PRESENTATION SKILLS

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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Have You Plateaued in Your Career?

Episode 107: Why You Feel Stuck, and What To Do About It

Have you reached a plateau in your career? Do you sometimes feel as if you’re standing still, while you’re forced to watch co-workers with no more education or experience than you get promoted to positions that you think you deserve?

Episode 107 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Have You Plateaued in Your Career?” where The Guys explain the reasons we hit career plateaus, and give 5 tips for preparing a response strategy that can help you move beyond them.

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Know the Features but Talk About Results

Episode 106: What Fascinates You Might Bore Your Listener

Are you trying to pitch a product or service, but for some reason your customer just doesn’t seem interested? Are you proposing a partnership—either with a business colleague or with a romantic interest—but your proposal is being greeted with a yawn? You might be making a classic marketing mistake.

Episode 106 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Know the Features but Talk About Results,” where The Guys describe the subtle differences between features, benefits, and results, and the role that each plays in making a successful pitch.

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The Persuasive Power of Humility

Episode 99: The High Road Doesn’t Always Lead to the Top

Do you ever get tired of conversations where everyone is competing for the spotlight and bragging about their accomplishments? Is boasting, resume padding, and inflated claims of past achievement the only path to success in your career?

In today’s Communication Guys podcast, the Guys discuss an undervalued and overlooked quality that’s finally beginning to receive the attention it deserves. If you really want to learn to stand out from the crowd, this episode is for you.

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How the Best Get to the Top

Episode 98: Why Great Leaders Have to be Great Communicators

How important are communication skills to overall business success? What communication abilities do all great leaders share? What communication blunders do we commonly commit that might limit our career potential?

Today’s Communication Guys podcast is “How the Best Get to the Top,” where The Guys interview Valerie Norton, Chief People Officer of Habitat for Humanity International, about the critical role of communication skills in career advancement.

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