Before you read any further, please answer these 5 QUESTIONS:
2. What type of LEARNER are you?
3. Are you an INTROVERT or EXTROVERT?
4. What’s your COMMUNICATION MEDIA preference for personal conversations?
5. What’s a PODCAST, BLOG, or NEWSLETTER you’d recommend?
Do you have your answers?
Ok, keep reading!
If you’re a regular Talk About Talk podcast listener, you probably recognize these questions. They’re the 5 RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS I ask all of my podcast guests.
For the latest Talk About Talk episode, I decided to do something a little different and a lot of fun: pose these 5 questions to myself and to you!
In this episode you’ll learn:
- My own ANSWERS to the 5 questions
- WHY I ask these particular questions
- MEMORABLE responses and KEY INSIGHTS
Q1: What are your PET PEEVES?
According to the dictionary, a pet peeve is “something that a particular person finds especially annoying.”
Pet peeves aren’t the major, big-picture things that upset us, like injustice or inequality. They’re the every day, often mundane things that get under our skin.
And we ALL have them.
Some of us more than others!
This is one of the reasons this works so well as Rapid Fire Question #1. Everyone has at least one pet peeve, so it’s a great way to get the ball rolling.
Try using it as an icebreaker question at your next meeting. It definitely gets people talking!
💬 Andrea’s Answer:
I have two main pet peeves. The first is clutter.
I think this is a pretty common one. Clutter stresses me out. I need my space to be clear and organized.
My other pet peeve is when people randomly do U-turns in the middle of the road. Not at intersections, or pulling into driveways to get turned around. We’re talking people who block traffic in both directions without considering the impact on others.
It’s unsafe, it’s selfish, and it’s a huge pet peeve of mine!
Q2: What type of LEARNER are you?
The type of LEARNER you are depends on how you best internalize information, which can also affect how you communicate.
Most of my guests have shared that they are visual learners. (People love their YouTube, am I right?) Many others are auditory or kinaesthetic learners.
SO how do YOU make it stick?
There’s no one ideal learning style, but if you’re trying to really internalize something, I recommend taking a MULTIMEDIA and MULTISENSORY approach:
📝 Write it
📖 Read it
🎙 Record yourself reading it
🎧 Listen to the recording
📌 Write it again and put it somewhere you’ll always see it
Let’s get back to the original question…
💬 Andrea’s Answer:
It may surprise you, what with being a podcaster, but I am a VISUAL LEARNER.
Back in school, I was one of those students who used different coloured pens and highlighters.
Something about seeing everything colour-coded helped me internalize the information.
Fun Fact: I’m also a painter 🎨 and sometimes when I’m working on an idea it helps if I draw it out.
Do YOU have a Question?
That’s it for this week! Next week we’ll tackle questions 3-5. In the meantime…
Do YOU have a
question for ME?
Something about improving your confidence? Personal branding? Communicating with difficult people?…
Submit a question between now and November 1, and I’ll answer it on a future podcast episode! You might even hear your voice on an episode!
Have a great week.
Chief Talker & Communication Coach
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