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? Whether you’re giving a toast or presenting in a meeting, communication is critical to success in business and in life.
Think Fast, Talk Smart provides the tools, techniques, and best practices to help you communicate more effectively.
Effective communication is an art, and not everyone is good at it. The Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques podcast can help. The business podcast offers listeners looking to build their communication skills valuable information.
Stanford alum and strategic communication lecturer Matt Abrahams hosts the podcast. The author and software developer is an avid communicator with decades in the field. He has a book called Speaking Up Without Freaking Out. And his website is NoFreakingSpeaking.com. So he understands how much communication can terrify others. He also knows how to make people feel better with communication. On Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques, he shares his knowledge and expertise. Most guests on the podcast are Abrahams's cohorts from Stanford. They discuss public speaking, spontaneous speech, and other communication topics.
The podcast also addresses other difficult topics. Those include overcoming anxiety over public speaking and handling questions. Abrahams's goal is to help listeners become effective communicators in their field. He also talks about using humor as a secret weapon. And he teaches negotiation skills. This podcast is so helpful at learning many skills involving talking.
"From Monologue To Dialogue: How To Handle A Skeptical Audience" is one popular episode. Abrahams and Bert Alper, a fellow Stanford lecturer, offer their input on this dilemma. Alper suggests being open to criticism and how to handle pushback. The host and guest also advise how to connect with the audience. The episode is an example of what listeners can expect on the podcast. Fans can stream new episodes every other week.