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  • Ep. 22. How Bureaucratic Jargon Can Cost Lives

    GUESTS: Katherine Spivey and Katina Rae Stapleton, Co-Chairs, Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN)

    When you think of models of clear writing and easy communication, do you think of the Federal Government? It turns out one of the leading perpetrators of the bureaucratic lingo and dense legalese that most people detest has been quietly cleaning up its act for the past 10 years. Our guests, Katherine Spivey and Katina ...

    March 20, 2022

    Headshot of Katina Stapleton and Katherine Spivey
    Ep. 22: 03.20.22
  • Ep. 21. Former Netflix Exec on Managing a Crisis (‘HIT’ Can Help)

    GUEST: Steve Swasey, former Netflix vice president of corporate affairs; career communicator (Netflix, Kabam, Oracle, Red Ventures)

    As former vice president of corporate communications for Netflix, our guest Steve Swasey had a front-row seat to Netflix’s near-disastrous decision in 2011 to split its video streaming and DVD services. The backlash was swift and threatened to sink what, to that point, had been a highly successful company. In this episode, we talk about ...

    March 6, 2022

    screenshot of podcast talk with Brad Phillips and Steve Swasey
    Ep. 21: 03.06.22
  • Ep. 20. How to Have a Tough Conversation

    GUESTS: Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres, Authors, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

    Our words are what often help us to frame whether we see the world as a set of problems or opportunities. Communications experts Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres believe that anyone can create meaningful and productive conversations that can be catalysts for change. it comes down to asking the right questions and approaching challenging conversations ...

    February 20, 2022

    Picture of authors Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres
    Ep. 20: 02.20.22