In this 43rd episode of SOB: Style of the Business podcast, Keetria interviews Tracie Jae, the founder, and CEO of Games That Change, and the inventor of a game called I’m Glad You Asked. Tracie shares her journey of invention, advice, and words of encouragement for other entrepreneurs to benefit from.
- Tracie Jae is a Houston native, with a Bachelor’s Degree in business and her Master’s Degree in Strategic Communications and Leadership.
- Games of Change is designed to change the way we connect.
- Tracie Jae wrote a romantic novel entitled the puzzle and a poetry book called
- I’m Glad You Asked was introduced at Houston Ted Talks that Keetria attended.
- She also has a passion for working with the youth, service on the Board of Directors
for the YWCA in Houston and the Host Committee for Girls Empowerment Networks:
We Are Girls Houston.
- Communication with people is improved when you get them talking about themselves.
- Silence is a key source of motivation for Tracie Jae.
- When we don’t get to know one another, it, unfortunately, becomes easier to mistreat them.
- Make intentional choices to communicate with others to get out of your personal bubble.
- A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle—there is enough light to go around.
3 Key Points:
- Social icebreakers are a great way to connect and get to know people at events.
- Once you get people talking about themselves, communication becomes a lot easier.
- Tracie Jae is fueled by silence by herself.
– “You are in a room full of other human beings, what you walk away from not
knowing anything about with.” – Tracie Jae.
– “We are not building relationships if we are just sitting next to each other absorbing
information and never talk.” – Tracie Jae.
– “One of the things about working with young people, is they don’t know what they
don’t know They have no idea how many opportunities are available.” – Tracie Jae.
- Style of Business – Website for Style of Business
- @traciejae – Twitter for Tracie Jae
- Facebook – I’m Glad You Asked on Facebook
- Games That Change – Website for Games That Change