#70 ONLINE MEETINGS 2: Engagement & Leading

February 22, 2021Podcast Episodes No Comments

Leading online meetings (virtual meetings) is a challenge. Staying focused and encouraging others to participate is a huge challenge!  Learn 4 tactics to encourage engagement in others, plus tips on what we ourselves should be doing during virtual meetings. Link to Printable Shownotes HERE: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes CONTENTS Summary: PARTICIPATING: What to do during online meetings LEADING: … Read More

#68 Communicating Your PERSONAL BRAND ONLINE (2)

February 10, 2021Podcast Episodes No Comments

Actionable advice on how to communicate your personal brand online, including 3 KEY PRINCIPLES of personal branding, plus instructions for how to UPDATE, PARTICIPATE and MONITOR your personal brand online. LINK to printable shownotes: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/68-COMMUNICATING-YOUR-PERSONAL-BRAND-ONLINE.pdf CONTENTS Summary References & Links Transcript SUMMARY: Communicating Your Personal Brand ONLINE Personal Branding = Proactively Managing Your Identity Personal branding … Read More

#69 ONLINE MEETINGS 1: Prepare for Success!

February 8, 2021Podcast Episodes No Comments

Here’s your online meeting preparation checklist! We cover technology requirements and recommendations, your physical space, and your personal appearance. Preparation can fuel success in virtual meetings. Link to Printable Shownotes HERE: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes Link to Printable “Meeting Prep Checklist” HERE: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/69-ONLINE-MEETINGS-Preparation.pdf (see pg. 3) CONTENTS Summary Online Meeting Prep Checklist Resources Transcript SUMMARY: PREPARING FOR ONLINE … Read More

#67 ONLINE NETWORKING with Sharon Mah-Gin

January 11, 2021Podcast Episodes

Online networking is the only networking these days! Executive recruiter Sharon-Mah-Gin shares advice on how to approach people when networking online, how to follow-up, as well as general networking advice. There are many reasons to be optimistic! Just remember: “With true networking, it’s really not about you. It’s really about building relationships with like-minded people. … 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

#65 I NEED SLEEP with biohacker & biotechnology scientist Oksana Andreiuk

December 14, 2020Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Sleep can help us be more effective communicators, improving our sociability, not to mention our immunity, hormonal regulation, mental health, and memory. Biohacker & biotechnology scientist Oksana Andreiuk shares how to get more sleep, including increasing our sleep opportunity beyond 8 hours, controlling our environment, ways to calm our minds, and more. Link to printable … Read More

#63 COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORS & THE FUTURE OF LEARNING with Chris Besse of Edsby

November 16, 2020Podcast Episodes

Learn 5 key communication insights for educators, including the positive impact of technology in the classroom.  Chris Besse shares how edtech platforms like Edsby make education more student-centric, they enable communication and collaboration, they enable accessibility and immediacy of information, and they encourage students to learn how to learn. Link to Printable Shownotes: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes CONTENTS … Read More

#62 HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE with Andrew Jenkins

November 2, 2020Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Step by step instructions on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Volterra founder Andrew Jenkins shares how to use LinkedIn for creating your personal brand,  networking, thought leadership, marketing, and job-searching. Printable shownotes: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes CONTENTS SUMMARY REFERENCES ANDREA’s INTRODUCTION TRANSCRIPT ANDREA’s CONCLUSION HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE Section-by-Section LINKEDIN PROFILE GENERAL ADVICE Consider your … Read More

#61 WHAT I LEARNED FROM PODCASTING: from crutch words to how to interrupt

October 19, 2020Podcast Episodes

Crutch words, interrupting, filler comments, and more. Dr. Andrea Wojnicki shares 10 unique communication insights after hosting 60 Talk About Talk podcast episodes.  CONTENTS 10 Communication Insights – Summary References & Links Transcript SUMMARY:   10 COMMUNICATION INSIGHTS: What I Learned from ? Podcasting CRUTCH WORDS Crutch words are unnecessary words that we use repeatedly, like … 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

#59 COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE: Part 2 – In the Moment

