5 | Blythe Musteric of Communication Snacks and Ovient

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I just want to say that I enjoy interviewing people. I am very grateful to have my friends, Christine and Lisa, on my first two podcast episodes. They both bring a lot to the table with their knowledge in their line of work. So, bare with my while I get to the point and introduce my new guest.

To be honest, I get a little anxious when I interview someone I don’t know. I was a little anxious with Bethany, even though we’ve followed each other via social media for years, but it doesn’t mean I know her. I didn’t know Anna at all and so I was very nervous about her interview. I was also nervous being interviewed by someone else I didn’t know!

I was so, SO delighted when I started interviewing Blythe Musteric. We talked a bit before I hit record and a little bit after her interview. We had fun recording this interview and I felt we really hit it off. She has so much insight on communication and the psychology of it all. I just wished our conversation could have lasted longer.

Blythe Musteric is the Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Couch at Ovient. She is the author of The Accent Diet and co-author of Communication Snacks, and she co-hosts with her husband on their podcast, also of the same name, Communication Snacks. Blythe has 15 years experience in perfecting the art of professional communication. She has coached leaders and led workshops and seminars at Sillicon Valley’s most famous companies.

I want to thank Blythe for coming on my podcast. It was an honor to have her on. She is a really wonderful person and it was great to get to know her!

Connect with Blythe at

Instagram @BlytheMusteric

Website: Ovient.com

Communication Snacks Podcast

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Effective communication and use of body language.
  • How culture, personal values and rules can prevent communicating effectively.
  • Practicing active listening.
  • How to reexamine misinterpretations by taking a step back and asking for clarification.
  • The importance of learning the business side when you’re a creative.
  • Why FAILING is a positive experience.
  • How to command presence in a workplace as a woman.
  • Finding your Superpower.

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    Elizabeth | Tiredmom Supermom 3 months ago

    Great information! Sometimes taking a step back really does bring forward clarity

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        Aldrei 3 months ago

        There are really just so many ways to talk about the importance of communication. I often work on my active listening skills which can be difficult being a military leader. However, in this social media generation, being able to communicate on multiple levels is a must!

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    Joan 3 months ago

    Great interview it’s always ni e to know more about others and how they have gotten where they are.

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    Amber Myers 3 months ago

    I will have to listen to this when I have the time. It looks like you cover a lot of interesting topics. I’ve always said failing at something teaches lessons.

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    John 3 months ago

    Sounds great this. How do you find podcasting as a communication method? I am always looking for new ways to create content and never thought of podcasting before….

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      Vivienne 3 months ago

      Great question, John. Podcasting could be an extension of your website. You could talk more about some of the topics you cover, like in your blog article on being mindful on how people spend money. You could also do a Q&A session with your listeners, if they want to more clarification on a topic. The possibilities are endless, since you don’t have to only talk about topics from your website. It’s also a great way for your readers to learn more about you.

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    Shubh 3 months ago

    Wow, Blythe is a person with great multiple job roles. I will take out time to listen to this podcast. Must be interesting to hear from Blythe :)

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      Vivienne 3 months ago

      It was so incredible to speak with her! I could spend hours talking to her about communication and to learn more about her!

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    GiGi Eats 3 months ago

    I believe effective communication can only really happy in person because that non-verbal communication is so so so important.

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    Luci 3 months ago

    I agree, when failing it may not seem like a positive experience but you learn. Will be listening to the podcast when I am writing later.

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    LadyLebz 3 months ago

    Thanks so much for touching on failure – that’s been pulling on my heart strings a lot lately so thanks for the encouragement :-)

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      Vivienne 3 months ago

      Yes, failure is a positive, because you get to learn from it. As we talked about in the podcast, people at Silicon Valley talk about their failures all the time and how it contributed to their successes.

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    Tonya 3 months ago

    Her name alone is reason to listen :)

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    La Historiadora 3 months ago

    I like that you’re so candid about the feelings behind the interview process. I can imagine it must be a little intimidating, especially with someone who’s very successful professionally. I also like the topics you’re speaking of – very relatable.

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      Vivienne 3 months ago

      Thank you! It definitely is intimidating! I’m so grateful for having a wonderful guest, such as Blythe. She made me feel very comfortable to interview her.

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    Ressa Gallardo 3 months ago

    Wow, Blythe Musteric is so inspiring! So glad I got to know more about her, thanks to you! I’m enjoying these type of posts!

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    Natalia 3 months ago

    That’s something I should definitely listen to as I’m really interested in that topic. I love carrying out interviews, as they are always great experiences. :)

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    Tara Pittman 3 months ago

    Body language tips are always a good one for me. How one presents themselves makes a huge difference.

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    Aditi 3 months ago

    Communication is a great topic!! Working with women entrepreneurs on our platform, it is something I think they will greatly benefit from!!!

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    Hannah marie 3 months ago

    This sounds like an interesting interview. It is so fun having to witness stuff like this. Pretty inspirational and kicks the motivation in me.

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    Elizabeth Nunes 3 months ago

    She sounds like a wonderful person! The interview flowed so well, it’s like you guys have been friends forever. I enjoyed the listen.

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      Vivienne 3 months ago

      Thank you for listening! Your comment means so much to me and I’m so glad you enjoyed it :) And yes! She’s the best :)

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    Kamree 3 months ago

    Great information! I often forget to realize how much my body language or my views on things can halt communication between me and others! Great insight!
    xo – Kam

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    Joscelyn 3 months ago

    It’s so important to learn how to better communicate with people, in any job, but especially as a blogger. She shares some very practical and helpful tips in this podcast! Very inspiring interview!

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    Candace 3 months ago

    Great interview. I feel like communication is essential on all levels. It’s important to keep that personal touch through communications. It’s really hard to decipher emotions when we receive a text or an e-mail. We shouldn’t loose that human touch. Body language is as important too!


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    Maria N. Niezgoda Azanha 3 months ago

    Thanks for sharing! I always believed that communicating is a key to success! And having the know-how isn´t common! GReat content!

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    Aby Armenton 3 months ago

    I am glad everything turned out well. It looks like it is an interesting interview.

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    Jennifer Maune 3 months ago

    Very insightful and interesting! I agree that failures can and should be looked at in a positive way!


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    Sandra 3 months ago

    What a great lineup of podcast topics. As we perceive things as an opportunity to gorw and learn more… the more these negative perceptions become a positive comeback for us to be better every single day. It’s refreshing to see a blog that focuses on empowerment and just feeling good about oneself. I love your blog!

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    Alexandra Cook 3 months ago

    I am glad I stumbled across this. I have been curious to know more about it.

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    Amy-Lynn Denham 3 months ago

    Podcasting seems so fun. Don’t get me wrong, I know there’s a LOT more work behind the scenes than people think, but it seems very rewarding. Glad you’re having a good time following your dream.

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    pixels and thoughts 2 months ago

    This is such a nice interview! It covers so many interesting topics and things that I wanted to hear for a long time

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    Laura 2 months ago

    This is great post! And the podcast topics are interesting. Thank you for sharing it with us! x


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    Danielle 2 months ago

    How refreshing! I love getting into the topic of feelings ❤️. Thank you for being so candid!

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    Enriqueta E Lemoine 2 months ago

    Currently listening to the podcast! Thanks for sharing. I’m new to podcasts but the more I listed to them the most I like to have free hands while listening! Keep walking!

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    Amanda 2 months ago

    Loving this podcast! As an entrepreneur myself, I really identify with seeing failing as a positive experience because it can get quite overwhelming if you get hung up on the downs.


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