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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Be Tough, But Not Bulletproof

Episode 159: If you’re bulletproof, you’re improvement-proof

With all the criticism and negativity that surrounds us today, it can be hard to maintain the kind of positive attitude that you need to keep pressing forward in your relationships and career.

But when we tune out all negative-sounding comments, we risk cutting ourselves off from even the constructive criticism we desperately need to grow and improve. When that happens, you’ve become “bulletproof.”

Episode 159 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Be Tough, But Not Bulletproof,” where the Guys discuss the reasons we all need to remain open to criticism, and explain how to tell the difference between constructive criticism and useless negativity.

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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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