Episode 059 - The Power of Acknowledging and Affirming
In Episode 059 of Now We're Talking, we discuss the opposite of making distinctions - affirming or acknowledging a person's view of the world and how powerful those acts can be.
29 May 2019
Episode 073 - A Four-Step Process for Persuading Difficult Audiences
In Episode 073 of Now We're Talking we discuss a four-step process for persuading a difficult audience that is likely to resist your requests.
11 Oct 2019
Episode 063 - Why We Should Balance Warmth and Directness
In Episode 063 of Now We're Talking we discuss the importance of balancing warmth and directness in our embodied communicative interactions and why balancing warmth and directness will have profound effects on others.
7 Aug 2019
Episode 025 - Active listening
In Episode 025 of Now We're Talking, I review active listening with one of my students.
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Episode 018 - Parallel structure and writing beautiful sentences
In Episode 018 of Now We're Talking we discuss what parallel structure is, why it's important for writing, and how to use it in your sentences.
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In Episode 0012 of Now We're Talking we discuss the communication patterns that are destructive of interpersonal relationships and what to look out for or avoid in order to be a better partner.
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Episode 024 - Intrapersonal communication and self-concept
In Episode 024 of Now We're Talking, I talk with one of my students about intrapersonal communication and how important it is to our self-concept.
11 Oct 2017
Episode 076 - Strategic Communication
In Episode 076 of Now We're Talking, we discuss strategic thinking and strategic communication, both essential abilities for anyone in a leadership position.
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In this episode of Now We're Talking we discuss what a sentence is and some of the most simple and direct ways for writing better sentences.
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Episode 027 - The importance of affective states in relationships
In Episode 027 of Now We're Talking, I talk with one of my students about the importance of affective states for relationships and the kinds of communication practices that can engage positive affective states and avoid negative affective states.
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In Episode 026 of Now We're Talking, I talk with one of my students about conflict in interpersonal relationships and the kinds of communication practices that can promote productive conflict.
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In Episode 074 of Now We're Talking, we discuss the importance of absorbing and diffusing emotions, especially in group work, and how we can suspend discussions to allow spaces for emotions to be heard and felt and understood, and the transformative impact of these practices on relationships.
24 Oct 2019
Episode 053 - How to write a persuasive and rational paragraph
In Episode 053 of Now We're Talking, we discuss the appropriate structure of a persuasive, rational paragraph, and how to improve the effectiveness of our writing.
19 Mar 2019
Episode 071 - Repair Attempts, Face-Saving, and De-escalation
In Episode 071 of Now We're Talking, we discuss the importance of diffusing negative feelings in communicative interactions, particularly through face-saving, repair attempts, and de-escalation.
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Episode 052 - Hyperbole vs. Care, or how to make a persuasive rational argument
In Episode 052 of Now We're Talking, we discuss how we might make a persuasive assertion and the different effects of hyperbole and careful reasoning.
18 Mar 2019
Episode 034 - The importance of word choice when writing
In Episode 034 of Now We're Talking we discuss the importance of word choice in writing and how to choose words well.
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Episode 075 - A Magic Question for Mitigating Anxiety
In Episode 075 of Now We're Talking, we discuss the use of a specific question for mitigating people's emotional, anxious responses to change or uncertainty.
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Episode 070 - Why you should ask others: What did you get out of that?
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Episode 079 - Why conflict happens: switch-tracking
In Episode 079 of Now We're Talking we discuss switch-tracking and how it leads to conflict.
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