Talk & learn about “being heard”: USING YOUR CONSUMER VOICE!

September 12, 2019Newsletter

This week we consider how we, as consumers, can exercise or amplify our consumer voices. I interviewed a market researcher who helps firms identify consumer insights by listening to consumers with some very cool technology and techniques.  Can you say INCABOT?    You can skim this short email or click the links to learn more! Let’s do … Read More

Dr. Andrea answers your Qs!

September 4, 2019Newsletter

Did you enjoy last week’s Talk About Talk ? episode 28 on COMMUNICATING CHANGE? Professor Ellen Auster is so brilliant and yet so down-to-earth. No wonder her clients and her students love her! Based on her advice, I have been making an effort to use the “inclusive we,” amongst other things. Please reply to let me know … Read More

Talk & Learn About…. CHANGE

August 27, 2019Newsletter

I hope you enjoyed the  3-episode ?Talk About Talk series focused on on SELF-TALK!  In case you haven’t had a chance to listen to all of them, here they are: #25: BUILDING RESILIENCE with Tosca Reno #26: SELF-TALK & MINDSETS with yours truly #27: POSITIVE SELF-TALK & the 3Es of WELLNESS with Tosca Reno Thanks again to Tosca Reno for sharing her … Read More

Talk About…. SELF-TALK 3of3: Tattoos, Mantras & more!

August 19, 2019Newsletter

Here we are with the 3rd & final episode in our Talk About Talk ? series on SELF-TALK: (Self-Talk 1of3 Ep.25) – Two weeks ago, we focused on BUILDING RESILIENCE with Tosca Reno (Self-Talk 2of3 Ep.26) – Last week I summarized some research on SELF-TALK & 5 MINDSETS we should seek to adopt (Self-Talk 3of3 Ep.27) – This week, Tosca Reno is back with us, with POSITIVE SELF-TALK … Read More

Talk About… SELF-TALK 2of3: MINDSETS

August 14, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a chance to listen to episode #25: “BUILDING RESILIENCE: Sets & Reps – with Eat Clean founder & master wellness coach Tosca Reno! A few of you told me that you’ve read her books and even participated in her wellness programs.  She is so inspiring, isn’t she? Well GUESS WHAT?!? Tosca … Read More

Talk About… SELF-TALK 1of3: BUILDING RESILIENCE

August 7, 2019Newsletter

Did you have a chance to listen to episode #24“The ABCDEs of Communication” ? If not, I encourage you to do so – or, if you prefer, you might want to read about it in the LinkedIn paper I wrote.  Here is your cheat-sheet again with the 5 steps: This week we kick off a 3-episode ? series on SELF-TALK.  … Read More

Talk About … Effective Communication Skills! (& a few Qs….)

July 29, 2019Newsletter

Hello!!! Are you an effective communicator? Have you had a chance to listen to read last week’s blog on asking questions? If yes, you are one step into this week’s topic: The ABCDE’s of EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.  Yes, step one is “A” = ASK Qs! Speaking of which, I’m planning a Q&A podcast episode where I answer listeners’ … Read More

Talk & Learn About…. ASKING QUESTIONS

July 24, 2019Newsletter 1 Comment

Have you had a chance to listen to the PROFANITY podcast yet? Several of you told me that you learned a lot.  ME TOO!  I was curious to see the ratio of downloads between the explicit and the clean versions of the profanity podcast.  FYI – it is about 2:1 explicit:clean.  Hmm… ? Moving on….  … Read More

PROFANITY: Talking Taboo

July 19, 2019Newsletter, Taboo Topics

I hope you’re enjoying the summer so far – wherever you are! ☀️☀️☀️ Did you listen to the FUNNY TALK podcast with Hillary Anger Elfenbein?  If not, I encourage you to do so.  I promise you will laugh! And you will learn how to make others laugh too!If you haven’t read it yet, here is your primer on … Read More

Talking TABOOS !

July 11, 2019Newsletter

Here’s the new podcast on PROFANITY.  Yes, two versions… PROFANITY PODCAST (clean) – https://talkabouttalk.com/23s2-clean-profanity-talking-taboo-with-linguistics-professor-darin-flynn/ PROFANITY PODCAST (explicit) – https://talkabouttalk.com/23s2-explicit-profanity-talking-taboo-with-linguistics-professor-darin-flynn/ MORE great TOPICS here: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/ I figured I would ease us into profanity by blogging this week about TABOO TOPICS – what they are, and how to handle them in conversation.  (You can skim this short email … Read More

Talk & Learn About… Being FUNNY!

