#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…   Link to printable shownotes: https://www.talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes   CONTENTS Summary Resources Andrea’s Introduction Interview Transcript Andrea’s Conclusion SUMMARY 3 … Read More

How to Tell Impactful Stories – blog

June 22, 2021Newsletter

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.   Printable shownotes: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes CONTENTS Summary – Your Storytelling Tip Sheet Resources Transcript SUMMARY: … Read More

Personal Development & Upskilling – blog

June 8, 2021Newsletter

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, 2021Newsletter

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, 2021Newsletter

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, 2020Newsletter

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. Printable shownotes: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes CONTENTS SUMMARY REFERENCES ANDREA’s INTRODUCTION TRANSCRIPT ANDREA’s CONCLUSION Summary: THE POWER OF STORYTELLING STORYTELLING IS … Read More

Communication Superpower: Listening, Confidence & Storytelling

September 29, 2020Newsletter

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, 2020Newsletter

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, 2020Newsletter

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

What’s YOUR Archetype? A Sage, a Hero, a Magician, or? – blog

July 14, 2020Newsletter 1 Comment

What’s your ARCHETYPE?  Read on to learn how an archetype can help people and brands resonate. Which archetype describes YOU? Your BRAND? You can skim this email or click on the LINKS to dig in and learn more. Let’s do this!   ? THE “ARCHETYPE” PODCAST Think of this week’s podcast as your “ARCHETYPES 101″ lecture.  (Note this is … 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

Talk About CONFIDENCE ONSTAGE – blog

April 21, 2020Newsletter

This week, we focus on CONFIDENCE ONSTAGE. I wonder if Brené Brown still feels nervous when she goes onstage?  I’m guessing she would say YES…  Did you watch any TED Talks over the past week? There is one TED Talk in particular that Talk About Talk podcast guest experts frequently reference. Do you know which one … Read More

#48 PRESENTING WITH CONFIDENCE with Andrew Musselman

April 20, 2020Podcast 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. ? PRINTABLE SHOWNOTES WITH SUMMARY: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Shownotes-48-PRESENTING-WITH-CONFIDENCE-with-Andrew-Musselman.pdf CONTENTS Summary References & Links Andrea’s Introduction Interview Transcript Andrea’s Conclusion … Read More

Talk About… TED Talks & Presentation Skills blog

April 13, 2020Newsletter

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, 2020Newsletter

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, 2020Podcast 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.  PRINTABLE SHOWNOTES: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Shownotes-47-COMPELLING-PRESENTATIONS-with-Andrew-Musselman.pdf CONTENTS References & Links Andrea’s Introduction Interview Transcript Andrea’s … Read More

Talk About… TELLING YOUR STORY

January 27, 2020Newsletter

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 … LISTENING and Remembering Names and Small Talk

January 13, 2020Newsletter

Listen here… I hope you had a good week.  Did you have a chance to INTRODUCE anyone – using the skills we learned about last week? This week’s newsletter theme and ?podcast is on LISTENING. I can’t wait to introduce you to our guest expert – author, consultant, and legal veteran Norman Bacal. But before we get … Read More

#41 LISTENING with author, consultant, & legal veteran Norman Bacal

January 13, 2020Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Listen, as Norman Bacal, author, consultant, and 35 year legal veteran, shares his insights and stories about how active listening can help you not only learn, but also improve your relationships with co-workers, clients, family, and friends.  You will learn strategies for active listening, including the ideal mindset for listening, what to project, how narcissists are … Read More

Dr. Andrea answers your Qs!

September 4, 2019Newsletter

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 SHOWNOTES Contents References & Links Andrea’s Q&A: … Read More

Talk & Learn About… Being FUNNY!

July 4, 2019Newsletter

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

STORYTELLING with Harvard Professor Jerry Zaltman – blog

March 14, 2019Newsletter

Based on the storytelling podcast with Jerry Zaltman: metaphors, memes vs. GIFs, and 5 fascinating facts about stories (You can skim this email or click on one of the many LINKS to learn more!) ?FIRST – THE PODCAST For this week’s podcast, I am thrilled to introduce you to one of my favourite professors of … Read More

#11 STORYTELLING with Harvard professor & author Jerry Zaltman

March 13, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

How’s your storytelling? In this podcast, Harvard professor & author Jerry Zaltman shares his expertise on what makes for great storytelling, the power of metaphors, and how, in addition to reading, writing and talking (yes!) can also be powerful modes of discovery. SHOWNOTES – Storytelling Contents Key Learnings References & Links Andrea’s Commentary Interview Transcript … Read More