PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

How to Apologize

Episode 88: What to Say When “I’m Sorry” Isn’t Enough

We live in a time where celebrities and public figures seem to offer public apologies on a weekly basis—and sometimes those apologies are less-than-convincing. What makes a good apology? It’s a crucial question for both businesses and relationships alike.

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “How to Apologize,” where the Guys describe the five crucial elements of every thorough, genuine, and satisfying apology.

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10 Ways to Not Start an Argument

Episode 86: Peace Begins with You

Do you ever find yourself in the middle of an argument and wonder how it could have been avoided? Do your casual conversations have a habit of escalating into heated debates? Then today’s episode is for you.

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “10 Ways to Not Start an Argument,” where the Guys give ten practical tips to help you bite your tongue, avoid the fray, and make sure that friendly conversation remains on friendly terms.

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Try to See it My Way

Episode 85: The Power of Perspective Taking

Why is the world so polarized today? Why does it seem harder to connect with your world than ever before? How did we get that way, and what can we do about it?

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “Try to See it My Way,” where the Guys interview communication scholar Dr. Tim Muehlhoff about a critical first-step in connecting with others: trying to see the world through their eyes.

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This is For Your Own Good

Episode 84: Offering Criticism in the Workplace

How do you offer badly-needed criticism to a co-worker who might not take it well? It’s for his own good, it’s for the company, it’s for the team—but how are you supposed to make your suggestion without setting off a nuclear counterattack?

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “This is for Your Own Good,” where the Guys suggest five techniques for offering criticism in a way that gets your point across but also keeps the peace.

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How to Make a Boring Topic Fascinating

Episode 83: How to Make the Mundane Magnetic

Think your product or company could use a little more sizzle? Meet Hollywood editor Marc Elmer, who helped turn the topic of alligator trappers in the Louisiana bayou into the internationally successful TV series “Swamp People.”

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “How to Make a Boring Topic Fascinating,” where Marc explains to the Guys the techniques that Hollywood professionals use to develop a rabid fan base for even the most unexpected topics.

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