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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, so that we can better understand our own. This show is full of stories told by world-class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs, and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we each create our own journeys.
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Jun 25, 2017

Episode 211: Vanessa Van Edwards - How To Be Instantly Irresistible

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"Vulnerability is sexy.  There is science to prove it."

Show Notes:

  • Sustained Excellence = Being a people reader (not a mind reader)
    • Try to listen to others more than anyone else
    • Get to KNOW the person
    • 3 Skills
      • Decoding - Leaders who are able to read others accurately
      • Encoding - Your ability to send accurate signals to others... What can I do to excite others?
      • Self-Regulation
  • The art/science of inspiring others
  • We decide if someone is a winner or a loser... Do they feel pride or shame? If we feel pride, we take up more space, shame = less space
  • Charisma -- How to be instantly irresistible?
  • The most charismatic people
    • High Warmth
    • High Competence
    • Must have both
    • Lucille Ball is a great example. I Love Lucy
  • Do you need high levels of charisma to be an effective leader?
    • You do not need to be extroverted... Or a booming leader
    • Quiet, contemplative types can be phenomenal leaders
  • How to handle a room with a lot of people networking if you're an introvert?
    • Your key in this room is to try and create 1 on 1 conversations. Play to your strengths
    • Don't stand in the center of the room
    • Stand at a high bar table
    • Low light areas
  • Conversation hacks:
    • Sparks - The brain looks for hits, not misses
    • "Anything good happen lately?
    • "Working on anything exciting?"
  • Ask soft yes/no questions...
    • "A really skilled decoder is a better listener than anyone else"
  • "Vulnerability is sexy.  There is science to prove it."
  • "Relatability comes down to ties." -- Saying "Oh, me too" creates a tie with that person.
    • "You want this, I want this..." type speeches
  • The 7 micro-expressions

"The most charismatic people have: high warmth and high competence."

 

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