast hosted by Wes Schaeffer

    The Sales Whisperer Way by Wes Schaeffer

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 min
    Toolbox | Defeat Your Deepest Fears and Become Unstoppable

    Toolbox | Defeat Your Deepest Fears and Become Unstoppable

    In today’s episode, we cover becoming unstoppable with AJ, Johnny, and Michael. 

    Anyone can develop confidence that makes you unstoppable, but what does it even mean to be unstoppable, what is stopping you from being more confident today, and why does avoiding the process lead to feeling miserable?

    What to Listen For
    Why do most people never become confident? – 3:22 
    What is the biggest misconception people have about developing confidence?



    What are the 3 reasons people can’t start being more confident? – 5:30 
    What assumptions do you make about other people that get in the way of developing your confidence?
    What does a real-world definition of confidence look like?

     
    What does it mean to have unstoppable confidence? – 11:00
    How should you start thinking about your thoughts and emotions if you want unstoppable confidence?
    Why is it dangerous to wait for you to have confidence before taking action?

     
    Stop reading books and take action  – 18:00
    Why does avoiding your fears make taking action more difficult?
    Why does reading too much actually cripple your ability to grow and reach your potential?

     
    Why does avoiding discomfort cause life to suck? – 25:50 
    Why is it detrimental to your growth to surround yourself with people who avoid fear and who should you surround yourself with?

     
    What can you do to start attracting a high-value social circle? – 32:20
    Why is growth impossible as long as you are in your comfort zone?



    How do confident people think about fear and anxiety? – 50:45

    The path to unstoppable confidence is a simple one. Stop reading books and take action, stop avoiding discomfort in life because avoiding it will cause your life to suck, and attract high-value social circles by thinking about fear and anxiety differently than most people do. 

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrates your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    Become Unstoppable with the Art of Charm

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

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    • 1 hr
    Erica Dhawan | Communicate Powerfully by Mastering Digital Body Language

    Erica Dhawan | Communicate Powerfully by Mastering Digital Body Language

    In today’s episode, we cover digital body language with Erica Dhawan. Erica studied human innovation and collaboration for over 15 years, shared her insights with over 200 audiences around the world, and wrote the new best-selling book, Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance.

    Now that we are working remotely more than ever before, our digital body language is crucial to our success in the workplace, but what is digital body language, how is it different from physical body language, and what can you start doing today to stand out as a leader? 

    What to Listen For
    What is digital body language? – 8:09 
    Should you be concerned about your background on a Zoom call?
    What should you be concerned about most when you’re on a video call?
    How is digital body language different from the body language we use when face to face?



    How do you figure out what norms are acceptable in digital communication? – 13:44 
    What assumptions do we need to stop making when communicating digitally and how are those assumptions eroding at our ability to communicate effectively?
    What can we do to make sure we’re not misreading messages and emails?

     
    What can we do to set clear expectations for digital communication? – 19:55
    How do we collaborate competently in the digital age when so much time is wasted in unclear communication?

     
    What are the four anxiety provoking events in digital communication?  – 22:52
    What two questions should you ask yourself when you realize you’re getting stressed out or anxious about a message or email someone sent you?
    What should you do if you feel like a team member or friend seems disinterested in a group conversation or Zoom call?

     
    How do Zoom calls limit the generation of new ideas? – 34:44 
    What can you do to foster team chemistry and help team members work together more effectively without team building activities?

     
    What three things can you do to maintain engagement over Zoom calls? – 40:00
    What can you do to be more engaged in meetings if you are the only person on Zoom and everyone else is in a meeting room together?
    What are the best practices for onboarding digital new hires?
    How is our digital body language changing our physical body language? – 54:15
    What ground rules can you incorporate today to set expectations for digital communication?

    The digital age has caused an interesting shift in the way we communicate. Our tone and facial expressions are no longer conveyed through words alone, but also in our digital body language. Our digital body language is conveyed through many things including what’s behind you when you’re on a Zoom call, whether you use Slack or email to send a message, and the “tone” of your text messages.  Therefore, it’s critical that we set clear expectations for digital communication to keep our teams on track and engaged as studies show up to 4 hours of productivity are lost per week due to unclear communication. 

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

    Resources from this Episode

    Erica Dhawan’s website

    Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance by Erica Dhawan

    The Digital Body Language Expert Course

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Diana Hill | Effortlessly Adapt to Any Situation and Excel Under Pressure

    Diana Hill | Effortlessly Adapt to Any Situation and Excel Under Pressure

    In today’s episode, we cover psychological flexibility with Dr. Diana Hill. Diana helps her clients build a values-rich life and unpacks the science of acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) through the cutting-edge podcast Psychologists Off the Clock, online teachings, and her book ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

    Life throws curveballs at us all the time, but if you have psychological flexibility you can be prepared for them—so what is psychological flexibility, why is it detrimental to our health and fulfillment to be psychologically rigid, and how do you start developing psychological flexibility? 

     

    What to Listen For
    Why did Dr. Diana Hill pursue a career in ACT? – 0:00 
    What is psychological flexibility and why is it important for all of us to work on it if we don’t want to be crushed by the events and challenges in our lives? 
    What are the 6 processes involved in psychological flexibility and why is it more important to focus on the processes than the resulting outcomes?
    Why does focusing on goals lead to disappointment in the long run?



    What makes some of us psychologically rigid? – 4:42 
    What areas in your life does psychological rigidity prevent you from being the best version of yourself?
    What can you do to identify the intrinsic values in your life so you can stop relying on future outcomes to bring you fulfillment instead of present processes?
    What is integrative psychology?

     
    What are the downsides of striving? – 15:25
    What is experiential avoidance and how is it linked to unhealthy striving?
    What is values-based striving? 

     
    How do you develop self-compassion? – 21:05
    What practices can you start using today to develop self-compassion?
    Why is self-compassion important if you want to be a top-performer? 

     
    Why does avoiding pain make life harder? – 36:20 
    How should we look at and deal with pain if trying to avoid it makes life more painful?
    What are self-stories and how do they limit our ability to perceive the world around us and achieve our potential? 

     
    What can you do to help kids build psychological flexibility? – 43:58
    Where should parents start if they want to help and encourage their children to build psychological flexibility so they are better able to deal with the challenges they will face in life?
    What value can you expect to get out of the ACT Daily Journal?

    What makes you resilient to the ups and downs of life? We all face challenges, but some are more flexible than others. Building psychological flexibility is a lifelong journey that requires self-awareness in your thoughts, emotions, behavior patterns, and relationships with others.

    The difference between being psychologically rigid vs. having resilience may seem like an abstract concept—but it can have drastic implications for our health and well-being over time if we're not careful! 

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    Dr Diana Hill’s website

    Psychologists Off the Clock Podcast

    ACT DAILY JOURNAL: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11K Ratings

11K Ratings

Lynnsc08 ,

Great advice

The Art of Charm is full of great, real life advice that you can apply to your life.

zacman90 ,

Where is the old content?

The old content and original toolbox episodes had such quality advice. And such cool interviews with so many interesting people. I am thinking about even those original episodes with Dog the Bounty Hunter. So sad to see all of that content gone, apparently forever. The OG fans are not happy. Such a shame to see what happened to this podcast and the company.

Naughty app is a total hoax ,

Varied and Consistent

I’ve been listening to the AOC show for years and can appreciate the caliber of their show by bringing up so many relevant topics with highly reputable guests. I’ve incorporated most of what I’ve learned from the show to my life. I look forward to continuing listening to this show. Kudos Johnny and AJ, and to the producers!

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