September 21, 2020Podcast Episodes

Communicate with CONFIDENCE – in the moment:  Learn the 5 step formula to communicate with confidence in the moment when you feel that nervous energy. The 5 steps include asking a question, breathing, acting confident, focusing with no distractions, and listening, using your ears.  You got this! Printable shownotes: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes CONTENTS – Confidence in the … Read More

#58 COMMUNICATE WITH CONFIDENCE: Part 1 – Mental Preparation

September 5, 2020Podcast Episodes 5 Comments

Communicate with confidence: There’s the mental preparation, then there’s confidence in the moment.  In this first of a two-part series, we focus on the 4P’s of mentally preparing to communicate with confidence: Practice, as in rehearsing; Proverb, as in adopting a mantra; Pep talk; and Pirate, as in copying that confident feeling.   Printable SHOWNOTES: … Read More

#57 HOW TO ASK FOR HELP with researcher Gretchen Barton

August 24, 2020Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

HOW TO ASK FOR HELP? Consider the 3Ms: Mindset, Motivations and Metaphors. Researcher Gretchen Barton of OZA shares her expertise, including insights from a recent Gates Foundation project on “Understanding Perceptions of Poverty” in America. Asking for help- be it expertise, time or money – isn’t easy, but you can learn to seek help with … Read More

#56 HOW TO CHOOSE A BRAND NAME

August 10, 2020Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Learn how to choose a brand name. Are you naming a new product? A start-up? A new podcast? Dr. Andrea Wojnicki takes you through the 5 steps, from strategy to name generation, to evaluation, to searching availability and trademarking, to launching the brand! See the shownotes for a useful printable summary. Printable shownotes here: https://talkabouttalk.com/podcasts/#shownotes/ … 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

#52 COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS with executive coach Heather Stark

June 15, 2020Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Effective leaders are effective communicators.  Executive coach Heather Stark shares how to improve our communication skills and why leaders need to be good listeners, authentic, proactive, inclusive, intentional and mindful. CONTENTS Summary References & Links Andrea’s Introduction Interview Transcript Andrea’s Conclusion SUMMARY: Communication Skills for Effective Leadership  The #1 Communication Skill: Effective Leaders are Great … Read More

#50 EMOTIONS with researcher & educator Tatiana Astray – podcast

May 18, 2020Podcast Episodes 5 Comments

Managing our emotional expressions is critical to effective communication. Emotions researcher Tatiana Astray helps us optimize our relationships and negotiation outcomes by taking responsibility for our emotional expressions. Learn about the difference between feelings and emotions, why we should express enthusiasm, how to manage negative emotions, and all about the positivity ratio. CONTENTS • Summary … Read More

#49 PARENTING TEENS & ONLINE LEARNING with learning strategist & parenting coach Kimberley Acres

May 4, 2020Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Learning strategist & parenting coach Kimberley Acres helps us in this time of physical distancing and online schooling with parenting philosophies and online learning tactics, including optimizing our children’s workspace, setting boundaries, and celebrating! LINK to printable SHOWNOTES: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Shownotes-49-PARENTING-TEENS-ONLINE-LEARNING-with-Kimberley-Acres.pdf CONTENTS Summary References & Links Andrea’s Introduction Interview Transcript Andrea’s Conclusion SUMMARY: PARENTING TEENS & ONLINE … 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

#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

#46 – BIOHACKING TIPS to Boost Your Immunity with biohacker Oksana Andreiuk

March 23, 2020Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

How about some biohacking tips to boost your immunity and to fight off viruses like Covid-19? Biohacker Oksana Andreiuk (M.Biotech) shares her advice on boosting your immunity through specific biohacks associated with sleep, nutrition and supplements, exercise, stress management, taking a cold shower, and intermittent fasting. Biohacking is modifying your internal and external environments to … Read More

#45 NETWORKING with executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin

March 9, 2020Podcast Episodes 4 Comments

Are you good at networking? Executive recruiter Sharon Mah-Gin shares her advice on how to be a better networker, including why it’s critical to attend events, how to thrive at small talk, how to leverage LinkedIn, and the ideal networking mindset. CONTENTS Summary References & Links Andrea’s Introduction Interview Transcript Andrea’s Conclusion SUMMARY: NETWORKING MINDSET … Read More

