Storytelling

March 12, 2024Communication Coaching Newsletter

This week we’re talking STORYTELLING. At this point most of us understand that great stories make for great communication, right?     In my own business, I’ve noticed that the workshops when I’ve “knocked it out of the park” are where I’ve told several stories. The podcast episodes with the most downloads are also the … Read More

The Power of LISTS

March 12, 2024Communication Coaching Newsletter

Are you a list person?  I am. I think I got it from my Mom.  I remember watching her write out her impressive lists and then check things off.  Now I do the same, but instead of writing them out, I type them on my phone. Recently, I came across a Harvard Business Review article … Read More

The Power of STORYTELLING with Rob Tait (ep.151)

February 19, 2024Podcast Episodes

Are you a powerful storyteller? Andrea interviews strategy and storytelling expert Rob Tait, who shares examples of and suggestions for great stories. These insights apply to stories from and about both product brands (marketing) and people brands (personal branding). NOTE: the accompanying free “Storytelling Tip Sheet” includes Rob’s 9-step process for creating compelling presentations and … Read More

Controlling Your Narrative (ep.143)

October 16, 2023Personal Branding, Podcast Episodes

Controlling your narrative means purposefully reinforcing your positive and unique traits in a way that communicates your value. When it comes to your personal brand narrative, you can LET it happen or you can MAKE it happen. Andrea shares many inspiring examples of real-life success stories, actionable tips, and explores the consequences of neglecting your … Read More

Have you harnessed the POWER of 3?

July 18, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

Before we get into “the power of 3,” I have an invitation for you: Do you have personal branding questions? Please join me for my upcoming Personal Branding Q&A session on Tuesday, July 25. It’s live and it’s FREE! I hope to see you there. Click HERE for more information and to register. Now, I have … Read More

#133 The Power of 3

July 17, 2023Podcast Episodes

Three is a powerful number that we can use to improve our communication. 3 makes things easier to understand and easier to recall.  3 is balanced and substantive, but not overwhelming. Consider the power of 3 in your communication, whether you’re categorizing, listing, highlighting, influencing, ranking or creating a framework. Make 3 your default. Resources: … Read More

3 books I recommend for you

May 16, 2023Communication Coaching Newsletter

People often ask me what BOOKS I recommend, particularly books focused on communication skills.  So I thought, why not release a podcast episode where I talk about one of these books?  Or maybe THREE of them? And why not discuss them with a fellow book lover? Enter Adam Ashton, author and co-host of “What You Will Learn,” … Read More

#93 The Power of THREE

January 24, 2022Podcast Episodes

THREE is a powerful number that we can use to improve our communication. 3 makes things easier to understand and easier to recall.  3 is balanced and substantive, but not overwhelming. Consider the power of 3 in your communication, whether you’re categorizing, listing, highlighting, influencing, ranking or creating a framework. Make 3 your default.   … 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

How to Tell Impactful Stories – blog

June 22, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

How to Tell Impactful Stories Speaking of impactful stories – Have you watched the #1 most-watched TEDTalk?   Over 20 million people have viewed this “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” TEDTalk by Sir Ken Robinson:   Many experts have dissected this 18-minute TEDTalk to better understand what makes it so compelling.  There’s Sir Robinson’s use of humour, … 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

why you should tell stories blog

March 29, 2021Communication Coaching Newsletter

Telling stories is a superpower. Stories are memorable, they evoke emotion, they connect us, and they help us communicate our personal brand. This week we’re focusing on STORYTELLING, one of the 3 COMMUNICATION SUPERPOWERS: Listening Communicating with Confidence Storytelling !!! Recently, I’ve been personally experimenting with STORYTELLING. For example, I’ve released podcast episodes and conducted corporate … 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

How to be a good STORYTELLER – blog

October 6, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

Are you a good storyteller?  Do you have a personal brand story? Effective storytellers involve the audience, they impart emotions and they create stories that are memorable.   Read on to learn: Why being a good storyteller is a superpower (according to an influencer with over 1/2 million twitter followers!) How to create your personal brand … 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

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

Archetypes & the Music Industry – blog

July 28, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

On ARCHETYPES & THE MUSIC INDUSTRY – What does the Music Industry have to do with Archetypes?  Let me back up… Thank you for all the emails you sent telling me which ARCHETYPE you are!  I LOL’d at a cheeky email I received from “Heidi,” who replied,  “I’m a SINNER” As in Steve Miller’s  ? “I’m a Joker, … Read More

Let’s Talk About Your Personality – blog

July 21, 2020Communication Coaching Newsletter

Let’s talk PERSONALITY.  Are you a leader? A risk-taker? Funny? Charismatic? Read on to learn about: Personality Tests Can We Change Our Personality?  Brand Personality This concept of personalities is closely related to ARCHETYPES. Have you listened to last week’s podcast ? on ARCHETYPES? If yes, let me know what you think!  If you haven’t listened yet, think of this short (23min) ?episode as your “Archetypes 101” … Read More

#54 ARCHETYPES with Dr. Andrea Wojnicki

July 13, 2020Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

ARCHETYPES are shared, universal patterns that help us understand characters and stories.  We employ archetypes in both our consumption (of stories, movies, music) and our communication – of ourselves, our experiences and our brands. Learn about the stages in the hero’s journey and 12 common archetypes, one of which may describe you and/or your brand. … 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

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

Dr. Andrea answers your Qs!

September 4, 2019Communication Coaching Newsletter

Did you enjoy last week’s Talk About Talk ? episode 28 on COMMUNICATING CHANGE? Professor Ellen Auster is so brilliant and yet so down-to-earth. No wonder her clients and her students love her! Based on her advice, I have been making an effort to use the “inclusive we,” amongst other things. Please reply to let me know … Read More

#29 Q&A with Dr. Andrea Wojnicki

September 4, 2019Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Welcome to the Q&A! Dr. Andrea answers listeners’ questions – personal Qs, communication Qs & podcasting Qs. You’ll hear about her biggest success & failure, why you should pick up the phone, advice on small talk and giving constructive feedback, and the #1 most important communication skill. https://talkabouttalk.com/29   References & Links   Other Podcasts … Read More

#22(S2) FUNNY TALK with stand-up comedian & business school professor Hillary Anger Elfenbein

July 4, 2019Communicating With Confidence, Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

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