The Power of STORYTELLING with Rob Tait (ep.151)

February 19, 2024Podcast Episodes No Comments

Are you a powerful storyteller? Andrea interviews strategy and storytelling expert Rob Tait, who shares examples of and suggestions for great stories. These insights apply to stories from and about both product brands (marketing) and people brands (personal branding). NOTE: the accompanying free “Storytelling Tip Sheet” includes Rob’s 9-step process for creating compelling presentations and … Read More

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP & Building Your Brand with Roger Martin (ep.150)

February 5, 2024Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes No Comments

Are you a thought leader? Andrea interviews prolific thought leader Roger Martin, professor emeritus and past Dean of the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. Learn the distinction between private and public thought leadership, why you should consider your cadence in publishing, and three objective criteria to use when evaluating your brand promise, … Read More

Is it OK to Swear at Work? (ep.149)

January 22, 2024Podcast Episodes

Is it ok to swear at work? Do you use profanity at work? Dr. Andrea Wojnicki shares the myths about profanity and highlights what the research says about the pros and cons of swearing at work.   CONNECT WITH ANDREA & TALK ABOUT TALK LinkedIn:  Andrea –  https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreawojnicki/ Talk about Talk – https://www.linkedin.com/company/talkabouttalk/ Website: TalkAboutTalk.com Communication … Read More

Andrea’s 2024 Goal: Let’s Improve our SELF-AWARENESS (ep.148)

January 4, 2024Podcast Episodes

Improve our self-awareness – Based on her research and coaching experiences, Andrea announces her personal goal for 2024: improving her self-awareness. Learn the distinction between consciousness, self-consciousness, and self-awareness. Andrea challenges listeners to diagnose their own internal and external self-awareness levels and commit to three specific goals for improvement in 2024, just like she did! … Read More

Communicating Through Gift-Giving (ep.147)

December 11, 2023Podcast Episodes

Gift-giving is a symbolic form of communication. Are you a good gift-giver? Andrea shares research-based tips about what matters and what doesn’t, so you can think about gift-giving more rationally. Here’s a hint: We should worry less about how much money we spend. It’s typically the “low substance, high sentiment” gifts that are appreciated. It … Read More

Using AI to Improve Your Communication (ep.145)

November 13, 2023Podcast Episodes

  Do you use AI to boost your communication effectiveness? Andrea shares her evolving perspective on AI, including whether using AI is “cheating,” practical ways to use AI to improve communication, and offers three “Dos” and three “Do Nots” for effective AI usage. Do you have more to add to the conversation? Let’s talk! Resources … Read More

Articulating Your Strengths (ep.144)

October 30, 2023Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

How can you articulate your strengths and accomplishments, without sounding arrogant? Andrea answers one of the most common questions she hears. First, avoid “I am humbled,” self-deprecation, or resorting to the humble brag. Instead, try these three key strategies: “Three Magic Words,” “Pivoting,” and “Own It.” Now you can share your strengths and accomplishments to … Read More

Controlling Your Narrative (ep.143)

October 16, 2023Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Controlling your narrative means purposefully reinforcing your positive and unique traits in a way that communicates your value. When it comes to your personal brand narrative, you can LET it happen or you can MAKE it happen. Andrea shares many inspiring examples of real-life success stories, actionable tips, and explores the consequences of neglecting your … Read More

GENDER DIFFERENCES in Communication (ep.141)

September 18, 2023Podcast Episodes

How do men and women’s communication styles vary? Explore the stereotypes of how men and women communicate, with research as a guide. Consider how much we talk, communication mindsets, our choice of words, vocal patterns, listening skills, non-verbal cues, and confidence. Andrea navigates the nuances, dismantles stereotypes, offers insights into the roots of imposter syndrome, … Read More

The Power of PERSONAL BRANDING (ep.140)

September 4, 2023Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Personal Branding is important, yet it never seems urgent. Dr. Andrea Wojnicki shares 3 specific reasons why we should all take the time and effort to develop our personal brand, plus she shares a variety of resources to help you develop your personal brand: a new online course, podcast episodes, newsletter blogs, and more. Resources … Read More

SPEAK UP: Communicating in Meetings (ep.139)

August 28, 2023Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Speaking up in meetings is important, but not always easy.  Learn ten strategies to help you speak up. Consider what you do before the meeting, your mindset during the meeting, and your words! Resources Speaking Up Tip Sheet: https://talkabouttalk.com/speakup Connect with Andrea & Talk About Talk: Website: TalkAboutTalk.com Communication Coaching Newsletter:  https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup LinkedIn: Andrea and TalkAboutTalk Youtube Channel: @talkabouttalkyoutube Talk … Read More

Communicating with IMPACT (ep.138)

August 21, 2023Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Do you communicate with IMPACT? Vice-Chair at Deloitte Jennifer Lee defines impact as the ability to get someone to take action. Learn 3 specific communication tactics to elevate your impact, plus insights about how respect, being curious, and establishing the value of each person in the room can increase your impact. Resources Jennifer T. Lee: … Read More

INTRODUCTIONS: How to Introduce Yourself (ep.137)

August 14, 2023Communicating With Confidence, Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

  Introducing yourself shouldn’t be something you dread. Learn a 3-point self-introduction framework (not a script!) plus 4 general tips for introducing yourself effectively. Introducing yourself is a rare opportunity to highlight your personal brand!   Connect with Andrea & Talk About Talk: Website: TalkAboutTalk.com Communication Coaching Newsletter:  https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup LinkedIn: Andrea and TalkAboutTalk Youtube Channel: @talkabouttalkyoutube Re-release of ep.86.

