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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 Aim small, miss small | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:41

Precise communicators, like snipers, hit the target consistently because they take careful aim. Learn how shooting and speaking relate. Links: Scene from “The Patriot”:

 What to do with my hands? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:49

So many people ask me about body language. Let’s dive into why an interview scene from Talladega Nights can set you straight. Video Clip :

 Tune into AM 101 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:11

Learn the basics of awareness management, a vital skill to direct the most precious commodity we have: our attention.

 Motivational speeches might help the other team | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:49

Words that are meant to inspire can often create the “Matt Foley, motivational speaker” effect. Take a look at what’s really at play. Matt Foley : Put That Coffee Down! : Bluto's Big Speech :

 Tune into FM 101 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:12

Learn to get others around you to dial in quickly with a few basics of focus management (FM), an important skill set in our daily lives.

 Hating the gift of feedback | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:54

Why do so many people loathe getting and giving feedback? Let’s tackle a tough issue that we all need to improve.

 The Uber talk test | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:01

Any car ride can provide a quick way to gauge if your conversations are on track, or driving people crazy. Step in and see.

 Saying no | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:00

There’s power in this short, negative word. Let’s explore some tough steps to tune in by choosing how to tune out.

 Curbing a culture of meetings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:01

Every day, people waste valuable hours stuck in meetings. There are a few ways to get our lives back.

 Did that conversation ruin me? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:30

It’s the quality (and quantity) of our conversations that builds a reputation. Are you at risk or ready for a reward?

 Working to get fired or hired | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:37

Think of how we act on the first day of a new job versus the last ones. What motivates us to always be our best?

 My father’s three favorite phrases | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:33

Celebrating Father’s Day helped me to recall some of my Dad’s favorite expressions. Three of them really stood out.

 Unpacking your e-mails | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:25

We’re all buried in a daily avalanche of e-mails. What can we do to prevent ours from getting lost in a packed in-box?

 Smartphone bans coming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:46

Businesses are considering measures to severely limit smartphone usage. Are these mobile devices becoming the new cigarette?

 Not valuing a volunteer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:46

People hate being treated like a captive audience. For a close friend, it turned his time of generous giving into a painfully funny story.


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