91 episodes

Professor of Communication at the University of Waterloo. Host of "Now We're Talking" a podcast about how to improve Communication Skills.

Now We're Talking Robert Danisch

    • Education

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

    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.

    • 21 min
    Episode 090 - Don't Tell Someone They're Crazy, Do This Instead

    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.

    • 21 min
    Episode 089 - How to Respond to Bear Trap Questions

    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.

    • 20 min
    Episode 088 - What is the Meaning of a Mask?

    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.

    • 21 min
    Episode 087 - Deep Canvassing and Political Persuasion

    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.

    • 22 min
    Episode 086 - Avoiding Reactance

    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.

    • 22 min

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