The Language of Our Habits
Challenging Communication Habits Affecting Women
In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Kim Barnes to discuss our poor communication habits and how to correct those to become fluent communication professionals. Kim explains the effect some poor habits can have on our professional reputation and walks us through corrective practices. From tone of voice to fashion choice, Kim lays out the seemingly small details that can often be overlooked in order for us to become better heard and understood.
Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Kim Barnes
Kim Barnes brings 30 years of on-camera experience, including 15 years of news reporting experience, to clients on the other side of the microphone. Before becoming a communications trainer in 2004, Kim spent 12 years at KVUE-TV in Austin and 3 years at KWTX-TV in Waco. Kim has worked with tech companies, non-profits, doctors, company owners, and authors to train them for public speaking, television and print interviews, locally and nationally. Kim currently works as a community advisor for the Assistance League of Austin, serves on the Advisory Board of the Communication Department at Concordia, and continues to appear on camera regularly.
Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):
- Impact of poor communication habits 4:00
- Body language 5:55
- Building awareness of our habits 12:45
- How about, like, language-specific nuances? 15:14
- Eye contact 23:17
- Double standard in communication 25:00
- Own your expertise 26:30
- Femme fact: Elman Family 28:22
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Link to show transcript here.
Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “Why You Should Practice Active Listening”
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