The Workstyle of Dr. Jeff McQuillan

Today’s podcast, 312 – Different Work Styles, got me thinking about working with our beloved Dr. Jeff McQuillan. I won’t say if he’s a type A or type B person, a workaholic, or an alpha male at work (see “Culture Note” in the Learning Guide), but here are three things I do know about Jeff from working with him over the years.Ball

1. Jeff drinks tea or soda all day, and he will usually have a large cup of tea or a large glass of soda when he records podcasts. But, be careful! He doesn’t allow any drinks on his desk—his own drinks or his visitors’—after what happened to his laptop computer earlier this year (see English Cafe 71)–a very good idea.

2. Jeff has a great memory for songs and you can hear him whistling (singing through a small hole made by his lips) or singing all day long. Maybe that’s the reason why he sings so well.

3. He really likes puns (jokes with words that have two or more meanings) like this one:

“I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.”
[If something hits you, it means that something strikes your body, or it may mean you suddenly think of an answer or idea.]

Baseball Player

~ Lucy

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9 Responses to The Workstyle of Dr. Jeff McQuillan

  1. Oleg OS says:

    Is It Jeff in the picture? 😮

  2. Lucas says:

    good podcast! i like it!

  3. Juan Carlos says:

    I don’t think so. How old is he by the way? Because he’s got too much experience and I picture him as a 40 year old man. Am I wrong?

    Well, the reason I wrote this is to ask about the old saying ” You can teach an old dog new tricks”

    I thought it was the opposite, “CAN’T”

    I’d like to know the meaning of that proverb.

  4. Andrej says:

    Juan Carlos,
    I think that Jeff should be about 43 or 44 years old. In at least 2 podcasts he said his age.

    For all of those who would like to see a picture of Jeff, or even better, a video of Jeff, you can see the two Video podcasts that Jeff shooted for the first and the second anniversary of
    You can find the video right here:

  5. Norma Reyes says:

    I think that Jeff should be arround 30 years old!!!!!


  6. Saber says:

    what i can convinced is Jeff must be very cute 😛

  7. Elly says:

    The young is nothing with age! Open mind, adequate knowledge, lots of jokes, wonderful voice particularly, All of these show our host – Jeff never grow old( evergreen) , i have to say, at least in our listener’s hearts! Am i right? 🙂 🙂 EVERYBODY??? I think, today Jeff maybe say: oh, i am so flattered! 🙂 Anyway, i am not a kiss-ass! Also i think, even if Jeff is really mid-aged man, we don’t care! no any generation gap between us! JUST KIDDING! By the way, Jeff, do you have some mid-life crisis experience? Would you like to share with us? If that’s private, it’s up to you! Finally, Thanks Jeff and Lucy for great job!

    Good luck to everyone

  8. Oleg says:

    Hey, everyone 🙂
    If you read and listen to podcasts very attentive, you would know that Jeff celebrated the 15th anniversary of his 29th birthday few days ago (see the previous blogs). And it’s not difficult now to calculate his age 😉
    I congratulate him again even now)))
    Great work, dear Jeff and Lucy. You both became our best frends. What would we do without your podcasts 🙂

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