35 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

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 165 Ratings

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.

    How We Gain — Or Give Away — Authority While Speaking

    How We Gain — Or Give Away — Authority While Speaking

    In this podcast episode, we discuss the body language and word choices that can help you “power up” or “power down” in your communication.

    • 19 min
    Hacking your Speaking Anxiety: How Lessons from Neuroscience Can Help You Communicate Confidently.

    Hacking your Speaking Anxiety: How Lessons from Neuroscience Can Help You Communicate Confidently.

    In this podcast episode, we discuss specific actions you can take to reduce speaking anxiety and achieve your communication goals.

    • 27 min
    Speech That Empowers: How to Encourage Growth and Resilience in a Younger Audience

    Speech That Empowers: How to Encourage Growth and Resilience in a Younger Audience

    In this podcast episode, we discuss best practices when inspiring young people to seize responsibility.

    • 24 min
    Quick Thinks: How to Shine Online and Excel at Virtual Communication

    Quick Thinks: How to Shine Online and Excel at Virtual Communication

    We’ve compiled top insights and advice from previous episodes to help you cultivate a compelling professional presence through the screen.

    • 8 min
    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

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165 Ratings

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Matt was my public speaking professor in Stanford and taught me to overcome insecurity while presenting.

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