That Communication Thing: A Fine Art

January 12, 2015
Hosted by Michael Friedlander

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Communication lies at the center of everything we do, both professionally and personally... While there is no magic wand that we can apply to help us communicate more effectively, what is available to us is the experience of those who have proven themselves to be effective communicators across different cultures...

Our guest, Steve Burrows, CBE, has done business around the world and has been recognized for his contribution to civil and structural engineering around the world by Her Majesty the Queen... Steve is a remarkably effective communicator and will help shine a light on the fine art of communication to help us realize our dreams.

Dreamers, Winners – And Making A Difference

Dreamers, Winners – And Making A Difference

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Our show is about dreamers who have realized their dreams and who became winners as they made a difference for the better in the lives of those they touched.

For us, a “winner” is anyone who did so without giving up – and without cheating or acting unethically. Anyone, therefore, can be a “winner.” You don’t have to finish first or run a major company. You don’t need wealth or fame or a collection of toys. What you do need is to have realized your dreams and to have made a difference for the better in the lives of those you touch.

. On our show, we’ll have conversations with winners about what helped them become winners – and who helped them get there. We’ll also talk about other inspirational winners like Nelson Mandela. In doing so, we hope their insights will help you to realize your own dreams.

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Michael Friedlander

Michael Friedlander

Michael Friedlander is a South African-born international business attorney and consultant. He now lives Los Angeles, California.

After arriving in Los Angeles in 1979, Michael’s legal and consulting work has focused on assisting clients in the structuring, negotiating and drafting of their business transactions.

Since 1997, he has also been the CEO of an international music company; the CEO of an international architectural design company; and the CEO of an international strategic consulting company.

Michael has also written three books, “Detecting the Scam: Nelson Mandela’s Gift” is about how Nelson Mandela’s negotiating skills can help us detect and avoid scams. “Come Dance With Me” is a diary about how hope, laughter and finding balance can help deal with life’s challenges – including cancer. “Dreamers, Winners and Making A Difference,” (to be published in 2015) is about how Nelson Mandela realized his dreams and became the iconic winner he was.

Michael is an accomplished and entertaining public speaker who has created a number of business programs, including “10 Hidden Treasures of an Ethical Workplace,” “10 Powers Of Negotiation,” and “The Duck School: The School Of Common Sense.”

Michael graduated with BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and at McGill University in Montreal.

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Episode Directory

February 2015

January 2015

  • 1/26/2015: That Ethics Thing: Going beyond those beautifully written codes Listen Now
  • 1/19/2015: That Motivation Thing: Getting the best out of people Listen Now
  • 1/12/2015: That Communication Thing: A Fine Art Listen Now
  • 1/5/2015: That Yoga and Meditation Thing: A Key To The Door … Listen Now

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