5 Ways to Become a Warmer Person

Episode 170: How to Make an Impressive First Impression

When you meet someone for the first time, they form an impression of you in a matter of seconds—and that first impression is very hard to change. According to research, the character quality that everyone instinctively looks for first is “warmth.” Do people perceive you as a “warm” person?

Episode 170 of The Communication Guys podcast is “5 Ways to Become a Warmer Person” where the Guys discuss intriguing research in the social sciences that reveals the importance of personal warmth and give practical tips for developing that quality.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 120.

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Dealing with Conflicts Before they Become Conflicts

Episode 169: Because Small Weeds are Easier to Pull

Why do park rangers lob explosives onto a mountainside to purposely start an avalanche? Answer: Because the avalanche you start yourself is the easiest one to control.

Episode 169 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Dealing with Conflicts Before they Become Conflicts,” where The Guys explain how to deal with disagreements while they’re still minor grievances and before they erupt into full-blown battles.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 104.

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Why We Make Bad Communication Choices

Episode 168: The Hole in Your Brain You Didn’t Know Was There

Do you suffer from a “brain bias?” We all do. A brain bias is a faulty way of thinking that’s hardwired into every human brain. They’re common to all of us, and they can lead us to make some very bad decisions about the way we communicate.

Episode 168 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Why We Make Bad Communication Choices,” where clinical psychologist Dr. Tom Barrett explains how a brain bias works, and describes 5 common brain biases that lead us all to some bad decisions.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 114.

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The Soft Skills are the Hard Skills

Episode 167: How to Keep the Job You Have or Get the Job You Want

Your current skills allowed you to land the job you have now, but what are the skills that will allow you to hold on to that job in the future? What are the skills that future employers will value most—the skills that will allow some to advance, while others remain stuck where they are?

Episode 167 of The Communication Guys podcast is “The Soft Skills are the Hard Skills,” where The Guys describe 5 increasingly important but commonly neglected business skills that no successful person will be able to ignore.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 102.

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The 6 Rules of Storytelling

Episode 166: Give Your Stories the Power they Deserve

Do you know how to tell a great story? Some do, but the truth is that most do not. Everyone agrees that stories are able to connect powerfully with listeners, but only if you know how to tell your story well.

Episode 166 of The Communication Guys podcast is “The 6 Rules of Storytelling,” where the Guys share 6 commonly overlooked principles that will help you shape and polish your stories for maximum impact.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 123.

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