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A podcast about how to improve communication skills, hosted by Professor of Communication at the University of Waterloo Robert Danisch.

A podcast about how to improve communication skills, hosted by Professor of Communication at the University of Waterloo Robert Danisch.
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Toronto, ON

Description:

A podcast about how to improve communication skills, hosted by Professor of Communication at the University of Waterloo Robert Danisch.

Twitter:

@rdanisch

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 047 - The difference between push tactics and pull tactics in persuasion

10/26/2018
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In Episode 047 of Now We're Talking we discuss the differences between push tactics of persuasion and pull tactics and why leaders that use pull tactics are more successful than leaders that use push tactics.

Duration:00:21:15

Episode 046 - Why fascism is persuasive

10/21/2018
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In Episode 046 we talk about why fascism is persuasive and how it works rhetorically.

Duration:00:15:27

Episode 045 - How to win an election

10/18/2018
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In Episode 045 of Now We're Talking we discuss the simplest and clearest way to win a political election: narrative. We also discuss why democrats continue to lose elections and why policies don't matter in political campaigns.

Duration:00:18:33

Episode 044 - It's "What-effect-have-I-had-?" not "Did-you-get-it-?"

10/11/2018
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In Episode 044 of Now We're Talking we review the basic difference between thinking about communication as a matter of transmission and thinking about communication as a process of producing effects on others. We also look at some current examples to think through the consequences of this distinction.

Duration:00:23:46

Episode 037 - Fallacies and why we should avoid them when speaking

3/1/2018
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In Episode 037 of Now We're Talking, we review some of the basic fallacies used in public speaking and why would ought to avoid fallacious reasoning.

Duration:00:16:59

Episode 036 - The basics of public speaking

2/23/2018
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In Episode 036 of Now We're Talking, we review the five basic principles of public speaking.

Duration:00:15:34

Episode 035 - The value of being concrete and not abstract

1/25/2018
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In Episode 035 of Now We're Talking we discuss the virtues of choosing more concrete words over abstract words.

Duration:00:18:15

Episode 034 - The importance of word choice when writing

1/25/2018
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In Episode 034 of Now We're Talking we discuss the importance of word choice in writing and how to choose words well.

Duration:00:13:35

Episode 033 - Tone and rhythm in your writing

1/24/2018
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In Episode 033 of New We're Talking we discuss the importance of tone, rhythm, and emphasis in your writing.

Duration:00:15:21

Episode 032 - How and why to plant an objector in your writing

1/24/2018
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In Episode 032 of Now We're Talking, we discuss the importance of planting objections in your writing and how including potential counter claims can make your writing more persuasive.

Duration:00:15:13

Episode 031 - Self-disclosure that builds trust in teamwork

11/29/2017
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In Episode 031 of Now We're Talking, we discuss related self-disclosure in small group settings, and how self-disclosure can build trust.

Duration:00:14:27

Episode 030 - Ineffective small group communication, or how to undermine cooperation

11/22/2017
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In Episode 030 of Now We're Talking we discuss ineffective small group communication practices, and how the desire for individuation can undermine cooperation.

Duration:00:17:02

Episode 029 - How to facilitate a meeting

11/17/2017
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In Episode 029 of Now We're Talking, we review some key features of facilitation. Knowing how to facilitate a meeting is a critical component of effective small group communication.

Duration:00:14:16

Episode 028 - Why teams outperform individuals

11/16/2017
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In Episode 028 of Now We're Talking, we discuss why teams are able to outperform individuals by making better decisions and tapping into the knowledge, skills, and information possessed by all the members of the team.

Duration:00:14:25

Episode 027 - The importance of affective states in relationships

10/19/2017
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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.

Duration:00:18:47

Episode 026 - Conflict in relationships

10/19/2017
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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.

Duration:00:13:41

Episode 025 - Active listening

10/15/2017
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In Episode 025 of Now We're Talking, I review active listening with one of my students.

Duration:00:15:59

Episode 024 - Intrapersonal communication and self-concept

10/11/2017
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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.

Duration:00:18:34

Episode 023 - Why we should organize our messages by privileging values over facts

5/2/2017
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In Episode 023 of New We're Talking we discuss why leaders ought to organize messages by privileging why questions over what or how questions.

Duration:00:21:33

Episode 022 - Framing: Why it matters and how leaders can use it

3/28/2017
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In Episode 022 of Now We're Talking we discuss what framing is, why it is important, and how leaders can or ought to frame discussions in strategic ways.

Duration:00:21:12