Podcast Ep. 31: The Secret of All Good Communication with Dr. Phyllis Mindell

dr-phyllis-mindell-communication-claimthestage-podcast-speakersisterhoodAre you aware of how often you use weak language? In this eye-opening episode, Dr. Phyllis Mindell, a pioneer and expert on professional communication, walks us through the many mistakes women make when it comes to sharing our opinions, giving feedback, presenting our work, and asking for what we want.

She tells us:

  • The one word we must avoid almost all the times when speaking
  • Why you should take a second before you speak
  • The questions you should ask yourself before you open your mouth
  • When women tend to use weak language the most
  • How to rephrase your statements so you are not in opposition with your audience
  • How to be a sweet, gentle, tough broad
  • The one statement you never want to use at work and should also avoid at home
  • The four most common mistakes women make on stage and what to do instead if you want your audience to trust and respect you
  • The secret of all good communication

Find out more about Dr. Mindell’s work at www.thewordgrandma.com, launched on her 80th birthday, January 30, 2017.


Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, three-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for courageous women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.