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

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

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

#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

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

What’s with all these INTERRUPTIONS?

June 6, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Almost immediately after last week’s communication newsletter went out (focused on what the research says about interruptions), “Sue” emailed me: Hi Andrea – I could really relate to this topic….so interesting that it occurs in business and in personal relationships. Why is it that those who interrupt seem to be so oblivious to how frequently … 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

Excuse me, I need to INTERRUPT…

May 30, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Someone tapping your shoulder. A notification chiming on your phone. The crash of thunder. What do these have in common? They’re all INTERRUPTIONS. Interruptions are often annoying and unproductive. Are you ready to talk interruptions? 3 things to Talk About this week: 1. Not all interruptions are created equal 2. What the research says about interruptions 3. … 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

#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

Beyond the basics!

January 24, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Quick: When I say “COMMUNICATION BEST PRACTICES,” what comes to mind? Is it: Be courteous and punctual Don’t interrupt Watch your language…? Certainly, these things are important.  But these points are pretty basic.In this week’s podcast episode, I share my top 3 tips for five different communication media, and all of them are beyond the basics.   Here’s … Read More

Just pick up the $%#@ phone!

January 17, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Have you ever had a performance review via email? Has anyone ever broken 💔 up with you via text? Or proposed to you over the phone? I hope not! Yes, these examples are clichés. But they perfectly illustrate why your choice of communication medium is important.  This goes for both personal and professional contexts. Here’s an example in a professional, … Read More

“The MEDIUM is the MASSAGE”

January 10, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

I have some fun trivia for you. You’ve probably heard this famous quote, and maybe you’ve even said it: “The Medium is the Message.” First piece of trivia: The correct quote is actually, “The MEDIUM is the MASSAGE.”  That’s what 🇨🇦 Canadian philosopher and English & media studies professor Marshall McLuhan called his 1967 book: “The … 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

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

#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

#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

Three specific ways to create PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

July 5, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

If you’ve ever led a TEAM, you know that this comes with tremendous responsibility. As a leader, you’re responsible for charting the course and steering the ship.     Image by Perkus from Getty Images Signature/Canva Ultimately, you are responsible for the performance of your team. One way to position your team for success is to create a PSYCHOLOGICALLY … 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

#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

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

Thinking About Thought Leadership

December 14, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

Thinking About Thought Leadership Have you listened to the most recent Talk About Talk episode, “DEMONSTRATING LEADERSHIP“? In this episode, we look at 5 ways to demonstrate leadership: Be a PROACTIVE, Strategic Leader Demonstrate PEOPLE LEADERSHIP Create THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP Communicate with CONFIDENCE Talk LEADERSHIP Last week, we talked about PEOPLE LEADERSHIP. This week, we’re getting a … Read More

Learning To Lead

December 7, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

Learning to Lead Focused on learning to lead? Are you seeking a LEADERSHIP position? Perhaps you’re looking for that promotion or perhaps you’re struggling with your “leadership style.”  Or maybe your boss just said those magic words: “It’s time to start demonstrating leadership.” Whatever the case, leadership skills are in high demand and I believe … 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

Listening Skills are a Superpower – blog

November 16, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

Listening Skills are a Superpower  Yes, listening skills are a superpower! The most recent Talk About Talk podcast is focused on “The Power of LISTENING.”  In this episode, you’ll learn: why listening is so difficult the 3 levels of listening strategies to improve your listening… LISTEN UP! Here’s your summary:  5 ways to improve your listening skills … Read More

Listen Up – blog

November 9, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

Listen UP! Listen to this: Experts have noted that as a society, our LISTENING SKILLS are deteriorating. More of us are spending our time watching videos. We are a visually-oriented society. That’s sad, isn’t it? But I’m an optimist for two reasons: 1️⃣ LISTENING SKILLS is one of the most common topic requests I receive. Ambitious … 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

