BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Why We Make Bad Communication Choices

Episode 114: The Hole in Your Brain You Never Knew 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 114 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.

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Conversation Tips from a Founding Father

Episode 113: Old Advice That’s Still True Today

Did you know that one of America’s founding fathers made a lifelong study of conversational skills? He formed a club for his friends and colleagues whose sole purpose was to allow them to become better communicators. What did he learn from his years of study, and what can we learn from him today?

Episode 113 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Conversation Tips from a Founding Father,” where The Guys recount 5 “conversational sins” identified by one of America’s first citizens. His insights are almost 300 years old, but just as relevant today.

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How to Deal with a Victim Mentality

Episode 111: What to Say When it’s Never Their Fault

How do you deal with a person who always blames their problems on someone or something else? How do you relate to someone who constantly complains but never accepts advice, because they’ve cast themselves in the role of helpless victim?

Episode 111 of The Communication Guys podcast is “How to Deal with a Victim Mentality,” where The Guys describe the characteristics of a victim mentality, and offer advice on the best way to manage a worker or loved one who has that mindset.

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Are You Really an Entrepreneur?

Episode 110: What We Can Learn From Those Who Really Are

Are you an entrepreneur? What exactly is an entrepreneur? Does the label rightly apply to anyone who starts a business, is self-employed, or has a clever idea? Or does that word imply something more?

Episode 110 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Are You Really an Entrepreneur?” where The Guys describe 5 characteristics of a true entrepreneur, and what we can all learn from the great ones.

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Tell Me a Story or Tell Me Goodbye, Part 2

Episode 109: How Great Leaders Tell a Great Story

What are the critical elements in crafting a powerful story? As important as stories are in business communication, why do so many executives hesitate to tell them? When are the right and wrong times to include a story, and what are the biggest mistakes we make in telling them?

Episode 109 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Tell Me a Story or Tell Me Goodbye, Part 2,” where The Guys continue their interview with Jerome Deroy, CEO of Narativ, on the increasingly important skill of “business storytelling.”

  • To order Narativ’s book “Powered by Storytelling: Excavate, Craft, and Present Stories to Transform Business Communication,” CLICK HERE
  • To sign up for Narativ’s workshop on “Building a Storytelling Culture, CLICK HERE

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