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Why Journaling?

In today’s episode, guest author and workshop leader Diana Mohrsen shares her love of journaling and talks about how it can be good for you to get introspective in the midst of a busy working life.  Journaling can give time to think, and to pause, and to release tension and explore questions. She talks about how at the end of a journaling session, she finds she has discovered wisdom she says must come “from somewhere beyond me!”

In this Episode:

  • writers must be special people
  • the power of introspection
  • how Diana’s journal (Introspect: A Working Journal) is organized
  • how journaling can inform your work life
  • where to start
  • questions to ask
  • how to use a journal to explore and set career goals
  • we could all use time to think
  • the joy of journaling
  • where the questions come from
  • using journaling to decrease stress

About Diana

Diana Mohrsen is a Canadian writer/workshop facilitator who developed and self-published Introspect: A Working Journal, now in its third printing. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren who continue to inspire her. Besides writing, she loves to explore the countryside in British Columbia and photograph any wildlife that ventures within sight of the road. She is currently working on a book called “Exploring Beauty” that combines her love of writing and her photographs.

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Diana can be reached via email here: dmohrsen@gmail.com

Heading to Podcast Movement!

I’m heading off to sunny California to attend Podcast Movement 2017, and YES I am excited! I will tell you all about it once I am back…so stay tuned for that.

Help Getting Started with a Job Search

A reminder that if you need some inspiration and motivation to get your job search or career change started, allow me! I have a free 5 day Jump Start Your Job Search Challenge and you can jump in by clicking HERE.

Until next time,

~ Jenn

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Attitude in the Workplace. How’s Yours?

What kind of attitude do you default to in the workplace? If it’s less than positive and professional, you could be doing your career a disservice. In this episode I tell a story or two, and I talk about attitude in general, what benefits and pitfalls there are involved, how humility, gratitude and generosity can advance your career, and how a willingness to learn is vital.

Attitude is a Choice

The attitude you default to can be a choice, but only if you are aware of it. In this episode I offer several questions for you to consider (and maybe even journal about) to help you develop a more positive attitude if you need to.

Excerpts from my book

Much of the material in this episode is taken from Chapter Two of my book: What They See: How to Stand Out and Shine in Your New Job.

Share this Episode!

I would be extremely grateful if you would take a moment to share this show with someone in your network. The more people I can help, the happier I will be!

Until next time,

Jenn

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Eliminate certain words and sound more professional at work.

Sometimes, we don’t know what we sound like. Now, as a podcaster, I have the unfortunate experience of having to edit my shows, meaning I have to listen to myself ALL the time, and so I know very well that I say “you know” too much and that I have not yet eliminated the dreaded “ummmm”. However! There are often words and phrases and filler sounds that we use that take away from our speech…that cause us to sound less professional than we might want to.

I’m here to help.

In this podcast episode, I take much of the info from Chapter 6 of my book, “What They See: How to Stand Out and Shine in Your New Job.” In it I’ll take a look at tired old cliches that you can eliminate, slang words that make you sound less intelligent, less capable and less professional…even if none of that is actually true!

Jargon, Job Search and Joy!

Not sure about the joy part…I needed a “j” word for alliterative purposes.I will talk about jargon and filler sounds and how these can affect a job search too.

Join in and listen!

Share this episode, leave a comment, ask a question…I would be delighted to hear from you.

Until next time,

~ Jenn

 

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Changing the world through better relating and communicating…

 

…gets him very excited! Award-winning actor and author Alan Alda has been using his acting skills to change the world…literally, by helping others do their jobs more effectively. Through the use of specific improvisational training, he and the organizations he has helped to found have allowed thousands to communicate their ideas and their work to others more effectively and efficiently. His most recent book “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on my Face”, was published in June of 2017, and is a delightful and informative read, full of stories and examples of how we humans can more deeply connect with each other, for the good of the world. In the book, and this episode, we learn about the power of using improvisation to build connection and to open up channels of communication between people.

