Dr Deborah Tannen: America’s Most Respected Linguist

“I research all the different ways we say what we mean.” 

Dr. Tannen has authored 13 books Including You Just Don’t Understand: Men and Women in Conversation, Talking From 9 to 5: Men and Women at Work and The Argument Culture: Americas War of Words. In this interview, she takes us on an in-depth journey into conversational styles, the differences between status and connection, pacing and pausing and how the many different ways we speak affects listeners. This interview sheds light on gender and cultural communication differences and how we can bridge the gap to fully understand and appreciate our differences while remaining our authentic selves.