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Real conversations are the ones that move things forward in relationships, that cause growth and improvement, and which are the ones that ultimately matter. In business and in life. Being able to be authentic and real, to confront (and handle being confronted) when needed, be open and tell the truth, ask for help, even say no and speak up for ourselves, are conversations that many of us find challenging and difficult. Yet they are the conversations that count. Telana Simpson helps bright, ta ...
 
Let’s talk about what is possible. Let’s talk about the stories that inspire us, the people who give us hope, the challenges and hardships that can be overcome. And let’s talk about these things from an understanding that we can change, that anything is possible, and we sometimes just need to understand how. We sometimes just need to hear someone else’s story for it to unlock in us the inspiring qualities that we see in them. For it to open a new way of looking at things, a way that gives us ...
 
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The key to talking about money, especially with a partner in life or business, is to remember the importance of the topic, and that it is a journey. Nigel Willmott shares from his decades of experience as a financial planner, and more recently as a money coach, some exercises and ways to have crucial conversations around money with those close to u…
 
John Niland knew intellectually the distinctions between self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence, yet he only started living this fundamental discovery after a significantly emotional event. John shares with Telana what he has learn on this journey, and how he discovered his true self-worth, and the benefits from this. He also relates how uncon…
 
How do we discuss something like a corporate culture? And in particular, in a way that we can improve that culture? Steve Simpson explains his concept of 'Unwritten Ground Rules' and how it gives leaders the language to develop the culture of their business, so that staff become more productive. Steve and Telana cover in particular how we have conv…
 
Naomi Estment, personal branding photographer and videographer, shares with Telana what she has learnt from being on both sides of the camera. They especially focus on overcoming the fear of rejection and being seen. She helps mainly women become comfortable in front of the camera, so that they can develop their brands and shine in their lives. Nao…
 
Some critical skills needed for today’s world include people management, communication and emotional intelligence, as well as critical thinking and decision making. How does brain flexibility help us improve our communication skills? Dr André Vermeulen has been studying the brain for many years, and will help us answer that question, explaining the…
 
In this episode of Let's Talk Communication, Daria Tsvenger, a mindset expert, shared with Telana Simpson what mental strength is, and how to develop it, especially in a time of crisis, like we find ourselves in today dealing with Covid-19. She covers aspects of ourselves like the flight/fight mode of our brains, procrastination, depression and sel…
 
Have you spent much time thinking about the food you eat? About where it is produced, why it looks like it does, and how old and nutrient rich the food actually is? This podcast explores a positive approach to eating local trusted food. Telana swapped her scooter and borrowed an old car nicknamed the Chariot, to drive the 14km’s from home to a farm…
 
How do we develop the the faculty of discernment and the ability to communicate consciously? Telana had a conversation that counts with Noy Pullen sitting alongside her fireplace in Cape Town. They talk about the written word and media, including newspapers and magazines, and how we can notice the force behind the media we consume, and how it may t…
 
What are our choices available when it comes to healing, in today's world? Dr Helen Didcott shares her views on healing, homeopathy and allopathic medicine, and defines disease and illness and health, from the homeopathic point of view. She also explores with Telana where she sees medicine and healing going in the future. She explains how homeopath…
 
What can we learn from children entrepreneurs? And what should we be focusing on teaching them, to help them have more impact in the world and have a brighter future? Denis and Richard are teaching a group of children between the ages of 11 and 15 years old, about how to start a business, which these young entrepreneurs will be launching and making…
 
How do men and women communicate differently?And what’s happening in the world of dating today? BonitaGrobbelaar, Love Coach, shares with Telana her tips on how tohandle first dates, and to understand the differently communicationstyles that show themselves when we are attracted to someone, andwanting to make a good impression. They cover how to kn…
 
Gareth Pickering believes that freedom comes from more meaning, and finding your purpose. And that this freedom is worth fighting for. He shares his story of moving from the world of advertising, experiencing an earthquake, and travelling and lifestyle changes, that led him to finding his freedom. He explains to Telana why it’s important to experie…
 
One of our coping strategies to attempt to deal with conflict, is to engage in triangulating in our relationships. This is where we play the role of usually victim or villain, and bring a third party into the dynamic (the rescuer), and avoid the conflict and confronting the actual person we should be talking to. Hazel Kurian, Counselling Psychologi…
 
Terence Tracey and Geoff Biermann enjoy their cars. They specifically have quite a sweet spot in their hearts for the Hillman Imp, also known as the poor man’s porsche. They decided to drive one from Johannesburg, South Africa, the way through Africa and Europe to London. And they gave themselves a crazy deadline- travelling the 14000 km’s in less …
 
Denis Fourie has negotiation skills that range from hostage situations, to billion dollar deals, to with his young daughter. He also has a knack for networking and taking a business idea from conception to market, and has built and sold many companies successfully. We discuss the skills involved in relationship building and networking, and in deali…
 
