Art of Eloquence RSS



How Movies Have Affected Our Communication

Are you a quoter?   Do you go around quoting your favorite movie lines?   I've talked before about how technology has affected our communication, but after watching the following Tim Hawkins video, I began contemplating how movies and TV shows have influenced my own communication.   Watch:    We quote TV shows and movies a LOT around my house.  What about you?  And now we have a culture kind of like this Star Trek episode where Captain Picard has an encounter with the being who speaks in references: "Darmak and Jilad at Tenagra!" How have movies and TV affected how you communicate with others?  Do you use a form of story-like communication that relies on a shared understanding of society's...

Continue reading →



Valentine's Day Special

Valentine's Day is typically filled with chocolates and flowers to given to sweethearts, but there is a greater love shown us by The Father as Jesus willingly sacrificed himself for us.  That kind of agape love is something we can't even really begin to understand, but that love is what saved us all from sin is the reason we are mandated to share that love and the Gospel with others.   The only problem is that it's not so easy these days!  Why?  Because most Christians are afraid to share something that our government and political correctness has deemed inappropriate or offensive.  And also because they are unprepared to answer the questions unbelievers have about God and salvation.   This Valentine's...

Continue reading →



Why you need to resolve this year to be a more effective communicator

Study after study shows that effective communicators have longer marriages, deeper friendships, better relationships, more successful college and career experiences, make more money and are generally happier than their less articulate counterparts.  Most people know communication is important, but they don’t fully understand to what degree.  Eighty-seven percent of everything we do during the day is communication related; communication is far more than just making speeches or having good manners.  While you may manage to live your entire life without making a speech, you will not get through one day without communicating something to someone!  You can read more about the Top 10 reasons you and your children should learn effective communication skills here.   It's not just the words you use, but...

Continue reading →



The Influence of Texting on Communication Skills

I wrote this a while back but it ties in with some of the things I'll be writing about this year so I thought I'd start off with this one this month.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Influence of Texting on Communication Skills By JoJo Tabares  “Nd U 2 gt rpt 2me by fri5. Bob” Can you imagine receiving this email from a high level manager at a major corporation?  What would you think of the company who sent this to you, their customer?  If you think this is a an exaggeration, guess again!    Many researchers believe that texting and email have contributed to the drastic decrease in effective communication skills of this generation.  In this article, I am going to...

Continue reading →