5 Qualities of an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Episode 157: This is what separates the successful from the unsuccessful

If you were a graduate student, would you ever sign up for a course called “Touchy-Feely?”

At Stanford University’s prestigious Graduate School of Business, it’s been the most popular elective in their MBA program for 45 years. The class focuses on Emotional Intelligence, and Stanford’s best and brightest are taught that mastering this topic is crucial to their success in both business and relationships.

Episode 157 of the Communication Guys podcast is “5 Qualities of an Emotionally Intelligent Person,” where the Guys describe 5 essential principles of Emotional Intelligence and explain its importance in our everyday lives.

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6 Small Things that Make a Big Difference

Episode 156: Little Investments that Bring Big Returns

In business as well as relationships, we sometimes make the mistake of focusing on the larger issues and forgetting that there are small things that have the power to make a remarkable difference.

In this Communication Guys podcast, the Guys describe 6 simple, easy, but commonly overlooked practices that can greatly increase our ability to connect with others. This episode is a replay of one of our 10 most-downloaded programs, and was originally released as Episode 100.

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How to Keep a Conversation Going

Episode 155: How to Stop Forcing It and Start Enjoying It

Do conversations feel like a boulder you’re trying to roll uphill? Do your interactions with others seem like a fire that’s always about to go out—and it’s up to you to somehow keep the fire going? Do you feel like you’re always the one who has to carry the conversation?

Episode 155 of The Communication Guys podcast is “How to Keep a Conversation Going,” where The Guys give 5 practical tips for keeping a conversational fire burning and turning an exhausting burden into an effortless delight. This episode is a replay of one of our 10 most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 103.

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Connection Before Content

Episode 154: Why should anyone listen to you?

There’s a new mantra among communicators today. Do you know what it is?

It’s “connection before content.” It means: Before you attempt to impart that fascinating content of yours, make sure you’ve established a personal connection with your audience. Today’s listeners want to know who you are before they’re willing to consider what you have to say.

Episode 154 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Connection Before Content,” where the Guys give 5 principles for establishing the kind of personal connection that will make any audience eager to listen.

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Email Fails

Episode 153: How to write one so someone might actually read it

Is anyone actually reading all those emails you send?

Did you know that the average businessperson sends or receives 105 emails every day? Have you noticed how many of them you ignore—and have you ever wondered if your co-workers are ignoring yours the same way?

Episode 153 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Email Fails,” where the Guys give 5 principles for composing an email that’s sure to get opened and read.

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