The Art of Talking to Strangers {AUDIO}

Posted by Jordan, 08 Jul

“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.” – William Butler

Think about it – at one point in time, everyone in our lives was a stranger – even our closest friend.

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

Whether we are trying to strike up a conversation at a networking event, meeting someone at a bar, or just talking to your barista, the art of talking to strangers comes alive every day.

On today’s episode, we aren’t just discussing how to talk to strangers, but why doing so can improve our lives and increase our happiness.

The Cheat Sheet

  • How can we use the F-E-A-R acronym to help define the types of fear fueling our anxieties? 10:47
  • Fusion 11:11 Expectations 19:26 Avoidance 30:48 Remoteness 34:47
  • What do Silicon Valley CEOs know about the influence of technology and connection? 13:17
  • Why is talking to strangers essential to growing our personal and professional networks? 37:46
  • How does talking to strangers bring out the best in us? 47:00
  • Could simply saying hello be the most underrated icebreaker? 53:57

Listen and enjoy...

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. For 11 years, he hosted The Art of Charm Podcast - regularly in the iTunes top 50 and downloaded over four million times a month. Now Jordan interviews the world's top performers - from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers at The Jordan Harbinger Show, consistently holding in the iTunes top 100 after just a few weeks. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Instagram.

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  1.   60for30 says:
    Posted: 19 Oct 18

    Become a better man? There's nothing wrong with me. The U.S. needs to become a better country.

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  2.   rainbow2000 says:
    Posted: 22 Sep 18

    This is a good story but you know some people are not friendly or let me use the term social, some strangers have fear sometimes when you would like to say something or help them in a certain way.

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  3.   60for30 says:
    Posted: 19 Sep 18

    Two super-smart guys chatting on topics they know something about. Not knowing about anything, it was typically discouraging like listening in on any conversation I couldn't possibly join in on. They said F stands for fusion of self with negative thoughts about the possible conversation instead of not owning them. E- expectations ie of having to high standards of successful chat. A- avoidance of the fear instead of pushing through it. R-remoteness. or not having values or opinions and so being less interested in topics. Yeah, well, so they're saying not having FEAR is a skill rather than being a genius?

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