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On teasing women

by GK on January 5, 2010

A recent student of mine wanted to understand “push-pull,” one of the tools in the Charisma Arts toolbox.  I’m a guy who likes simple language — witness how with the Big Four, I advise talking about yourself and telling her you like her instead of focusing on “I statements” and the “SOI.” And whether you call it push-pull, negging, […]

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On being a man

by GK on November 13, 2009 · 6 comments

I was thinking of one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies, “The Godfather,” and how it relates to what I’m teaching. No, not the line about leaving the gun and taking the canoli, though this is sound advice in general. It’s early in the first “Godfather,” when the Don’s godson complains about a movie role he might not get […]

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What is GK’s game like?

by GK on November 10, 2009

An e-mail I received from overseas during my recent hiatus reminded me of a post I’d been meaning to make — to explain my “game,” so to speak. It goes like this:  “I know you don’t use relating too much. but do you use the open-ended-question vacuum  reward ( relate )? I would be glad if you can say how […]

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Don’t be her shoulder to cry on

by GK on September 15, 2009 · 8 comments

My apologies for the long gap between entries. I’m close to finishing a screenplay I started two years ago, and I’m giving it most of my writing time. So I might be posting here less than usual for the time being, but don’t fret. GK’s still got your back. On to today’s topic.  Even we instructors admit to […]

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When you talk, be like Mike … Tyson

by GK on September 5, 2009 · 1 comment

As in my last post, I’ve got an unusual source of blogging inspiration. I recently watched a documentary that I surprisingly loved, and I can’t think of a more powerful example of talking about yourself, one component of the Big Four. The role model for talking about yourself? Mike Tyson. In almost any other way, Tyson is […]

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