PRESENTATION SKILLS

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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How to Help Your Listeners Pay Attention

Episode 144: If They’re not Listening, You’re not Connecting

In a busy, noisy, distracted world, how can you help your listeners pay attention to what you’re saying?

It’s a big problem for communicators today, whether you’re a teacher, a presenter, or even a parent. If your listeners’ minds are wandering, they’re not paying attention, and if your listeners aren’t paying attention, then you’re not connecting.

Episode 144 of the Communication Guys podcast is “How to Help Your Listeners Pay Attention,” where the Guys discuss new research that might hold the key to creating the kind of focus that real connection requires.

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How the Experts Make You Listen

Episode 143: Tips from TED Talks that You Can Apply

Are you a fan of TED talks? Did you know that some of these 18-minute gems have been viewed more than 50 million times?

What makes these presentations so fascinating, and why are some TED talks more popular than others? What techniques do expert communicators use to grab your attention and hold it until the end?

Episode 143 of the Communication Guys podcast is “How the Experts Make You Listen,” where the Guys analyze the principles used by some of the most popular TED talks of all time and explain how you can apply them in your own communication.

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To Feel More Confident, Act More Confident

Episode 141: There’s a Reason Superman Stands Like That

Scientists tell us that our thoughts can affect our physical health. Too much stress can raise your blood pressure; too much worry can give you an ulcer. That’s what scientists call the “mind-body connection.”

But did you know that there’s a “body-mind connection” too? It’s true. What we do with our bodies can powerfully influence the way we think and feel.

Episode 141 of the Communication Guys podcast is “To Feel More Confident, Act More Confident,” where the Guys explain how simple changes to your posture and movement can make you a more confident communicator.

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Dealing with Post-Presentation Discouragement

Episode 136: Don’t Let the Letdown Get You Down

Do you ever feel discouraged or disappointed after a big presentation? Do you tend to feel as if you’ve failed in some way, and become overly critical of your performance?

You’re not alone. The “post-presentation letdown” is a common experience among communicators, and if you’re not careful it can lead you to make bad decisions and draw the wrong conclusions.

Episode 136 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Dealing with Post-Presentation Discouragement,” where the Guys explain the causes behind the letdown, and give practical tips for dealing with it in a constructive way.

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