#136 Communicating with Precision

August 7, 2023Podcast Episodes

Communicating with precision improves comprehension, recall, persuasion, and likeability! Whether it’s verbal or written, clear and concise communication is appreciated by others. Learn three strategies you can employ to communicate with precision.   Connect with Andrea & Talk About Talk: Website: TalkAboutTalk.com Communication Coaching Newsletter:  https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup LinkedIn: Andrea and TalkAboutTalk Youtube Channel: @talkabouttalkyoutube Re-release of ep.103.

#135 Communication Skills for Job-Seekers

July 31, 2023Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin shares her advice for job-seekers, including what to do first, what employers are looking for in job candidates, common mistakes, and (yes!) the significance of your personal brand when it comes to job searching. Resources Sharon Mah-Gin: LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonmahgin/ Executive Search Alliance – http://www.execsearchalliance.com/ Relevant Talk About Talk Episodes for Job Seekers … Read More

#134 The 3-Point Body Language Scan

July 24, 2023Podcast Episodes

Body language has a significant effect on our communication. Here’s a 3-point body language scan to help you optimize how you are perceived and how you feel. Perhaps you’re not sure what to do with your hands? Or perhaps you catch yourself slouching and your mind is wandering. Think: “3-Point Body Language Scan!” Suddenly, you’re … Read More

#133 The Power of 3

July 17, 2023Podcast Episodes

Three is a powerful number that we can use to improve our communication. 3 makes things easier to understand and easier to recall.  3 is balanced and substantive, but not overwhelming. Consider the power of 3 in your communication, whether you’re categorizing, listing, highlighting, influencing, ranking or creating a framework. Make 3 your default. Resources: … Read More

#132 The Power of Listening

July 10, 2023Podcast Episodes

Do you want to become a better listener? Yes, you can learn to listen! Learn tactical strategies to help you become a better listener, reasons why listening is so difficult, and the 3 levels of listening. Resources: Episode 41: LISTENING with legal veteran Norm Bacal Episode 52: Communication Skills of Effective Leaders with Heather Stark … Read More

#130: Communication Skills Q&A with Dr. Andrea Wojnicki

June 26, 2023Communicating With Confidence, Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Andrea answers nine communication skills questions from Talk About Talk listeners, including how to deal with negative people, how to network when you’re working from home, gender differences in communication, and more.   Resources: “Smart Brevity” book by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen & Roy Schwartz “Your Brain at Work” by Dr. David Rock (S.C.A.R.F. model) … Read More

#129 Power for All with Professor Tiziana Casciaro

June 12, 2023Podcast Episodes

Power is everyone’s business. In this episode, Andrea interviews Professor Tiziana Casciaro, author of POWER FOR ALL. Learn 3 fallacies or misconceptions we commonly believe about power, how we perceive power, and how we communicate or signal power.   Power For All Book: Audible Paperback Tiziana’s Top 3 Podcasts: The Ezra Klein Show Science Vs  … Read More

#128 Interruptions (REPOST)

June 2, 2023Podcast Episodes

Andrea shares what the research says about interruptions, how to respond to being interrupted, and advice for how you can effectively interrupt. (REPOSTED DUE TO UPLOADING ISSUE)   Resources Sally Farley “Nonverbal Reactions to Conversational Interruptions” (2010) Connect with Andrea & Talk About Talk: Website: TalkAboutTalk.com LinkedIn: Andrea and TalkAboutTalk Weekly Communication Skills Newsletter: https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup … Read More

#128 Interruptions

May 29, 2023Podcast Episodes

Andrea shares what the research says about interruptions, how to respond to being interrupted, and advice for how you can effectively interrupt. Resources Sally Farley “Nonverbal Reactions to Conversational Interruptions” (2010) Connect with Andrea & Talk About Talk: Website: TalkAboutTalk.com LinkedIn: Andrea and TalkAboutTalk Weekly Communication Skills Newsletter: https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup YouTube Channel: @talkabouttalkyoutube TRANSCRIPT Wow. Do … Read More

