Doctor Neha: Hello, everybody. Today, I have a special guest, Blake. He’s another brave soul willing to ask his communication questions so that all of you can learn. So welcome, Blake.
Blake: I’m super excited about this digital hangout right now.
Doctor Neha: I am super excited too. I have to say that the work that you’re doing with teens and tweens and how you’re helping them navigate social media is so important. I feel like we’re doing a lot of similar work.
Doctor Neha: Hi, everybody. I’m excited about our topic today. I’ve been learning a lot about giving and receiving, not just in gifts, but also in energy and connection. I started embarking on the dating world, which is another game when you’re in your forties, but the beauty of the dating world is that a partnership and romance illuminates my flaws pretty clearly—especially in giving and receiving.
So let’s talk about giving and receiving gifts. There’s an art to all of this.
Doctor Neha: Hi and welcome. Today we have a wonderful guest. Hi, Katie.
Doctor Neha: You’re a brave soul willing to ask your question so other people can learn. So what’s on your mind?
Katie: So I have a history with anxiety, and the last few years I’ve noticed social anxiety specifically. Often when I’m home for the holidays at my parents’ house and visiting with old friends. When everyone’s getting together,
Doctor Neha: Hi, welcome everybody. Today I have a special guest, Jeremiah. He is a brave soul willing to ask his questions so that all of you can learn. So Jeremiah, what are you thinking about? What question has been on your mind lately?
Jeremiah: I’ve been thinking about my sister a lot because I haven’t seen her enough this summer, and I’d really love to see her a little more.
Doctor Neha: So what’s your relationship with your sister?
Doctor Neha: Today I have a special guest, Blake. He’s someone I met a few years ago at a weekend retreat where we’re learning to be better speakers. Blake, I see that you’re in your vehicle. How are you doing?
Blake: Self-driving cars are awesome, but I don’t have one so I’m sitting in a parking lot.
Doctor Neha: Well, thank you for being willing to ask your communication questions so other people can learn.
Doctor Neha: Hi everybody. Today, we have a special guest. Her name is Ari, and she is a teen who is willing to ask her communication questions so that all of you can learn. Thanks for being so brave and awesome, Ari.
Ari: Thank you.
Doctor Neha: What’s on your mind? I want you to speak up and kind of be bold. What’s the communication question you have?
Doctor Neha: Welcome. This is Shaheen. I’ve known Shaheen for many years. She is a dermatologist, and I knew her when I lived in San Francisco. She is a brave soul who is willing to ask her communication questions so all of you could learn. So welcome, Shaheen.
Shaheen: Thanks, Neha.
Doctor Neha: So tell me what’s been on your mind. What kind of communication question do you have?
Shaheen: This is perfect timing because I’m about to have an important conversation with my colleague.
Doctor Neha: Blake is a brave soul who I met several years ago when he contacted me on social media and said, “By the way, I saw your video blog today and it really moved me. I just wanted to let you know that I felt so touched.” That’s how we ended up here. So, welcome, Blake. You said that a few years ago when we met at a speech conference, you knew of my work then, but that it impacted you more now.
Doctor Neha: Today we have a special guest, Devon, who is willing to ask her questions so all of you can learn. So welcome, Devon.
Devon: Good to see you.
Doctor Neha: Same here. So what’s been on your mind?
Devon: I’ve recently been told that in my community communication style comes across a little pushy and that people feel like I’m not really listening to them because I had an idea of what I thought was best for the situation and for the person.