PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

A Story to Inspire Us All

Episode 151: Want to change the world? This is how it starts

Did you see this story in USA Today?

A woman named Alexa Bjornson put her 7 year-old son Landon on a plane to fly to Portland all by himself. But Landon is autistic, and Alexa was afraid her son might annoy whoever might be sitting beside him. So Alexa wrote a note, enclosed a ten dollar bill, and told her son to give it to his seatmate.

Did you hear what happened next?

Episode 151 of the Communication Guys podcast is “A Story to Inspire Us All,” where the Guys reveal the rest of Landon’s story and draw 5 communication lessons we can all take away from it.

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Throw Me a Bone

Episode 150: A gift that costs you nothing can change everything

Why are we so stingy with our words?

Words are like a miracle drug: They have the power to soothe, restore, and even heal the people around us, yet we dispense that medicine so sparingly. What makes us so cautious? What holds us back?

Episode 150 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Throw Me a Bone,” where the Guys describe 5 crucial aspects of life where we all need to become more generous with our words.

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Communication Lessons from the Golf Course

Episode 149: What a game can teach you about connecting with your world

Are you a golfer, golf viewer, or even a golf widow? Then this episode is for you.

Golf immortal Bobby Jones once said, “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.” If he was right, there must be lessons we can learn about communication from the game of golf. And there are!

Episode 149 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Communication Lessons from the Golf Course,” where the Guys draw 5 lessons from the links that may not lower your handicap, but will definitely improve your ability to connect.

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How to Connect with Someone You Hate

Episode 148: Learning to connect with those you disagree with most

Is it possible to connect with someone whose politics or social views are the virtual opposite of your own?

Yes, it is possible—and it’s important that we learn to do it, because the world is becoming more polarized than ever before. How will we solve the problems of the future if we can’t even talk to one another?

Episode 148 of the Communication Guys podcast is “How to Connect with Someone You Hate,” where the Guys describe 5 essentials for beginning to connect with someone whose views are nothing like your own.

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But Enough About Me

Episode 147: Why do we sometimes talk more than we want to?

Have you ever left a conversation wondering if you talked too much?

Why do we sometimes share more about ourselves than we mean to? Why do we sometimes dominate a conversation, only to wonder later why we did so? What are the subconscious drives that lead us to say too much?

Episode 147 of the Communication Guys podcast is “But Enough About Me,” where the Guys reveal the 5 subconscious motivations that tempt all of us to say more than we mean to.

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