#126 The Power of Self-Listening with Jill Nykoliation

May 1, 2023Podcast Episodes

What is self-listening? Self-listening is self-awareness and focusing on your unique identity. In this conversation between Andrea and advertising veteran Jill Nykoliation, you’ll learn Jill’s advice on listening to yourself, overcoming imposter syndrome, pausing and asking yourself questions, and journaling!   Now on YouTube! – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW_n67Yb2wztDFWxw-OAayA Resources Episode #75 “Communicate Like a Boss Part 1 … Read More

#125 Personal Branding Mistakes

April 17, 2023Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Andrea shares the 3 most common personal branding mistakes and misconceptions she sees with her clients: communicating first, scripting, and copying others. Learn why these are mistakes, and what you should do instead to build a strong and effective personal brand. RESOURCES Other Talk About Talk episodes on Personal Branding: #98 The Power Of Personal … Read More

#124 Your Elevator Pitch

April 3, 2023Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Drop your rehearsed elevator pitch and try this instead! Certainly, being prepared for impromptu conversations with influential stakeholders is important. But elevator pitches typically come across as rehearsed and insincere. Instead, keep this simple 3-point checklist in mind! RESOURCES Website: TalkAboutTalk.com LinkedIn: Andrea and TalkAboutTalk Weekly Communication Skills Newsletter – https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup Email – Andrea@TalkAboutTalk.com   For a transcript of this … Read More

#123 Adopting a GROWTH MINDSET

March 20, 2023Podcast Episodes

There are many reasons to adopt a growth mindset.  Andrea explains why adopting a growth mindset is the #1 most impactful yet underleveraged skill, how thinking about prototyping can help you adopt a growth mindset, plus her three ideas for how you can adopt a growth mindset right now!   CONTENTS Resources Transcript RESOURCES   … Read More

#122 What to WEAR at Work

March 6, 2023Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

What to wear to work? Your clothing communicates a lot about you, more than you probably think! Andrea shares what some of the research says about how we dress and others’ perception of us. Then she shares some do’s and don’ts  when choosing your outfit. Here’s a question: what’s your most successful, happiest self wearing … Read More

#121 SELF-AWARENESS & Communication

February 20, 2023Communicating With Confidence, Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

How self-aware are you? Andrea shares the definition of self-awareness, different types of self-awareness, and how we can improve our communication effectiveness by being more self-aware.   RESOURCES The 3 Point Body Language Scan Podcast Episode: https://www.talkabouttalk.com/96-3pt-body-language-scan/ Talk About Talk Website: TalkAboutTalk.com LinkedIn: Andrea and TalkAboutTalk Weekly Communication Skills Newsletter – https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup Email – Andrea@TalkAboutTalk.com    

#120 From Intention to Real Change – How to Improve Your Communication Habits

February 6, 2023Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Andrea shares several suggestions that she and her clients use to adopt improved communication habits. Whether it’s a new philosophy, words you’re trying to use (or avoid), or different body language, simple tactics to cue these new habits will help you succeed.     RESOURCES   ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear: https://amzn.to/3IVBEo8 S.M.A.R.T. Goals:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria … Read More

BONUS EPISODE: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

January 25, 2023Podcast Episodes

In this BONUS episode released on #BellLetsTalk Day, Nicole German, founder of The Maddie Project, shares her experience and thoughtful advice to parents, family members, coaches, teachers, anyone who interacts with youth. Youth mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression are common. We need to step-it-up with awareness, empathy, and advocacy. “Anything we can … Read More

#119 MEDIA BEST PRACTICES – Beyond the Basics for Text, Email, Phone & Meetings

January 23, 2023Podcast Episodes

Andrea shares best practices for texting, email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings. This is beyond the basics! Of course, you need to be courteous and punctual. These tips will elevate your communication effectiveness across various media.   RESOURCES “COMMUNICATION MEDIA: Which medium is best for your message?” PODCAST EPISODE: https://talkabouttalk.com/118-which-medium Talk About Talk  Website: TalkAboutTalk.com … Read More

#118 COMMUNICATION MEDIA: Which medium is best for your message?

January 9, 2023Podcast Episodes

Do you know when to text versus email versus pick up the phone?  What about virtual versus face-to-face meetings? Andrea encourages you to think beyond your default media and consider the WHO, the WHAT and the WHY when choosing the ideal communication medium.   RESOURCES “MEDIA” or “MEDIUM”? https://grammarist.com/usage/media-mediums/ Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & Talk About … Read More

#117 Clear Out Your EMAIL Inbox

December 26, 2022Podcast Episodes

How many emails do you have in your inbox? Need some tips to help clear out your inbox? You can increase your productivity and reduce your email anxiety by doing 3 things: make behavioral changes; employ technology hacks; and effectively managing our sent mail. Let’s clear out your inbox!   RESOURCES Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & … Read More

#116 GIFT-GIVING: What You Need to Know

December 12, 2022Podcast Episodes

Gift-giving is a highly symbolic form of communication. Gift-giving can also create a lot of stress!  Whether it’s a client thank-you gift, a birthday gift, or Valentine’s day, gifts communicate things about the giver, about the giver’s beliefs about the receiver, and about the relationship between them. Gifts can reinforce important relationships, take them to … Read More

