How to Win Friends, Influence People & Build Stronger Relationships Using the Power of Connection with Charles Duhigg
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This episode is brought to you by Lumebox and AquaTru.  We understand that the quality of our relationships and connections within our community leads to a more fulfilling life and promotes happiness. However, communicating authentically and genuinely aren’t necessarily traits we're born with or that come naturally. Charles Duhigg is here to show us how we can change the way we communicate, add more meaning to our relationships, and extend our lifespan.  Today, on the Dhru Purohit Show, Dhru sits down with author and writer Charles Duhigg to discuss how to become a supercommunicator. Charles shares the top traits that super communicators practice in conversations and how these practices can lead to deeper and more meaningful relationships. He also delves into the science behind how these traits can promote longevity and overall happiness. If you're seeking guidance on becoming a better communicator, even with people you fundamentally disagree with, this episode is for you! Charles Duhigg is the author of The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies, and societies, and Smarter Faster Better, about the science of productivity. He currently writes at The New Yorker Magazine, and until a few years ago, was a reporter at the New York Times. There, he wrote “The iEconomy,” which focused on Apple and won a Pulitzer prize for explanatory reporting in 2013.  In this episode, Dhru and Charles dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The top mistakes people make that prevent genuine connection (00:24 / 00:24)Ask yourself, why am I choosing to speak? (3:25 / 3:25) Looping for understanding (6:27 /6:27)Neuro Alignment during conversations (10:09 / 7:58)Listening to learn about the other person (15:57 / 13:53)Acquiring the right tools (23:20 / 21:11)Keywords and demeanor and what they signal (25:37 / 23:30)Words or responses that show a communication disconnect (34:23 / 30:35)Why you should want to be a supercommunicator (39:55 / 35:57) Every conversation is a quiet negotiation (53:45/ 50:02)How to connect with people who have different viewpoints (1:12:00/ 1:08:20)Four rules of a meaningful conversation (1:12:50 / 1:09:10)How super communication manifests to external success (1:24:10 / 1:22:12) Also mentioned in this episode: Charles’ new book: Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of ConnectionCharles’ substack  Hello listeners! I could use your feedback about the podcast. If you click here and answer this question, it would mean the world to me. Lumbeox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 50% off! Go to and get your Red Light device.  AquaTru is a countertop reverse osmosis purifier with a four-stage filtration system that removes 15x more contaminants than the bestselling water filters out there. Go to and get $100 off when you try AquaTru for yourself.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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