PERSONAL 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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5 Reasons to Enjoy Halloween

Episode 112: Why free candy can’t be bad

Of all the critical issues related to communication, what’s the most important topic of all? Not this one—this episode is just for fun, and we had a lot of laughs recording it.

Episode 112 of The Communication Guys podcast is “5 Reasons to Enjoy Halloween,” where The Guys reminisce about their own memories of Halloween, and offer perceptive insights like “Candy is good” and “We all need to lighten up.” Will you be a better communicator after this episode? No—but you’ll be in a better mood.

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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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How to Beat Burnout Before it Beats You

Episode 105: Learn to Recognize the Early Indicators

Have you lost the ability to find pleasure in things you normally enjoy? Do you struggle with a sense of fatigue that you just can’t shake? Do you feel as though you’ve lost passion, creativity, patience, and tolerance with others? You may be suffering from burnout.

Episode 105 of Communication Guys podcast is “How to Beat Burnout Before it Beats You,” where The Guys describe how to recognize the early symptoms of burnout and how to deal with it before it takes control of your life.

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