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The Communication Guys Podcast: Communication Excellence | Professional and Personal Success

Your ultimate level of success depends on your ability to express yourself in a creative, confident, and compelling way. Whether you speak, teach, or write, the same underlying principles of communication will guarantee excellence in whatever you do. The Communication Guys podcast teaches those timeless, universal principles and applies them to all forms of communication: spoken and written, personal and public, platform and small group. Tim Downs is a professional speaker, communication trainer, novelist, and cartoonist whose work has appeared in newspapers from the New York Post to the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Tom Barrett is an internationally recognized expert in the psychology of success who specializes in teaching communication skills, emotional intelligence, and business development to entrepreneurs and business leaders.
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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 31, 2017

There’s no escaping Murphy’s Law: Even for the polished, professional communicator, things sometimes go wrong. That’s why every communicator needs to know what to do when a performance, presentation, or proposal doesn’t go according to plan. In this episode the Guys describe 5 practical things any communicator can do to save the day whenever things go wrong.

Jul 24, 2017

The skills that will allow you to land the job of the future—or keep the job you have today—are not what you might think. Today’s top recruiters are looking for character as well as competence. They not only want to know if you can do the job; they want to know if you possess the “soft skills” that will allow you to fit into their corporate culture and engage with your colleagues in a positive, productive way. In this episode, the Guys begin to discuss the soft skills: what they are, how they’re developed, and why they matter now more than ever.

Jul 17, 2017

Do your conversations at work or at home often erupt in anger or accusation? You might be attempting to connect in a toxic environment that you created without even knowing it. In this episode, the Guys conduct a toxic waste clean-up campaign by identifying 6 common conversational habits that can create an environment of confusion, coldness, and complaint.

Jul 10, 2017

Every corporation, club, and family has its own in-house language, a specialized collection of words and expressions that everyone in the group understands—but no one else. If you speak the language, you’re part of the group; if you don’t, you feel excluded. In this episode the Guys explain how to recognize your own in-house language and how to communicate in a way that leaves no listener out.

Jul 3, 2017

Humor is a useful tool for every communicator, but the seductive desire to get a laugh from an audience can lead a presenter to make embarrassing and regrettable mistakes. When is humor appropriate, and when should it be avoided? Which types of humor are welcomed in today’s world, and which ones will get you in trouble? In this episode, the Guys explain how to avoid the pitfalls and how to use humor that’s appropriate, timely, and effective.

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