Currency of Gratitude

April 16, 2024Communication Coaching Newsletter

Recently on social media I shared a post of myself on a recent vacation with a cast on my wrist. I used this post to talk about sharing your personal life at work, but it created some unintended and positive results! People reached out to check in, to hear the story, to find out how … Read More

Generosity

March 6, 2024Communication Coaching Newsletter

Let’s talk about networking and reciprocity.   Most of us equate the two. We do a favor for someone in our network, and we anticipate they will reciprocate. Here’s an alternative mindset to consider:    Equate networking with GENEROSITY.   One of the most generous people I know is Sharon Mah-Gin, a successful executive recruiter. Sharon talks about how we should “add value” or … Read More

GENEROUS COMMUNICATION: Are You a Giver or a Taker? (ep.152)

March 4, 2024Podcast Episodes

Are you a giver or a taker? Andrea shares evidence for why being generous can be an advantage plus 5 specific suggestions for how you can be generous at work starting today.   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 Coaching Newsletter:  https://talkabouttalk.com/blog/#newsletter-signup Youtube … Read More

#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

#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

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

#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

Are you RECRUITING or JOB-SEEKING?

August 9, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

These days, It seems that everyone is either looking to HIRE people or looking for a NEW JOB, doesn’t it? The whole recruiting process can be very stressful. So I turned to my friend, executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin to ask her advice. Whether you’re a recruiter or a job-seeker, this week’s podcast episode is a must!   … Read More

Communication tips to help you land your NEXT GREAT JOB and build RELATIONSHIPS once you start!

June 7, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

When it comes to our professional lives, the difference between advancing in our careers or feeling stuck often comes down to one thing: our COMMUNICATION SKILLS.  Whether your goal is to land a new role at a new company, be considered for a promotion, or to flourish in your current role, communicating effectively is key. Image by abluecup … 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

The Power of Networks – blog

January 11, 2022Communication Coaching Newsletter

The Power of Networks “I hate networking!”   Does that sound like you?  Most of us have experienced bad networking; sales pitches, insincere conversations, and people trying to collect the most business cards possible at an event.  (Is there a prize for that?)  While “networking” as a verb can feel awkward and downright icky, we all … 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

The ETIQUETTE of Connecting People – blog

November 2, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

CONNECTING PEOPLE – Are you a CONNECTOR?  Connecting people in your network with each other, whether via email or IRL, can create valuable opportunities for everyone involved, especially if you do it correctly!   Do you know the ETIQUETTE OF MAKING CONNECTIONS? This week we focus on: The “do’s & don’ts” of introducing two people Your … 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

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

Secret to Successful Networking – blog

June 1, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

The Secret to Successful Networking Successful networking is not sales-y or awkward. I have a confession: Until recently, the notion of NETWORKING made me cringe.  Networking is sales-y. Selfish. Awkward.  Right? image unsplash @ neonbrand WRONG. Last year I interviewed executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin about NETWORKING. That episode quickly became the most downloaded Talk About Talk episode!  … Read More

INTRODUCTIONS, How to Introduce Yourself, Writing Your Bio

January 19, 2021Communicating With Confidence, Communication Coaching Newsletter

On INTRODUCTIONS – Every week in these newsletters, we focus on improving our communication skills.  Let’s back up.  What about INTRODUCTIONS?  Well, clichés exist for a reason… “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” “A first impression is a lasting impression!” “Hi.  I’m Andrea!” Read on to learn all about INTRODUCTIONS: How … 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

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile – blog

November 2, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE – Top to Bottom! Recently I interviewed my friend, social media guru Andrew Jenkins about how to optimize our LinkedIn profiles.  Immediately after the interview, I opened my laptop and started making some changes! I hope this newsletter has the same effect for YOU!  Read on to learn: now more than … 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

Talk About… SMALL TALK

October 27, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

On SMALL TALK – online & IRL! Recently I read a comment about making SMALL TALK on Zoom calls. Interesting, right? Video-conferencing has become so normalized that phenomena like small talk applies.  The SMALL TALK advice and insights below apply whether you’re communicating online or IRL.  Read on to learn: What is Small Talk? 5 … 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

Talk About… Social distance

March 17, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

This week, let’s focus on SOCIALLY DISTANT COMMUNICATION. We’re working at home, school’s being taught online, and events are postponed until further notice.  As in: working from home effective video-conferencing thriving in a socially distant world being POSITIVE… (think Lori Ryerson, Italian balcony singers, and Zion Williamson!) We could use some POSITIVE, yes? Let’s do this! WORKING FROM … 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