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Don’t You Believe It

Episode 130: The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Do you ever lie to yourself?

Self-talk is one of the most powerful forms of communication, because those are the messages you tell yourself. After all, if you’re the one saying it, it must be true—right? Not necessarily.

Episode 130 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Don’t You Believe It,” where the Guys describe 5 common lies we tell ourselves that affect the way we feel and influence the decisions we make.

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The 6 Rules of Storytelling

Episode 123: 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 123 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.

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Are You Numbing Them with Numbers?

Episode 122: How to Make Your Data Sound Interesting

Does your job involve presenting data or statistics? Have you ever noticed that your listeners begin to glaze over when you do? We live in the age of Big Data, but numbers have the unfortunate habit of putting people into a Big Sleep.

Episode 122 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Are You Numbing Them with Numbers?” In this episode the Guys describe 5 practical ways to make your numbers clear, compelling, and memorable.

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Do You Know What You Sound Like to Others?

Episode 119: What You Say May Not Be What They Hear

Do you know what you sound like to others? Do your listeners perceive you as weak? Blunt? Rude? Overpowering? Sometimes our perception of ourselves doesn’t match the way we actually come across, and that’s when communication can break down.

Episode 119 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Do You Know What You Sound Like to Others?” where the Guys discuss how to avoid career-endangering blind spots by learning to hear yourself the way others hear you.

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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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