We are all broadcasters. As managers, colleagues, parents and friends, we are constantly transmitting information to the people around us, and the messages we choose to broadcast create success or hold us back.
What's your broadcast?
New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and educational outcomes, including 31 percent higher productivity, 25 percent better performance ratings, 37 percent higher sales, and 23 percent lower levels of stress.
In Broadcasting Happiness, Michelle Gielan, former national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, shows you how changing your broadcast changes your power by sharing jaw-dropping stories and incredible research.
Learn Michelle's simple research-based communication habits that have been featured in her PBS program Inspire Happiness and Oprah's 21 Days to Happiness class.
Broadcasting Happiness will help you:
- Inoculate your brain against stress and negativity by fact-checking challenges
- Drive success by leading a conversation or communication with positivity
- Rewrite debilitating thought patterns and turn them into fuel for resilience and growth
- Deal with negative people in a way that lessens their power
- Share bad news more effectively to increase future social capital
- Create and sustain a positive culture at work or home by creating contagious optimism
- Help the people you care about most move from negative to positive in seconds
Broadcasting Happiness showcases how real individuals and organizations have used these techniques to achieve results that include increasing revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars, raising a school district's graduation rate by 45 percent, and shifting family gatherings from toxic to thriving.
Changing your broadcast can change your life, your success, and the lives of others around you. Broadcasting Happiness will show you how!
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About the Author
Michelle is an executive producer of The Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor on PBS. She formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News, as well as a correspondent for The Early Show. In 2009, Michelle produced Happy Week, a series focusing on fostering happiness in the midst of the recession. In 2011, she appeared in her own weekly health and wellness segment, "Manic Monday" on FOX News Chicago.
Michelle graduated cum laude in computer engineering. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX, Huffington Post, and NPR.
Table of Contents
1 The Value of Broadcasting Happiness 1
Part I Capitalize on Positivity
2 Power Leads: Prime the Brain for High Performance 29
3 Flash Memories: Leverage Past Wins to Fuel Future Successes 57
4 Leading Questions: Spark Positive Thinking 83
Part II Overcomes Stress and Negativity
5 Fact-Check: Move from Paralysis to Activation 111
6 Strategic Retreats: Deal with Negative People 141
7 The Four Cs: Deliver Bad News Better 167
Part III Create a Positive Ripple Effect
8 Go Viral: Generate Contagious Optimism 199
The Journalist Manifesto 243
About the Author 275