It’s an answer we’ve all given and received multiple times in our lives: “I’m fine.” It could be a polite way to respond to a stranger’s “how are you?” or it might be your partner, colleague, or offspring giving you what feels like the cold shoulder. But if we really care about someone, we care about the real answer, the one underneath the surface. Our question this episode: what can we do to get past “I’m fine”?
We’re joined in this episode by TalkShop founder Matt Crevin, who will share tips for parents talking to teenagers and the importance of teenagers talking to one another. His tips, by the way, apply to communication in any relationship where there’s an imbalance of power or conflicting agendas.
Matt Crevin knows that all his life experiences (and he’s still learning!) and wisdom gained have prepared him for such a time as this: to empower and encourage students to communicate face-to-face effectively. His goal is to support the growth and development of this key life skill in today’s youth. He does this through his organization TalkShop, which delivers real world, immediately-usable, empowering communication strategies.
His approach combines equal doses of common sense, Fortune-500 business knowledge, and most importantly, real world, practical experience. In addition, Matt has spent 8 years as youth sports coach and also has a “hobby” as a long-tenured NFL stadium announcer for the San Francisco 49ers.
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