25 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.

    Feelings First: How emotion shapes our communication, decisions, and experiences

    Feelings First: How emotion shapes our communication, decisions, and experiences

    In this episode, we discuss how recognizing your audience’s emotional needs can help you achieve your communication goals.

    • 22 min
    Look Within: How to Lead with Self Awareness and Vulnerability

    Look Within: How to Lead with Self Awareness and Vulnerability

    In this podcast episode, we explore how good leaders can self reflect and better communicate to advance social justice.

    • 29 min
    Under Pressure: How to Communicate Clearly and Timely During a Crisis

    Under Pressure: How to Communicate Clearly and Timely During a Crisis

    In this episode, we discuss how leaders can communicate effectively when their organization, brand, or reputation is under attack.

    • 24 min
    Words Matter: How to Make Your Communication Inclusive

    Words Matter: How to Make Your Communication Inclusive

    In this episode, we discuss how subtle word choice can invite inclusion, or can reinforce harmful stereotypes.

    • 20 min
    Question Your Questions: How to Spark Creativity in Your Communication

    Question Your Questions: How to Spark Creativity in Your Communication

    In this episode, we discuss how curiosity and storytelling can lead to more innovative, engaging online and in-person communication.

    • 22 min
    Showing Your Smile From Behind a Mask: How Culture and Emotion Impact Communication

    Showing Your Smile From Behind a Mask: How Culture and Emotion Impact Communication

    In this episode, we discuss how cultural values play an important role in how you communicate and how you perceive others’ communication.

    • 23 min

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