#114 SPEAK UP! Communicating in Meetings

November 14, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Speaking up in meetings is important, but not always easy.  Learn ten strategies to help you speak up.  Consider what you do before the meeting, your mindset during the meeting, and your words! RESOURCES Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & Talk About Talk  Free 20min consult – Book Andrea  Website –  https://talkabouttalk.com Communication Coaching Newsletter – newsletter-signup LinkedIn … Read More

#113 Are you a fast-talker? How to optimize your CADENCE

October 31, 2022Podcast Episodes

How to optimize the speed, tempo or cadence of your communication. Learn about typical conversation rates, and how to customize your communication to maximize engagement and comprehension. Are you a fast-talker? RESOURCES Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & Talk About Talk  Free 20min consult – Book Andrea  Website –  https://talkabouttalk.com Communication Coaching Newsletter – newsletter-signup LinkedIn – Andrea … Read More

#111 What’s Your SUPERPOWER?

October 3, 2022Podcast Episodes

We all have a superpower. What’s yours? Learn the two main benefits of identifying your superpower, and 5 questions to help you identify your superpower. This is a critical element of your personal brand. RESOURCES Get the “How to Identify your Superpower” WORKSHEET: https://talkabouttalk.com/superpower Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & Talk About Talk  Free 20min consult – Book … Read More

#110 Five Rapid Fire Questions

September 19, 2022Podcast Episodes

QUICK! What are your pet peeves? What type of learner are you? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What communication media do you prefer? Do you have any podcast recommendations? How would YOU answer the 5 rapid fire questions that Andrea asks her guests at the end of every podcast interview? Hear Andrea’s answers … Read More

#109 Five Impactful Ways to Reinforce Your PERSONAL BRAND

September 5, 2022Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Here’s your checklist of 5 impactful but often overlooked ways that you can communicate and reinforce your personal brand. Of course there’s how we introduce ourselves, our social media profiles, our resume. But when was the last time you updated your voicemail greeting? Check out TalkAboutTalk.com   RESOURCES Personal Brand Online course: https://talkabouttalk.com/personalbrand   Gravatars … Read More

#108 ENTHUSIASM Please! Communicating with Enthusiasm

August 22, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Communicating enthusiasm can improve outcomes in many contexts, including negotiations, sales, job-searching, and teaching and learning. Learn why enthusiasm is so impactful and how to communicate it through your body language, your tone and your words. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST   RESOURCES Enthusiasm Talk About Talk episode on “Emotional Expressions” with Dr. Tatiana Astray – … Read More

#107 Communication Skills for JOB-SEEKERS with executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin

August 8, 2022Podcast Episodes

Executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin shares her advice for job seekers, including what to do first, what employers are looking for in job candidates, common mistakes, and (yes!) the significance of your personal brand when it comes to job searching.   RESOURCES Sharon Mah-Gin LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonmahgin/ Executive Search Alliance – http://www.execsearchalliance.com/ Recommendation: Jay Shetty podcast   Relevant … Read More

#106 Q&A on Personal Branding

July 25, 2022Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Do you have questions about Personal Branding? Andrea answers 13 personal branding questions from a live Q&A event hosted by the FishBowl app. Learn how to boost your confidence, 3 specific benefits of developing your Personal Brand, and more!   RESOURCES FishBowl https://www.fishbowlapp.com/ Andrea on Fishbowl – https://www.fishbowlapp.com/fb/andrea-wojnicki   Maye Samoiel https://www.linkedin.com/in/maye-samoiel-cpa-cica-cfe-ambci/     Dr. … Read More

#105 BRAGGING, Self-Promotion & your Personal Brand

July 11, 2022Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Do you ever worry people might think you’re bragging? Lisa Bragg encourages us to focus on what makes you remarkable, and shares why you probably don’t need to worry about bragging. Host Andrea Wojnicki also shares 2 ways to talk about your superpowers without bragging.   RESOURCES   Lisa Bragg LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisabragg Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thatlisabragg Mediaface: … Read More

#104 Communicating Psychological Safety

June 27, 2022Podcast Episodes

Are you communicating and enabling psychological safety? Psychological safety is a key contributor to team performance. A climate of psychological safety means increased learning, creativity, productivity, satisfaction and engagement. Andrea defines what psychological safety is and is not, then she shares several strategies for how we can communicate psychological safety. There are mindsets to adopt, … Read More

#103 Communicating with PRECISION

June 13, 2022Podcast Episodes

Communicating with precision improves comprehension, recall, persuasion, and likeability! Whether it’s verbal or written, clear and concise communication is appreciated by others. Learn three strategies you can employ to communicate with precision.   RESOURCES   Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & Talk About Talk  Website –  https://talkabouttalk.com  Free Newsletter – https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup Email – Andrea@TalkAboutTalk.com Free 20min consult – … Read More

