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Think Deeply, Speak Simply

Uplevel your next presentation by understanding the art and science behind good communication. In this show, you’ll learn how powerful and efficient communication can unlock your true potential. Listen in to hear from a variety of industry leaders and business professionals about what it takes to communicate effectively and move your career forward. Think Deeply, Speak Simply is a podcast brought to you by Prezent—an AI-powered presentation productivity platform—and hosted by Jay Rooke and Antoine Valentine. New episodes are released weekly. Learn how you can supercharge your next presentation at prezent.ai.

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Improving UX through empowering the customer
User experience is about understanding customers, not just features. Empowering the customer through understanding their needs, perspectives, and pain points allows for the creation of experiences that genuinely solve problems and bring value, leading to deeper engagement and satisfaction. In this episode, we hear from User-Experience and Design Researcher at Cisco, Alexandra Logushova.   Brought to you by PREZENT and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
19:05 12/19/23
Communication’s vital role in patient safety
Effective communication is crucial for collaborative discussions across functions to increase awareness and identify potential safety issues as early as possible, and building meaningful relationships across cross-functional teams is key to achieving this standard. In this episode, we hear from the Associate Director of Strategy and Business Planning for Global Patient Safety Evaluation at Takeda, Hamilton Gilbert.   Brought to you by PREZENT and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
18:37 11/26/23
How communication impacts employee engagement
Communication acts as a powerful tool in building a highly engaged and productive workforce. When communication channels are open and clear, employees are more likely to understand their roles in achieving organizational goals and motivate them to contribute their best. The trick lies in learning how to leverage communication to increase that engagement. In this episode, we hear from Michelle Heath, Strategy and Planning Manager at Cisco   Brought to you by Prezent and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
25:24 11/12/23
Communication insights for service sales
Who we are selling to, and what we are selling, dictate the how behind our sales strategies. Accordingly, as we shift from product to service sales, and expand from a domestic to global focus, the rules of the game begin to change–learning how to embrace these new paradigms quickly impacts our success. In this episode, we hear from the Director of Global Service Sales at Cisco, Kassie Davey.  Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
15:34 10/22/23
Speaking the language of sustainability
Sustainability is not just about protecting the environment, but also about creating social and economic value for present and future generations. Setting clear and measurable parameters and continually communicating our long-term vision to stakeholders will help us hold accountability and track our progress. In this episode, we hear from the Senior Director of Business Planning and Operations at AstraZeneca, Jessie Sweet.  Brought to you by PREZENTIUM and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
18:21 10/8/23
Internal content creation
Internal communication helps shape workplace culture, disseminate important information to our organization at scale, and inspire our teams to direct actions. However, its effectiveness is dictated by whether the communication is sent via the proper channel and with the right messaging to land with its audience. In this episode, we hear from the Associate Director of Digital Communications, Design, and User Experience at Alcon, Jessica Griffin. Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
22:44 9/24/23
Analyzing our audience
Understanding our audience in a nuanced manner is critical before we begin to draft our words, create pitch perfect tone, and design our slides. In doing so, we vastly increase the likelihood of achieving the desired outcome of our communication, and avoid losing audience engagement. In this episode, we hear from the Chief Credit Officer of Sunflower Bank, Jennifer Norris. Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
17:08 9/10/23
How deliberate design facilitates communication
Design thinking is a methodology that starts with identifying the real problem, recognizing the needs of users, prototyping solutions, and working through an iterative process. When leveraged properly, it has the potential to unlock amazing ideas and innovative solutions. In this episode, we hear from the Global Vice President of IBM UX Research, Karel Vredenburg.     Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
24:35 8/27/23
Designing communication to shape UX
Communication is the lifeblood of a great user experience. By taking into consideration the factors affecting UX namely: productivity, confidence, and outcome, we guarantee a successful user engagement. In this episode, we hear from the Lead Design Researcher at GE Healthcare, Katie Smiley.   Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
20:55 8/13/23
Speaking the language of inclusivity
Speaking the language of inclusivity represents a cultural cornerstone for organizations that lead into the future. Ultimately, prioritizing inclusivity in business communication is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic advantage that drives success and sustainability in today's interconnected and diverse world. In this episode, we hear from the Associate Director and Planning Lead at Johnson & Johnson, Brittany Witherspoon.  Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
20:58 7/30/23
Visualizing ideas
