PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS 1

Episode 76: What to Say When Emotions Take Over

Have you ever had a discussion where the stakes were high, opinions varied, and emotions were running strong?

In today’s Communication Guys podcast the Guys interview master trainer Justin Hale from VitalSmarts, the organization responsible for the best-selling book, “Crucial Conversations.” In this two-part interview, Justin explains how you can have a productive discussion even when passions are high.

For information on the courses and training available from VitalSmarts, please visit their website at https://www.vitalsmarts.com/

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EVERYBODY HAS A STORY

Episode 75: Tales of Adventure are Waiting to be Told

Who is the most fascinating person you ever met?

The world is filled with interesting people with fascinating stories to tell, if we would only take the time to ask and listen. In today’s Communication Guys podcast the Guys give 5 tips for expanding your world by becoming a master story listener.

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TAKE A STAND OR TAKE A SEAT

Episode 74: Why the World is in the Shape it's In

Would you rather take a stand or take a seat? Your answer to that question reveals a lot about you as a communicator.

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “Take a Stand or Take a Seat,” where the Guys compare two fundamentally different approaches to communication—and urgently recommend the one our world needs now more than ever.

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HIGH-RISK COMMUNICATION, PART 2

Episode 73: How to Communicate When the World Depends on You

Where were you on 9/11? Colonel Mark Bontrager was in the Pentagon.

The following day, his job was to help coordinate the different U.S. armed services as they began planning the global war on terror. Today’s Communication Guys interview is Part 2 of “High-Risk Communication,” where Mark explains how to communicate effectively when the pressure is on.

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HIGH-RISK COMMUNICATION, PART 1

Episode 72: How to Communicate When You Can’t Afford to Fail

How would you communicate if the safety of your entire nation depended on it?

It’s not a theoretical question. Meet Mark Bontrager, whose job as a young Air Force lieutenant was to monitor every missile launched anywhere on Earth. Today’s Communication Guys interview is “High-Risk Communication,” where the Guys explore how to communicate when everything depends on it.

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