Conversations on the Rocks

Conversations on the Rocks

A podcast where the topic depends on the guest! Real people with real stories and it happens over a cocktail. The topic could be funny, sad, inspiring, or a combination of all things! You'll learn something new with each episode that will broaden your world, your mind, and your smile. Grab your favorite cocktail or cup of joe and let's grab a seat and get to know each other!www.conversationsontherocks.com and on twitter @kristendaukas

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May 28, 2020 32 min

While Gen Z may be wizards at technology, teachers and professors admit that the one thing they're lacking is an aptitude at soft skills - things such as face to face interaction and communication, critical thinking, conflict resolution, etc. 

In this episode, I'm joined by Glynis Bell who has been teaching college students these skills for the past few years. Some of the points we cover are:

  • Teaching young adults that not ev...
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    Have you ever wanted to flex your creative muscles and start something new but weren't sure how to start? This week, I'm chatting with Paul Gosselin and we discuss how to get started on whatever your creative dream may be. 

    Paul and I met years ago on Twitter because we both loved the longest-running soap opera, Guiding Light. When the show was canceled, Paul decided that this was the chance for him to live his dream AND kee...

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    This week I'm joined by Connie Chesner who is the Performance Enhancement Specialist of Armored Team Building and discussion revolves around how to spot a fake and an expert. During troubling times or when little is known about a topic, it seems like "experts" come out of the blue to offer their wisdom and solutions. But how do you know if they’re really an expert on a topic or if you’re falling for fool’s gold? 

    Our dis...

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    This week, Kari O'Driscoll joins me and we discuss how parents and educators can help teens better deal with traumatic events such as COVID19. Kari addresses important things that parents need to keep in mind such as:

  • The flight, fight, freeze part of a teenager's brain is more than 3x the size of an adults
  • That teens lack critical thinking skills at this age in order to be "logical" about events and that's where ...
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    April 28, 2020 29 min

    There has been a big rush of people jumping into creating videos of themselves. Whether it's endless Zoom meetings, TikTok, or marketing and branding for your work, it seems like everyone is on the video bandwagon. The problem with that is not everyone is good at it.

    In this episode, Blanca Cobb who is a world-renowned body language expert shares tips on being better in front of the camera whether it's for personal or profe...

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    People are fascinated by airline pilots. Maybe it's the uniform. Could be the elusive air they give off. So whenever they get the chance, people like to ask pilots a lot of questions. 

    I'm joined by a commercial airline pilot in this episode and I'm asking him the questions that people chimed in that they wanted to know the answers to. Questions like:

  • What's the message behind those bell dings?
  • How much damage can a bi...
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    In this episode, I'm joined by International Body Language Expert, Blanca Cobb and we discuss the state of relationships during this (or any) trying time. A lot of people are finding their relationships in trouble but we dig into whether that's the fault of the virus or whether the relationship sucked beforehand and being forced to isolate is making people figure that out. Other points:

  • Kristen calls BS on the deep and meani...
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    April 10, 2020 23 min

    This week I'm talking to the wife of a commercial airline pilot to dispel some of the myths about the pilot life. What's the deal on flying free? How has COVID-19 changed the daily routine of the air industry from the inside view? What is the routine life like? And of course, are the rumors about pilot shenanigans true?  

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    March 27, 2020 28 sec

    This will be the shortest podcast ever. Just working on getting things in place and telling you what you can expect! 

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