Join us in this episode of FOMO Sapiens as we delve into the art of effective communication with renowned expert, Matt Abrahams. Discover how to become a better listener and communicator as Matt shares invaluable insights.
Matt highlights the significance of genuine listening, underlining its role in understanding others’ perspectives for successful communication. He recounts a personal story where he failed to listen effectively, missing the true needs of the other person.
During the episode, Matt introduces the intriguing concept of “the three H’s,” which he later unravels. He emphasizes the value of attention as our most precious commodity and advocates for brevity in communication, exemplified by his mother’s saying, “Tell the time, don’t build the clock.”
Matt unveils his method for achieving conciseness in speech, involving prioritizing key elements and selecting the most crucial words. He encourages practice through podcast listening, pausing, and rephrasing for precision.
Matt’s expertise extends to networking, pitching, and negotiating. He provides advice on understanding your audience’s needs and offers a structured approach to crafting impactful pitches with just four sentence starters.
Furthermore, Matt shares practical techniques for managing anxiety through deep breathing and staying present in nerve-wracking situations.
Don’t miss this engaging and insightful conversation with Matt Abrahams on FOMO Sapiens. Tune in to enhance your communication skills and join Patrick McGinnis and Matt as they guide you toward becoming a more effective communicator. Grab your headphones and dive into this transformative episode today!
Meet our guest:
Matt Abrahams is a leading expert in communication with decades of experience as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach.
As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, he teaches popular classes in strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. He received Stanford GSB’s Alumni Teaching Award in recognition of his teaching students around the world.
When he isn’t teaching, Matt is a sought-after keynote speaker and communication consultant. He has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered IPO road shows as well as TED, World Economic Forum, and Nobel Prize presentations. His online talks garner millions of views and he hosts the popular, award-winning podcast “Think Fast, Talk Smart: The Podcast”. He is the author of “Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You’re Put on the Spot”. His previous book, “Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 Techniques for Confident and Compelling Presenting” has helped thousands of people manage speaking anxiety and present more confidently and authentically.
For more information visit his website: https://mattabrahams.com/