July 4, 2019Newsletter

This week – it’s all about being FUNNY… I know I’m not very funny.  Maybe I can be clever sometimes – maybe. But I would like to be funnier.  And I love comedy!  Let’s do this! ? PODCAST #22: FUNNY TALK with stand-up comedian & business school professor Hillary Anger Elfenbein So in this podcast episode, we learn some … Read More

The A-B-C-D-E’s of Table Talk

June 26, 2019Newsletter

This blog is a little different from previous blogs and podcasts.  This week, we talk & learn about “TABLE TALK” – or what to say and do when interacting with others around a table.   For this blog more than any other, I would really appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to tell me what you … Read More

Talk & Learn about …. TRUST (& Body Language & Scams…)

June 17, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a great week!  Over the past few weeks, we have talked Supporting our Grieving Friends, Friendships, and Talking with our Doctor. This week, we talk and learn about TRUST – an absolutely imperative element of communication.  Trust me! (You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links to learn … Read More

Talking… with your DOCTOR !

June 11, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a great week. Over the past two weeks, we’ve Talked About “Supporting our Grieving Friends” and “Friendships.”  This week, we focus on ourselves, and learn about HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. (You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links to learn more!)  ? PODCAST #20: HOW TO TALK TO … Read More

Talking with Our FRIENDS!

June 5, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a great week!  Following last week’s podcast on “Supporting your GRIEVING Friends,“ I thought we would focus this week’s blog on Talking with our FRIENDS!(You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links to learn more!)  ?‍♀️5 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT FRIENDSHIP ? TYPES OF FRIENDS ? According to Aristotle, there … Read More

Talk About …. EMOJIs

May 21, 2019Newsletter

This week we talk emojis ! ? I hope you had a great week!  Two questions for you, based on last week’s Podcast and blog on “FONTS“: What is your favourite font? Have you adjusted what fonts you are using?   (You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links to learn more!)  ?All About EMOJIs  … Read More

Talk About… FONTS

May 15, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a great week!  Two questions for you, based on last week’s blog & featured podcast (“POSSESSIONS“): Have you been thinking more about your “stuff”? Have you been sharing nicely? ?  In this week’s Talk About Talk email blog, we talk and learn about FONTS!  (You can skim this short email or dive in … Read More

Talk and Learn About… Our POSSESSIONS

May 8, 2019Newsletter 1 Comment

I hope you had a great week!  Based on last week’s blog & featured podcast (“FASHION & STYLE“) – Did you donate any clothing yet? Did you buy anything you will keep for >10years? In this week’s Talk About Talk email blog, we talk and learn about POSSESSIONS (our STUFF!).  (You can skim this short email or … Read More

Talk & Learn About… FASHION & STYLE !!!

May 1, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a great week!  Based on last week’s blog & featured podcast (“Artificial Intelligence”) – Did you ask your virtual assistant any of the 10 entertaining Qs? ?? For the record, YES, we have tried all of these Qs (and more) in the Wojnicki household.  Nerds in paradise, I say!    In this week’s … Read More

Talk & Learn About…. Artificial Intelligence

April 24, 2019Newsletter 5 Comments

? FIRST – THE PODCAST Have you seen any of the Matrix movies? (If not, you should!) These movies depict a scary future, where artificial intelligence (AI) has taken over the world and humanity.  Perhaps partly fuelled by this movie, many people are very concerned about our future with AI. Well, after listening to this week’s podcast, I … Read More

Talk & Learn About… BIRTH ORDER EFFECTS & FAMILY COMMUNICATION

April 17, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a great week.  Based on last week’s blog – Have you taken opera-singer Bradley Christensen’s advice and used your “inner smile”?  Have you ceased all whispering? Personally, I have been saving my podcasting voice by whistling for my kids’ sports teams!   In this week’s TalkAboutTalk email blog, we talk and learn about Siblings, Birth … Read More

Talk & Learn About… YOUR VOICE (literally & metaphorically)

