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Ask people what their favorite number is and you will get a lot of different answers. But if you ask thousands of people, one number emerges as the clear winner? This episode begins with what that number is and why so many people like it and consider it lucky. Source: Alex Bellos author of Here’s Looking at Euclid (https://amzn.to/3wgjt3z)
What are you afraid of? Spiders? The dark? Public speaking? We are all afraid of something at some time - and that feeling of fear can be very powerful. Where does fear come from? Why are some people more afraid than others? What can you do if a fear is in the way of living your life? Listen to my guest Eva Holland. She is a writer who had some very strong fears that were holding her back. She decided to tackle the topic and look at the research about fear to help herself and to also write a book called Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear (https://amzn.to/3pK2rrW). Listen as she offers some great insight and advice about the things that make you afraid.
Although you communicate with others throughout the day, you are likely not using all the skills available to improve your ability to speak, influence and persuade others. That’s according to David JP Phillips who actually studied over 5,000 speakers to discover the skills that make them such great communicators. Listen as David joins me to explain some of these skills that you can easily use to make you more influential and better able to speak with others.
One of my pet peeves is phantom traffic jams. They happen a lot where I live in southern California. Why do they happen and is there a solution? Listen as I explain. https://www.livescience.com/61862-why-phantom-traffic-jams-happen.html
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