Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

Stanford GSB

Whether you’re giving a toast or presenting in a meeting, communication is critical to success in business and in life. Join Matt Abrahams, a lecturer of Strategic Communication at Stanford Graduate School of Business, as he sits down with experts in the field to discuss real-world challenges.

How do I send my message clearly when put on the spot? How do I write emails to get my point across? How can I easily convey complex information? How do I manage my reputation?

Think Fast, Talk Smart provides the tools, techniques, and best practices to help you communicate more effectively.

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17 mins
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