S2:E4 – Communication Tips for Grown Ups

Michelle and Nicole talk about how having an awkward conversation led to creating better communication, and share best-practice tips for avoiding communication landmines. Listen to Episode 4.

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Show Notes:

An hour in the grass can change a whole lot. The Universe just wants to get our attention! #00:01:24.1#

When something potentially uncomfortable comes up, you have the power to use your voice! #00:04:06.7#

Written communication does not carry tone, and we had a THING come up. #00:05:34.1#

Some platforms for communication make us all get RIGHT to the point. #00:06:15.3#

Unwieldy communications, cell phone interruptions, and GoogleDocs… oh my!! #00:07:18.3#

The Sparklettes set a boundary, as Michelle declares: “It’s not that kind of show.” #00:08:12.0#

Instead of feeling unheard or attacked, which happens easily, we decided we’d turn this into an opportunity to talk about it. #00:09:23.9#

One Sparklette could have felt defensive…but she rebounded fast and gave the opportunity to say “I feel differently now.” #00:12:07.7#

She let me off the hook; I let her off the hook, and we were able to have a conversation about it. #00:13:41.8#

We put some systems in place for the future. #00:14:41.8#

Teary-eyed Sparklette alert! #00:15:14.1#

Listeners are family — in the best possible way. #00:16:04.1#

Take a step back and say this… #00:17:00.8#

Miscommunication is the rule. #00:17:38.5#

We had a hiccup that stemmed into all of this cool shit. #00:18:33.6#

I have not come this far to just keep my mouth shut. #00:19:50.9#

Such an important piece for women or any human who has not felt like they have had permission to use their voice… to step up and say what they want. #00:20:26.4#

Hank mansplains, “You can’t send a turkey to eagle school,” and other rude things. #00:24:05.3#

When women allow Hanks to abuse them into purchasing Hank-services. #00:27:31.1#

“Hank’s words are so familiar to me, they must be right.” #00:27:46.3#

This is the pattern that I know so I’d better fall in line even though my soul is screaming inside. #00:28:06.7#

The Abuse Toolkit should not be a thing. #00:29:08.8#

There is a safety net of strong ass women who will tell you it is okay to ask questions, use your voice, and stand up to mansplaining Hanks. #00:29:54.8#

“I wanted to punish myself for having a feeling” #00:30:31.9#

Buy some new sheets, get a pretty pillow #00:31:35.8#

Communication tips! (Listen to get them) #00:31:59.1#

Who has responsibility for what. #00:33:35.0#

In-person conversations. #00:35:10.5#

Sometimes outcomes aren’t going to be rosy, but you’ve got this. Practice with your girl pack #00:37:36.3#

Syrupy sweet to close the show. #00:38:11.0#

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Special thanks to Angela of Angela Todd Transcription Services for her help with our show notes.

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