The problem with staying silent during a conflict

Build your confidence and connections with my Powerful Honesty course on Udemy Staying silent to avoid confrontation and conflict is not only cowardly, but harmful too. There’s nothing noble about keeping your mouth shut when you disagree or have negative feedback for someone, even if a bunch of ancient philosophies condone silence. Sure, there are unhealthy and unhelpful ways to Read More

Why texting kills relationships

Communicating by phone or in person is infinitely superior to text/message based communication, which is dangerous to relationships because it leads to misunderstandings and conflicts even between people who are well connected. Read More

What school didn’t teach you, part 4: How to stand up for yourself

Build your confidence and connections with my Powerful Honesty course on Udemy High school and university failed us all. While they taught us things like algebra and history, we weren’t taught any of the things we actually needed to know to create a successful, high quality life! In this series of 6 videos, I’ll try to teach you what school Read More

Mastering Manipulation, with Dan and Angie

In this episode, confidence and career coach Angie McQuillin interviews Dan Munro to pick his brain about the topic of manipulation. Dan used to work with psychopathic criminals and was trained by top forensic psychologists to manage manipulation and deception. Today he shares what he learned and how to apply master of manipulation in everyday life, relationships and workplace situations. Read More

Authentic sales techniques pt. 2/3

How to sell anything without manipulation (part 2/3) Marketing and sales gurus usually try to convince you to use manipulative techniques to make a quick buck off insecure people, like using scarcity, pushing on pain points, rushing the money discussion, getting them to “comply” with a “Yes ladder”, and all sorts of bullshit. Not only are these techniques unethical and Read More

Knowing someone’s motives

Find their motives   Everyone has motives for everything that they do. Nothing is random. When I worked with criminal offenders, I quickly learned that terms like “impulsive” and “reactive” and “crimes of passion” were merely misunderstandings. Every criminal offender I’ve ever worked with had a clear motive (or multiple motives) for their crimes, whether they were conscious of it Read More

Asking Too Many Questions – The Classic Social Mistake

Many people try to keep a conversation going by asking questions. They think that this shows interest and allows the other person to talk about themselves. But the truth is that questions PREVENT a deep connection from forming. Let’s talk about how statements are better. Dan’s best stuff Books Dan has 3 bestselling non-fiction books available in both written and Read More

The RIGHT thing to say to win an argument

Most people have a fear of confrontation against someone who is better at talking – more articulate, more forceful, great wit and humour etc. We fear embarrassment or saying something stupid or hurting the relationship unneccessarily, so we back down instead of speaking our minds because we can’t think of the “right” thing to say. In this video, I provide Read More

5 principles of powerful honesty

How to use radical honesty in a way that gets respect without being manipulative, and instead builds your self-confidence, your charisma, your ability to connect with others. To celebrate the upcoming launch of my new book The Naked Truth, I’m going to give you a sneak peek into the 5 principles of powerful honesty that will ensure that you can Read More

Getting your partner to open up

Today we’ve got a question about leading conversations: “I recently got into a new relationship. My partner is a great conversationalist. But I realized when he’s not in the mood for conversation, I don’t know how to lead it. Because I don’t have anything interesting to say, What can I do to solve this?” Now this came up in the Read More

The Magic Cure to Nice Guy Syndrome

Watch the video above, or read the transcript version below Nice Guy syndrome Today we’re going to be talking about how to overcome Nice Guy Syndrome[1] in the simplest, most effective way possible. For those of you who don’t know, Nice Guy Syndrome (NGS) comes from a long-term compulsion to constantly try to be seen as a “nice” person. It’s Read More

How to Create a Deep Emotional Connection

LIGHT V DARK Today I wanted to talk about connection – making a deep meaningful connection with other people. It’s probably an entire course on its own, but what I wanted to talk about today was a misconception around connection that held me back my entire life and really made it difficult for me to connect with people, because I Read More


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