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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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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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Season of Quiet Courage

Episode 50: Finding the Courage to Keep Taking Risks

The end of summer; the beginning of school or college; the buildup to that all-important 4th quarter at work. For many people, this time of year is a season that calls for courage.

This is the season when millions of people prepare to face new challenges and tackle new ventures. But some have managed to all but eliminate risk from their lives—then wonder where the thrill of life has gone.

In this special episode, the Guys honor those who are facing a season of quiet courage, and discuss the need for all of us to continue to take risks, regardless of age or accomplishment.

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Overcoming Shyness

Episode 49: 6 Strategies for Conquering Inhibition

Have you ever struggled with shyness? 48% of Americans say they do.

Overcoming shyness is a struggle for everyone at some point in their lives. For some, it’s a recurring and debilitating condition that hinders their personal lives and limits their chance for advancement at work.

In this episode, the Guys reveal the 4 phases of the “Shyness Cycle” and recommend 5 practical methods for overcoming shyness and communicating with confidence.

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