#43 POSTURE & BREATHING with Dr. Nadine Kelly, YogiMD

February 10, 2020Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

Proper posture and breathing can make us better communicators! Dr. Nadine Kelly (YogiMD) shares breathing and posture tips, relaxation techniques (deep breathing, alternate nostril breathing,  combining breathe with a mantra), differences between the parasympathetic (rest & digest) versus the sympathetic (fight or flight) phase, and why nasal breathing is healthier than mouth breathing.   Podcast: https://talkabouttalk.com/43-posture-breathing-with-dr-nadine-kelly-yogimd … 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

#40 – 19 COMMUNICATION SKILLS from 2019

December 26, 2019Podcast Episodes 3 Comments

An efficient summary of the 19 Communication Skills from 2019, including the words we say, types of implicit communication, tips for specific people & contexts, & important meta learnings.  ?PODCAST LINK: https://talkabouttalk.com/40-19-communication-skills ?PRINTABLE SHOWNOTES: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/SHOWNOTES-40-Year-End-Review-The-19-COMMUNICATION-SKILLS-We-Learned-in-2019.pdf   Guest Experts & ? Episode Links THE WORDS WE SAY OUR LANGUAGE Josep González – Polyglot & TFS Head of School … 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

#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

#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

#34 LESSONS FROM THE IMPROV STAGE with Sandy Marshall & Sandy Jobin-Bevans

October 16, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Lessons from the Improv comedy stage can help us improve our communication skills! Comedians Sandy Marshall and Sandy Jobin-Bevans share their expertise – and a few laughs – including playing the scene you’re in, the beauty of mistakes, knowing your audience, testing your audience, “YES-AND,” burning a suggestion, and more! Whether you’re pitching for business, … Read More

#33 Communicating AUTHENTICITY with Ana Serrano

October 8, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Authenticity is important for both people and for brands. But what does it really mean to “be authentic”?  Ana Serrano (CFC chief digital officer) shares her expertise on authenticity, including how the digital realm has amplified the performative nature of authenticity and how inauthentic “green-washing,” “art-washing” and “social impact washing” on behalf of brands can backfire. Printable (PDF) … Read More

#32 HOW TO CONQUER YOUR EMAIL INBOX

September 25, 2019Podcast Episodes

How many emails do you have in your inbox? Need some tips on how to conquer your email inbox? You can increase your productivity and reduce your email anxiety by doing three things: (1.) making behavioral changes; (2.) employing technology hacks; and (3.) effectively managing our sent mail! The first thing to do is to … 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

#30 YOUR CONSUMER VOICE with Nexxt Intelligence president Kathy Cheng

September 11, 2019Podcast Episodes 1 Comment

Learn 5 ways you can exercise or amplify your consumer voice. Market researcher Kathy Cheng of Nexxt Intelligence talks A.I. and chatbots, how firms can use augmented reality (AR), and the new market research, including why we shouldn’t call these consumer participants “respondents,” but rather partners or co-creators. https://talkabouttalk.com/30-consumer-voice SHOWNOTES Contents Key Learnings References & … 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

#28 COMMUNICATING CHANGE with professor & author Ellen Auster

August 27, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Communication is a critical skill for effective change management, whether you’re leading change for an organization, a department, or for your family.  Professor Ellen Auster shares five common mistakes and 6 success principles for effective change communication, including embracing the politics, collective visioning, using mantras, building change fitness and focusing on relationships. SHOWNOTES Contents Key … Read More

#27 POSITIVE SELF-TALK & the 3Es of WELLNESS with Tosca Reno

August 19, 2019Podcast Episodes

Positive self-talk can make you healthier, happier, and more successful! Tosca Reno, Eat Clean founder and master wellness coach shares her advice for positive self-talk, including the Three Es of Wellness (Eat Clean, Exercise and Emotional self-care), her rituals, her mantras, and even her tattoos! SHOWNOTES Contents Key Learnings References & Links Andrea’s Commentary Interview … Read More

#25 BUILDING RESILIENCE: Sets & Reps – with Eat Clean founder & master wellness coach Tosca Reno

August 7, 2019Podcast Episodes 6 Comments

Resilience: the capacity to recover from adversity. Meet Tosca Reno, “the woman with 9 lives,” Eat Clean founder, and master wellness coach.  In this, the first in this 3-episode series on Self-Talk, Tosca takes us through the “set and reps” necessary for resilience, including seeking challenges, positive stress (or eustress), taking ownership, practicing gratitude, and … Read More

