Watch Your Language! Episode 9 – Y, H, H

YES! YOUR HAPPY, HUMOROUS HOST IS HERE!!!

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So not built in a day.

Episode 9 is FINALLY HERE!!! In this episode, you will get 5 helpful hints about your voicemail greetings! Also, you’ll learn the reason this episode was so long in coming…. Ack! Apologies, dear listeners.

This episode features THREE diction lessons with a list of words to practice (see below). The final practice word is the vocabulary word. I’ll give you the meaning, the origin and offer an example. Continue reading

Watch Your Language! Episode 8 – Year in Review

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR AN ACTION-PACKED YEAR-END REVIEW!!!

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Yaaaaay! Mounted monitor & wireless keyboard & mouse helps me go green in 2012!!

Happy New Year!!!

Be sure to listen to this episode, as we will revisit the lessons of Episodes 1-6. TWELVE, count ‘em – TWELVE mini-lessons with all new words! Each lesson will contain 7 new words to practice with me. No vocabulary words this week, just a review of the diction lessons. I’m also stoked because Santa helped me go green for 2012 with a brand new wall-mount monitor!

Check out my latest & greatest audio narration of “Limits” by Donna Glee Williams!! Click the link and you’ll be taken right there! Podcastle is the world’s first audio fantasy fiction magazine – and the best, in my not-so-humble opinion.

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Watch Your Language! Episode 7 – The Christmas Show

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

This week’s episode will not contain any lessons for you – consider this your holiday break!! Just sit back, listen & enjoy. Learn about the history of a holiday tradition, plus find out when Goblins Gone Wild and Santa cross paths!

Don’t forget to give yourself the gift of spoken word with a free audiobook and 14-day trial from audible.com!!!

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The History of Christmas – Christmas Stockings

The Goblins’ Christmas by Elizabeth Anderson (Full Text with illustrations!)

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MUSIC:

Opening and All Background: Kevin MacLeod

Undercover Christmas: Chapter OneUndercover Christmas
“Deck the Halls (feat. Di Johnston)” (mp3)
from “Undercover Christmas: Chapter One”
(Undercover Culture Music)

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Christmas Remixed 2Berlin Symphony Orchestra
“Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy” (mp3)
from “Christmas Remixed 2″
(Christmas Chill)

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Watch Your Language! Episode 6 – K,G

KINDNESS & GOODWILL RUN AMOK!!!

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Welcome to an extended Episode 6 of Watch Your Language!
The letters this week are K as in Kindness and G as in Goodwill…

GREAT NEWS!!! Watch Your Language now has not one, but two sponsors! The sponsor of this episode is Audible.com.

Episode 6 is chock-full of good cheer! Express gratitude in 5 languages, hear an inspirational story, hear some holiday lounge music and as always, two diction lessons and vocabulary words.

Each episode features TWO diction lessons with a list of words to practice (see below). The final practice word is the vocabulary word. I’ll give you the meaning, the origin and offer an example. Continue reading

Watch Your Language! Episode 5 – B, P

BRING ON YOUR BRILLIANTLY POIGNANT PEPPERINGS!!!

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Welcome to Episode 5 of Watch Your Language!

The letters this week are B as in Bananas and P as in Popcorn…

Episode 5 is sure to amuse!!! Listen in for a special episode dedication, hear a multipurposed holiday poem about your toast written & recited by yours truly, make funny sounds and learn a bit of Native American History!

Each episode features TWO diction lessons with a list of words to practice (see below). The final practice word is the vocabulary word. I’ll give you the meaning, the origin and offer an example. Continue reading

Watch Your Language! Episode 4 – N, M

ENJOY THE NIFTY NUANCES OF MELODIOUS MODULATION!!!


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Welcome to Episode 4 of Watch Your Language!

What a week! Thanks for your patience during the unexpected delay. *group hug* This week’s episode opens with my tips for dining etiquette during this holiday season. It’s never too early or too late to practice good manners & decorum. You’ll also hear from a sassy lady from years hence and learn two wonderful words to add to your vocabulary!!!

Each episode features TWO diction lessons with a list of words to practice (see below). The final practice word is the vocabulary word. I’ll give you the meaning, the origin and offer an example. Continue reading

How to Download MP3s

If you’d like to just download each Watch Your Language! episode individually, you can! They (and you) get better the more times you listen. Themp3 plays on most devices that accept mp3′s, including flash drives.

By the way, this method also works for other podcast sites with a “Play here or download” link. The instructions I share are for PC/Windows-based systems.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Go to TischTalks.com <-you can skip this step, since you’re already here!
2. Scroll down to the episode you want to download.
3. You’ll see the sentence, “Play in the browser or download.”
4. RIGHT-CLICK on the word “download”. (it’s a hyperlink to the mp3)

5. When the menu pops up, select “Save Link As…”.
6. A window will pop up, allowing you to save the file wherever you like.
7. Choose where you want to save, then click “Save’.

Steps 3, 4 and 5

Make sure the file is 100% completed before disconnecting your storage device (mp3 player, smartphone, ipod, etc). Don’t forget to share the love!!!

Watch Your Language! Episode 3 – T, D

A TREASURE TROVE OF DYNAMITE DICTION!


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Welcome to Episode 3 of Watch Your Language!

This episode’s pre-lesson chat covers the importance & benefits of Good Diction. The article I reference is below. Be sure to give it a read because it contains excellent articulation exercises! We have fun with the letters T as in talk, and D as in delicate. This episode is chock-full of fun facts, including a brief jaunt into the world of physics. Miss Marple’s methods also make an appearance, so be sure to listen in and learn!

Each episode features TWO diction lessons with a list of words to practice (see below). The final practice word is the vocabulary word. I’ll give you the meaning, the origin and offer an example. Continue reading

Watch Your Language! Episode 2 – V, F

FROM NOW ON, ALL EPISODES WILL FEATURE TWO LESSONS!


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Welcome to the second episode of Watch Your Language! where we focus on our diction and broaden our vocabulary.

This week, the show opens with a question I asked myself, and how quickly it was answered in the form of a carry-out order. You’ll also hear an example of a vocabulary word expressed in song by Zap Mama, and learn a little about plants!

As always, each episode will feature a diction lesson with a list of words to practice (see below). The final practice word will be your vocabulary word. I’ll give you the meaning, the origin and use it in a sentence. The podcast is way more exciting to listen to than read about, soooooo…. You know what to do! Enjoy! Continue reading

Watch Your Language! Episode 01 – TH

PREMIERE DOUBLE EPISODE!!!!


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Watch Your Language focuses on our diction, as well as broadening our vocabulary. As time goes by, certain little phrases, words and letter combinations fall by the wayside in everyday conversation. Next thing you know, we’re misunderstood, accused of mumbling and/or misheard. We all strive to be understood, as well as to understand.

Each episode will feature a diction lesson with a list of words to practice (see below). The final practice word will be your vocabulary word. I’ll give you the meaning, the origin and use it in a sentence. The podcast is way more exciting to listen to than read about, soooooo…. You know what to do! Enjoy! Continue reading