#102 Communication Skills Questions – Q&A from Fishbowl

May 30, 2022Podcast Episodes

Do you have Communication Skills questions?  Listen to Andrea answer 12 communication skills questions from a live Q&A event hosted by FishBowl. Learn how to handle a difficult boss, communication tips for introverts, ideas for how to network and secure a new job, and more!   RESOURCES FishBowl https://www.fishbowlapp.com/ Andrea on Fishbowl – https://www.fishbowlapp.com/fb/andrea-wojnicki Maye … Read More

#101 Communicating your Personal Brand on SOCIAL MEDIA with Andrew Jenkins

May 16, 2022Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Social media is an effective but under-leveraged tool for communicating our personal brand. Let’s get strategic and learn how. Consider 3 things: WHERE you’re engaging, HOW you’re engaging and WHAT you’re saying. Here’s your opportunity to get updated on social media from an industry expert, Andrew Jenkins, author of “Social Media Marketing for Business.”   … Read More

#100 Andrea’s Top 3 Communication Insights

May 2, 2022Podcast Episodes

Andrea’s top 3 communication insights after 100 episodes of the Talk About Talk podcast. These are the under-rated insights that Andrea encourages us to focus on, regardless of your profession or seniority. 1.) Keep it short.  2.) It’s not about you. 3.) Adopt a growth mindset.  SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST     RESOURCES 3 Big … Read More

#99 Communicating as a SAGE LEADER with Angie Alexander

April 18, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

span style=”font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”>Are you a Sage Leader?  Sage leaders are inclusive, they are mentally fit, and they listen. Sage leaders are exceptional communicators. Learn how to communicate as a sage leader from executive coach Angie Alexander. RESOURCES Angie Alexander LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/angie-alexander-yyc/ Instagram @sagecoachangie Clubhouse @angieayyc – weekly Mental Fitness & Sage Leadership room in the Thought … Read More

#98 The Power Of PERSONAL BRANDING

April 4, 2022Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Personal Branding is important, yet it never seems urgent. Dr. Andrea Wojnicki shares 3 specific reasons why we should all take the time and effort to develop our personal brand, plus she shares a variety of resources to help you develop your personal brand: a new online course, podcast episodes, newsletter blogs, and more.   … Read More

#97 PERSONAL STYLE & Your Personal Brand

March 21, 2022Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Your Personal Style provides an opportunity to communicate your Personal Brand. People often see you before they hear a word you say! Learn a technique to help you define and cultivate your Personal Style, plus a simple tip to help you decide what clothing to buy and what to leave in the store. Thank you … Read More

#96 The 3 Point BODY LANGUAGE Scan

March 7, 2022Podcast Episodes

Body language is a significant element in our communication. Here’s a 3-point body language scan to help you optimize both how you are perceived and how you feel. Perhaps you’re not sure what to do with your hands? Or perhaps you catch yourself slouching and your mind is wandering. Think: “3-Point Body Language Scan!” Suddenly, … Read More

#95 TAKING THE STAGE part 2 – Communication Skills for LEADERS with Judith Humphrey

February 21, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Andrea interviews leadership communication expert Judith Humphrey (part 2). Learn about imposter syndrome, communication differences between men and women, effective self-promotion, the leaders’ script, when we should apologize, and what to do when your boss suggests it’s time to demonstrate leadership. This is part 2 of a two-part feature (ep. 94 & 95) on “Taking … Read More

#94 TAKING THE STAGE – Communication Skills for LEADERS with Judith Humphrey – part 1

February 7, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Andrea interviews leadership communication expert Judith Humphrey. Learn about imposter syndrome, communication differences between men and women, effective self-promotion, the leaders’ script, when we should apologize, and what to do when your boss suggests you need to demonstrate leadership. This is part 1 of a two-part feature (ep. 94 & 95) on “Taking the Stage: … Read More

#93 The Power of THREE

January 24, 2022Podcast Episodes

THREE is a powerful number that we can use to improve our communication. 3 makes things easier to understand and easier to recall.  3 is balanced and substantive, but not overwhelming. Consider the power of 3 in your communication, whether you’re categorizing, listing, highlighting, influencing, ranking or creating a framework. Make 3 your default.   … Read More

#92 The Power of NETWORKS with Jamie Millar

January 10, 2022Podcast Episodes

NETWORKS: We all want a strong network, but most of us hate networking. Jamie Millar of SkyBridge shares tips for building a strong network, options for how to curate your LinkedIn connections, and why we should distinguish between networks and networking.   RESOURCES James Millar LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-millar-3033/ SkyBridge & Associates – https://skybridge.associates/ Newsletter Recommendations: … Read More

