Let’s Talk About LIKABILITY

September 26, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Is LIKABILITY a factor in your decisions to hire a job candidate, or award a contract to a bidder? Of course, it is! What about in your decision to follow or connect with someone on social media? Research shows that when you smile, people are more likely to believe you are approachable, attractive, and trustworthy. According to … Read More

Do women talk more than men?

September 19, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Every month, I analyze traffic and patterns on the Talk About Talk website. One of the measures I look at is what topics people type into the search function. One of the most common topics is always: “gender differences” Questions about gender differences also come up frequently in my coaching sessions and workshops. And I’ve certainly … 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

Here’s your Top 10 Summary!

September 12, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Revisiting the Top 10 most downloaded Talk About Talk podcast episodes over the last ten weeks has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect. If you’ve already listened to these episodes, this is your chance to review. If not, now you can get caught up on the Top 10! So why are these episodes, in particular, so … 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

Do you communicate with IMPACT?

August 22, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Do you know how to communicate with IMPACT?  I can’t think of anyone more qualified to help us answer this question than my friend Jennifer T. Lee, a bold and inspiring leader whose superpower is creating global impact. Jennifer T. Lee I’m not surprised that my conversation with Jen made it onto Talk About Talk’s Top 10 … 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

Do you dread the self-introduction?

August 15, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

You know the scenario. You’re sitting around a boardroom table or in a virtual meeting, and the meeting leader says, “Let’s all go around and INTRODUCE ourselves.” How do you react? Does your brain go into hyperdrive? What should I say? How long should I talk? Should I mention something personal?… You’re not alone! Many of … 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.

Need a reset? Have you tried the 3-point BODY LANGUAGE scan?

July 25, 2023Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

Did you know that BODY LANGUAGE is responsible for over half of your communication? Whether consciously or unconsciously, other people are constantly picking up on the nonverbal cues you signal through gestures, facial expressions, and posture. I was motivated to create the 3-point body language scan for two reasons. The first is that I was getting … 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

#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

Power: It’s not what you think

June 20, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who voted on our podcast cover art options. YOU are the first to see it! Here’s the new Talk About Talk cover art: Slowly, you’ll see this cover art rolled out on Apple, Spotify, other podcast players, the Talk About Talk website, and everywhere… Now I have another question for you. … Read More

Is POWER a dirty word?

June 13, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

What do you think of when you hear the word POWER? Is it something negative or sinister? Is “power” a slightly dirty word, like “networking” or “sales”? Whatever your associations with power may be, I recommend reading Power for All: How It Really Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business by Tiziana Casciaro and Julie Battilana. I devoured this … 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

#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

3 things to Talk About this week

March 21, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

If you’re a new Talk About Talk newsletter subscriber – WELCOME!  If you’re a long-time subscriber, you’ll notice here that I’m trying something new. Each week, I’m going to share THREE THINGS with you. (Yes, “The Power of 3 “!)   My goal is to provide a brief summary of three different things that will … 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

#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    

What’s the #1 fastest way to improve your communication skills?

February 14, 2023Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

If you’re reading this, I bet you have a growth mindset and you’re focused on improving your communication skills. 👏👏👏 Maybe you’re working on your confidence, your body language, or your precision. Or perhaps you’re trying to remember to say something more often.   Whatever it is, how can you accelerate your adoption of these new … Read More

Good INTENTIONS are easy

February 7, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

How are your 2023 New Year’s Resolutions going? For many of us (myself included), the challenge isn’t setting goals or INTENTIONS; it’s turning them into HABITS.  Say you’ve just read a book or listened to a podcast that resonates with you, and you decide you want to implement what you’ve just learned. How do you make … Read More

#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

Don’t DWELL. Instead: DIVERT

December 6, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

Would you be surprised if I told you that 7 in 10 women would rather minimize than share their successes? This is something I hear All. The. Time. From women and men! For many of us, there’s a fear that when we SAY NICE THINGS about ourselves – when we share our achievements and credentials … Read More

Do you SAY NICE THINGS about yourself?

November 29, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

THANK YOU to listener “Amanda” who recently asked me for some pointers on how to “SAY NICE THINGS” about herself. I dedicated this week’s podcast episode to answering Amanda’s question! Do YOU ever struggle to talk about your credentials & accomplishments?  Like it or not, learning to say nice things about ourselves is an imperative. … 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

Have you figured out your superpower yet?