And so I invite you to join me in this rich and inspiring conversation with Alan Alda.

About our guest:

Alan Alda has earned international recognition as an actor, writer, and director. He has won seven Emmy Awards, received three Tony nominations, is an inductee of the Television Hall of Fame, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Aviator.  Alda played Hawkeye Pierce on the classic television series M*A*S*H, and his films include Crimes and Misdemeanors, Everyone Says I Love You, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Bridge of Spies, and many more. Alda is an active member of the science community, having hosted the award-winning series Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Alda is the author of two bestselling books, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned and Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself.

In this episode:

  • why he wrote this latest book
  • how the principles of communication he and his team have developed can be used by many
  • what teaching should be: the delighting and exciting of another person
  • the ONE thing you can do to be a better actor, and just a better person
  • the “broadcast” style of communication versus the opening of a channel
  • building inner confidence
  • The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
  • The Alda Communication Training Company (ACT)
  • mind reading
  • women in business training
  • unfortunate reality of culturally embedded gender practices in communication
  • communication tools
  • and lots more!

The new book:

communicationdiva.comAvailable all over! Click HERE to see where on Alan’s website.

Where to Follow Alan:

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Please share this post/podcast with people you know who might benefit from learning more about relating and communicating more effectively.

Course Launch next week!

Our new online course: How to ACE a Job Interview (when you haven’t interviewed in a long time) will be open for registration here at Communication Diva on July 31st (which just happens to be my 50th birthday…yay!) until August 7th, 2017 ONLY.

Please click HERE to find out more, to view the curriculum, and to preview some of the course video content.

Until next time, happy relating!

communicationdiva.com~ Jenn

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communicationdiva.comHappy Monday!

We are at one week to launch date today (which happens to be my birthday, just sayin’), and I wanted to share with you what people are saying about our upcoming interview course called How to ACE a Job Interview (when you haven’t interviewed in a long time.)

Here is a little of what people are saying:

“It totally exceeded my expectations!!”

“What an easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to implement interview skills product – thank you so much for creating this amazing resource!”

“Fabulous resource! The course content was relevant and practical.”

“Great refresher as it’s been awhile since I’ve interviewed and thanks to Jenn I feel better prepared and more confident!”

“This course really helped me put my nerves at ease and helped me to feel prepared for my interview! (P.s. I got the job! )”

“I haven’t seen anything else available online that provides this kind of value.”

​The course will be open for registration from July 31st to August 7th, 2017 only.

(Once you register, you can take as long as you want to actually take it. It’s about 3 hours total in length, although that will vary with how much you engage with it. You can do it all at once or take your time and do a little at a time.)

Check it out

You can check out the course content here, and watch some of the first few videos too and see a little more of what people are saying.

If you know someone who will be looking for a job soon and could use a refresher…please share this with them!

Until next week, (I’m getting excited!)…  communicationdiva.com

Jenn

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Why Volunteer Work is Key

Something I learned recently is that applicants themselves seem to dismiss or diminish the importance of volunteer work when considering what to include on a resume. There was a 2016 Impact Survey done by Deloitte in the Us that says only 30% of applicants in the survey bother to include volunteer experience on their resumes, which is really surprising given that the same survey said that hiring managers highly valued volunteer work on a resume.

So there is something missing somewhere here.

There is some kind of disconnect between what applicants think is important and what hiring managers are looking for.

In this episode I will ask and answer these questions:

  1. What is so important about volunteering?
  2. Why should I include volunteer experience on my resume?
  3. If I don’t have any volunteer experience to list, should I go get some?

There is SO much to gain…

it’s completely a win-win situation. Tune in to find out why and how volunteer work with benefit you AND your community, in this podcast episode.

Until Next Time…

thank you so much for listening. (I have an exciting guest coming next week…you don’t want to miss it…please tune in to hear my celebrity guest talk all things communication. I’m not telling who…you’ll have to wait and see. (wink!)

~ Jenn

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