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Just Saying - The BRIEF Lab

By Joe McCormack

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 ]

  1. 1.
    Episode 165– Creating momentum after a meeting10/21/2020
    14:29
  2. 2.
    Call Back Episode – The Uber talk test10/13/2020
    13:01
  3. 3.
    Episode 164– My Apple Watch surprise10/05/2020
    14:44
  4. 4.
    Episode 163– Overcoming your fear of public speaking09/28/2020
    14:44
  5. 5.
    Episode 162– WIFM (what’s in it for me?)09/21/2020
    12:11
  6. 6.
    Episode 161– A significant emotional event09/14/2020
    11:37
  7. 7.
    Episode 160– A better way to prepare09/07/2020
    12:18
  8. 8.
    Call Back Episode – Tesla’s not-so-secret strategy09/01/2020
    15:07
  1. 9.
    Episode 159– Crafting a clear problem statement08/24/2020
    14:27
  2. 10.
    Call Back Episode – Talking yourself through adversity08/17/2020
    13:10
  3. 11.
    Episode 158– Simple vs. complicated08/10/2020
    14:19
  4. 12.
    Episode 157– Too busy for people?08/03/2020
    14:26
  5. 13.
    Episode 156– Creating a culture of brevity07/28/2020
    14:53
  6. 14.
    Episode 155 – Being afraid to communicate07/20/2020
    14:47
  7. 15.
    Episode 154– Simply pointless07/13/2020
    13:38
  8. 16.
    Episode 153 – Best of: Curbing a culture of meetings & Meeting agenda design07/06/2020
    28:12
  9. 17.
    Episode 152 – Resisting the most common communication impulse06/29/2020
    12:47
  10. 18.
    Call Back Episode – Saying no06/22/2020
    14:00
  11. 19.
    Episode 150 – The struggle to find time to read06/15/2020
    14:58
  12. 20.
    Episode 149 – Best of: Facts and feelings & Loss of civil discourse06/13/2020
    29:01
  13. 21.
    Episode 148 – Is PowerPoint really to blame?06/08/2020
    15:05
  14. 22.
    Episode 147 – New rules in a remote world06/01/2020
    13:42
  15. 23.
    Episode 146 – Terrible writers need some help05/25/2020
    10:57
  16. 24.
    Episode 145 – Admitting we were wrong05/18/2020
    10:53
  17. 25.
    Episode 144 – Four false assumptions to avoid05/11/2020
    13:10
  18. 26.
    Episode 143 – Defining what “virtual” really means now05/04/2020
    12:44
  19. 27.
    Episode 142 – VTC’s and me: seeing is believing04/27/2020
    14:23
  20. 28.
    Episode 141 – That was too brief04/20/2020
    30:41
  21. 29.
    Episode 140 – Best of: Why is listening so hard & Asking better questions04/18/2020
    30:41
  22. 30.
    Episode 139 – The essential qualities of great communicators04/13/2020
    14:45
  23. 31.
    Episode 138 – Forcing the world to pause04/06/2020
    12:18
  24. 32.
    Episode 137 – Saying no, not now03/30/2020
    11:22
  25. 33.
    Episode 136 – Best of: Minister of loneliness & it takes a hurricane to get people to talk03/28/2020
    25:29
  26. 34.
    Episode 135 – Unified messaging that heals fracture and division03/23/2020
    18:13
  27. 35.
    Episode 134 – Best of: Limiting your media consumption & the promise of prognosticators03/21/2020
    29:33
  28. 36.
    Episode 133 – Managing noise in a time of crisis03/18/2020
    13:55
  29. 37.
    Episode 132 – That might be the wrong word03/09/2020
    10:55
  30. 38.
    Episode 131 – Storytelling as a valuable tool for teaching03/02/2020
    13:13
  31. 39.
    Episode 130 – Creating momentum before a meeting02/24/2020
    14:06
  32. 40.
    Episode 129 – A semi-silent retreat debrief02/17/2020
    12:57
  33. 41.
