5 Political Reasons to Learn Effective Communication Skills


I'm often asked why communication skills are so important.  I hear so many say things like: "After all, with cell phones, email and the internet we are the most connected society who ever lived.";  "The only people who really need to learn effective communication are lawyers and politicians.";  "Most people know what I mean." and "So I'm not Ronald Reagan!" Statistics show that 87% of what you and I do all day long is communication related.  You communicate when you talk to friends, when you discipline your kids, when you share ideas at work, when you share your faith.  I hear some of you out there though thinking, "What's so important?  So I don't get along that well with Aunt Millie!"   While studies show that effective communicators are more successful in their careers and in their relationships, I want to talk to you today about another vital reason to learn effective communication skills.  5 political reasons to be exact. 1. If you are a conservative... The current administration is implementing liberal plans for the country.  If you feel this is wrong, you will want to voice your opposition. 2. If you are a Christian... There are certain policies you might object to on religious grounds.  Let your voice be heard. 3. If you are Pro Life... Here is one of those religious issues.  If you are Pro Life, you'll want to share your opinions with the powers that be. 4. If you are against the current health care bill... You will want to join the thousands of voices sharing their views against the proposed bill. 5. If you are concerned about the direction the economy is going... You should speak up for what you believe in so your thoughts and needs will be heard. Christian conservatives are waking up to the fact that we cannot remain silent any longer.  We need to speak up and voice our side, but we cannot just throw rhetoric and ideas around and hope they stick.  We need to be thoughtful, respectful, gracious and articulate.  And it isn't enough that we are armed with the truth; we need to be armed with the skill to share our ideas in a manner that befits an articulate servant of Christ. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ JoJo Tabares holds a degree in Speech Communication, but it is her humorous approach to communication skills which has made her a highly sought-after Christian speaker and writer.  Her articles appear in homeschool publications, such as Homeschool Enrichment Magazine and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, which also endorses her Say What You Mean curricula, including Say What You Mean Defending the Faith.  You can also find JoJo on web sites such as Crosswalk.com and Dr.Laura.com and hosting her weekly podcast, Communication Comedy Network.  For more information on communication FUNdamentals and Christian-based communication skills for the whole family, please visit http://www.ArtofEloquence.com

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  • jojosblog

    Thank you Cindy!


  • cindy holman

    These are so good, JoJo!


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