October 11, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

So, have you figured out your SUPERPOWER yet?     Your superpower is also connected to your Personal Brand. It’s what you’re known for. It’s your reputation. It’s how other people think of you when you’re not there. This is one of the reasons why articulating your superpower is so important – especially in a professional context. … Read More

What’s YOUR Superpower?

October 4, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

I’ve got a question for you:   Each and every one of us has a SUPERPOWER. I don’t mean the ability to fly or to stop a speeding bullet.  I mean the thing that positively and uniquely distinguishes you from others. The thing that makes you remarkable. The thing that makes you, YOU! Your superpower could … 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

#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

Need a CONFIDENCE boost?

August 2, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

CONFIDENCE is a topic I’m frequently asked about. In fact, one of the most downloaded Talk About Talk podcast episodes of all time is about mental preparation for communicating with confidence.     Does your confidence need a boost? In the latest Talk About Talk podcast episode, you’ll hear the full audio from a Q&A focused on Personal Branding.  Many … Read More

It’s all about the GROWTH MINDSET

May 10, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

It’s amazing how so many clients nod their head when I start talking about a GROWTH MINDSET.   It seems that everyone has a growth mindset… Or do they?   Image by designer491 from Getty Images Pro What exactly IS a growth mindset? Here’s how I define a growth mindset: it’s all about knowing what … Read More

Celebrating 100 EPISODES of Talk About Talk – blog

May 3, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

This week we’re celebrating 100 EPISODES of the Talk About Talk podcast! How do you like to celebrate the major milestones in your life? Flowers 💐? Cake 🎂? Champagne 🥂?   Image by inkdrop from Canva   Or how about… sharing some of the key insights you’ve gained through the process of reaching that milestone? If you’re a … Read More

Are you a “SAGE Leader”? – blog

April 19, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

Are you a SAGE LEADER? You might be sitting there thinking, “I don’t know… Am I? And what’s a Sage Leader, anyway?”  That was my reaction when I first heard the term. Are we talking about a plant?  Is this about archetypes?   Image by Melpomenem from Getty Images   Have no fear! Answers await! When … 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

Your PERSONAL BRAND is important, but probably not urgent. Am I right? – blog

April 5, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

A few months ago I received a message from a Talk About Talk podcast listener in Europe, who decided she could benefit from communication coaching.  Little did I know that our work together would inspire a future podcast episode, but you just never know when those “aha moments” are going to happen… Image by marchmeena29 from Getty … 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

Take your PERSONAL STYLE to the next level!

March 29, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

Every day, each of us has a decision about what to wear… image: unsplash @ anniespratt Feeling uninspired?!? Before you grab the same old suit/dress/shoes, ask yourself this: What can my PERSONAL STYLE say about my PERSONAL BRAND? Last week I introduced you to my “Fabulous Fashionista Friend,” the “Swiss Renaissance woman” Anne V. Muhlethaler. This week I want … Read More

What’s Your Personal STYLE?

March 22, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

Recently, I was coaching a senior marketing executive with a vivacious personality. This woman is BOLD. As we were running through the various ways she can communicate her bold personal brand, she asked: “Andrea, what should I WEAR?” At the time, she was wearing a black suit jacket over a beige shirt. No accessories that I could see.  Lovely … 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

Strike A Power Pose!

March 17, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

Let’s “Power Pose” Let’s talk BODY LANGUAGE. Picture someone powerful and confident taking the stage. Maybe it’s a politician or business leader. Maybe it’s an Olympic athlete or a celebrity. What is it about them that conveys a sense of power and confidence? Is it the words they are speaking, or is it their BODY LANGUAGE?   Image: … 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

Is “SELF-PROMOTION” a good thing?

February 22, 2022Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

Have you ever wondered whether self-promotion has to be “shameless”?  Or when you should (and should NOT) apologize? Or why and how men and women often communicate differently? If you haven’t listened to episode 95 yet, part 2 of my conversation with communication expert Judith Humphrey, we cover all this and more!   Thanks again, Judith! Here’s a summary … 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

#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

INTRODUCING OTHERS – blog

October 26, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

Last week we focused on INTRODUCING YOURSELF. Now we shift to INTRODUCING OTHERS.  Hi, I’m Andrea! Question: Which do YOU think is more challenging?  introducing yourself or introducing others? For me, it’s INTRODUCING OTHERS.  I’ve stumbled a few times when introducing others, be it at networking events, dinner parties, or formally introducing a guest speaker. I have a nightmare 😱memory … Read More

