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Torpid Liver (and other symptoms of poor communication)

Torpid Liver (and other symptoms of poor communication)

By Robin McCasland
Is torpid liver a symptom of poor communication? Probably. Okay, truth time. I don't know. I am sure, though, about it being a memorable podcast name. I offer practical recommendations for addressing communication challenges (including fears), so you can have more successful careers while working and living fearlessly. Sometimes it's just a chat with you and me. Sometimes I introduce you to some of the coolest, most successful communication professionals across the globe.
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Get Certified!
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Times Are Changin’
Learning the finer points of change management communication with topic expert Michael Nord, SCMP, of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
October 23, 2021
Communicating for Better Mental Health
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It’s About the Candidates
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What’s Not Being Said
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Knitting an Effective Comms Strategy
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Are you listening?
Discussing the value of employee listening programs and dispelling the fear associated with learning what’s not working in your communication.
February 06, 2021
You Can Trust Me
Addressing the nature of trust during challenging times and how to overcome fear brought about by a lack of trust.
January 05, 2021
What’s a Torpid Liver?
Learning to overcome communication fears, whether you’re a leader or a communication professional advising leaders.
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Climbing Out of Your Shell
Of all the things that cause your fear, the one that might be most limiting is the fear of yourself. Stop being afraid of yourself and climb out of your shell.
September 22, 2020
Breaking Down Bullies
Bullies can do a number on your psyche. But only if you let them. You can make yourself bullyproof and achieve all you want out of your career - and your life.
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Flying High
If you really want to overcome a fear...something holding you back...don’t rely on textbook remedies. Make it personal.
July 27, 2020
No Time Like the Present
An introduction to my podcast series about overcoming fear. The role fear plays in shaping how you live your life. How to face it. And get over it. 
July 14, 2020
Torpid Liver? It’s a Thing. Look it Up.
This podcast evolved from a humble beginning, discussing the impact of fears and phobias in your life - and how to address them. It evolved to what I know even better - strategic communication. More to the point - insightful discussions to help you become a more effective, well-rounded communication professional.
July 13, 2020