Profanity

January 24, 2024Communication Coaching Newsletter, Taboo Topics

Let’s talk Profanity, shall we? Profanity evolves over time. At one time, cursing deities or cursing God was considered the worst, most profane language possible.  For some time, words about sex and our bodies (including our 💩 excrement) were the most profane. Linguistics Professor Darin Flynn believes that these days, the worst words in our language … 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

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

#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

Talking about TABOO topics – blog

July 20, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter, Taboo Topics

This week we’re talking TABOO!  “Taboo topics” are fascinating, aren’t they? I’m a big fan of stand-up comedy, and I love watching how comedians use taboo topics to entertain and shock their audiences – be it talk about sex, relationships, money, profanity, I could go on.  Have you ever noticed that taboo topics are also commonly … 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

Talking TABOOS !

July 11, 2019Communication Coaching Newsletter, Taboo Topics

Here’s the new podcast on PROFANITY.  Yes, two versions… PROFANITY PODCAST (clean) – https://talkabouttalk.com/23s2-clean-profanity-talking-taboo-with-linguistics-professor-darin-flynn/ PROFANITY PODCAST (explicit) – https://talkabouttalk.com/23s2-explicit-profanity-talking-taboo-with-linguistics-professor-darin-flynn/ MORE great TOPICS here: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/ I figured I would ease us into profanity by blogging this week about TABOO TOPICS – what they are, and how to handle them in conversation.  (You can skim this short email … Read More