INTRODUCTIONS, How to Introduce Yourself, Writing Your Bio

January 19, 2021Newsletter

On INTRODUCTIONS – Every week in these newsletters, we focus on improving our communication skills.  Let’s back up.  What about INTRODUCTIONS?  Well, clichés exist for a reason… “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” “A first impression is a lasting impression!” “Hi.  I’m Andrea!” Read on to learn all about INTRODUCTIONS: How … 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

Update your personal brand online – 10 steps

November 10, 2020Newsletter

Here’s a list of 10 things you can do to COMMUNICATE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND ONLINE. (image: Unsplash @ samish_18) Let’s do this!   10 Ways to Communicate  Your Personal Brand ONLINE!   FIRST – KNOW YOUR PERSONAL BRAND Personal branding is a popular term these days.  But identifying your unique personal brand can be overwhelming. … Read More

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile – blog

November 2, 2020Newsletter

OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE – Top to Bottom! Recently I interviewed my friend, social media guru Andrew Jenkins about how to optimize our LinkedIn profiles.  Immediately after the interview, I opened my laptop and started making some changes! I hope this newsletter has the same effect for YOU!  Read on to learn: now more than … 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

Talk About… SMALL TALK

October 27, 2020Newsletter

On SMALL TALK – online & IRL! Recently I read a comment about making SMALL TALK on Zoom calls. Interesting, right? Video-conferencing has become so normalized that phenomena like small talk applies.  The SMALL TALK advice and insights below apply whether you’re communicating online or IRL.  Read on to learn: What is Small Talk? 5 … 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

Talk About… Social distance

March 17, 2020Newsletter

This week, let’s focus on SOCIALLY DISTANT COMMUNICATION. We’re working at home, school’s being taught online, and events are postponed until further notice.  As in: working from home effective video-conferencing thriving in a socially distant world being POSITIVE… (think Lori Ryerson, Italian balcony singers, and Zion Williamson!) We could use some POSITIVE, yes? Let’s do this! WORKING FROM … 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

Talk About… How to be a good NETWORKER

March 8, 2020Newsletter

Do you know how to be a good networker? I remember when I was in business school, I kept hearing how we all need to become a “good networker.“  What exactly does that mean? Coincidentally, my personal New Years resolution for 2020 is to “get out there with real people in real life.”  Apparently, that … 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

Talk About… Introductions

January 6, 2020Newsletter 1 Comment

An INTRODUCTION to the New Year! Did you have a restful break? Are you feeling inspired about 2020? I am so excited about 2020. ? My plan is to continue to focus on upping our COMMUNICATION SKILLS with: weekly email newsletters, bi-weekly podcast episodes, some new things that you will be the the first to hear about though this email blog! … Read More