Responses to TABOO TOPICS – blog

July 27, 2021Newsletter

RESPONSES TO TABOO TOPICS Here’s a Q about responses to taboo topics. Have you ever been seated at a table, perhaps at a business luncheon or a conference, when someone starts talking politics or gun-laws, something TABOO, and you realize people are literally squirming in their seats?  image unsplash Baptista Ime James What do you … Read More

Talking about TABOO topics – blog

July 20, 2021Newsletter

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 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

Top 3s from 2020 – blog

December 28, 2020Newsletter

2020 – What a year, right? With just a few days left in 2020, I thought I’d share with you some insights and recommendations, including: the top 3 trending Talk About Talk podcast episodes the 3 most clicked-on Talk About Talk newsletters 3 key communication insights from 2020 3 things we will be focusing on … 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. Printable shownotes with links: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes CONTENTS • Summary & Resources • Transcript SUMMARY & RESOURCES Top 3 most downloaded Talk About Talk … Read More

Conversation Topics – blog

July 7, 2020Newsletter

On what your conversation topics say about you… I’ve been thinking about how our CONVERSATION TOPICS  say a lot about us.  (How “meta,” right? ?) So what do YOU talk about? Two weeks ago I blogged about how RACISM has quickly evolved from a taboo conversation topic to a common conversation topic – something we need to … Read More

WORDS MATTER: racism, taboo topics, implicit bias – blog

June 22, 2020Newsletter 1 Comment

“Racism.” Words matter more than ever before. Listening may be the #1 most important communication skill. But it’s not enough. Recently I’ve had a few intense conversations (as I’m sure we all have!) about current events including systemic discrimination, police brutality, #blacklivesmatter, protesting and looting. Are you with me? Read on to learn: important definitions your … Read More

Talk About… Gift-giving blog

December 2, 2019Newsletter

Hello Talkers! It’s that time of year… ?  Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, we communicate a lot with our gifts, don’t we?  Here’s a Q: How confident are you with your gift-giving? In this email, you’ll get help with both: GIFT-GIVING and CONFIDENCE  ! You can skim this email or click on the links to earn more.  Let’s do this!   … Read More

#38 GIFT-GIVING

December 2, 2019Podcast Episodes 5 Comments

Gift-giving is a highly symbolic form of communication. Are you a good gift giver? In this podcast you will learn how to think about gift-giving more rationally, with research-based tips about what matters and what doesn’t. Here’s a hint: We should worry less about how much money we spend. It’s typically the “low substance, high … Read More

Talk about… Our Mental Health

November 6, 2019Newsletter

It’s November!  I hope you enjoyed the extra daylight-savings hour last weekend!  ⏰ Did you have a chance to listen to last week’s podcast ?TALKING MONEY?  If yes, had you had any conversations with your parents or your partner or your children about money? Thanks to guest expert Kelly Harper for sharing her advice to make … Read More

#36 Talking YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH with Nicole German, founder of The Maddie Project

November 5, 2019Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Youth mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression are common. Nicole German, founder of The Maddie Project, shares her experience and thoughtful advice to parents, family members, coaches, teachers, anyone who interacts with youth.  We need to step-it-up with awareness, empathy, and advocacy. “Anything we can do is goodness.” Doing little things and doing … Read More

Talking MONEY (and other scary topics)

October 28, 2019Newsletter

Happy Halloween!!!  This week we’re talking about a very spooky topic: MONEY! ? You can skim this short email or click the links to learn more. Let’s do this… ? The Podcast: “Let’s Talk About MONEY with Kelly Harper” Andrea & Kelly For this week’s ?podcast episode focused on “TALKING MONEY,” I interviewed Kelly Harper, an … Read More

#35 LET’S TALK ABOUT MONEY with Kelly Harper, experience strategist

October 26, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Why is it so difficult to talk about money? Does your family have a budget? Do you have an updated will?  What about a power of attorney?  Listen and learn as experience strategist Kelly Harper shares strategies for talking to your partner, your parents, your children and your friends about money.  ?PODCAST: https://talkabouttalk.com/35-money ?SHOWNOTES in PDF: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SHOWNOTES-35-TALKING-MONEY-with-Kelly-Harper.pdf … Read More

Talk & learn about … How to give NEGATIVE FEEDBACK

September 18, 2019Newsletter

This week we focus on negative or constructive feedback – “softening the blow,” as they say.  You can skim this short blog or click the links to learn more! Let’s do this…. ?PODCAST EPISODE #31: HOW TO GIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK You ASKED for it … One of the most common Qs that I receive is, “how can … Read More

#31 HOW TO GIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK with Dr. Andrea Wojnicki

September 18, 2019Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Giving negative feedback is challenging and stressful. You will learn the mindsets, do’s & don’ts, and frameworks to help you give negative feedback effectively. Be constructive. Don’t make it a surprise, don’t joke around, don’t threaten the person. Be empathetic (compliment in public, criticize in private), be objective and professional, and LISTEN. Make sure that … Read More

PROFANITY: Talking Taboo

July 19, 2019Newsletter, Taboo Topics

I hope you’re enjoying the summer so far – wherever you are! ☀️☀️☀️ Did you listen to the FUNNY TALK podcast with Hillary Anger Elfenbein?  If not, I encourage you to do so.  I promise you will laugh! And you will learn how to make others laugh too!If you haven’t read it yet, here is your primer on … Read More

#23(S2) explicit – PROFANITY: TALKING TABOO with linguistics professor Darin Flynn

July 18, 2019Podcast Episodes, Taboo Topics 2 Comments

(EXPLICIT) Do you ever wonder why some people use profanity and others do not? Linguistics professor Darin Flynn leads us through a fascinating discussion on the taboo topic of swearing, including types of swear-words, how swear words change over time, personality types that are more likely to use profanity, and the risks associated with profanity. … Read More

Talking TABOOS !

July 11, 2019Newsletter

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

Talking… with your DOCTOR !

June 11, 2019Newsletter

I hope you had a great week. Over the past two weeks, we’ve Talked About “Supporting our Grieving Friends” and “Friendships.”  This week, we focus on ourselves, and learn about HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. (You can skim this short email or dive in to the many links to learn more!)  ? PODCAST #20: HOW TO TALK TO … Read More

Talk About Public Relations & Cause Marketing – blog

February 1, 2019Newsletter 1 Comment

This week, TalkAboutTalk is talking about P.R. or “Public Relations” and Cause Marketing I promise that once you’ve listened to this week’s TalkAboutTalk podcast episode focused on Public Relations, you will be a savvier consumer of marketplace communication. This week, I researched Public Relations and interviewed PR expert Graeme Harris. I learned so much!  Graeme worked in the PR industry for … Read More

#5 PUBLIC RELATIONS with PR expert Graeme Harris – podcast

January 30, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

We can learn a lot from the PR industry.  For example: be very careful about your declarations. It is risky and oftentimes false to declare that something has never and could never happen. PR professionals do more than crisis management and issuing press releases! They also manage investor relations, internal corporate communications, speech writing, and … Read More