#24 The ABCDEs of COMMUNICATION SKILLS with Dr. Andrea Wojnicki

July 29, 2019Podcast Episodes 1 Comment

 Do you have effective communication skills? Are you a confident communicator? In this 20 minute podcast episode, Dr. Andrea Wojnicki teaches you the 5 simple steps that will improve your communication skills. It’s as simple as ABCDE! SHOWNOTES Contents Summary – “The ABCDEs of Communication” References & Links Andrea’s Commentary Summary Page (see the shownotes … 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

#18 (S2) FONTS, TYPOGRAPHY AND EMOJIs with the Font Guy, Patrick Griffin

May 15, 2019Podcast Episodes 1 Comment

Fonts are on our screens, on paper, on the products we buy, and on signs everywhere! When used effectively, fonts can significantly improve our communication. Patrick Griffin (“the font guy”) shares his advice about choosing the ideal font, considering the white space, and emojis! PRINTABLE SHOWNOTES with all the fonts HERE: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/SHOWNOTES-18S2-FONTS-TYPOGRAPHY-EMOJIs-with-the-font-guy-Patrick-Griffin-1.pdf SHOWNOTES Contents 3 … Read More

#17 (S2) WHAT OUR POSSESSIONS SAY with award-winning marketing professor Russell Belk

May 8, 2019Podcast Episodes

What do our possessions say about us? Award-winning marketing professor Russell Belk talks about how our possessions (including our clothing, cars, people, collections, gifts, social media pages,…) become part of our identity –or our extended self. Professor Belk highlights the significance of the sharing economy and de-materialization, cultural differences, and our evolving identities in relation … Read More

#16 (S2) TALKING FASHION & STYLE with Toronto Fashion Week’s Carolyn Quinn

April 30, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

What’s your personal style? Carolyn Quinn, executive director of Toronto Fashion Week provides us with insights on fashion trends, environmental sustainability in the fashion industry, and tips on purchasing clothing and pulling together a great outfit! SHOWNOTES Contents 3 Key Learnings References & Links Andrea’s Commentary Interview Transcript Conclusion 3 Key Learnings Two main themes: … Read More

#15 (S2) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: TALKING WITH SIRI & ALEXA with professor & author Avi Goldfarb

April 23, 2019Podcast Episodes

Are you optimistic about our future with ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? Avi Goldfarb (professor and author of “Prediction Machines”) shares a brief history of AI, various AI applications that are being used in the marketplace, and specific reasons why we should be optimistic about our future with AI. SHOWNOTES Contents Key Learnings References & Links Andrea’s Commentary … Read More

#12 EXPRESSING YOUR CREATIVITY with Jenn Purkis, Daryl Aitken & Lori Ryerson

March 20, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Learn about creativity: Listen as Jenn, Daryl and Lori share the benefits of being creative, including experiencing happiness and flow, slowing down and being more mindful, being more open-minded, creating something you are proud of, and travel! Learn about creativity and how creativity is a catalyst to grow and to experience life. Printable shownotes: https://talkabouttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SHOWNOTES-12-EXPRESSING-YOUR-CREATIVITY-with-Daryl-Aitken-Jenn-Purkis-Lori-Ryerson.pdf … 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

#8 COACHING – with Elite Camps founder Stephanie Rudnick

February 20, 2019Podcast Episodes 2 Comments

Good coaching means effective communication. Elite Camps founder Stephanie Rudnick shares advice about ego, consistency, managing the ups-and-downs, and playing favourites. For parents, we learn about the ill-effects of helicopter parenting and how young athletes prefer to hear about our epic fails. Whether you’re a coach, a teacher, a manager and/or a parent, Stephanie has some … 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

TRAILER – Talk About Talk (90seconds)

December 17, 2018Podcast Episodes

Welcome to the podcast trailer for Talk About Talk with Communication Coach Dr. Andrea! Are you an ambitious, life-long learner? If yes, you are in the right place! Talk About Talk is the Communication Skills learning platform for life-long learners who seek professional development and enriched relationships. You can improve your communication skills right now, by … Read More