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#110 Five Rapid Fire Questions Talk About Talk - Communication Skills Training

    • Self-Improvement

QUICK! What are your pet peeves? What type of learner are you? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What communication media do you prefer? Do you have any podcast recommendations? How would YOU answer the 5 rapid fire questions that Andrea asks her guests at the end of every podcast interview? Hear Andrea’s answers to these questions, why she asks them, plus key insights, and more. 

Click HERE to Ask Andrea a Q. 

Or go to talkabouttalk.com & click “Record your question for Andrea”

Your Q and Andrea’s answer might be featured in a future podcast episode!!!

 

CONTENTS



* Summary

* Resources

* Transcript





SUMMARY

5 Rapid Fire Questions

1. What are your Pet Peeves? 



Andrea’s pet peeves – clutter, and rude/selfish/unsafe drivers that do U-turns in the middle of the street!

This is a great Q to get people talking. Consider using this Q at the beginning pf meetings as an ice-breaker.



2. What type of learner are you? 



* Andrea is a visual learner. When you have a limited amount of time to internalize something, how do you make it stick?  Do you read it? Write it? Draw it? Watch it? Listen to it? Or do it?

Consider also TEACHING something to learn it! In the 1980s, a language professor named Jean-Pol Martin first formally investigated “learning by teaching” when he taught French as a foreign language through learning by teaching (or, as he called it: LdL = “Lernen durch Lehren”)

Suggestion to use multiple senses or to go multi-media when you’re trying to learn something.



3. Are you an Introvert or an extrovert? 



Andrea is an extrovert! She craves social stimulation, social interaction fuels her up.

Many people describe themselves as “high functioning introverts.” 

Extroverts are externally focused and they crave social interaction. Solitude depletes them. 

Introverts are internally focused and social interaction is exhausting for them. Introverts are deep thinkers and the best listeners. Introversion is underrated.  

Introversion is not the same as shyness. Shyness is more about confidence. It’s a fear of social judgement and humiliation.

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung invented the terms introversion and extroversion in the 1920s. In 1927 American social scientist Kimbal Young created the term “ambivert.” While an ambivert sits in the middle of the continuum, an omnivert flips back and forth between the extremes. It’s someone who can be the life of the party one day, but then quietly listen and learn the next. There’s no in-between. 



4. What’s your communication (media) preference for personal conversations?



Consider the geography, the situational context, and the generation of the people with whom you’re communicating.  



5. What podcast, blog or email newsletter that you recommend?



Andrea’s recommendation: The Pivot Podcast

Most people discover new podcasts from word-of-mouth recommendations (not from search engines!)





RESOURCES



Quiet by Susan Cain



https://amzn.to/3wuj0wD









PIVOT podcast 



https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pivot/id1073226719









Q&A episodes



102 – Communication Skills Q&A – https://www.talkabouttalk.com/102-qanda-fishbowl/

106 – Personal Branding Q&A – a href=...

QUICK! What are your pet peeves? What type of learner are you? Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What communication media do you prefer? Do you have any podcast recommendations? How would YOU answer the 5 rapid fire questions that Andrea asks her guests at the end of every podcast interview? Hear Andrea’s answers to these questions, why she asks them, plus key insights, and more. 

Click HERE to Ask Andrea a Q. 

Or go to talkabouttalk.com & click “Record your question for Andrea”

Your Q and Andrea’s answer might be featured in a future podcast episode!!!

 

CONTENTS



* Summary

* Resources

* Transcript





SUMMARY

5 Rapid Fire Questions

1. What are your Pet Peeves? 



Andrea’s pet peeves – clutter, and rude/selfish/unsafe drivers that do U-turns in the middle of the street!

This is a great Q to get people talking. Consider using this Q at the beginning pf meetings as an ice-breaker.



2. What type of learner are you? 



* Andrea is a visual learner. When you have a limited amount of time to internalize something, how do you make it stick?  Do you read it? Write it? Draw it? Watch it? Listen to it? Or do it?

Consider also TEACHING something to learn it! In the 1980s, a language professor named Jean-Pol Martin first formally investigated “learning by teaching” when he taught French as a foreign language through learning by teaching (or, as he called it: LdL = “Lernen durch Lehren”)

Suggestion to use multiple senses or to go multi-media when you’re trying to learn something.



3. Are you an Introvert or an extrovert? 



Andrea is an extrovert! She craves social stimulation, social interaction fuels her up.

Many people describe themselves as “high functioning introverts.” 

Extroverts are externally focused and they crave social interaction. Solitude depletes them. 

Introverts are internally focused and social interaction is exhausting for them. Introverts are deep thinkers and the best listeners. Introversion is underrated.  

Introversion is not the same as shyness. Shyness is more about confidence. It’s a fear of social judgement and humiliation.

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung invented the terms introversion and extroversion in the 1920s. In 1927 American social scientist Kimbal Young created the term “ambivert.” While an ambivert sits in the middle of the continuum, an omnivert flips back and forth between the extremes. It’s someone who can be the life of the party one day, but then quietly listen and learn the next. There’s no in-between. 



4. What’s your communication (media) preference for personal conversations?



Consider the geography, the situational context, and the generation of the people with whom you’re communicating.  



5. What podcast, blog or email newsletter that you recommend?



Andrea’s recommendation: The Pivot Podcast

Most people discover new podcasts from word-of-mouth recommendations (not from search engines!)





RESOURCES



Quiet by Susan Cain



https://amzn.to/3wuj0wD









PIVOT podcast 



https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pivot/id1073226719









Q&A episodes



102 – Communication Skills Q&A – https://www.talkabouttalk.com/102-qanda-fishbowl/

106 – Personal Branding Q&A – a href=...

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