Working with difficult or negative people can be stressful. Learn reasons why people act so negatively and what you can do about it. Human Resources expert Tamara Finlay suggests diagnosing the issue using the SCARF model, then shares specific Do’s and Do-Not’s, depending on whether it is your peer, your subordinate or your boss. … Read More
Talk About…. CONFIDENCE!!!
Hello Talkers! Quick: ☎️ What’s your first reaction when your phone rings? Do you love it or loathe it? Thanks again to Talk About Talk listeners for suggesting last week’s ?podcast topic: Communication Media: Phone or Email? Many many listeners have told me since that this is a very important and useful topic. ? Thanks as well to HR … Read More
Talk About… Communication Skills & Behind the Scenes
Lots of great things to share with you, including: Communication Skills Talking Mental Health Confidence The ABCDEs of Communication Interviewing Behind the Scenes at Talk About Talk Upcoming episodes HotDocs Podcast Festival As always, you can skim this email or click the links to learn more! Let’s do this! TALKING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH Downloads … Read More
Talk About… an IMPROV Invitation, WHY We Talk, DISAGREEMENTS & YouTube!
More on IMPROV & a Monkey Toast INVITATION… Understanding WHY We Talk How to Talk When We DISAGREE and more! You can skim this short email or click the links to learn more! Let’s do this…. ? More on IMPROV & an Invitation… Did you have a chance to listen to last week’s ?podcast: Lessons From the IMPROV Stage with improv comedians, … Read More
Talk & Learn About…. Lessons from the IMPROV STAGE !!!!
Hello!!! Have you had a chance to listen to the podcast on AUTHENTICITY yet? With federal elections coming up in both Canada ??and the U.S.??, a few of you told me this podcast helped you evaluate political candidates in terms of their authenticity! This week we shift gears and look to the IMPROV STAGE for some lessons on … Read More
#34 LESSONS FROM THE IMPROV STAGE with Sandy Marshall & Sandy Jobin-Bevans
Lessons from the Improv comedy stage can help us improve our communication skills! Comedians Sandy Marshall and Sandy Jobin-Bevans share their expertise – and a few laughs – including playing the scene you’re in, the beauty of mistakes, knowing your audience, testing your audience, “YES-AND,” burning a suggestion, and more! Whether you’re pitching for business, … Read More
Talk About… AUTHENTICITY
This week we focus on “AUTHENTICITY” (a.k.a. “the real deal,” or “not putting on airs”). Authenticity is critical for effective communication, whether we’re talking PERSONALLY or PROFESSIONALLY, managing a brand. You can skim this short email or click the links to learn more! Let’s do this…. ?PODCAST EPISODE #33: COMMUNICATING AUTHENTICITY AUTHENTICITY. It seems like a … Read More
#33 Communicating AUTHENTICITY with Ana Serrano
Authenticity is important for both people and for brands. But what does it really mean to “be authentic”? Ana Serrano (CFC chief digital officer) shares her expertise on authenticity, including how the digital realm has amplified the performative nature of authenticity and how inauthentic “green-washing,” “art-washing” and “social impact washing” on behalf of brands can backfire. References & … Read More
#27 POSITIVE SELF-TALK & the 3Es of WELLNESS with Tosca Reno
Positive self-talk can make you healthier, happier, and more successful! Tosca Reno, Eat Clean founder and master wellness coach shares her advice for positive self-talk, including the Three Es of Wellness (Eat Clean, Exercise and Emotional self-care), her rituals, her mantras, and even her tattoos! References & Links Tosca Reno WEBSITE – ToscaReno.com FACEBOOK … Read More
Talk About…. SELF-TALK 3of3: Tattoos, Mantras & more!
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
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
#26 SELF-TALK & MINDSETS with Dr. Andrea Wojnicki (Self-Talk 2of3)
Self-Talk – we could all be more mindful. Positive self-talk can significantly affect our life satisfaction. Let’s start by adopting five positive mindsets: optimism, perseverance, self-control, focusing on relationships, and being grateful. Then, there are five things we can do right now to improve our self-talk: we can practice gratitude, we can start journaling, we … Read More
Talk About… SELF-TALK 1of3: BUILDING RESILIENCE
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
#25 BUILDING RESILIENCE: Sets & Reps – with Eat Clean founder & master wellness coach Tosca Reno
Resilience: the capacity to recover from adversity. Meet Tosca Reno, “the woman with 9 lives,” Eat Clean founder, and master wellness coach. In this, the first in this 3-episode series on Self-Talk, Tosca takes us through the “set and reps” necessary for resilience, including seeking challenges, positive stress (or eustress), taking ownership, practicing gratitude, and … Read More
Talk About … Effective Communication Skills! (& a few Qs….)
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
#24 The ABCDEs of COMMUNICATION SKILLS with Dr. Andrea Wojnicki
Do you have effective communication skills? Are you a confident communicator? In this 20 minute podcast episode, Dr. Andrea Wojnicki teaches you the 5 simple steps that will improve your communication skills. It’s as simple as ABCDE! References & Links Communication Skills & General References Professor Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist at Harvard on … Read More
Talk & Learn About… Being FUNNY!
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
#22(S2) FUNNY TALK with stand-up comedian & business school professor Hillary Anger Elfenbein
Yes, you can learn to be funny! Do you appreciate humour? Do you ever imagine what it’s like to be on the stand-up comedy stage? Listen as stand-up comedian Hillary Anger Elfenbein (also a fully tenured business school professor) shares her insights on learning comedy, and compares that experience to her experience teaching in the … Read More
The A-B-C-D-E’s of Table Talk
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
#1 BODY LANGUAGE – with executive coach & author Cynthia Barlow – podcast
What is your body language saying – right now? We all know that others are constantly interpreting our signals. But did you know that our own bodies are also affecting what our brains are thinking? Yes, our brains listen to our own body language. In this episode, Dr. Andrea and executive coach Cynthia Barlow share … Read More
#2 USING YOUR VOICE – with baritone opera singer Bradley Christensen – podcast
Did you know Margaret Thatcher took voice lessons to deepen her pitch before one of her elections? Yes, our voices are critical. In this Talk About Talk episode you will learn about the various vocal elements (rate, volume, pitch, etc) and hints about how to use them. You will learn about vocal fry, and importantly, … Read More