In this seven-minute podcast, you’ll hear about some new stats that show the growth of podcasting, at least in the U.S. I also share some blog posts I’ve come across this week about the “myth” of nonverbal communications.

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Here are the show notes:

[00:01] Intro and welcome
[01:00] New stats about podcasting from Edison Research
[02:35] Surprise! What we’ve been hearing about nonverbal communications for 40 years may not be true. Refer to  the blog posts from Olivia Mitchell and Max Atkinson about the Mehrabian myth. Be sure to check out the cartoon that accompanies Max’s blog post.
[04:30] What this might mean for podcasters; the value of vocal inflection, tone, etc., in conveying meaning and emotion
[05:25] Heading to the IABC World Conference in San Francisco next week.

[06:20] Where to send comments: email to Donna AT Trafcom DOT com.
Theme music is “Beneath Your Surface” by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet from the Podsafe Music Network



  1. Donna,
    I’m a new listener and enjoyed your podcast. Yes I agree with you – the podcast host can express himself/herself well by just controlling the speed, tone, etc. of voice – and you do it well.

    I like your cast and try to do some catch up to the 83 podcasts I missed.


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