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 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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25 Things All Great Communicators Do

Episode 162: These are the habits the greatest all share

What are the habits that all great communicators have in common?

Andrew Blotky should know. His career has taken him from the White House to Facebook, and he’s seen the best. In his new book, “Honestly Speaking,” he describes the techniques they all seem to practice.

Episode 162 of the Communication Guys podcast is “25 Things All Great Communicators Do,” where the Guys continue their interview with Andrew and discuss his list of essential habits for every effective communicator.

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The Golden Rule of Communication

Episode 161: Thou shalt do these things unto others

What does it take to communicate clearly, honestly and effectively in a business setting?

Ask Andrew Blotky. For five years he led global employee communications at Facebook, at a time when Facebook was expanding its workforce from 5,000 to 30,000 employees worldwide. Business communication doesn’t get more challenging than that.

Episode 161 of the Communication Guys podcast is “The Golden Rule of Communication,” where the Guys talk with Andrew about his new book, “Honestly Speaking: How the Way We Communicate Transforms Leadership, Love, and Life.”

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Be Real, But Not Too Real

Episode 160: How to keep an authentic moment from becoming an embarrassing moment

Modern audiences place a high value on the quality of authenticity. Before they’ll listen to what you have to say, they want to know who you are.

But how can you be open and authentic without revealing too much—or the wrong thing? What makes the difference between an authentic moment and an awkward moment? How do you strike the delicate balance between “authentic” and “too much information?”

Episode 160 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Be Real, But Not Too Real,” where the Guys discuss the risks and rewards of authenticity, and explain how to make sure your openness and honesty work for you, not against you.

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