BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Episode 55: The Invisible Process that Determines How we Think and Feel

Every human being is a natural-born storyteller, and the stories we tell ourselves have the power to change our lives.

The problem is, most of us tell ourselves stories without even knowing we’re doing it. Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” where the Guys help you understand the stories that have shaped you—and how to write some better ones.

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How to Handle Criticism

Episode 54: The Gift that Nobody Likes to Receive

Have you ever noticed how different people respond to criticism? Some brood, some become depressed, and others fly off the handle.

But criticism can be your friend, if you take the right attitude toward it. In today’s Communication Guys podcast, the Guys help you identify your natural response to criticism, and describe a more positive and constructive way of handling it.

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Know Your Communication Style

Episode 53: The 4 Basic Styles and the Problems They Cause

Ever have trouble connecting effectively with colleagues, friends, or loved ones? It might be a problem of different communication styles.

Knowing your natural communication style is crucial to becoming a better communicator. In today’s Communication Guys podcast, the Guys explain the four major styles of communication, how to recognize them, and how to use them to your advantage.

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Special Hurricane Harvey Episode

Special Episode: What to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

Right now, our thoughts are with the people of Houston and the Gulf Coast as they struggle to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. You may have given money, sent emergency supplies, or even joined a relief effort to help out. But what about the times when all you can do to offer comfort is pay a visit, write a letter, or pick up a phone? What’s the right thing to say when someone is in pain? Sometimes our well-intended words only seem to make things worse.

This special episode of The Communication Guys podcast is “What to Say to Someone Who is Suffering,” where the Guys offer 6 helpful guidelines for choosing just the right words, and for avoiding those awkward and regrettable comments all of us have said. If you know someone who lives along the Gulf Coast–or just know someone in need of comfort right now–this episode is for you.

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Say It Sticky

Episode 51: How to Use Words that People Will Remember

“I have a dream…Ask not what your country can do for you…The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…” Why do some words and phrases lodge in our memories, while most of what we hear passes by barely noticed?

This is the quality Chip and Dan Heath call “stickiness,” and it doesn’t happen by accident. In this week’s episode, the Guys discuss the qualities that make words “sticky,” and describe 5 ways to make sure your words will be remembered.

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