Archived: NPR's 'Tell Me More' Features DiversityInc's 'Things NEVER to Say' Series

Keywords: NPR, DiversityInc, Tell Me More, Things Never to Say, Asian, LGBT, people with disabilities, Luke Visconti, Michel Martin, Anna Mok


Luke Visconti, partner and cofounder of DiversityInc, recently appeared on National Public Radio (NPR)’s “Tell Me More” program, hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin, to discuss DiversityInc’s “Things NEVER to Say” series.

“Tell Me More” host Michel Martin is an award-winning broadcast and print journalist who spent 15 years at ABC News before joining NPR in 2006. She also previously covered state and local politics for The Washington Post and national politics and policy at The Wall Street Journal, where she was White House correspondent. She has also been a regular panelist on the PBS series “Washington Week” and a contributor to “NOW with Bill Moyers.”

Visconti talked about DiversityInc’s list of things not to say to Asians, LGBTs and people with disabilities in three separate installments of “Tell Me More.” NPR will host future discussions on things never to say to Black coworkers, women executives, American Indian coworkers, Latino coworkers and white coworkers.

The first installment of the series, which aired May 20, also featured Deloitte’s Anna Mok and covered Things Never to Say to Asian Coworkers. In the second installment, which originally aired June 24, Visconti and Beth Asaro, a senior executive at AT&T, discussed with Martin Things Never to Say to LGBT Coworkers. And the third installment, which aired Aug. 12, also featured Jim Sinocchi, director of work-force communications at IBM, and discussed Things Never to Say to People with Disabilities.

The “Things NEVER to Say” series is among the highest read–and most forwarded–group of articles produced by DiversityInc. It encompasses the entire spectrum of employees, from those traditionally underrepresented to the white-male executive, offering advice on how coworkers can communicate without unintentionally offending one another.

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