15 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.

    Be Better At Work: How to Communicate Better With Coworkers and Employees

    Be Better At Work: How to Communicate Better With Coworkers and Employees

    In this podcast episode, we discuss where leaders should and shouldn’t focus their attention when it comes to running group communication.

    • 22 min
    Make ’Em Laugh: How to Use Humor as a Secret Weapon in Your Communication

    Make ’Em Laugh: How to Use Humor as a Secret Weapon in Your Communication

    In this podcast episode, we dissect how to use humor to build bonds in business and in life.

    • 25 min
    It's Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It: How To Communicate Power

    It's Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It: How To Communicate Power

    On this podcast episode, we discuss how to harness power and demonstrate it through both your verbal and non verbal communication.

    • 18 min
    The Science of Influence: How to Persuade Others And Hold Their Attention

    The Science of Influence: How to Persuade Others And Hold Their Attention

    In this podcast episode, we discuss communication techniques that can help open people up to your ideas.

    • 20 min
    High-Stakes Communication: How to Manage Anxiety When Speaking in Front of Others

    High-Stakes Communication: How to Manage Anxiety When Speaking in Front of Others

    In this podcast episode, Matt Abrahams shares research-supported techniques for gaining confidence in high stakes communication situations.

    • 16 min
    Quick Think: How Being Present-Oriented Improves Communication

    Quick Think: How Being Present-Oriented Improves Communication

    In this "Quick Think" podcast episode, Stanford improv experts share advice on getting out of our heads and into the present moment.

    • 5 min

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