The BRIEF Lab - Just Saying show

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 ]

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 How you show up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:56

The quality of your presence matters. Take a deeper look into the importance of being at your best in challenging moments.

 Micro-preparation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:21

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:

 Napoleon Dynamite | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:38

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)

 More senseless notetaking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:34

Don’t get lost deeper in the weeds. Two recent conversations inspire a sequel to a season-one podcast of (nearly) the same title.

 Being deliberate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:25

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):

 Clarifying communication preferences, part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:05

A daunting new project to determine what are one’s real (not imagined) personal communication preferences.

 The illusion of immediacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:42

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):

 Empty the trash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:47

Look around and see who’s going to jump up and take out the garbage. Who will take on this thankless job?

 The single biggest writing mistake | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:50

Though there are many challenges to being a solid writer, one stands out that will undermine your effectiveness.

 Many meanings of the word brief | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:25

Surprising, there are many variants of the word brief in the military that each have their own unique meaning and professional equivalent.

 Why performance reviews crush morale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:23

How to turn an often frustrating, critical and negative exchange into a much clearer, balanced conversation that motivates and guides.

 A lazy man’s load | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:09

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 loss of civil discourse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:10

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

 Why commander’s intent drives subordinates crazy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:39

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: Online article - Military article -

 Preparing for chance conversations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:54

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:


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