#DadChat Taught Effective Communication

Category: #DadChat

We’re talked Effective Communication Thursday, May 24 at #DadChat from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., PT. We had special guests, Professor Ellen Bremen and Christian Hollingsworth – a college Professor and student, respectively. And, we gave away THREE copies of Professor Bremen’s new book, too! It was a great chat…here’s the transcript!

Ellen Bremen is 14-year, three-time award-winning tenured faculty at Highline Community College and the author of Say This, NOT That to Your Professor: 36 Talking Tips for College Success (NorLights Press, April 2012). Ellen stops at nothing to help students strengthen their communication skills: Peanut butter and jelly to illustrate problematic messages, pipe cleaners to teach communication models, and Post-it notes to reduce speaking anxiety. Ellen holds degrees in Post-Secondary Education and Communication.

As an interpersonal communication expert, Ellen has watched students struggle to navigate their classes, especially their communication with professors. Ellen’s goal? To help students correctly–not cluelessly–speak/deal with those who teach them. The outcome? Better student-prof relationships, improved grades, and confident and competent communication skills for college and beyond. Ellen’s philosophy: College is THE safe training ground for students to practice and hone assertive and professional communication skills. Then, students can transition this sought-after skill to their professional and personal lives.

Christian Hollingsworth is a blogger, entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant and recording artist. He makes money online and teaches others how to do the same. And, he’s gone back to college in spite of his entrepreneurial success to finish his degree. Read more about Christian – who has QUITE a story – at his website SmartBoyDesigns! 

  • http://smartboydesigns.com/ Christian Hollingsworth

    I can’t tell you how honored I am to be a part of #DadChat in this way, alongside Ellen, and on your channel, Bruce. It’s going to be a blast, and I’m excited to learn, chat, and tweet!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      The feeling is mutual, Christian – we learn from each other!

  • @MimiBakerMN

    Can’t wait to hang out Thurs night and chat with everyone. Very cool that Christian isn’t sitting on his entrepreneurial laurels and is going back to school! I’ll have to pass on to my daughter what Ellen shares since she starts Grad School in August!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      It will be fun having a professor AND student at #DadChat – we’ll also be talking about Professor Bremen’s excellent NEW book and giving away a couple of copies!

  • Ellenbremen

    I am so excited, Bruce! The publisher is giving away three copies of the book and I just can’t tell you how much fun this is going to be to talk about talking (um… in the interpersonal class, this is known as “metacommunication” if we want to get a little academic–talking about our talking). I’m just learning about tweetchats, myself, so I’m thrilled to learn, too. Thank you for having Christian and I. Christian is an inspiration to me and so are you!!! And your audience is an absolute blast. I know from the time I’ve been there. MimiBaker, can’t wait to chat about your daughter starting grad school–a whole different ride than the Bachelor’s years!!! Ellen 

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      YOU will be fantastic at #DadChat, Professor…and I’m thrilled 3 people will be able to win your book – everyone else should BUY IT!

  • @CanadianDadBlog

    I’ll be joining via iPhone again but I’m not going to miss this one. The more #DadChat sessions I take part in, the more fun I’ve been having with it! Can’t wait, see you all there!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      It’s not easy by iPhone…LOVE the dedication! Thx so very much!

  • http://stanfaryna.wordpress.com Stan Faryna

    Christian is one of my inspirations. Looking forward to this.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      He is indeed an inspiring (young) fella…especially to this OLD MAN!

  • http://www.wonderoftech.com Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    Hi Bruce, I’m looking forward to #DadChat again this week, for another all-star line up. I’m a big fan of Christian’s so I will be spreading the word about this! 

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      TY Carolyn! @SmartBoyDesigns seems to have touched many people. We’re going to ROCK IT this Thursday. Heads-Up for next week when @TedRubin is co-hosting a fund-raising #DadChat for Shot@Life!

  • http://twitter.com/CrossBetsy Betsy Cross

    Nuts! I was just telling myself last night to sleep on Thursday! HAHA! Don’t know if I can miss this one. I’ll be there unless I pass out first!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      One word for you, Betsy: Red Bull…hmmm, I meant Coffee!

  • Tommy Riles

    Bruce, you’re such a great role model to dads.  Thanks so much!

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      Thx Tommy – we ALL support each other on this amazing journey of parenting! Hope to see you at #DadChat soon – it’s tonight!

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