    Episode 128 – Giving into message fatigue02/13/2020
    10:59
  34. 42.
    Episode 127 – Voicing a frustration02/03/2020
    14:04
  35. 43.
    Episode 126 – NOISE Filter: Our 1st and last thought of the day01/27/2020
    12:42
  36. 44.
    Call Back Episode – Quiet time01/20/2020
    13:22
  37. 45.
    Call Back Episode – Tune into AM 10101/13/2020
    15:10
  38. 46.
    Call Back Episode – Tune into FM 10101/06/2020
    14:12
  39. 47.
    Episode 122 – Be my guest: Microsoft’s Jim Lee with Charley Thornton12/30/2019
    18:41
  40. 48.
    Episode 121 – You need a nap, not another app12/23/2019
    12:33
  41. 49.
    Episode 120 – Putting up with old people’s stories (ok, boomer!)12/16/2019
    13:30
  42. 50.
    Episode 119 – Managing tough (and great) conversations12/09/2019
    12:08
  43. 51.
    Call Back Episode – Focus, people!12/02/2019
    15:47
  44. 52.
    Call Back Episode – It’s a good time to say thanks11/25/2019
    10:41
  45. 53.
    Call Back Episode – Why do AAR’s frequently fail?11/18/2019
    14:04
  46. 54.
    Episode 115 – Noise filters: media consumption11/11/2019
    14:34
  47. 55.
    Episode 114 – Talk-to-talk temptation11/04/2019
    14:05
  48. 56.
    Episode 113 – Recommended Reading: The flood is coming10/28/2019
    12:20
  49. 57.
    Episode 112 – Does that resonate with you?10/21/2019
    12:03
  50. 58.
    Episode 111 – The basics of trimming10/14/2019
    10:29
  51. 59.
    Episode 110 – Interviews to transition to your next reality10/07/2019
    14:17
  52. 60.
    Episode 109 – Is multitasking a mistake or management skill?09/30/2019
    11:29
  53. 61.
    Episode 108 – Present listening and preaching to the choir09/23/2019
    9:53
  54. 62.
    Episode 107 – The connection between comedy and clarity09/16/2019
    15:18
  55. 63.
    Episode 106 – Providing senior leaders communication counsel09/09/2019
    13:24
  56. 64.
    Episode 105 – Quiet Time: the sweetest sounds09/02/2019
    14:59
  57. 65.
    Episode 104 – The rhythm of repetition08/26/2019
    11:38
  58. 66.
    Episode 103 – Why 1-on-1’s are mutually painful08/19/2019
    13:54
  59. 67.
    Episode 102 – Building a better elevator speech08/12/2019
    12:57
  60. 68.
    Sounding off on “NOISE”08/07/2019
    15:12
  61. 69.
    Episode 100 – Questions & Answers (Q&A)07/29/2019
    13:21
  62. 70.
    Episode 99 – Practical presentation principles07/22/2019
    12:02
  63. 71.
    Episode 98 – Batching07/15/2019
    10:45
  64. 72.
    Episode 97 – Make a recommendation07/08/2019
    10:17
  65. 73.
    Episode 96 – Irrelevant07/01/2019
    12:20
  66. 74.
    Episode 95 – Forced to focus06/24/2019
    14:25
  67. 75.
    Episode 94 – Enduring a culture of long and confusing06/17/2019
    12:47
  68. 76.
    Episode 93 – The promise of prognosticators06/10/2019
    13:01
  69. 77.
    Episode 92 – Has TED jumped the shark?06/03/2019
    11:16
  70. 78.
    Episode 91 – How to find your voice05/27/2019
    11:50
  71. 79.
    Episode 90 – Do introverts have the advantage?05/20/2019
    12:40
  72. 80.
    Episode 89 – When you just don’t care05/13/2019
    11:03
  73. 81.
    Episode 88 – Communicating when you’re on edge05/06/2019
    11:01
  74. 82.
    Episode 86 – How you show up04/22/2019
    10:56
  75. 83.
