PRESENTATION SKILLS

Why Can’t People Hear Me?

Episode 92: You Have to Speak Up to Stand Out

Do you ever get the feeling that people are ignoring you? Does it seem like people often “talk over” you in conversations? Do you find yourself wondering if your listeners are really paying attention? They may not be ignoring you; they might not be able to hear you.

In this episode of The Communication Guys podcast, the Guys respond to a listener’s question by describing six common voice problems that can hinder your ability to connect with your world.

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How to Brief an Executive

Episode 91: Boring the Boss is a Bad Career Move

A busy executive doesn’t have the time or patience to endure reports that are vague, disorganized, or irrelevant to her needs. If you report to an executive, your job may depend on your ability to deliver the information she wants exactly the way she wants it.

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “How to Brief an Executive,” where the Guys describe what busy executives need most and explain how to make sure your next report is exactly what the boss desires.

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How to Complain Without Whining

Episode 90: How to Make Your Point without Making a Reputation

How do you bring up a problem at work or a concern at home without sounding like you’re just complaining? And when the problem has to be brought up more than once, how can you avoid being labeled as a “whiner?”

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “How to Complain Without Whining,” where the Guys give five practical tips for voicing those concerns in a positive and constructive way.

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Try to See it My Way

Episode 85: The Power of Perspective Taking

Why is the world so polarized today? Why does it seem harder to connect with your world than ever before? How did we get that way, and what can we do about it?

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “Try to See it My Way,” where the Guys interview communication scholar Dr. Tim Muehlhoff about a critical first-step in connecting with others: trying to see the world through their eyes.

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How to Make a Boring Topic Fascinating

Episode 83: How to Make the Mundane Magnetic

Think your product or company could use a little more sizzle? Meet Hollywood editor Marc Elmer, who helped turn the topic of alligator trappers in the Louisiana bayou into the internationally successful TV series “Swamp People.”

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “How to Make a Boring Topic Fascinating,” where Marc explains to the Guys the techniques that Hollywood professionals use to develop a rabid fan base for even the most unexpected topics.

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