We all want to be appreciated for who we are, but sometimes the idea of talking about ourselves our touting our accomplishments seems crass or self-centered. Yet, the ability to confidently tell your story can often be the key to opening doors to all kinds of opportunities—both socially and professionally.
Today, my guest AJ Harbinger joins us to share why talking about yourself is not only OK, but critical to making new connections and forging relationships. AJ shares why emotion is key to good personal storytelling, and why being man enough to laugh at yourself can often be the perfect way to build rapport with new people you meet.
Guys, I’m really excited about this episode. Once again, my guest is AJ Harbinger. He is the is the CEO and co-founder of The Art of Charm, where they offer advanced social skills training for top performers. In addition to the Art of Charm podcast, AOC has a ton of great content and courses, including their week-long Bootcamp where men get an immersive introduction to mastering social confidence.
I’ve had a chance to spend some time with AJ in person, and he’s such a hilarious and high-energy guy to hang out with. But as you’ll hear in this interview, he’s also ridiculously smart and has some keen insights about social dynamics.
I hope you enjoy this episode!
- Why being able to effectively tell your story makes you more memorable in social situations
- The danger of focusing only on facts and neglecting emotions when talking to others
- How being vulnerable helps neutralize arrogance
- What the loss of AJ’s father has meant for his own personal journey and story
- Why being willing to laugh at yourself can sometimes be the perfect icebreaker
- How to transition from surface-level banter to more serious conversation
- How to share who you are by talking about other people