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Think Fast. Talk Smart 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.)
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/make-em-laugh-how-humor-can-be-secret-weapon-your-communication

Matt Abrahams
Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 techniques for confident and compelling communication
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/how-manage-public-speaking-anxiety

David Bradford and Carole Robin
Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/building-successful-relationships-how-effectively-communicate-your-professional-personal

Deborah Gruenfeld
Acting with Power: Why We Are More Powerful Than We Believe
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/its-not-what-you-say-its-how-you-say-it-how-communicate-power

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
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/art-negotiation-how-get-more-what-you-want

JD Schramm
Communicate with Mastery: Speak With Conviction and Write for Impact
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/journey-mastery-how-self-reflection-can-improve-communication

Tina Seelig
Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/question-your-questions-how-spark-creativity-your-communication

Robert Sutton
Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/dont-be-jerk-work-how-communicate-better-coworkers-employees

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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  • Encouraging Learning
    In Blog
    Building High-Performing Teams by Encouraging Learning
  • Communicate under Pressure
    In Blog
    Leading from the Hot Seat: How to Communicate under Pressure
  • Gain or Give Away Authority While Speaking
    In Blog
    How We Gain — or Give Away — Authority While Speaking
  • Speaking Anxiety
    In Blog
    Hacking Your Speaking Anxiety: How Lessons from Neuroscience Can Help You Communicate Confidently
  • Teach, Inspire, Motivate, Empower
    In Blog
    Speech That Empowers: How to Encourage Growth and Resilience in a Younger Audience
  • Cultivate a compelling professional presence through the screen
    In Blog
    Quick Thinks: How to Shine Online
  • How Communication Impacts Conflict
    In Blog
    Dissolve Disagreements: How Communication Impacts Conflict