The Mojo Radio Show
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The Mojo Radio Show is a high-quality radio show that helps you get your mojo working in and out of the workplace. This highly produced weekly podcast features special guests, features, reviews, and information designed to provide tips and tools to get your mojo working. It's an entertaining, engaging and educational radio show for the business professional. Find show notes at http://www.themojoradioshow.com/the-shows.html.
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A fascinating discussion on discussion, choose words wisely Professor Nick Enfield
3 days ago
Nick Enfield, professor of linguistics at the Uni of Sydney, and author of How We Talk. In the book Nick explains the true inner workings and science of a conversation based on his research on language, culture, cognition and social life. Often we take our words, conversation and communication for granted and in this show we stop down to dig into this fascinating topic and chat about how we can draw the best out of ourselves and others in the discussions we have… in and out of work. Here's what we cover in our discussion with Nick. When people ask Nick what he does, how does he like to reply? What does a linguist actually do? What important changes have we seen with language in the last 5 years? What impact is social media having on the way we communicate based on our linguistics? By listening to the tone, grammar, and content of another’s speech, we can predict when they’ll be done. Are we predicting too much and not actually listening? A gap in the conversation before we respond, is that acknowledged as a good thing? Are we less tolerant of silence in conversation with the pace of life today? Markers like “um” and “uh,” is it Nick's belief that they can be valuable? People can use “um” as a way to claim more conversational space for themselves. Is conversation suffering because we don't look at each other? People will use "Ahh ha", or “mm-hmm” a lot while the other person is talking, is that a good thing to signal that we still listening, and in some cases do we use it to make people thing we are listening, but actually we are distracted doing something else? Research has suggested that when the listener is distracted, then the storyteller tends to circle back and repeat themselves. A good interviewer has to suppress a strong tendency to jump into a space or silence. Is this a skill we should develop for deep meaningful communication with others? Huh? is a word and is universal around the world, should we be encouraging or discouraging our children from using Huh? ummm, ummm yeah.? The language of the Emoji “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou LINKS Nick Enfield http://nickenfield.org Nick Enfield’s book How We Talk, Ella James on The Mojo Radio Show Ep 22 https://www.themojoradioshow.com/ep-22---ella-james.html Get Pocket www.getpocket.com The Mojo Radio Theme song by Crimson Royale https://www.crimsonroyaleband.com The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/ The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”