I bet you won’t read this!

keep-rightIt’s not as much a lack of training these days that gives way to communication issues; it’s currently a lack of interest!

I’d be willing to bet that 95% of the people who see this article (or any other article or blog post, or Facebook post or …you get the picture) will just scroll past it without giving it a second thought.  I’d be willing to go one step further and say that almost the same amount of people will do so even if the topic is of great interest.  I’d also be willing to bet that at least 75% of people don’t take the time to really listen when a friend or family member speaks and that about the same percentage don’t pay close attention to others enough to notice when a co worker, friend or neighbor is upset.

Nobody takes the time to pay attention these days!  We have become a nation so frantic about trying to make a living and attend to our lives that we don’t take the time to really listen or read anymore.  We also don’t realize that these short cuts actually take MORE time (confusing communication which has to be ironed out) than it would if we took the time to read it or listen carefully in the first place.  We are a civilization divided into microwave nanoseconds.  Don’t think so?

* What is most popular on FB?  Not in depth articles on important matters of life, no–but silly pictures of cats.  Even videos don’t get much attention anymore.  Those are three minutes and fifty seven seconds too long to justify taking time away from liking three hundred dog photos on Facebook.

* What happens when someone posts a picture they don’t immediately understand?  Do they look at the accompanying text to see what the person posting said?  No, that takes too long!  They ask or they assume and post a response that doesn’t fit the post.

* What TV shows are popular?  Not the ones that make you think!  Thinking is now a spectator sport.  The popular shows are the ones that tell you what to think, give silly laughs and the dreaded reality shows that don’t bear any resemblance to reality.

* By the way, how many of you noticed that the Keep Right sign has the arrow pointing the wrong way?

No wonder nobody cares enough to learn to communicate effectively. 

It doesn’t matter.  You can be the most articulate soul on the planet, but if nobody reads what you write or listens to what you say or pays attention because it takes longer than three nanoseconds, your message is either lost or twisted and someone has probably unjustifiably taken offense at what they THINK you said.

Blog posts are almost a thing of the past because you actually have to READ. I commend you who have continued on this far.  You are in the minority these days.  Kuddos!  You’ll learn stuff.


For quite some time, studies have shown that there has been a significant decline in communication effectiveness. 

College professors report an increase in papers with text speak, slang and poor grammar.  Employers have reported a serious lack of communication skill in their new hire candidates and that it’s one of the reasons employees are not promoted.

You and I notice it every day when we speak to people, and chat with them on social media.  Sometimes the lack of communication skill is so apparent we can hardly make out what the person is trying to tell us.


However, it’s not as much a lack of training as it is a lack of interest.  The bottom line is that most people today don’t feel communication is a subject that merits any attention.  Why?

Undivided attention is overrated.  Multitasking is a valued skill, but what isn’t generally taken into account is the fact that the less you concentrate on something, the less efficient you are at it.  While you may be able to cook dinner, do the laundry and listen to little Johnny’s story, you probably didn’t catch everything he said.

Unfortunately, this is exactly why so many struggle in relationships, marriages and friendships these days. Relationships are all about communication and very few seek to master it these days. I teach communication skills and for the last ten years there has been a decline both in the skills demonstrated and the interest in learning and applying them.  If you’ve found yourself on the receiving end of a misunderstanding, you know what I mean.


Need more proof?

Folks are busy and they are trying to find short cuts for whatever they do.  I can’t count the number of times I have sent an email to someone and had them reply asking for the very information that was still included in the original email which was attached underneath their reply!  Ever seen one of these?

From: Sally45
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 9:49 PM
To: Mary
Subject: Re: Coffee on Friday?

Hi Mary,
What day and time?


>From: Mary
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 9:47 PM
> To: Sally
> Subject: Coffee on Friday?
> Dear Sally,
> How about coming over on Friday at 9am for some coffee?
> Love,
> Mary

Not only did Sally take extra time to send a reply to Mary asking for the very information Mary already gave her, but she has communicated to Mary that her email wasn’t worth her time to read properly in the first place.  Additionally, it communicates to Mary that Sally doesn’t think Mary’s time is as valuable as hers.  She is now requesting that Mary spend more of her time to answer a question she has already answered.  Furthermore, it takes even more of Sally’s time to have to read through another one of Mary’s emails.


It’s time we, as a society, take back the responsibility for what we say and how we say it. 

It’s time to learn to speak effectively and in grace.  It’s time to be proactive…because what’s at stake is everyone one of our relationships!  If you don’t, I can promise you there’s a storm coming!  A miscommunication storm that will leave your relationships in its wake.