#90 DEMONSTRATING LEADERSHIP: Leadership & Your Personal Brand

December 6, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Have you been told it’s time to start “demonstrating leadership”? Learn 5 ways to communicate your leadership potential and make leadership an integral part of your personal brand. You can create thought leadership, demonstrate people leadership, you can talk leadership, and more.  RESOURCES Podcast Episodes #52 – Communication Skills of Effective Leaders – with executive … Read More

#89 Using Your VOICE with Judith Weinman

November 22, 2021Podcast Episodes

Do you like the sound of your voice? Can your voice be improved? Do you have an accent? In this interview with voice expert Judith Weinman, you’ll learn 5 things you can do to optimize the sound of your voice, how to leverage your voice in terms of your personal brand, and all about accents. … Read More

#88 The Power of LISTENING

November 8, 2021Podcast Episodes

Do you want to be a better listener? Yes, you can learn to listen! Learn tactical strategies to help you become a better listener, reasons why listening is so difficult, and the 3 levels of listening. RESOURCES LISTENING Podcast Episodes LISTENING with legal veteran Norm Bacal Communication Skills of Effective Leaders with Heather Stark Am … Read More

#87 INTRODUCTIONS: How to Introduce & Connect Others

October 25, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

How to introduce others: The do’s & don’ts of formally introducing a speaker or a guest, plus how to introduce or connect two people.   RESOURCES Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & Talk About Talk   Episode 86 – INTRODUCTIONS – How to Introduce Yourself Website – https://talkabouttalk.com Free Newsletter – https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup Email – Andrea@TalkAboutTalk.com Free 20minconsult … Read More

#86 INTRODUCTIONS – How to Introduce Yourself

October 11, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Introducing yourself shouldn’t be something you dread. Learn a 3-point self-introduction framework (not a script!) plus 4 general tips for introducing yourself effectively. Introducing yourself is a rare opportunity to highlight your personal brand!   RESOURCES Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & Talk About Talk Website – https://talkabouttalk.com Free Newsletter – https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup Email – Andrea@TalkAboutTalk.com Free 20minconsult … Read More

#85 WATCH YOUR JARGON – WORDS MATTER

September 27, 2021Podcast Episodes

What is jargon? Learn about buzzwords, corporate jargon and “big words,” including why we use these words, their impact (it’s not always negative!) and how we can learn to avoid jargon.  Words matter!   JARGON RESOURCES David Ogilvy: http://www.listsofnote.com/2012/02/how-to-write.html Annoying business buzzwords: https://www.trustradius.com/buyer-blog/annoying-business-buzzwords Annoying Buzzwords: https://fortune.com/2021/07/07/most-annoying-buzzwords-2021/ https://www.trustradius.com/buyer-blog/annoying-business-buzzwords Political Jargon: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-39418204  Dr. Andrea Wojnicki & Talk … Read More

#84 Strategic Principles of PERSONAL BRANDING

September 13, 2021Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Strategic Principles of PERSONAL BRANDING: Before you start promoting your Personal Brand, you need to articulate what it is! Learn the 3 strategic principles of Personal Branding, plus the most common mistake that people make when crafting their Personal Brand.   PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL BRANDING RESOURCES Podcast Episodes #77 PERSONAL BRANDING: Reinforcing your Personal Brand … Read More

#83 Let’s Talk IMPOSTER SYNDROME

August 16, 2021Podcast Episodes

Do you suffer from IMPOSTER SYNDROME? Most of us do! Learn exactly what imposter syndrome is, how to avoid or alleviate imposter syndrome, and some good news: how the discourse (talk) about imposter syndrome has evolved. RESOURCES IMPOSTER SYNDROME “The 4 Ps of Preparing to Communicate with Confidence” Talk About Talk podcast episode #59 – … Read More

#82 Am I an INTROVERT or an EXTROVERT?

August 2, 2021Podcast Episodes

Introvert or extrovert – which one are you?  Learn 3 common misconceptions about the introvert/extrovert scale and how to leverage this personality dimension to help you manage your energy and your relationships with others. RESOURCES Introvert vs Extrovert INC magazine – https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/are-you-shy-or-introverted-science-says-this-is-1-primary-difference.html Forbes – https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffboss/2015/09/10/6-facts-you-should-know-about-introverts-that-have-significant-leadership-implications/#390621e2182d FastCompany – https://www.fastcompany.com/90232763/5-things-youre-getting-wrong-about-extroverts “QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a … Read More

#81 Talking TABOO Topics

July 19, 2021Podcast Episodes, Taboo Topics

Taboo topics are sacred or prohibited based on morals, religion or social norms. Learn how to respond to taboo topics and the significance of context when it comes to taboos. What’s considered taboo depends on the time in history, the generation, the person, the setting, even the medium. People seem to feel more comfortable reading … Read More

#80 COMMUNICATION INSIGHTS from hall-of-fame podcaster Dave Jackson

July 5, 2021Podcast Episodes

Podcaster Dave Jackson shares general communication insights for all of us, plus specific advice for podcasters, including the most common mistakes that podcasters make, the ideal length for a podcast, and how to refer to the listeners…   RESOURCES Podcaster Dave Jackson & The School of Podcasting Profit From Your Podcast book – https://amzn.to/35wIWKf Website: … Read More