Tips for INTRODUCING YOURSELF – blog

October 19, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

Tips for Introducing Yourself Last week it was the framework, now its general tips for introducing yourself. Do you remember the framework?  It’s 3 simple points: PRESENT PAST FUTURE Remember, it’s NOT a script and it’s NOT in chronological order. Here’s my example: PRESENT – “Hi. I’m Andrea Wojnicki.  I’m a communication coach at Talk … Read More

Introduce Yourself – 3 point framework – blog

October 12, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

How to Introduce Yourself Do you know how to INTRODUCE YOURSELF?  When you’re in a meeting and the meeting leader says,   “Let’s take a moment to briefly introduce ourselves. I’ll go first…” …does your head start spinning? Perhaps you get tongue-tied when you’re introducing yourself? Maybe you get distracted by “that guy “ whose self-introduction lasts way … 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

Personal Branding – Who Am I? – blog

September 14, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter, Personal Branding

STRATEGIC PERSONAL BRANDING CONFIDENCE is still the #1 most common communication-skills-related topic that I get asked about from listeners and clients. PERSONAL BRANDING is a close second. Interestingly, when we take the time to define and communicate our PERSONAL BRAND, our CONFIDENCE is elevated. So focusing on your personal brand is like a double-whammy! image: unsplash … Read More

Let’s Talk About Imposter Syndrome – blog

August 17, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

Let’s Talk IMPOSTER SYNDROME In this week’s podcast and newsletter, we talk IMPOSTER SYNDROME.  Recently at Talk About Talk, we talked about confidence-related topics including INTROVERSION, EXTROVERSION, and SHYNESS. CONFIDENCE is key to effective communication.  This week, we cover IMPOSTER SYNDROME. Read on to learn what it is, where you can take the imposter syndrome test, and some good news about this scary topic… Let’s … 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

Misconceptions about Introverts, Extroverts, & Ambiverts – blog

August 10, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT INTROVERTS & EXTROVERTS   Last week we defined INTROVERT, EXTROVERT, and AMBIVERT.  This week we cover common misconceptions about these terms.   We already covered the first of our 3 misconceptions: We’re all one or the other, an introvert or an extrovert.  NOPE!  As I mentioned last week, it’s a continuous scale. In fact, most of us are in the … 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

Personal Development & Upskilling – blog

June 8, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

On PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & UPSKILLING There’s no question that we can accelerate our career advancement by focusing on our PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT and strategically UPSKILLING, whether it’s taking a course to acquire formal accreditation, doing a “lunch & learn” workshop at work, or hiring someone to coach you through a “development opportunity” identified in your recent performance … 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

How to Demonstrate Leadership – blog

May 18, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

HOW TO DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP Several listeners and workshop participants asked me for advice on how to “DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP.”  This is a FANTASTIC question! Whether you’re looking to get into an MBA program, get promoted from your entry-level position, or perhaps you’re ready to enter the c-suite, the decision-makers who will decide your fate are focused … Read More

Unapologetically Authentic Jill Nykoliation on Leadership & Communication – blog

May 10, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

Introducing the Unapologetically Authentic Jill Nykoliation Are you an AUTHENTIC LEADER? If you haven’t had a chance yet, please listen to Part 1 of my interview with JILL NYKOLIATION.  Jill’s growth mindset, her candour, her self-awareness and her focus on creating a positive working environment for her team is truly exemplary. Jill Nykoliation   I have two words … 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

Practicing MINDFUL Communication – talk about talk blog

April 20, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

How MINDFUL are you? Are you focused or are you oblivious?   Yes, I admit that MINDFULNESS is a buzzword these days.  But being mindful, being intentional, can elevate our communication effectiveness and even our life satisfaction. Mindfulness & meditation coach, Swiss renaissance woman, Anne V. Muhlethaler For this episode, I interviewed ANNE V. MUHLETHALER, a true … 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

Practicing with VR Technology – blog

April 6, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

Technology, VR, and Practicing our Communication Skills This week we’re going high-tech with VR and communication skills. Two weeks ago we learned why practice does NOT make perfect and how to practice with intention from my friend Dr. Nadine Kelly. Nadine personally practices yoga, podcasting, and the drums, amongst other things! This week I’m excited to … 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

“Practice Makes Perfect”? blog

March 23, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

“Practice makes perfect.” Right? Maybe not! (Just ask 🏀 Allen Iverson…) “Practice makes perfect” is a cliche. Practice can certainly elevate our performance, be it playing sports, playing a musical instrument, or making a client presentation. It occurred to me recently that while we talk a lot about various aspects of communication (like networking and personal branding and … Read More