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

#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

“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

How to Improve your Listening Skills – blog

March 2, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

LISTENING SKILLS –  LISTENING SKILLS are, in my opinion, the #1 communication superpower… If you’re not listening, it’s not communication. It’s a monologue! ? We could all use a primer on IMPROVING OUR LISTENING SKILLS. Whether we’re in an online meeting, engaging in small talk, or receiving feedback.  Active listening, listening with intent, can make all the … Read More

Lead Online Meetings – blog

February 23, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

Do you encourage engagement when you LEAD ONLINE MEETINGS? I have a quick STORY for you… Recently when I was leading an online corporate workshop, I noticed that about 1/2 of the participants had their cameras turned OFF. (For the record, I prefer cameras are on, but it’s not necessary.) The workshop went well and the group was interactive, especially … 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

Online Meeting Preparation Checklist – blog

February 9, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

Your Online Meeting Preparation Checklist ONLINE MEETING PREPARATION… do you know what to do? Virtual meetings are now the norm. That goes for both professional as well as personal communication. image: Unsplash @ becihannah In 2020,  Zoom was the #1 most downloaded app in the App Store and the #2 most downloaded app overall (after TikTok)! Nowadays we … Read More

Networking Online Blog

January 12, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

These days, we’re all NETWORKING ONLINE.  Read on to learn: general networking advice reasons you should be optimistic how to approach people when you’re networking online tips for following up with people when you’re networking online Let’s do this! ? THE PODCAST For this timely podcast, I interviewed Sharon via Zoom.  Sharon has so much positive energy! Sharon … 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

culture-in-today’s-environment-blog

December 1, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

This week we’re talking CORPORATE CULTURE. “Culture” is relevant for all kinds of leaders, whether you manage a project team, you coach a sports team, or you’re a c-suite executive. Now might be the ideal time to build a strong culture – yes, even with physical distancing limitations and WFH. This is an opportunity that’s being handed to you “on … Read More

Online Meetings – blog

November 24, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter 1 Comment

ONLINE MEETINGS Online meetings as in “remote meetings,” “Zoom meetings,” “virtual meetings”… Remember this?  ? image: Unsplash @ febrianzakaria Questions for you: Have YOU ever “multi-tasked” when you were supposed to be focused during an online meeting? Checked your email or social media? Do you ever wonder whether the people with their cameras turned off in online … Read More

Communication Superpower: Listening, Confidence & Storytelling

September 29, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

This week we’re focusing on COMMUNICATION SUPERPOWERS.  Communication Superpowers as in the most important things we should work on to communicate more effectively. The communication skills that will get us noticed for the right reasons… (image: Unsplash @ cassar_photography) What do YOU think are the most important communication skills? Please reply to this email to let me know!  … Read More

Boost Your CONFIDENCE in the moment – blog

September 22, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter 1 Comment

How to BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE– in the moment, when you’re onstage or chit-chatting with strangers…. You know, when you need to boost your confidence? When you suddenly feel the butterflies?, a shot of adrenaline and you’re very self-conscious?!? This week we learn how to Communicate IN THE MOMENT, when you need to boost your confidence… (image: … Read More

Communicate with CONFIDENCE – The 4Ps: Practice, Proverb, Pep talk and Pirate

September 7, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

To communicate with confidence you have to MENTALLY PREPARE.  Read on to learn: A simple (“4P’s”) formula to help you MENTALLY PREPARE  How to PIRATE Confidence! What’s your MAGIC NUMBER?   How CONFIDENT are YOU, on a scale of 1-10? Over the next 3 weeks, we’re going to focus on the #1 most common topic that I’m asked about: How … 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

CRISIS LEADERSHIP & LEADING VIRTUAL TEAMS – blog

June 30, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

This week we focus on two specific leadership contexts, CRISIS LEADERSHIP  and leading VIRTUAL TEAMS. How’s that for timely? Whether you’re managing a corporation, leading a project, coaching a sports team, or parenting your children, chances are you can improve your leadership effectiveness.     ? The Podcast: CRISIS LEADERSHIP & VIRTUAL TEAMS Executive coach Heather Stark is back to … Read More