    Episode 85 – Micro-preparation04/15/2019
    12:21
  76. 84.
    Episode 84 – Napoleon Dynamite04/08/2019
    9:38
  77. 85.
    Episode 83 – More senseless note taking04/01/2019
    12:33
  78. 86.
    Episode 82 – Being deliberate03/25/2019
    9:25
  79. 87.
    Episode 81 – Clarifying communication preferences, part 103/18/2019
    11:05
  80. 88.
    Episode 80 – The illusion of immediacy03/11/2019
    13:41
  81. 89.
    Episode 79 – Empty the trash03/04/2019
    7:47
  82. 90.
    Episode 78 – The single biggest writing mistake02/25/2019
    12:49
  83. 91.
    Episode 77 – Many meanings of the word brief02/18/2019
    11:25
  84. 92.
    Episode 76 – Why performance reviews crush morale02/11/2019
    11:22
  85. 93.
    Episode 75 – A lazy man’s load02/04/2019
    10:09
  86. 94.
    Episode 74 – The loss of civil discourse01/28/2019
    12:10
  87. 95.
    Episode 73 – Why commander’s intent drives subordinates crazy01/21/2019
    11:39
  88. 96.
    Episode 72 – Preparing for chance conversations01/14/2019
    11:54
  89. 97.
    Episode 71 – It’s a good time to say thanks01/07/2019
    10:41
  90. 98.
    Episode 70 – Meeting agenda design12/31/2018
    11:58
  91. 99.
    Episode 69 – Hitting mute more often in your life12/17/2018
    17:01
  92. 100.
    Episode 68 – Why do AAR’s frequently fail?12/10/2018
    14:04
  93. 101.
    Episode 67 – Talking yourself through adversity12/03/2018
    13:10
  94. 102.
    Episode 66 – What’s an insight and why do they matter?11/26/2018
    13:50
  95. 103.
    Episode 65 – Sabotaging your organization from within11/19/2018
    11:12
  96. 104.
    Episode 64 – More like tennis, less like golf11/12/2018
    10:07
  97. 105.
    Episode 63 – Asking much better questions11/05/2018
    14:06
  98. 106.
    Episode 62 – I couldn’t articulate the strategy10/29/2018
    12:39
  99. 107.
    Episode 61 – The failure of open floor plans10/22/2018
    14:05
  100. 108.
    Episode 60 – Time to say goodbye10/15/2018
    10:17
  101. 109.
    Episode 59 – It takes a hurricane to get people to talk10/08/2018
    11:42
  102. 110.
    Episode 58 – Perception management: facts and feelings10/01/2018
    14:48
  103. 111.
    Episode 57 – Is “time posting” a word?09/24/2018
    9:27
  104. 112.
    Episode 56 – Aim small, miss small09/17/2018
    11:41
  105. 113.
    Episode 55 – What to do with my hands?09/03/2018
    10:49
  106. 114.
    Episode 54 – Tune into AM 10108/27/2018
    15:10
  107. 115.
    Episode 53 – Motivational speeches might help the other team08/20/2018
    16:49
  108. 116.
    Episode 52 – Tune into FM 10108/13/2018
    14:12
  109. 117.
    Episode 51 – Hating the gift of feedback08/06/2018
    12:54
  110. 118.
    Episode 50 – The Uber talk test07/30/2018
    13:01
  111. 119.
    Episode 49 – Saying no07/23/2018
    14:00
  112. 120.
    Episode 48 – Curbing a culture of meetings07/16/2018
    15:01
  113. 121.
    Episode 47 – Did that conversation ruin me?07/09/2018
    14:46
  114. 122.
    Episode 46 – Working to get fired or hired06/25/2018
    9:36
  115. 123.
    Episode 45 – My father’s three favorite phrases06/17/2018
    9:33
  116. 124.
    Episode 44 – Unpacking your e-mails06/11/2018
    13:25
  117. 125.
    Episode 42 – Not valuing a volunteer05/29/2018
    14:46
  118. 126.
