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Join Matt Abrahams, a lecturer of Strategic Communication at Stanford Graduate School of Business, as he sits down with experts in the field to discuss real-world challenges.
How do I send my message clearly when put on the spot? How do I write emails to get my point across? How can I easily convey complex information? How do I manage my reputation? Whether you’re giving a toast or presenting in a meeting, communication is critical to success in business and in life.
Think Fast, Talk Smart provides the tools, techniques, and best practices to help you communicate more effectively.

Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques Stanford GSB

    • Business
    • 2.5 • 2 Ratings

Join Matt Abrahams, a lecturer of Strategic Communication at Stanford Graduate School of Business, as he sits down with experts in the field to discuss real-world challenges.
How do I send my message clearly when put on the spot? How do I write emails to get my point across? How can I easily convey complex information? How do I manage my reputation? Whether you’re giving a toast or presenting in a meeting, communication is critical to success in business and in life.
Think Fast, Talk Smart provides the tools, techniques, and best practices to help you communicate more effectively.

    Listen Up: Why It’s Better to Be Interested than Interesting

    Listen Up: Why It’s Better to Be Interested than Interesting

    In this episode, Alison Wood Brooks reveals the secret to having better conversations.

    • 24 min
    Quick Thinks: Talk It Out – How to Successfully Negotiate and Resolve Conflict

    Quick Thinks: Talk It Out – How to Successfully Negotiate and Resolve Conflict

    In this episode, Michele Gelfand shares communication strategies for getting more of what you want.

    • 12 min
    Strategy Success: How to Communicate Your Gameplan

    Strategy Success: How to Communicate Your Gameplan

    In this episode, Jesper Sørensen explores why organizational strategy can be both top-down and bottom-up.

    • 24 min
    Ideas Fuel Innovation: Why Your First Ideas Aren’t Always the Best

    Ideas Fuel Innovation: Why Your First Ideas Aren’t Always the Best

    In this episode, Jeremy Utley explains why good ideas are often preceded by not-so-good ideas.

    • 21 min
    Feeling Nervous? How Anxiety Can Fuel Better Communication

    Feeling Nervous? How Anxiety Can Fuel Better Communication

    In this episode, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal shares how stress and anxiety can enhance our communication.

    • 24 min
    Directive vs. Dialogue: Communicating Better as a Leader

    Directive vs. Dialogue: Communicating Better as a Leader

    In this episode, Dean Jon Levin shares his thoughts on the changing role of communication in business leadership.

    • 17 min

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