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Think Deeply, Speak Simply

Think Deeply, Speak Simply is a show about the art and science of communicating ideas. Listen in to learn how business professionals accelerate their careers with great presentations.

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Communicating with purpose

Host:

Jay Rooke

Brought to you by: Prezent

Communicating with purpose integrates both the intention and the vision behind your messaging. Does what you say matter? Are your actions making a difference? We'll join two experts—David Sable and Robert Roulhac—to discuss what "purpose" means to them and how we can ensure "purpose" is present in how we speak and the work we do.

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Reducing conflict with communication

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Jay Rooke

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Conflict in the workplace restricts progress and can hinder a team's ability to create a culture of collaboration. Listen in to learn from two professionals, Liz Kislik and Nikhil Bhat, who have prior experience reducing organizational and interpersonal conflict. We'll learn how conflict—while uncomfortable—can be seen as a powerful opportunity to evolve and grow.

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Rockstar Problem Solving II

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Jay Rooke

Brought to you by: Prezent

When complex problems arise—as they so often do—it's crucial to have a system to fall back on. Join two rockstar problem solvers—Ajay Gupta and Suchi Srinivasan—as they share their methods for effective problem solving and break down the key elements to finding solutions across various sectors.

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25 min

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Inclusive listening

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Jay Rooke

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Inclusive listening is a required process that transforms diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives from simply lip service to real integration and impact. Join Gabrielle Simpson Gambrell and Sridevi Koneru Rao to hear how you can implement inclusive listening in your workplace to ensure all employees are seen and heard within your organization.

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Rockstar Problem-Solving I

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Jay Rooke

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Solutions are rarely ever obvious. That's why experts in complex problem-solving apply data-driven methods to creatively craft solutions. Join two legends in complex problem-solving—Bob Dvorak and Rob Jenks—as they share their most effective methods for finding and presenting powerful solutions.

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31 min

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Secrets from the world's best public speakers

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Jay Rooke

Brought to you by: Prezent

One of the biggest fears in society: public speaking. But if you can master the art of public speaking, you'll find it can be a fun and lucrative skill with the ability to make a great societal impact. In this episode, we'll hear from professional speakers, Linda-Marie Miller and Scott Sugerman, as they break down public speaking and teach you how to become more confident and polished as a speaker.

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How listening drives change

Host:

Jay Rooke

Brought to you by: Prezent

In this episode, we join author and experience consultant, Jake Jacobs, and Linkedin's Vice President of Marketing Operations, Sanjeev Kapur, to explore the power of listening and how it can be a powerful communication skill—especially when it comes to navigating and driving change.

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32 min

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Storytelling with data

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Jay Rooke

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Learn the Do's and Don'ts of navigating data-heavy presentations from experts Bob Dvorak, a former senior partner at Mckinsey & Company, and Shiv Misra, head of analytics for member retention at CVS. Listen in to effectively leverage your data and elevate your bland presentation into one that transforms and inspires.

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How does nature communicate?

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Jay Rooke

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In this episode, we explore how the principles of nature can be found in clear communication. Leading our discussion is Maggie Macnab, award-winning designer, author, and TEDx speaker, followed by Tammy Mulrooney, a Senior Director at Genentech. Listen in to learn how these fundamentals found in nature relate to business communication.

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30 min

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Communicating under pressure

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Jay Rooke

Brought to you by: Prezent

One of the biggest challenges face by business leaders is communicating under pressure. In this episode, we'll learn from experts in this space—Sue Guiher of Thrive for Success and Lubab Sheet-Davis of Lam Research Corporation—about how you can view crisis as an opportunity to elevate your communcation and advance your career.

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How to read the room

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Jay Rooke

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The more adept we become at understanding our listeners, the better we can tailor our presentations to their needs. In this episode, we bring you two experts in reading a room—professional poker player Alec Torelli and Gilead Sciences' Srihari Narasimhan—to walk us through the "tells" and strategies that help inform their actions and messaging.

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Navigating transformation

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Jay Rooke

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In this episode we'll learn how leaders navigate change by transforming fear into trust by authentically connecting with their audiences. Listen in to hear from Stella Low and Vikram Venugopal as they share the audience-centric strategies they use when crafting big presentations and communications.

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37 min

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The power of asking questions

Host:

Jay Rooke

Brought to you by: Prezent

Right questions come before the right answers—but how do you know if you are asking the right questions? In this episode, we'll learn from author Joseph M. Bradley and Jennifer Lowry, Senior Director at Microsoft, how we can use questions as a superpower to craft our communications.

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29 min

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Communication lessons from Covid-19

Host:

Jay Rooke

Brought to you by: Prezent

During the pandemic, Zoom became a lifeline for so many. Join Wharton School Professor Peter Cappelli and GlaxoSmithKline's Abhi Agrawal to learn how to present like a pro when you're meeting virtually.

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Why is simple hard?

Host:

Jay Rooke

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In our inaugural episode, we'll hear from Canva's Chief Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki, and Mohit Raway, VP at Novartis, about how they connect with the hearts and minds of their audiences.