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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 Bearing the heavy burden of delivering bad news | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:50

Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news, yet it’s part of everyone’s professional life. Taking great care to manage tough conversations can ease the pressure greatly.

 Signs your team is not on the same page | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:11

Leaders need to learn to monitor early warning signs that their organization isn’t aligned. Waiting and hoping to see positive results is not a strategy. Anticipate how initial disconnects can spell disaster.

 Concise writers are ruthless redactors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:08

Becoming a better writer means learning to cut, trim and omit needless words. In an attention-starved world, concise writing means being ruthless on what really belongs and what's just fluff.

 Great messages are as simple as 1-2-3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:14

Delivering a convincing message is tough. Challenge yourself to define the gist in as few words as possible. It's a game worth playing to boil it all down to the basics.

 Tesla's not-so-secret strategy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:07

It's no surprise that Elon Musk and Tesla have been on a roll. It started a decade ago with a clear and concise story declaring their purpose and plan.

 Owning a message that’s important | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:01

Some important insights on making the story your own versus sharing a half-hearted rendition.

 Why people struggle to get to the point | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:20

If you don’t know what your weaknesses are, you’ll never be able to conquer them.

 Hoping vs. knowing your point got across? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:46

There’s a big difference between people who are confident that they’re clear and wanting to be.

 Does a moment of anger make you rant and repeat? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:36

Losing your temper is one the fastest tickets to becoming longwinded and a recipe for hurting your reputation.

 Pitching a bright idea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:57

Getting overly enthusiastic can actually shine too much light on your new idea and blind people.

 Job interviews: no time for an interrogation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:40

Nobody loves going on a job interview. So, turning them into a confident and comfortable conversation will set you apart.


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