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Fearless Practitioners

May 10, 2022

Let’s be honest ... How good of a communicator are you?

Fearless Practitioners Podcast - How to Become a Better Communicator

Have you ever felt like you have said the same thing a few times and some clients get it while others don’t? This, for sure, has happened to me which led me to today’s guest.

In today’s session, I chat with Barb Mayfield about how to build up your communications skills and truly make an impactful connection with your clients or an audience.

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Barbara Mayfield is the Founder and President of Nutrition Communicator, LLC, where she leads nutrition professionals to become confident and compelling communicators. Barb served as editor for Communicating Nutrition: The Authoritative Guide, published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, leading a team of 57 experts in nutrition communication. This book is a lasting legacy of her years on the faculty of the Nutrition Science Department at Purdue where she taught future nutrition professionals to be effective nutrition communicators. Prior to teaching, Barb worked as an early interventionist, high-risk nutrition counselor, breastfeeding coordinator, local WIC program coordinator, long-term-care consultant, and private practice dietitian. Barb led Noteworthy Creations, Inc., a company dedicated to high quality nutrition education resources for 17 years. She’s published books and curricula for preschoolers, early elementary, high school, college, and professional audiences.

Barb received a B.S. in Dietetics from Purdue and an M.S. in Human Nutrition from Cornell. She received multiple teaching awards at Purdue, was named Outstanding Dietetics Educator by the Indiana Academy and the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors. In 2018 she was inducted into the Purdue Nutrition Science Hall of Fame and in 2019 was named Indiana’s Outstanding Dietitian. Earlier in her career, she received the Academy’s RYDY Award, and Purdue Alumni’s Outstanding Young Professional Award.


  • How to build up your communication skills
  • Knowing your audience is the first step in being a good communicator
  • Communication is all about building relationships
  • Eye contact and a smile can go a long way


Fearless Practitioners Resources

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