Being charming is sort of like an art. Some people are naturals, while others are color blind. However, if you're lacking charisma, don't fret. There are ways to improve, especially if you're taking lessons from the experts.

Our partners at AskMen have gathered 12 conversation tips from the most charismatic men. Read up on charm 101, and your friends (and potential more-than-friends) might just find you a little more suave.

Sample tip:

Give sincere compliments. Follow Will Smith's steps and win someone over with kind words. When talking to a girl, make sure your compliments come across as genuine and unique. Telling her something about her physical appearance can be a turn-off but complimenting her sense of humor or her superwoman skills at playing pool can help establish a connection.

If you're ready for the 200-level course, check out how you can charm her pants off.