PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Finding Connection in a Disconnected World

Episode 63: Why You’ll Never be Satisfied with Less

Why does our wired world seem so sadly disconnected?

The average office worker now receives 121 emails every weekday, and 22 billion text messages are traded worldwide every day. In a world where information flows like water, why is it harder than ever to experience true connection with another human being?

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “Finding Connection in a Disconnected World,” where the Guys give 5 helpful suggestions for finding fulfillment through deeper and more meaningful connections.

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Are You My Friend or My Boss?

Episode 62: Balancing Friendship and Authority on the Job

Can the COO be your BFF? Is it possible to be both a boss and a friend?

Today’s companies often encourage an informal atmosphere and close camaraderie on the job. But that friend you’re chatting with might also be your boss—or you could be hers. Friend, colleague, supervisor, boss; how do you juggle all the different roles you have to play?

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “Are You My Friend or My Boss?” where the Guys give 5 practical tips for maintaining the delicate balance between authority and friendship where you work.

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Communicating to Sell

Episode 61: Top Tips from a Master Salesman

Do you work in sales?

Master salesman Doug Traxler says you do, whether you know it or not, because everyone has an idea to pitch, a cause to promote, or a product that needs to be moved.

Regardless of our specific jobs, we all need to learn to persuade other people to think, feel, or act in a different way. In today’s Communication Guys interview, “Communicating to Sell,” Doug Traxler reveals the communication secrets of today’s most successful salespeople.

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Why Smart People are Teachable

Episode 60: How the Best and Brightest Stay That Way

How teachable are you? Regardless of age or level of achievement, smart people keep seeking new knowledge and experiences, often in fields unrelated to their own.

“Teachability” is the quality that can turn stagnation into continued growth. Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “Why Smart People are Teachable,” where the Guys give 5 practical tips for remaining fresh, growing, and passionately curious about the world around you.

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What to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

Episode 59: How to Connect When There Are No Words

This episode was originally released in September 2017 after Hurricane Harvey devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast. Due to the number of natural disasters that have recently occurred all over the globe, and the terrible personal suffering that has resulted, we decided to release it again.

When someone we know is suffering, we naturally want to reach out and offer comfort. But sometimes our well-intended words only seem to make things worse.

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “What to Say to Someone Who is Suffering,” where the Guys give 6 practical guidelines for finding just the right words to say and avoiding those awkward and embarrassing moments.

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