Think Fast. Talk Smart Books
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Think Fast. Talk Smart Books


Newly Added Books
No Freaking Speaking Podcast Books

To help dive deeper into the communication topics covered on the Stanford GSB Think Fast Talk Smart podcast, we have compiled a list of the books our guests have authored or referenced.

Books authored by our podcast guests

Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bragdonas
Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)

Matt Abrahams
Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 techniques for confident and compelling communication

David Bradford and Carole Robin
Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues

Deborah Gruenfeld
Acting with Power: Why We Are More Powerful Than We Believe

Jeff Immelt
Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company

Margaret Neale and Thomas Lys
Getting (More of) What You Want: How the Secrets of Economics and Psychology Can Help You Negotiate Anything, in Business and in Life

JD Schramm
Communicate with Mastery: Speak With Conviction and Write for Impact

Tina Seelig
Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World

Robert Siegel
The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical

Robert Sutton
Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company

Books mentioned on the podcast

Daniel Diermeie
Reputation Rules

Chip and Dan Heath

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Patricia Ryan Madson
Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up

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  • Think Fast Talk Smart: Making small talk easier
    In Blog
    Think Fast Talk Smart: How to Make Small Talk
  • Step into Your Power
    In Blog
    Step Into Power: What Acting Can Teach Us About Power and Responsibility
  • How Time and Situations Shape Our Communication
    In Blog
    Get Psyched: How Time and Situations Shape Our Communication
  • Providing meaningful feedback
    In Blog
    Space, Pace, and Grace: How to Handle Challenging Conversations
  • How Successful Entrepreneurs Communicate
    In Blog
    Speak Like a Founder: How Successful Entrepreneurs Communicate to Their Teams
  • Mindset Matter
    In Blog
    Mindset Matters: How to Embrace the Benefits of Stress
  • Brain: Capture People’s Emotions
    In Blog
    Brains Love Stories: How Leveraging Neuroscience Can Capture People’s Emotions