31 episodes

Whether you’re giving a toast or presenting in a meeting, communication is critical to success in business and in life. 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? 
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

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Whether you’re giving a toast or presenting in a meeting, communication is critical to success in business and in life. 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? 
Think Fast, Talk Smart provides the tools, techniques, and best practices to help you communicate more effectively.

    Dissolve Disagreements: How Communication Impacts Conflict

    Dissolve Disagreements: How Communication Impacts Conflict

    In this podcast episode, we discuss how forms of “psychological distancing” can be used to build trust and encourage tolerance.

    • 20 min
    Question Everything: Why Curiosity Is Communication’s Secret Weapon

    Question Everything: Why Curiosity Is Communication’s Secret Weapon

    In this podcast episode, we discuss how asking strong questions helps you build trust and connect with your audience.

    • 23 min
    Building Strong Relationships: How to Effectively Communicate in Your Professional and Personal Life

    Building Strong Relationships: How to Effectively Communicate in Your Professional and Personal Life

    In this podcast episode, we discuss how our behavior impacts our relationships and sharing our feelings can lead to more success as a leader.

    • 27 min
    Psychology Trumps Technology: How to Be a Better Communicator on Social Media

    Psychology Trumps Technology: How to Be a Better Communicator on Social Media

    In this podcast episode, we unpack the psychology behind our communication via social media.

    • 23 min
    Writing to Win: How to Quickly Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged

    Writing to Win: How to Quickly Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged

    Make it simple and succinct, and make it a story.

    • 21 min
    Quick Thinks: All Effective Communication Must Start With This

    Quick Thinks: All Effective Communication Must Start With This

    It’s less about what you want to say, and more about what your audience needs to hear.

    • 6 min

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