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"I've used Andrea's communication skills advice to help with my confidence. I've also taught some of her content to my staff to help them become better communicators. Great resource!" (Dan, Chicago)
"Hello Andrea, my 29 year old daughter just took your course and it's changed her life! Thank you!!! I also just signed up for your podcast." (Brenda, Colorado)
"My daughter had a very unsuccessful interaction with her father a few weeks ago about body art... Then, after following your advice, she successfully navigated the conversation the second time. She was confident.... It was beautiful. Thank you." (Nadine, Michigan)
About Dr. Andrea Wojnicki
In the early days of her career, Andrea would wing-it in meetings and stutter nervously onstage. ("Andrea, your face is as red as your hair! Are you ok?") Fast-forward to today: she loves public speaking, teaching, and podcasting!
Andrea attributes this transformation to two things: practice and her insatiable desire to learn. Over the years, she managed a toy store, marketed cheese, earned a black belt, painted seascapes, started a book club, and taught MBA students. Andrea earned her Doctorate of Business Administration (Marketing) from Harvard Business School, where her dissertation focused on consumer psychology and word-of-mouth. (She's still obsessed with understanding why you said whatever you just said!)
Andrea created Talk About Talk to help ambitious executives boost their confidence and improve their communication skills through 1-on-1 coaching, online courses, a weekly newsletter, and a bi-weekly podcast. You can learn more about the books she recommends and the podcasting resources she uses to make it all happen - see below. Andrea would love to talk!
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I read a lot of non-fiction and I’m often asked for book recommendations. People also ask me what equipment I use to produce to the Talk About Talk podcast. I’m happy to share my recommendations!
3 things about this list:
- I've personally used or read every item on this list and I recommend it! (If I’m not delighted, it’s not on the list!)
- For a few of these products, if you click on the link and purchase the product, I will receive a small “affiliate” commission. That does not affect the price you pay.
- If you have questions about any of these recommendations, just ask. Let’s talk!
Books by Podcast Guests
Andrea's Other Favorite Books
- The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker (linguistics)
- The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker (linguistics)
- How You Say It by Katherine Kinzler (psychology)
- Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch (linguistics)
- Make Noise by Eric Nuzum (podcasting)
- Insight by Tasha Eurich (self awareness)
- Personal History by Katherine Graham (autobiography)
- Free audio editing software: Audacity
- Free transcription Software: Otter.ai
- Free Photo Images: Unsplash
- Headphones with microphone: Audio Technica
- Portable recorder: H4N Pro
- Microphones: Audio Technica
- Original music and sound production: Brian R. Campbell
- Podcast Coach: Dave Jackson at the School of Podcasting
- Andrea's Favorite Podcasts: WorkLife with Adam Grant, NPR podcasts: Fresh Air with Terry Gross, How I Built This with Guy Raz, Hidden Brain, Planet Money, Ted Radio Hour