Visual storytelling transcends the power of mere words by conveying our message with greater impact and efficiency. Mastering this presentation skill allows one to captivate the attention of the viewer, which in turn increases engagement, and content retention. In this episode, we hear from the Founder of Milani Creative, PJ Milani.  Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
24:32 7/16/23
Communicating passion in scientific innovation
Great ideas don’t always translate to great successes. The reality is that oftentimes the impact of scientific innovations is capped by our ability to communicate that discovery. As such, learning how to passionately and effectively communicate these breakthroughs is essential for innovators who want to make a difference. In this episode, we hear from the Head of Business Development at Certus Critical Care Inc. Dr. Lucas Neff, and the Chief Surgery Resident at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Dr. Maggie Bosley.  Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
27:22 6/4/23
Speaking the language of support
Learning how to speak the language of support helps to create an environment of understanding that allows the listener to feel seen and validated. While carefully chosen words are crucial, the key to delivering the best and most compassionate messages are those that are conveyed with empathy and kindness. In this episode, we hear from Senior Director of Patient Support Services, Scott Rosania.  Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
21:16 5/7/23
Conveying business intelligence
Business intelligence is a powerful tool for organizations to gain insights into their operations and make data-driven decisions. This requires an understanding of both the technical aspects of data analysis as well as incorporating human judgment and experience throughout the entire decision-making process. In this episode, we hear from the Director of Business Intelligence and Strategy at Abbott, Nelli Theyel.    Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
24:27 4/30/23
The future of great business communication
Influential business communication requires a balance between technology and human connection, and this nexus will only become more important as innovation continues to drive how we communicate. In this episode, we hear from Intrapreneur and the Product Marketing Manager of Emerging Technologies & Incubation at Cisco, Jerome Sanders. Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
26:20 4/23/23
The communication of growth
Clear, concise, and empathetic communication drives how our team and customers and our teams respond to new growth initiatives. By fostering understanding and buy-in from stakeholders, we can ensure that everyone is on the same page and moving forward together. In this episode, we hear from the Senior Director of Go-To-Market Strategies at Alteryx, Kelly Medio.    Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
20:47 4/9/23
How to inspire and motivate with data
Data is an important part of any decision-making process and it can be used to inspire and motivate audiences. By using data in thoughtful and deliberate ways, we can help our listeners make informed decisions, while gaining valuable insights into their behavior and preferences. To create the most impact in data-driven presentations, we must make sure each piece of information is true, actionable, and has value to our listeners. In this episode, we hear from Kishan Kumar, Marketing Director at Novartis Oncology.    Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
18:38 3/5/23
The communication of project management
Successful project management entails a delicate balance between completing defined milestone deliverables and managing people effectively. To do this, consistent communication is crucial. Great communication skills are not only important for successful project initiation and planning, but for its execution and completion as well. In this episode, we hear from the Chief of Staff and Head of Business Strategy and Global Patient Safety Evaluation at Takeda, Christine Allan. Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
18:58 2/19/23
Critical communications
Communication can make a critical difference between successful and unsuccessful outcomes. Speaking to the point in a clear and concise way is particularly important during moments of stress and high emotion. In this episode, we hear from the Director of Critical Facilities Engineering & Implementation at T-Mobile, Brian Kautzsch. Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
16:19 2/5/23
How to deliver confident communications
Confidence is a key factor in the success of any form of communication and is more powerful than any words we may articulate. And the first step in building confidence is to stay mindful and in-tune of our internal dialogue. In this episode, we hear from the Founder of Empowering Female Leaders, Ulrike Seminati. Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
22:45 1/22/23
How great teams impact the customer experience
The caliber and quality of the team delivering the results heavily influences the customer experience.  While team building certainly involves recruiting stellar players, the environment that they perform in can be as important as their ability when it comes to driving best in class experiences.  In this episode, we hear from the Senior Director of Global Enablement at Cisco, Roy Skillicorn.    Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
22:45 1/8/23
The inquiries of leadership
When we shift our focus from delivering a message towards reflecting on what questions to ask, a world of possibilities emerges.  However, sometimes the fastest route to asking better questions comes from self-awareness and focusing on our mindset in relation to the task.  In this episode, we hear from the author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, Marilee Adams.  Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.  
