In season three, podcasts will continue featuring a variety of guests covering topics that address the ever-evolving communication landscape and the future of our profession.
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As kids, we all misbehaved from time to time. It's part of being a child. Parents would tell us to stop. And when we questioned why, our parents might respond with, "Because I said so!"
That command works with kids, not adults. Especially at work. If you're aiming for good engagement and support, share the "why" in meaningful ways. Your audience still might not like the change, but with appropriate context you can still influence desired behavior change.
My guests are Advita Patel and Priya Bates, co-authors of the book, Building a Culture of Inclusivity: Effective Internal Communication for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Advita joins me from the United Kingdom and Priya from Canada.
We discuss leaders' roles in shaping inclusive cultures. We dive into behavior patterns that emerge when people face DEI issues and opportunities. Advita and Priya reinforce approaches based in hope, not fear.
Learn from the career experience of Jessica Pantages, Vice President, Global Communications, at Egnyte in Salt Lake City.
Jess has roughly 25 years' experience in comms leadership roles with well-known global corporations. In this episode, she shares her advice for those aiming to grow into leadership roles in the communication profession.
Her advice is sound for anyone wanting to move up while enjoying the walk along their own career paths.
Need some career advice? A little pick-me-up? Start with this: Advocate for yourself.
If you put in the work, you learn, you stay relevant as a communication professional (or any professional), then you deserve opportunities to grow. That doesn't mean growth on someone else's terms.
Your career journey. Your timing. Your terms.
Emerging markets are the world’s primary drivers of global growth. Together, they represent a large share of the world’s population and natural resources. They are home to the world’s largest group of future consumers.
Learn from Alex Malouf, Executive Director, Corporate Communications for Ceer - the first electrical vehicle brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Alex offers key considerations when marketing products to, and communicating with, audiences in these markets.
There's a time and a place for speaking your mind. There's an art and science to understanding when it's appropriate to speak up, and when it matters that you respond to others directly and plainly - even if it's uncomfortable.
This brief episode provides a few examples of when it can be equally powerful to not speak up. When you should consider not responding right away. Or at all. There's power in well-timed silences.
Sue Heuman, ABC, MC, IABC Fellow of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada discusses the value of communication audits. She describes what audits entail and how they uncover strengths and weaknesses in communication programs. Sue uses insights gained from audits to provide her clients with recommendations for improving and advancing their communication strategies - and that leads to more engaged audiences.
My second season includes a broad range of topics about communication's impact in our personal and professional lives. I'm featuring intriguing guests from across the globe.
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Adrian Cropley, OAM, IABC Fellow, SCMP, of Melbourne, Australia talks about keeping employees front and center, especially during challenging times. People before profits. He also shares details on a new wellbeing retreat created to re-energize "battle-worn" communication professionals.
Discussing the prevalence of omnichannel employee communication. Most organizations don't clearly define channel differences. Many communication professionals don't explore the real meaning behind employees questioning the number of internal channels.
There's no one quite like you. So, why follow someone else's narrowly defined success formula? Don't let others' hidden agendas and personal insecurities dissuade you from the career success you're earning every day.
Hear from brand strategy expert Mitch McCasland describing the importance of research and consumer insight for product development, services and communication. Yes, he's my spouse. We survived the experience.
Learning to communicate as a leader to build trust and bring out the best in your team members. Demonstrate you have their backs. Be tough, fair and compassionate. You don't have to sacrifice one for the other.
Communication professionals: Learn from Sia Papageorgiou, FRSA, SCMP about the value of certification and how it aligns with the global standard for the communication profession.
What next? Apply to sit for a certification exam!
Communication leadership dialogue with Iceland-based Mike Klein, founder of #WeLeadComms and Changing the Terms. Consider how you can use your communication superpowers to make an impact and create lasting change in 2022.
Thoughtful conversation with change management communication expert Michael Nord, SCMP, MBA, of Amsterdam. Michael shares the proper process for developing and implementing a change management plan.
A special conversation with family and child therapist Chelsea Nelms, M.S., about the critical importance of communication in supporting good mental health.
Comprehending the importance of authentic brand storytelling. Creating powerful, memorable experiences from the time a candidate first considers your company until they’re hired, well onboarded and contributing at full capacity.
My podcast adventure began as as Face It: You're Afraid. Stories about facing fears and phobias that limit your career potential and place boundaries on your life. It morphed to Torpid Liver, covering communication topics that help professionals communicate more effectively and achieve organizational goals.
Tap into the power of non-verbal communication that "speaks" confidence. You'll become a more effective leader or communication professional.
Hear communication consultant Lynn Zimmerman of Colorado share her approach to effective strategic communication planning.
Listen as Gabrielle Dolan, Australian author, global speaker, coach and trainer, shares insights from her book, Magnetic Stories. Learn about the power of brand storytelling.
Understanding the value of employee listening programs and dispelling the fear associated with learning what’s not working in your communication.
Anyone you trust less than you did one year ago? The past year eroded trust among people who may have already been wary. How do you rebuild trust under trying circumstances? I have recommendations...
There's a goofy story behind the podcast name change. This episode also covers a tips for become a trusted communication advisor to a challenging leader.
With time comes perspective. Once you've accomplished something significant, you realize the fear you felt before was simply a fear of yourself. I learned that lesson when I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Ever been bullied or by professional colleagues? People you thought were your friends?
Suck it up, buttercup, and move on.
It's their weakness, not yours.
Conquer your fears by doing something personally meaningful. For me, it was riding in a World War I-era biplane that helped me overcome a fear of flying. Crazy but true.
Welcome to my podcast. I hope you'll be inspired by my stories of overcoming fear and getting what you want from life. Dive in.
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