Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques.

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62 episodes
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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.

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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.
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.
From Dreaming to Doing: How We Set and Achieve Goals
In this episode, we look at an essential ingredient of human behavior: motivation.
Forgiveness: How the Right Communication Repairs Relationships
In this podcast episode, we look at the role of forgiveness in relationships and healthy communication.
Are You Listening?: How to Stay Open and Curious to Other People’s Ideas
In this episode, we discuss the importance of really hearing where others are coming from.
Lean Messaging: How Simple Messages Really Stick
In this podcast episode, a veteran marketer and entrepreneur shares his approach to communicating for startup success.
Ideas & Empathy: How to Design and Communicate with Others in Mind
In this podcast episode, we explore how design and communication both start with the same ingredient: empathy.
Leadership and Ethics: How to Communicate Your Core Values
On this podcast episode, we discuss how to make ethical decisions in your personal and professional life.
Step Up and Stand Out: How to Create the Right Environment for Communication
In this podcast episode, we discuss the importance of not just knowing what your audience needs to hear, but how they need to hear it.
Communicating Our Mistakes: How to Avoid Common Flaws and Make Better Decisions
In this podcast episode, we discuss common flaws in the decision-making process — and what to do about them.
We Asked, You Answered: Celebrating our 50th Episode with your Anxiety Management Plans
In this 50th episode, host Matt Abrahams and executive producer Jenny Luna offer new techniques for managing nervousness before and during your communication.
Telling Good Stories: How to Use the Elements of Narrative to Keep Listeners Engaged
In this podcast episode, we discuss how to foster a sense of empathy and connection through storytelling.

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4.7 out of 5
240 reviews
KhushaliDesai 2022/06/05
Communication handbook
Love to the point , insightful and personable talks. I love the last three questions he asks every speakers.
ASobering 2021/12/16
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...
next business woman 2022/04/28
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 b...
Pichloo 2022/03/14
Great podcast but very bad sound quality!
I love this podcast, great topics, wonderful guests and just very insightful! The only issue is the sound quality, in some episodes it’s very hard to ...
@MichaelUnbroken 2021/08/16
Must listen??
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard....
jooyakh 2021/04/05
Ask a favor
How can we reach the text of the podcasts, in some cases it will be easier to read
nati_sf 2021/01/13
The podcast you have to follow
Matt was my public speaking professor in Stanford and taught me to overcome insecurity while presenting.
Union Jack NW 2021/01/12
New favorite show on public speaking
Clear, concise and well thought. I look forward to hearing more episodes and putting to use what I’ve learned.
YAYalways 2020/12/03
So good
This show made me talk like a pro!
jgoodsell88 2020/12/01
One of the best!
I came across this podcast by chance, but it’s now in my regular rotation. The host is fantastic, and the guests have incredible insight into communic...


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