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Communicate to Motivate

Combining entertaining stories, practical information, and relevant take-aways helping to improve your communication skills so you can feel motivated in all areas of life.Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication.New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful!JimVanAllan.com@JimVanAllan on all social media

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What Every Relationship Needs: Growth

Your relationship needs to be constantly growing to keep up with changing situations, personalities, and challenges. Both people have to be ALL-IN on the growth and it must be in an organic form.  Too much change can result in rebellion sometimes, and humans need a chance to get their feet wet first. Aspects of growth in a relationship are no different, and goals must be realistic and attainable. There are many potential areas for growth for couples, and while it will not be easy, the journey is worth it. ------------------ Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com www.youtube.com/TheFitnessMission @JimVanAllan on all social media

17mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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What Every Relationship Needs: Grace

Grace is the ability to show love and mercy to someone even when we feel they do not deserve it. This must be the cornerstone of healthy relationships because there is freedom in letting something go. Relationships, especially marriages, are going to involve their fair share of challenges and ups/downs. We all make mistakes and negatively impact people, but the hope is that it is not the norm! The goal of engaging in a conflict should be to get the point of showing and receiving grace. In this episode, we talk all about the importance of grace and how to successfully achieve it in your relationship. ------------------- Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com https://www.youtube.com/thefitnessmission @JimVanAllan on all social media

14mins

31 May 2021

Rank #2

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BONUS Episode: Men and Their Relationship with God featuring author Dustan Christensen

As a sub-episode to our series on 'What Every Relationship Needs' I bring on author Dustan Christensen who talks all about men and their relationship with God. This has a lasting impact on the family and the legacy left behind. We talk about the need to control, pursuing worldly-things, spending time with God, leaving a legacy, and the need to have a community of guys to help go through life.  Follow Dustan on Instagram: @dustanrc21 Check out the book exclusively on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Obedience-Sacrifice-Quest-Align-Purpose-ebook/dp/B08WLXBYVG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=obedience+vs+sacrifice&qid=1621625634&sr=8-1 ------------------------------------------ Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com @JimVanAllan on all social media

34mins

24 May 2021

Rank #3

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What Every Relationship Needs: God

What does every relationship need? God. We are kicking off our series talking about strengthening your relationship with God at the center of it. With God, you discover a new kind of love and a better way to communicate. God wants to see our relationships succeed and wants us to use positive communication for the long-haul. No matter your spiritual/religious journey, God exists, and we just have to crack the door open to draw closer to Him...individually and together as a couple. ---------------------- Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com @JimVanAllan on all social media

13mins

17 May 2021

Rank #4

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One Year Anniversary Show! 'Coming Full Circle'

We made it! We celebrate the 1-Year Anniversary of the show by coming full circle back to our original topics. It has been a true joy to create and produce this podcast over the last 12 months. With 55 episodes now, listeners have a firm foundation for how to use better communication skills in their lives.  This show started out talking about communication skills inside relationships as a way of showing listeners the value of investing in the people in your life. Communication is the main way to bridge divides, heal tension, and grow inside that relationship. We'll talk more about relationships and communication in this special 'one year anniversary' episode as well as look ahead to Year 2 and potential topics for the future. Check us out on Feedspot's Top 15 Communication Podcast List: https://blog.feedspot.com/communication_skills_podcasts/ -------------------------------------- Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com @JimVanAllan on all social media

19mins

3 May 2021

Rank #5

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Public Speaking: Weapon or Building Block?

In our final episode of the mini-series on Public Speaking, we look at the art of speech and how people use it in our society. We also take a broad-look at messaging in general and what it can do to manipulate people.  Public Speaking is a way of transmitting information and motivating people to act either in thought or in person, sometimes both. We take a hard look at not allowing ourselves to be manipulated and controlled by brands and people who want to use speech as a weapon. We, as a society, need to be better than this, respect audience, respect the art of public speaking, and use it to do lots of good. ------------------------------------------ Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com @JimVanAllan on all social media

15mins

26 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Public Speaking: Voice and Delivery Part 2 'Creating an Experience for Your Audience'

In this episode we explore what it takes to become a mindful speaker. This is someone who is cognizant of both their body and voice while simultaneously delivering good content with their presentation.  Your body is your instrument to help the audience stay engaged in the message. In turn, this will help them to remember the content and do something with the information. I give tips and suggestions for body placement, gestures, hands, pacing, and more so you can become a well-rounded, complete, mindful speaker. ---------------------------------------------- Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com @JimVanAllan on all social media

19mins

19 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Public Speaking: Voice and Delivery Part 1 'Taking Them on a Rollercoaster of Emotions'

The wonderful world of public speaking continues with a deep dive this week into the power of voice. Your voice is your tool to develop emotional bonds with the audience. We can take them on a roller coaster ride with our voices. Whether it be through inflection, tone, rate, or volume, our voice tries to captivate the audience and hold their attention. We also look at using filler words like um, uhs, like, ya' knows. We try to understand why we do it and how we can combat against it. --------------------------- Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com @JimVanAllan on all social media

15mins

12 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Public Speaking: Audience is Everything!

A speaker has many goals as they develop a presentation, but one goal remains central: leave a lasting impact. This is where audience comes into play. Everything the speaker does before, during, and after the presentation is all about the audience receiving the message. It is important to know that how they perceive the message matters so we must leave very little room for misconception. When we know who is in our audience, we can deliver an exception message intended for them. They will feel more engaged with the message knowing they are getting something specifically for them. Know thy audience! ---------------------------------- Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com @JimVanAllan on all social media

14mins

5 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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The Amazing & Terrifying World of Public Speaking

There is so much talk about people fearing public speaking over pretty much everything...including death! Like anything, public speaking can become a learned skill that just takes intentional refinement and trial and error. In this episode we discuss the whys behind a fear of public speaking and how the body goes into survival mode if we are not prepared. There are many links between being prepared for a presentation and the amount of nerves you feel. The end goal is to know that we must learn to manage anxiety with speaking because it will never truly go away. We learn to channel it toward an energetic delivery that will help people to remember your message.  I try to use my decade worth of experience teaching public speaking as well as doing it professionally to help ease a lot of nerves out there. Enjoy! ------------ Dr. Jim Van Allan is a speaker & trainer for schools and companies across the nation. He has over a decade worth of experience helping individuals and organizations with communication, leadership, and personal development skills. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies and teaches classes on communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. He's also a family man and lives with his wife and two boys in South Florida.  New podcast episode every Monday where we turn the personal into the powerful! www.JimVanAllan.com @JimVanAllan on all social media

16mins

29 Mar 2021

Rank #10