#52 COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS with executive coach Heather Stark

June 15, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Effective leaders are effective communicators.  Executive coach Heather Stark shares how to improve our communication skills and why leaders need to be good listeners, authentic, proactive, inclusive, intentional and mindful.   REFERENCES & LINKS Heather Stark & Stark Coaching Email – heather@heatherstarkcoaching.com LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherestark/ Recommendations Berkeley Greater Good – https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ Laurie Santos & The … Read More

Talk About… NEGOTIATION – blog

May 25, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

Negotiation. It’s something we all do, be it negotiating our salaries, a sales price, or our childrens’ bedtimes!  Read on for:  5 little-known negotiation tips 3 master negotiators negotiating quotes from familiar names  Let’s do this! 5 LITTLE-KNOWN NEGOTIATION TIPS 1️⃣ Don’t Be Selfish! It’s certainly advisable to come prepared to a negotiation knowing what you want and … Read More

#48 PRESENTING WITH CONFIDENCE with Andrew Musselman

April 20, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes 1 Comment

On presenting with confidence. Learn how to create a compelling presentation, then present it with confidence. Tips for your body language (posture, feet, hands), remembering to pause, projecting strength, warmth, authenticity and passion, and sticking to your one key message.   REFERENCES & LINKS Andrew Musselman LinkedIn– https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-musselman-06595316a/ Fluency – https://www.learnfluency.com/ Books & Resources Talk … Read More

Talk About… TED Talks & Presentation Skills blog

April 13, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

PRESENTATION SKILLS and TED Talks Based on your positive feedback, I know many of you have already listened to last week’s ? podcast on COMPELLING PRESENTATIONS with Andrew Musselman and you’re looking forward to next week’s episode on PRESENTING WITH CONFIDENCE.  In case you haven’t listened to it yet, here’s the link again. In last week’s … Read More

Talk About… Compelling Presentations blog

April 6, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

Do you know how to create and deliver  COMPELLING PRESENTATIONS? This week we move on from NETWORKING and BIOHACKS to another communication skill, but this time where YOU are centre stage!   (Unsplash | @ miguel_photo) Let’s do this! First – ?The PODCAST This ?episode is focused on the skill of preparing and delivering COMPELLING PRESENTATIONS or speech. As in – you standing in … Read More

#47 HOW TO DELIVER A COMPELLING PRESENTATION with Andrew Musselman

April 6, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes

Do you know how to prepare and deliver a compelling presentation? Guest expert Andrew Musselman shares presenters’ most common mistakes, what to do if you think you’re losing your audience, and how to successfully incorporate video clips, humour, and storytelling into your talk.   REFERENCES & LINKS  (Note this is episode 1of2 on COMPELLING PRESENTATIONS.  … Read More

#45 NETWORKING with executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin

March 9, 2020Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Are you good at networking? Executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin shares her advice on how to be a better networker, including why it’s critical to attend events, how to thrive at small talk, how to leverage LinkedIn, and the ideal networking mindset.   References & Links Sharon Mah-Gin  LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonmahgin/ Executive Search Alliance – http://www.execsearchalliance.com/ … Read More

Talk About… TELLING YOUR STORY

January 27, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

This week we focus on TELLING OUR STORY – as in writing fiction and non-fiction, the power of metaphors, talking to the media, and why we all need a personal 60-second infomercial! Let’s do this! ? This Week’s Podcast: TELLING YOUR STORY I just released this week’s ?podcast, focused on TELLING YOUR STORY with best-selling author, consultant and … Read More

Talk About… Introductions

January 6, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter 1 Comment

An INTRODUCTION to the New Year! Did you have a restful break? Are you feeling inspired about 2020? I am so excited about 2020. ? My plan is to continue to focus on upping our COMMUNICATION SKILLS with: weekly email newsletters, bi-weekly podcast episodes, some new things that you will be the the first to hear about though this email blog! … Read More