#79 How to Use STORYTELLING to Elevate Your Communication

June 21, 2021Podcast Episodes

Storytelling can elevate your communication! Learn 4 ways stories are impactful, the important elements of stories, and where to find great stories. Whether you’re giving a speech or presentation, leading a meeting, or teaching, storytelling will connect you with your audience.   RESOURCES Talk About Talk Podcast Episodes Mentioned Telling your Story with Norman Bacal … Read More

#78 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Upskilling to Propel Your Career with Cherry Siu

June 7, 2021Podcast Episodes

Upskilling, or focusing on personal development, can propel your career.  But what skills should you focus on and how should you develop them? Cherry Siu, chief of staff at Deloitte, shares personal development insights from her personal experience and observation of other global professionals.   RESOURCES Cherry Siu & Deloitte Cherry on LinkedIn –  linkedin.com/in/cherrysiu … Read More

#77 PERSONAL BRANDING: Reinforcing your Personal Brand with Implicit Communication

May 24, 2021Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Personal branding is more than just the words we say about ourselves. Learn to reinforce your personal brand through consistent implicit communication, ranging from your personal style, possessions, affiliations, how you show up for meetings, and more.  RESOURCES Dr. Andrea Wojnicki Email – Andrea@TalkAboutTalk.com Book Andrea for a free 20min “communication skills training” consult Andrea on … Read More

#76 LEADERSHIP: Communicate Like a Boss! PART 2 with Jill Nykoliation, CEO Juniper Park\TBWA

May 10, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Strong communication skills can elevate your leadership effectiveness and your career.  CEO Jill Nykoliation shares her general career advice, what she keeps in her 2 notebooks, the most common career pitfalls, and more. Listen to learn how to communicate like a boss! This is the 2nd half of a 2-part interview. Please see episode #75 … Read More

#75 LEADERSHIP: Communicate Like a Boss! PART 1 with Jill Nykoliation, CEO Juniper Park\TBWA

May 3, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Effective leaders communicate like a boss! Compassion, precision, and frequency of communication are just a few of the values that CEO Jill Nykoliation exemplifies and that she encourages others to embrace. This is part 1 of a 2-part interview. The 2nd episode (#76) includes a summary of both episodes.   RESOURCES  Jill Nykoliation LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillnykoliation/ … Read More

#74 MINDFULNESS Practicing our Communication Skills with Anne Muhlethaler

April 19, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Mindfulness can elevate our communication skills. Learn how to be mindful in specific communication contexts by pausing, communicating with intention, and acknowledging our inner critic. Anne Muhlethaler (yogi, meditation teacher, podcaster and luxury brand consultant) shares her experiences and valuable insights.   RESOURCES Anne Muhlethaler Out of the Clouds podcast, AVM Consulting LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-muhlethaler-a1323010/ Instagram: … Read More

#73 Practicing Communication Skills with VR Technology – with Robson Beaudry

April 5, 2021Podcast Episodes

Technology entrepreneur Robson Beaudry shares how we can use VR to practice and improve our interpersonal and communication skills. VR can accelerate and improve our practice, beyond alternatives such as role-playing or watching ourselves. Key insights include the power of meta-learning and the impact of listening versus talking… RESOURCES Robson Beaudry LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robsonbeaudry/ Twitter: @cavetocreation … Read More

#71 PERSONAL BRANDING, AUTHENTICITY & TMI with Tom Megginson

March 8, 2021Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

How can we be authentic without sharing TMI (too much information)? How can we be transparent, bring our “whole selves” to work, without appearing unprofessional? Copywriter and messaging strategist Tom Megginson encourages us to be authentic, but focus on our audience.  Code-switching and filtering are two ways to maintain authenticity without compromising professionalism.   RESOURCES … Read More

#70 ONLINE MEETINGS 2: Engagement & Leading

February 22, 2021Podcast Episodes

Leading online meetings (virtual meetings) is a challenge. Staying focused and encouraging others to participate is a huge challenge!  Learn 4 tactics to encourage engagement in others, plus tips on what we ourselves should be doing during virtual meetings.   RESOURCES Online Meeting Apps & Websites ONLINE MEETING INTERACTION TOOLS: KAHOOT.com MENTIMETER.com ZOOM website – … Read More

#68 Communicating Your PERSONAL BRAND ONLINE (2)

February 10, 2021Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes 1 Comment

Actionable advice on how to communicate your personal brand online, including 3 KEY PRINCIPLES of personal branding, plus instructions for how to UPDATE, PARTICIPATE and MONITOR your personal brand online.   REFERENCES & LINKS Resources “How to Optimize your LinkedIn Profile” podcast episode – https://talkabouttalk.com/62-optimize-linkedin/ Updating your email signature – https://talkabouttalk.com/email-communication-blog/ Talk About Talk “Communication … Read More

#69 ONLINE MEETINGS 1: Prepare for Success!

