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By Brooke Dunbar
A bi-weekly podcast by two enthusiastic Communication experts who want to help you become a better and more effective communicator.
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How Invitational Rhetoric can strengthen your political conversations
In this episode, we explore Foss & Griffin's (1995) theory of Invitational Rhetoric and share how effectively using this method can create better conversations over hard issues that can even strengthen relationships. Further Reading: Foss & Griffin, “Beyond Persuasion: A Proposal for Invitational Rhetoric” Mentioned: Megan Phelps Roper TEDx Talk, “I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left.” Brene Brown, “Braving the WIldnerness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone”
September 1, 2019
Who has Stronger Communication Skills: Extroverts or Introverts?
In this episode we discuss the differences in communication between extroverts and introverts.  Show Notes: Katie Clarke TEDx Talk: “More Than Agreeing to Disagree” Susan Cain TED Talk: “The Power of Introverts” Reading Recommendation: Susan Cain - "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" Jennifer Kahnweiler – “The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength”  Isabel Briggs Myers & Peter B. Myers – “Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type” Story of Isabel Myers and the MBTI
August 14, 2019
"No." Two Letters, One Word to Improve Your Communication and Life.
In this episode we explode the research behind why we struggle to say "no" and techniques for training ourselves to say "no" when needed.  Show Notes: * "Dear Sugars" podcast with Oprah Winfrey The Power of No: Part 1 The Power of No: part 2 * 29 Ways to Say No (list mentioned by Katie) Book Recommendations: * Sheri Salata, "A Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation " * Dr. Henry Cloud, "Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life"
July 30, 2019