65 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 • 249 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.

    Summer Learning Series Episode 2: Managing Your Reputation

    Summer Learning Series Episode 2: Managing Your Reputation

    In this podcast episode, we revisit one of the most popular interviews from season one about how to effectively manage your reputation at work.

    • 18 min
    Cheap Talk: What Economics Has to Say About Communication

    Cheap Talk: What Economics Has to Say About Communication

    In this episode, we explore how economic concepts show up in everyday communication.

    • 17 min
    Best Of: Summer Learning Series, How Humor Can Be a Secret Weapon in Communication

    Best Of: Summer Learning Series, How Humor Can Be a Secret Weapon in Communication

    In this "best of" episode, we revisit our conversation about how humor can make us more confident, trustworthy communicators.

    • 30 min
    Courage, Ambiguity, Belonging and Data: How to Design Your Communication for Success

    Courage, Ambiguity, Belonging and Data: How to Design Your Communication for Success

    In this episode, we dive into four elements that will help your message stand out.

    • 34 min
    Communicating Uncertainty: How to Connect With Your Audience, Even When The Answers Aren’t Clear

    Communicating Uncertainty: How to Connect With Your Audience, Even When The Answers Aren’t Clear

    In this podcast episode, we discuss how being transparent is crucial to earning trust.

    • 16 min
    From Dreaming to Doing: How We Set and Achieve Goals

    From Dreaming to Doing: How We Set and Achieve Goals

    In this episode, we look at an essential ingredient of human behavior: motivation.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

KhushaliDesai ,

Communication handbook

Love to the point , insightful and personable talks. I love the last three questions he asks every speakers.

ASobering ,

Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! 🔥

This podcast is so insightful and I’ve enjoyed every episode I’ve listened to so far! Matt is a very skilled interviewer - he does such a great job of sharing his own wisdom and I love how he leads meaningful conversations with other communication experts who bring so much experience and actionable insight to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - there’s an episode that will benefit everyone, and you’ll always leave having learned something new!

next business woman ,

Stilted

The interviews are so stilted that they sound like they are reading from notes rather than having a real conversation. As a result, the episodes are boring and hard to follow and absorb. Better to put the notes and professorial lectures away, and have real spontaneous conversation.

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