February 8, 2021Podcast Episodes

Here’s your online meeting preparation checklist! We cover technology requirements and recommendations, your physical space, and your personal appearance. Preparation can fuel success in virtual meetings.   RESOURCES Online Meeting Apps & Websites Most downloaded apps of 2020 – https://startuptalky.com/most-apps-downloaded/ Fastest growing companies of 2020 – https://www.investors.com/research/fastest-growing-companies-2020-despite-coronavirus/ ZOOM website – https://zoom.us/ growth (Bloomberg) – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-22/zoom-daily-users-surge-to-300-million-despite-privacy-woes … Read More

#67 ONLINE NETWORKING with Sharon Mah-Gin

January 11, 2021Podcast Episodes

Online networking is the only networking these days! Executive recruiter Sharon-Mah-Gin shares advice on how to approach people when networking online, how to follow-up, as well as general networking advice. There are many reasons to be optimistic! Just remember: “With true networking, it’s really not about you. It’s really about building relationships with like-minded people. … Read More

#66 Trending Communication Topics, Insights & Recommendations

December 27, 2020Podcast Episodes 1 Comment

Top 3 lists from Andrea and Talk About Talk, including the top 3 Talk About Talk podcast episodes and newsletters, Andrea’s favorite podcasts, plus communication insights from 2020 and focus areas for 2021.   THANKS for listening – and READING! – LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreawojnicki/ – Web: https://talkabouttalk.com/ – Email: Andrea@TalkAboutTalk.com ***When referencing resources and products, TalkAboutTalk … Read More

#65 I NEED SLEEP with biohacker & biotechnology scientist Oksana Andreiuk

December 14, 2020Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Sleep can help us be more effective communicators, improving our sociability, not to mention our immunity, hormonal regulation, mental health, and memory. Biohacker & biotechnology scientist Oksana Andreiuk shares how to get more sleep, including increasing our sleep opportunity beyond 8 hours, controlling our environment, ways to calm our minds, and more.   REFERENCES Oksana … Read More

#63 COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORS & THE FUTURE OF LEARNING with Chris Besse of Edsby

November 16, 2020Podcast Episodes

Learn 5 key communication insights for educators, including the positive impact of technology in the classroom.  Chris Besse shares how edtech platforms like Edsby make education more student-centric, they enable communication and collaboration, they enable accessibility and immediacy of information, and they encourage students to learn how to learn.   REFERENCES Chris Besse & Edsby … Read More

#62 HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE with Andrew Jenkins

November 2, 2020Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Step by step instructions on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Volterra founder Andrew Jenkins shares how to use LinkedIn for creating your personal brand,  networking, thought leadership, marketing, and job-searching.   REFERENCES Andrew Jenkins & Volterra LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjjenkins Volterra – https://www.linkedin.com/company/volterradigital/ Talk About Talk podcast episode with Andrew Jenkins #7: SOCIAL MEDIA – … Read More

#61 WHAT I LEARNED FROM PODCASTING: from crutch words to how to interrupt

October 19, 2020Podcast Episodes

Crutch words, interrupting, filler comments, and more. Dr. Andrea Wojnicki shares 10 unique communication insights after hosting 60 Talk About Talk podcast episodes.    REFERENCES Resources & Recommendations “The Portfolio Career Podcast” with David Nebinski https://www.portfoliocareerpodcast.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidnebinski/ “Yogi MD” podcast” with Dr. Nadine Kelly https://yogimd.net/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadine-kelly-m-d-5a451946/ “Google Ads na Veia” podcast with André Carneiro https://www.googleadsnaveia.com.br/ … Read More

#60 THE POWER OF STORYTELLING with influencer & speaker Bobby Umar

October 5, 2020Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Storytelling is a superpower.  Influencer and speaker Bobby Umar shares how storytelling can elevate your personal brand and your identity as a thought leader. For marketers, storytelling is a powerful tool to facilitate consumers’ resonance with brands.   REFERENCES Bobby Umar Twitter:https://twitter.com/raehanbobby Facebook Business:https://www.facebook.com/raehanbobby/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbyumar/ LinkedIn Company: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bobbyumar/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/raehanbobby/ YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/c/BobbyUmar Speaker Profile:https://www.nsb.com/speakers/bobby-umar/ Recommendations: Gary Vaynerchuk … Read More

#58 COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE: Part 1 – Mental Preparation

September 5, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes 5 Comments

  Communicate with confidence: There’s the mental preparation, then there’s confidence in the moment.  In this first of a two-part series, we focus on the 4P’s of mentally preparing to communicate with confidence: Practice, as in rehearsing; Proverb, as in adopting a mantra; Pep talk; and Pirate, as in copying that confident feeling.   THANKS … Read More