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The 6 Rules of Storytelling

Episode 123: 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 123 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.

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Are You Numbing Them with Numbers?

Episode 122: How to Make Your Data Sound Interesting

Does your job involve presenting data or statistics? Have you ever noticed that your listeners begin to glaze over when you do? We live in the age of Big Data, but numbers have the unfortunate habit of putting people into a Big Sleep.

Episode 122 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Are You Numbing Them with Numbers?” In this episode the Guys describe 5 practical ways to make your numbers clear, compelling, and memorable.

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Dealing with Last Year’s Regrets

Episode 121: Take a Look Back Before You Move Forward

It’s the start of a brand new year, and everyone is advising you to set greater goals and higher expectations for the year ahead. But what about the goals you set last year? Did you fulfill all of them? Before you turn your eyes to the future, are there important lessons to be learned from your past?

Episode 121 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Dealing with Last Year’s Regrets,” where the Guys encourage everyone to identify the lessons of last year’s disappointments before setting goals and expectations for the new year ahead.

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5 Ways to Become a Warmer Person

Episode 120: 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 120 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.

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Do You Know What You Sound Like to Others?

Episode 119: What You Say May Not Be What They Hear

Do you know what you sound like to others? Do your listeners perceive you as weak? Blunt? Rude? Overpowering? Sometimes our perception of ourselves doesn’t match the way we actually come across, and that’s when communication can break down.

Episode 119 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Do You Know What You Sound Like to Others?” where the Guys discuss how to avoid career-endangering blind spots by learning to hear yourself the way others hear you.

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