    Episode 41 – A good story breaks a tie05/21/2018
    14:46
  119. 127.
    Episode 40 – Warning: explicit messages05/14/2018
    12:34
  120. 128.
    Episode 39 – Pitfalls of progress reports04/30/2018
    14:57
  121. 129.
    Episode 38 – Hey, listen to why it’s so difficult04/23/2018
    13:38
  122. 130.
    Episode 37 – The single most important thing04/16/2018
    12:51
  123. 131.
    Episode 36 – Ready, player one04/09/2018
    14:03
  124. 132.
    Episode 35 – The dread of silence04/02/2018
    12:39
  125. 133.
    Episode 34 – The minister for loneliness03/20/2018
    13:03
  126. 134.
    Episode 33 – Focus, people!03/13/2018
    12:11
  127. 135.
    Episode 32 – When words become worthless03/08/2018
    11:24
  128. 136.
    Episode 31 – An info-junkie crack house (Brain Basics Part II)02/26/2018
    15:47
  129. 137.
    Episode 30 – Penguins on an Iceberg (Brain Basics Part I)02/20/2018
    14:53
  130. 138.
    Episode 29 – Go to sleep01/30/2018
    15:06
  131. 139.
    Episode 28 – Are smartphones addictive brain candy for kids?01/22/2018
    15:29
  132. 140.
    Episode 27 – Training people to ignore a safety briefing01/15/2018
    14:18
  133. 141.
    Episode 26 – Stay tuned. Fans aren’t really.01/09/2018
    13:33
  134. 142.
    Episode 25 – The BRIEF Lab Annual Report12/28/2017
    10:47
  135. 143.
    Episode 24 – An argument against persuasion (and for civil discourse)12/18/2017
    15:04
  136. 144.
    Episode 23 – Senseless note taking12/12/2017
    14:25
  137. 145.
    Episode 22 – Conversation highjacking12/04/2017
    11:33
  138. 146.
    Episode 21 – Is there power in repetition?11/27/2017
    13:19
  139. 147.
    Episode 20 – Bite your tongue11/20/2017
    13:45
  140. 148.
    Episode 19 – Avoiding an audience double standard11/13/2017
    11:21
  141. 149.
    Episode 18 – Why is listening so hard?11/06/2017
    15:10
  142. 150.
    Episode 17 – Quiet time10/27/2017
    13:22
  143. 151.
    Episode 16 – Getting some people to talk more (not less)10/23/2017
    13:27
  144. 152.
    Episode 15 – Confident leaders don’t get it10/17/2017
    13:58
  145. 153.
    Episode 14 – The uncomfortable allure of a crucible story10/09/2017
    14:29
  146. 154.
    Episode 13 – Leaders we all love deliver precise praise10/02/2017
    12:26
  147. 155.
    Episode 12 – Knowing if a meeting should’ve been an e-mail09/25/2017
    11:21
  148. 156.
    Episode 11 – Bearing the heavy burden of delivering bad news09/19/2017
    14:50
  149. 157.
    Episode 10 – Signs your team is not on the same page04/11/2017
    15:11
  150. 158.
    Episode 9 – Concise writers are ruthless redactors04/01/2017
    15:08
  151. 159.
    Episode 8 – Great messages are as simple as 1-2-303/28/2017
    15:14
  152. 160.
    Episode 7 – Tesla’s not-so-secret strategy03/21/2017
    15:07
  153. 161.
    Episode 6 – Owning a message that’s important03/14/2017
    11:01
  154. 162.
    Episode 5 – Why people struggle to get to the point03/07/2017
    10:20
  155. 163.
    Episode 4 – Hoping vs. knowing your point got across?02/28/2017
    10:46
  156. 164.
    Episode 3 – Does a moment of anger make you rant and repeat?02/23/2017
    10:36
  157. 165.
    Episode 2 – Pitching a bright idea02/16/2017
    10:57
  158. 166.
    Episode 1 – Job interviews: no time for an interrogation02/09/2017
    10:40

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