This podcast is for anyone having trouble communicating with anyone and is based on the book Communicate Like A PRO written by psychologist-father (Dr. Dennis O'Grady) and educator-daughter (Riley O'Grady). Episodes are inspired by the communication questions submitted by our listeners, readers, corporate training participants, and clients. The TALK2ME© Laws of Effective Communication and PRO Rules transform any relationship impasse into an open avenue of two-way communication. Based on the characteristics of two distinct communicator styles—Empathizers and Instigators—this podcast helps you really understand why you react and respond the way you do during conversations, arguments, and disagreements, and why others react and respond the way they do, too. The Communicate Like A PRO podcast gives you powerful tools to solve long-standing relationship problems and challenging communication obstacles as they play out at home, in your relationships, and at work. Based on twenty years of research and development with 40,000 psychotherapy clients from all walks of life, it comprises critical feedback tools from a series of over 500 leadership training courses for all levels of management to develop a culture rooted in open and honest communication.
Conversational Coercion: It's My Way or No Way...
Are you getting your way at the expense of your relationship? This episode dives into conversational coercion, a negotiation and debate tactic used by I-Type Communicators that can lead to relationship turmoil fueled by unspoken resentment.
Autio Quality: This episode has some audio issues halfway through, and you will notice Dr. O'Grady is slightly harder to hear. We believe that this episode is still beneficial, so we hope you will enjoy it!
How do you communicate with yourself in your own head? Anxiety is energy. This episode covers how to shrink your anxieties using self-communication tools to reduce your everyday stress by 50%.
Working Out Couple Conflicts
Do you find yourself in a repetitive conflict cycle with your partner? This episode focuses on proven ways to work out couple conflicts by understanding the underlying fears and anxieties of your Empathizer or Instigator "opponent." The episode also addresses when it's time to get help from a couples counselor.
How Do I Talk to My Teen?
How can you spot and communicate effectively with E-Type and I-Type teens? This episode teaches how to identify an E-Type or I-Type teen, typical parent interaction mistakes, and connection tips to apply if you have a teen or work with teens.
Sensitivity Training for Instigators
Instigators who welcome being wrong, become aware of others' feelings, and slow down are more effective. The “transforming" Instigator's goal is to access and use Empathizer strengths to deepen relationships and feel the joys of life.
Insensitivity Training for Empathizers
We believe that Empathizers need “Insensitivity Training” while Instigators need “Sensitivity Training.” The “transforming" Empathizer's goal is to access and use the Instigator strengths to cope better with negative situations and feel more confident.