Professor of Communication at the University of Waterloo. Host of "Now We're Talking" a podcast about how to improve Communication Skills.
Episode 091 - The Primal Communication Circuit
In Episode 091 of Now We're Talking we discuss the primal communication circuit and how it can bias our thinking.
Episode 090 - Don't Tell Someone They're Crazy, Do This Instead
In Episode 090 of Now We're Talking, we discuss why calling someone "crazy" is really ineffective and what to do instead in order to be persuasive.
Episode 089 - How to Respond to Bear Trap Questions
In Episode 089 of Now We're Talking, we discuss bear trap questions, questions that are designed to trip you up and make you look bad, and what to do about them.
Episode 088 - What is the Meaning of a Mask?
In Episode 088 of Now We're Talking, we discuss why people still might not be wearing a mask and how meaning gets constructed when we introduce a new thing like a mask into our culture.
Episode 087 - Deep Canvassing and Political Persuasion
In Episode 087 of Now We're Talking we discuss "deep canvassing," or the only way to persuade someone that holds a radically different political view from you.
Episode 086 - Avoiding Reactance
In Episode 086 of Now We're Talking we review the psychological phenomenon of reactance and how it might contribute to miscommunication or failed persuasion and what we can do to avoid reactance through specific communication practices.