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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How to Talk to Your Doctor

Episode 52: Communication Tips that Could Save your Life

If you fail to communicate with your boss, it could cost you your job—but if you fail to
communicate with your doctor, it could cost you your life.

What’s the best way to talk to your doctor, and what are the most important questions to ask? In this Communication Guys interview with Dr. Ann Smithson, the Guys ask a physician’s advice on the most effective way to connect with the people responsible for our health.

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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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