Denis Fourie is a successful entrepreneur who offers mentoring to others looking to start or grow their businesses. He has the experience to back up his mentoring, having taken a number of businesses from concept to market, managing them and selling them too. We chatted about what’s possible for entrepreneurs with the right mentors, and covered the…
 
This is quick episode between shows, to let you know I’ve been on a break for a while, and am working on some varied and exciting shows, and coming up soon is a long chat I had with Terence Tracey - a Hillman Imp fanatic, and his adventure driving this small classic car through Africa on a ridiculous time frame! After spending the morning with him …
 
Nick Christelis, with over 30 years of global consulting experience and many lessons in leadership, talks about his book, "The Art of the Arrow: How Leaders Fly", and shares his knowledge on leadership and communication skills with Telana. They cover topics like:* the distinction between Management and Leadership* communication and story telling* f…
 
Sihle Tshabalala had to consciously decide to do things differently to have a different life, and he made this decision while in prison. Today, he is an inspiration to many in his community and country, and has ideas he is putting into action that are challenging the status quo. He shares with Telana his story, the impact Brothers for All is having…
 
Are you aware of how much your vision is involved in your ability to communicate? We take it for granted that part of how we get our messages across to others, is what we gesture and what we communicate through our facial expressions. Telana speaks with Christopher Venter, who lost his sight in 2014, about what he has learnt from this experience of…
 
Christopher Venter is an adventure writer, and never would have guessed he'd be writing about his last adventure without his sight. Telana caught up with Chris and heard about his travels, love for scooters and adventure, his tragedy which he's turning into a new adventure, and what he's learnt about technology solutions for the blind. For more inf…
 
As an example of a conversation that counts, Telana invited Desray Clark, a women’s leadership development specialist, to talk about the topic of feminism today. They cover how being a feminist has been misconstrued and how the movement has impacted some of the challenges we face today in terms of gender equality. They explore the conversations bot…
 
Samantha Derham, sustainability consultant, shares with Telana about how a lifestyle change that women can consider can have a significant and positive impact on their health, their finances, and the environment. They talk about the reusable menstrual cup, looking at the mooncup, and cover concerns about using this sanitary product and its many ben…
 
There are certain meaningful and important conversations that we need to have with children, but often the tricky conversations are not had, as we find them so uncomfortable to explore. Rod and Kate Power share some ideas on how to talk with children about sensitive topics, like how to protect their private parts, in an attempt to empower children …
 
Rod and Kate Power have created a useful tool for parents to help empower their children, in the form of a book called "My Underpants Rule". It makes having the tricky conversations around protecting your "private parts" easier to have, with a focus on empowerment, without having to explain sexual abuse. To prevent sexual assault and child abuse, R…
 
Brand Pretorius is an accomplished communicator, marketer and leader. Telana joined Brand to discuss what he learnt from his years of leading organisations in the motor industry, specifically about effective communication skills for leading others and as an Executive Director sitting on Boards. They cover feedback skills, dealing with conflict, how…
 
Wilmarie Janse van Rensburg is a force to be reckoned with in the field of motorsport in South Africa, and is known as the SAspeedqueen. Using the context of her achievements in motorsport and business, Wilmarie shares her lessons that she learnt from racing on the track, that can be translated into life and business skills, and specifically in how…
 
What’s possible with a million matchsticks? Telana asks Patrick Acton, a master matchstick artist. His latest and biggest piece to date was commissioned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and is called the “Plane Loco”. It is made from over a million matchsticks being glued in placed one matchstick at a time. Pat shares Telana’s passion for matchsticks…
 
When we hear of a sports hero who has broken a record, or our favourite team wins a world cup event, we get so excited. There is something about a person being able to perform at such a high level, that amazes us! With Telana is Tim Goodenough, a Meta-Coach who specializes in working with Elite Athletes and sports teams, and who wrote the book 'In …
 
Walter Pike shares about how our confidence in ourselves, together with our sense of self worth (self-esteem) and ability to be non-judgemental relate to our ability to have difficult conversations, using as an example his involvement in Slut Walk and having conversations about victim blaming and rape culture. He also discusses with Telana about gr…
 
The greatest social change factor in the world right now could be fathers and their role in family and society. What makes the role of fathers and effective fathering so critical for a country like South Africa? And what do we mean by effective fathering? We speak with Kevin Rutter, an advocate for Fathers and founder of the NGO 'Fathers for Africa…
 
Marion Scher, award-winning journalist and media trainer, believes that Mmusi Maimane (leader of one of South Africa’s political parties, the Democratic Alliance) is a master of communication. Telana unpacks with her Maimane’s communication skills, and also explores the skills needed to handle speaking in the media - on radio and TV - effectively. …
 
