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The Death of Communication

Communication in its most simplistic form is the sharing of an idea in a way that allows the other party/parties to understand the message the way in which it was intended. It's a simple concept, but not an easy one to attain, especially in today's microwave society.     For many years, communication was thought an important skill to teach each generation and it yielded incredible results.  It allowed people of diverse cultures and world views to discuss things of great importance allowing consensus to be reached.  It promoted grace and manners in the event that agreement was not found in order for citizens to live peaceably and agree to disagree.  Not always, but mostly in polite society.   But today,...

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Fun with FIMM

Each month this year I'm going to bring you something just for fun.  Well, it will have a little communication lesson inside. This month I'd like to start out with some fun with FIMM.  FIMM (Foot in Mouth Man) is our mascot.  He bumbles, fumbles, and mumbles his way through life so you don't have to!  Yes, FIMM commits most of the communication mistakes so you and your children can learn from them and not have to make them yourself.   FIMM used to have a weekly show here on Art of Eloquence. Most of the years, it was a written episode but one year I had a monthly video episode as well.  Here are a few for us to...

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How Important is Face-to-Face Communication Today?

Here's an article I wrote a while back, but it has even more importance today!  How important is face-to-face communication in the information age? VERY!  ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~   This is the Information Age where instead of walking down the street to talk to a neighbor, we email them.  In order not to spend a half an hour chatting with a chatty friend, we text them.  In lieu of spending time with extended family, we catch up with them on Facebook.   How important is face to face or at least voice to voice communication in the Computer Age?  Are our relationships missing something?  Have we “technologized” ourselves into a nameless, faceless communication pattern that leaves our relationships lacking?   I think we have!...

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3 Ways to Win

If you were looking for an easy way to win free gifts this year, read on!  Because Art of Eloquence has three ways for you to win all year long!  2017 is going to be the year of education here at Art of Eloquence!  Everything you want or need to know about effective communication for your life in 2017 and how it will help our family, your friendships, your work, your ministry, and your happiness! Art of Eloquence is reinstating and revising our blog so that each and every week, we will be bringing you the latest and greatest vital information and simple tips you can use right away to improve your quality of life and in every aspect of your...

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