Misha Glouberman helps people communicate better. He teaches communication skills, runs meetings and conferences for organizations, hosts live events, and speaks at conferences. He is the author, with Sheila Heti, of the book ‘The Chairs Are Where the People Go’ – which the New Yorker named as one of its top nonfiction books of 2011. He relays everything he knows about communication, conferences, relationships, making friends, monogamy, playing charades and more.
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Misha’s focus on building connections during the pandemic (4:43)
Dissecting the problem with remote events (9:34)
Why so many conferences fail to deliver a true experience (11:09)
Lessons from improv (30:32)
Innovation from uncertainty (32:06)
The power of vulnerability and reconsidering your social networks (37:03)
"There are things that are really important to us as humans, so why do we make them hard to say?"
https://www.amazon.com/Chairs-Are-Where-People-Go/dp/0865479453 (‘The Chairs Are Where the People Go’ by Misha Glouberman)
https://stevenpressfield.com/ (Steven Pressfield)
https://worlddominationsummit.com/ (World Domination Summit)
https://productivityist.com/captivate-podcast/why-you-need-atomic-habits-with-james-clear/ (Episode 227: Why You Need Atomic Habits with James Clear)
https://productivityist.com/thebigready/ (The BIG Ready)
https://twitter.com/mishaglouberman (Misha’s Twitter)
https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/misha-glouberman-57564/ (Misha’s LinkedIn)
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