April 3, 2019Newsletter

(You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links if you would like to learn more!) ? NEWS from our favourite OPERA SINGER!!! WHO? BRADLEY CHRISTENSEN is our favourite opera singer, of course! The TalkAboutTalk podcast episode USING YOUR VOICE featuring baritone opera singer Bradley Christensen was released before the first TalkAboutTalk … Read More

COMMUNICATION Skills & Bloopers – blog

March 27, 2019Newsletter

Let’s summarize the first 12 episodes with key learnings, a peek behind the scenes, answers to a few of your questions, and Bloopers! ? FIRST – Let’s hear some bloopers in this week’s podcast !!! This week’s podcast is the 13th and final episode of the first season of TalkAboutTalk. (Don’t worry – we will be back … Read More

Talk & Learn About….. CREATIVITY!

March 21, 2019Newsletter

This week we Talk and Learn About CREATIVITY (including the benefits of creativity and how to experience flow)  (You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links if you would like to learn more!) ?FIRST – THE CREATIVITY PODCAST This week’s podcast is a little different than previous episodes. Sure, you will LEARN … Read More

STORYTELLING with Harvard Professor Jerry Zaltman – blog

March 14, 2019Newsletter

Based on the storytelling podcast with Jerry Zaltman: metaphors, memes vs. GIFs, and 5 fascinating facts about stories (You can skim this email or click on one of the many LINKS to learn more!) ?FIRST – THE PODCAST For this week’s podcast, I am thrilled to introduce you to one of my favourite professors of … Read More

Talk About … COLOUR!

March 6, 2019Newsletter 1 Comment

This week we Talk About COLOUR – colour theory, trends, how we communicate with it, five fascinating facts, colour of the year, and quotes! (you can skim this blog or click on the many LINKS to learn more) ?FIRST – THE PODCAST For this week’s podcast focusing on COLOUR, I interview three talented guest experts whose careers all … Read More

Talk About – Your PERSONAL BRAND – blog

February 28, 2019Newsletter

This week we Talk About BRANDS (your personal brand, brand management frameworks & the top brands!)  ?FIRST – THE PODCAST For this week’s podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing CEO and team performance expert Michael Boydell. Sounds intimidating, right? But Michael is very down-to-earth and honest–AUTHENTIC.  He describes several exercises that anyone can run through … Read More

Talk About – COACHING – blog

February 21, 2019Newsletter

This week we Talk About Coaching! ?FIRST – THE PODCAST Getting an hour of Elite Camps founder Stephanie Rudnick‘s time for a podcast interview was a coup. Stephanie agreed to do the interview when our sons were practicing basketball at a high school.  We looked for an open classroom in the high school, but alas, the … Read More

Talk About Social Media – blog

February 14, 2019Newsletter

Social Media expert Andrew Jenkins, Mass Audiences & Your One True Love…❤️ Recently I asked my teenaged son, “Who are the popular kids at your school?”  He named a few names.  Then I asked, “How do you define popularity?”  His answer shocked me.  One word.  “Followers.” (WHAT?!?) Maybe he didn’t understand.  I meant IRL (In … Read More

Talk About Online Reviews – blog

February 6, 2019Newsletter 2 Comments

In this week’s Talk About Talk blog newsletter, we talk about online reviews, Super Bowl ads, and 3 short quotes worth TalkingAbout. First – online reviews.? I can’t imagine buying much online if it wasn’t for online ratings and reviews. Can you? However, according to some sources, up to 50% of online reviews might be … Read More

Talk About Public Relations & Cause Marketing – blog

February 1, 2019Newsletter 1 Comment

This week, TalkAboutTalk is talking about P.R. or “Public Relations” and Cause Marketing I promise that once you’ve listened to this week’s TalkAboutTalk podcast episode focused on Public Relations, you will be a savvier consumer of marketplace communication. This week, I researched Public Relations and interviewed PR expert Graeme Harris. I learned so much!  Graeme worked in the PR industry for … Read More

NOW We’re Talking !!! – blog

January 22, 2019Newsletter

  Now we’re talking! Welcome to the inaugural TalkAboutTalk email newsletter! I am thrilled to announce that the TalkAboutTalk.com website is up and running. As you may know, TalkAboutTalk is an online learning platform focused on all things COMMUNICATION. Thank you for being an early-adopter and for your support. It means more to me than you can imagine. If … Read More