The BRIEF Lab - Just Saying
Summary: The point of this podcast is to help you become an effective and efficient communicator. The topics that we discuss tackle many of the most pressing issues that people face in a world flooded by information, interruptions and distractions. The promise is that you and your ideas can stand out consistently. Hope you enjoy. [ Just Saying ]
The quality of your presence matters. Take a deeper look into the importance of being at your best in challenging moments.
Taking just a few minutes to get ready before communicating can translate into at least some success versus serving up another hot mess. Links: BRIEF downloadable tools: https://thebrieflab.com/tools/
This hilarious, moronic cult-classic comedy holds the keys to making a connection with an audience and maintaining it to the end. Links: Napoleon Dynamite dance scene (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcWPiHjIExA
Don’t get lost deeper in the weeds. Two recent conversations inspire a sequel to a season-one podcast of (nearly) the same title.
A ski-school story inspired a closer look into the value of mastering going slow, so you could gain more control going fast. Links: Skiing moguls the slow way (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIhw0z1d1ko
A daunting new project to determine what are one’s real (not imagined) personal communication preferences.
Advances in technology have accelerated a widespread expectation that we can have anything and everything now. It’s a false belief. Links: Stephen Covey’s Time Matrix Explained (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFQpQZPxAYQ
Look around and see who’s going to jump up and take out the garbage. Who will take on this thankless job?
Though there are many challenges to being a solid writer, one stands out that will undermine your effectiveness.
Surprising, there are many variants of the word brief in the military that each have their own unique meaning and professional equivalent.
How to turn an often frustrating, critical and negative exchange into a much clearer, balanced conversation that motivates and guides.
My father’s wise expression can help us all focus on tackling fewer things better – even if it means taking an extra trip or two.
The sign of a declining civilization is the inability of its citizens to communicate openly, respectfully and politely. How do we get it back? Links: Video: SNL McLaughlin Group video clip https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/mclaughlin-group/n9987
When leaders give an order or provide direction, they’re frequently far from clear. Why is it so uncommon for leaders to be understood? Links: BRIEF Map download link: www.thebrieflab.com/tools Online article - https://personalmba.com/commanders-intent/ Military article - https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a522123.pdf
As the saying goes, when you least expect it, expect it. Here’s what you can do to be ready when everyone else is caught off guard. Links: Impromptu: http://www.gbv.de/dms/zbw/896726819.pdf