25:41 12/18/22
The communication of collaboration
Collaboration doesn't just happen— it needs to be deliberately cultivated. But in order to get there, we need a shared vision and a shared language. When we are able to communicate a concept where everyone involved feels that they are a valuable part of the process, collaboration becomes a force multiplier. In this episode, we hear from the Director of Biomedical Manufacturing Network, Dr. Gregory Theyel.    Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
23:44 12/11/22
Transparent communication
Transparency in communication is a key element in helping employees see that the company is truly invested in improving its culture. It is made evident when the speaker shows up as an authentic individual who knows how to adapt his presentations depending on the needs of his audience. In this episode, we hear from the Emerging Talent and Apprentice Incubator Leader at Cisco, Mayte Marquez Querol.    Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
16:33 11/27/22
Crafting corporate communication
Crafting your communication strategy is not just about getting your message across, but also about ensuring that you're getting it across in the most effective way possible. Keeping things simple, engaging, and purposeful in your communication will ensure that every piece of content is relevant to your audience. In this episode, we hear from the Senior Director of Corporate Communication at BMC Software, Mandy Knotts.  Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
24:13 11/13/22
Strategic storytelling
Storytelling is a powerful way to communicate with our team, and when done strategically, it can help to foster inclusion and growth. By taking the time to craft a story that reflects the company's values and goals, we can create a shared experience that helps bring everyone on board. In this episode, we hear from the Enablement & Development Lead for Global Communications at Cisco, Noelani Price. Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
16:46 10/30/22
The communication of teamwork
Communication is the lifeblood of any team. It's what keeps them connected and on the same page, but it can also make them fall apart. The key to effective team communication is having a clear and concise message founded in authenticity, trust, and respect. In this episode, we hear from the Head of Digital Transformation at LAM Research, Satabhish Aeka.    Brought to you by PREZENT.AI and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
20:43 10/16/22
The communication of leadership
Impactful communication is a leadership capacity. If we cannot effectively communicate, we cannot lead. To be a great leader, our communication should always reflect trust and inspire our teams. In this episode, we hear from New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Stephen MR Covey, and Satabhish Aeka, startup founder, product strategy & engineering expert, and Lam Research’s Senior Director. Brought to you by Prezent and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
26:17 7/19/22
How communication drives customer experience
Communication drives the customer experience. When we understand their needs, and communicate authentically with our customers they feel valued, understood, and open to hearing more. In this episode, our guests Antoine Valentone, Vice President of Customer Success at prezent.ai, and Andres Sintes, Global Senior Director at Cisco, teach us the value of being a proactive communicator and how to leverage communication to become a trusted adviser.   Brought to you by Prezent and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
26:56 7/19/22
Inspiring through storytelling
Storytelling is a powerful tool for getting people excited about our cause, product, or service. It's not just about them hearing the words; it's about how we make them feel and how we inspire them to action. To do this, we start by creating a story where we are the pathfinders, rather than the protagonist. In this episode, we hear from Storicate founder, Stan Miller.    Brought to you by Prezent and Executive Producer, Rajat Mishra.
21:25 7/19/22

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