Before you read any further, please answer these 5 QUESTIONS:

1. What are your PET PEEVES?
2. What type of LEARNER are you?
4. What’s your COMMUNICATION MEDIA preference for personal conversations?
5. What’s a PODCAST, BLOG, or NEWSLETTER you’d recommend?


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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

You can listen to this episode directly on the website just by clicking ▶️PLAY.  Or you can find the podcast on any podcast app.  Just search “Talk About Talk” and ep.110. 

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!


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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.

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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!

Next question… 

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

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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?


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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.

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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?…

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Please email me your question, or go to the website and verbally ask me your question.

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!


Please forward this email to your friends who might like help with their communication skills. Thank you.

Have a great week.

Talk soon,

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