Davey Du Plessis attempted a solo journey of the Amazon River, to encourage a "take action" approach towards environmental issues. Two months into the journey he was ambushed, shot and left for dead. What’s possible after this incredible story of survival? Davey shares his experience of how he survived, and his take on the dark side of humanity ver…
 
Emily Vining is part of a diverse team of the social enterprise Lumkani making a social impact through the development of fire detection technology. Her role is to talk with the communities who use their technology, and by building relationships with them, ensure that they meet the needs and preferences of the end users of their device. Telana expl…
 
Shack fires in informal settlements are an ongoing challenge and when not detected early enough, have disastrous consequences for thousands of people. A group of friends brought together their diverse skills, and turned the fire detector - that started as a student’s thesis project - into a viable product and business which is now saving lives and …
 
What are emotions? And feelings? And why are we so triggered by relationships? How do we use our emotions and relationships to understand ourselves more, and grow spiritually? What does it mean to just be who we are, our authentic self? To say "I am"? These are the questions Telana poses to Mike George, the author of several books, who also plays t…
 
Author, CEO and Founder of Raizcorp, Allon Raiz shares his insights about the psychographics and the mindset of successful entrepreneurs, and the entrepreneurial journey itself. Allon is the author of "Lose The Business Plan" and his latest book, "What To Do When You Want To Give Up" which tap into his experience of dealing with over 2000 entrepren…
 
Rayne Moses is inspiring the youth through skateboarding, and giving them hope for a brighter future. His social enterprise called Nebula, with its exciting philosophy, is intertwining skate sessions with classroom activities, and getting the youth off the streets and actively participating in creating the future of their dreams by learning skills …
 
Guy Kawasaki is known for his directness, and his success in getting his point across in keynote talks, as an author, and a venture capitalist. Telana asks him to share about the skill of pitching an idea, and why feedback, especially negative criticism, is so important and useful, even if it feels confronting to the other person. Links referred to…
 
Guy Kawasaki recently released his revised edition of “The Art of Start 2.0”. Telana chats to him about entrepreneurship and how to start things, what people get wrong when they start something, the fear of starting, mantras, criticism, how to pitch ideas and talent. Links referred to in the show include: http://guykawasaki.com/ten-easy-ways-to-mak…
 
Tony Budden is trailblazing! He is pioneering the Hemp industry, and following on from his chat with Telana and the team at Let’s Talk Possibility about industrial hemp, Telana hears from Tony the latest news about bringing hemp to South Africa, and the world, and also explores the skills he has personally developed to be the trailblazer he is. The…
 
Dr Bruce Lipton shares how human evolution continues to rapidly occur, in this day and age. He takes us into how our conditioning has made us to believe that we are powerless, and how we have handed our personal power over to others. In this conversation, he delves into: Baby boomers and Millennials; how they connect with and perceive the world. Co…
 
Telana explores with Jacques Lourens the good, the bad, the ugly and even the beautiful of drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's). They discuss the technology, from the cameras to 3D robotics; the risks involved; and also the application of drones in the areas of: Agriculture Security Wildlife Management Search and Rescue Land Surve…
 
Mandy Young is an Eco-Psychotherapist who, for the last thirty years, has been taking journeys into the wild, with people of all ages, towards good mental health and great relationships. She shares with Telana some of the personal life insights she has gained from the many years she has been studying the social behavior of different animal species,…
 
Spark* finds and enables startup impact entrepreneurs in South Africa, and some other countries around the world. They are taking the risk with these early stage entrepreneurs and believing in them, and the results are inspiring! Telana speaks with their South Africa CEO Katleho Tsoku and two of their Changemakers, Carol Jacobs and Paul Taliaard. T…
 
Telana Simpson shares some useful ideas and beliefs that help make communication, and our ability to get our message across to others, far more effective. These are based on the presuppositions of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). For more info see: http://talkcommunication.innercoaching.co.za/useful-beliefs-for-effective-communication-skills-wit…
 
Today's technological agricultural solutions are part of the reason that we - and especially in South Africa where we have failed to develop anything like a food security policy - still have such serious food insecurity issues. In light of these matters, GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) remain part of the problem and not the solution to world…
 
Jimmy Kyriacou unpacks with Telana Simpson the skill of framing a conversation, so that you are less likely to be mis-understood, and more likely to get your message across. We explore the world of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Neuro-Semantics, and look at the effective communication skills of: being present, listening, framing, pre-framin…
 
Mira and Jeffrey talk with Telana about the issues and current developments that their research has found about this controversial issue of fracking and the oil and gas industry in Africa: What is fracking, shale gas mining and hydraulic fracturing? So what are the issues related to fracking that we should know about? What roles has "marketing of n…
 
PART 2 Franklin Esau turned his life around from one of crime, manipulation, and selfishness to his life today of kindness, openness, and understanding. He talks with Telana about his upbringing in gangs in the infamous area known as the Ghetto, or Elsies River, just outside Cape Town, and his time in prison and what led to him to making new choice…
 
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