Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

Communication is critical to success in business and in life. Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about speaking up during a meeting? Learn and practice techniques that will help you speak spontaneously with greater confidence and clarity. Matt Abrahams is a lecturer of strategic communication at Stanford GSB and the host of "Think Fast, Talk Smart: The Podcast," a show with more tips and best practices on becoming a more engaging speaker. Find "Think Fast, Talk Smart" wherever you get your podcasts or via our website:
This video was recorded on October 25, 2014, in collaboration with the Stanford Alumni Association as part of Stanford Reunion Homecoming and the Graduate School of Business Fall Reunion/Alumni Weekend.


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