How to Captivate with Social Cues, with Jordan Harbinger

I sat down with my friend Jordan Harbinger, host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, to discuss how to end a conversation and avoiding awkward interactions. This time, I’m the one being interviewed and I have lots of tips and stories in the video and article below....

How To Be Great

Do you know how to be great?  In 1885, a monk set out to run a 1,000 day marathon. Specifically he and his fellow monks ran 40 kilometers a day for 100 days. Yes, you read that right. 40 kilometers per day! They did this for 5 years. They are called the Gyoja, or...

5 Ways to be Way More Interesting

This morning I logged on to do my monthly check of our website analytics. As I settled in with my coffee to peruse our latest numbers, search hits and demographics, I stumbled upon an interesting little finding. While scrolling through our top search terms (what...

Do You Ever Run Out of Things to Say?

Do you ever have trouble finding interesting things to talk about? In our weekly Twitter poll, we asked people whether this statement was true or false for them: “When in a group of people I have trouble thinking of the right things to talk about.” 68% of people...

The Psychology of How People React to Videos

I would say there was a big tipping point in my business. It was the moment I moved from print to video. When I first started the Science of People I wrote articles, wrote columns, wrote ebooks and wrote books. This is all one medium. In the online business world...

What Is Curiosity? The Science of Curiosity in our Brains

Did curiosity really kill the cat? I’m sure you’ve heard this expression before, but what is curiosity and how does it work? Albert Einstein once said: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” What exactly goes on in our...

How to Be Funny

How funny are you? While some people are natural humorists, being funny is a set of skills that can be learned, according to comedian, author, and, my friend David Nihill. With his tips, you will learn how to be funny.  Afraid you can’t learn the skills? Fear...

What Tango Taught Me About People

I really love this…and I really hate it. Thats how I felt about tango approximately 7 minutes into my first class. Tango totally blindsided me. I agreed to go with a friend thinking it would be something fun to try on a Wednesday night. Little did I know that it...

6 Principles You Can Use to Not Be Boring

There is an epidemic of boring in our society. And this plagues all of us. Boring kills dates, networking events, sales and deals. But, when we fight dullness we are more attractive, more memorable and more likable. That’s what I want to talk about today....
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