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‘I’ll Get Back To You’ with Sam George

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On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Sam George, media consultant and author of I’ll Get Back to You: The Dyscommunication Crisis.

When people don’t return an email or text in a reasonable time, a disturbing psychological sequence occurs in the person waiting. It begins with anxiety and agitation. Next, there is a sense that something is wrong, and what's wrong must be related to them. Then, we jump to the worst-case explanation, catastrophize, and a negative loop develops that repeats.

George Talks about tactics to ensure your messages are returned promptly; tips to prevent miscommunication with partners, family and friends; methods to ensure your email is read and understood; and strategies for following up on unclear and unanswered messages.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m., as well as weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.
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