The economy is down and, it appears, we are all just too broke to pay attention.  In today’s microwave society people are always looking for ways to save time…but are we actually spending more time because of miscommunication?  You know that old phrase, “Do it right the first time” and you won’t have to spend time doing it again.  I think our nanoseconds would be better spent if we heeded this time honored time saver!

Life’s busy in the 21st Century, but if we all take just a few moments to really read or listen to the other party, we might actually save ourselves a great deal of time and frustration.  Read those emails carefully before you reply.  Actively listen to the speaker before you respond.  You just might answer your own question…before you spend endless nanoseconds to ask it!

I could have said more about this subject, but this blog post is already MUCH longer than most people will take time to read as it is.  😀

Check out ArtofEloquence.com and take your stand now!  We have studies for PreK through adults and for every communication situation from speech and debate to sharing your faith and social skills!

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New at Art of Eloquence in 2013!

AoE People ButtonNewsletter and Webinar Changes!

After ten years in business having put out a variety of products and projects, we took a series of surveys and asked you what you were looking for from Art of Eloquence in 2013.  You shared your thoughts with us and we listened.  So this year we have a renewed focus on the things that you said were important to you and your family!

You said you wanted us to focus more on bringing you in-depth articles and webinars in 2013 so we have let some of the extra projects we had go in order to spend more time on these two areas.


Starting this month, we will pack even more into our newsletters so our weekly newsletters will now be semi-monthly.  We may also release one every so often if there is a time sensitive announcement to be made, but most often you will receive them twice a month.

This information will ONLY be available to our newsletter subscribers so make sure you are subscribed!

And, if you haven’t subscribed yet, NOW is the time because, ALL NEW THIS YEAR, is a a series of special gifts you will receive JUST for subscribing!  After our initial welcome email confirming your subscription (which includes a link to a fun video!), you will receive four emails (one per day), each with a FREE GIFT!  Each gift will help you in a different area of your life: kids, business, etc.

Again, this information will ONLY be available to our newsletter subscribers so make sure you are subscribed!

All New Webinar Topics:

During our Birthday Bash, we asked you what webinar topics you’d like to see presented in 2013 and we heard you!  Some webinars will be free and some will require a small fee.  Here is a partial list of topics we will be covering next year:

January: Conflict Resolution/repairing burned bridges

February: Dating, Marriage and Relationships

March: How to Speak with Boldness

April: Communication with Your Teen

Only a few more days to get your ticket to the webinar!

If you are looking to repair a relationship, Art of Eloquence can help.  Check out Say What You Mean: Avoiding, Reducing and Resolving Conflicts.  Browse our free lesson at the bottom of the page.  If you purchase this study, you’ll learn how to avoid conflicts or even reduce their effects so that you may build closer relationships with others.  Or you can sign up for this month’s webinar: Resolving Conflicts and get this study as a FREE BONUS GIFT!

NEW: Free lessons Page!

Art of Eloquence has always had free lessons from our studies available for download listed on each product page. However, now we have a page where you can find ALL of our sample lessons!  This makes it easier to decide which communication study is perfect for you and your family!

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All NEW Art of Eloquence Newsletter Features!

We’ve been busy here at Art of Eloquence making changes in order to bring you even more incredible reasources. If you haven’t been to the home page in a while, check out the changes there!  But what I wanted to share with you today was this…
So I was sitting at my desk yesterday morning before church reading the Bible and contemplating what else I could do for my readers, subscribers and fans when the Lord put some incredible ideas into my head.  They came one at a time to allow me to process the information and write it down.  Isn’t God amazing that way?  Here’s a short little blog post just to introduce them to you.
Brand NEW Features:
* JoJo’s Monthly Articles: Includes tips she only shares with her subscribers!  (Okay, this one is not new and will continue!)
* Family Time w/JoJo: Game, activity, recipe, field trip idea, story or critical thinking prompt providing great family time giving you something to do together that builds effective communication that strengthens your relationships.
* JoJo’s Challenge: Monthly communication challenge that helps you and your family learn to be more effective communicators and to speak in boldness tempered by grace.
* Lessons from the Media: JoJo analyzes various movies, TV shows and commercials that hold a special communication lesson for you and your family.
* Plusfree gifts, exclusive offers and much more!
So now, if you thought you didn’t have enough reasons to subscribe to the Art of Eloquence newsletter, you certainly do now!
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Guess Who Had a Facelift?

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog article series to bring you this Art of Eloquence special report!

Guess who’s had a facelift?  Nope, not me.  Though, at 49, it might not be such a bad idea.  It’s Art of Eloquence!

Yes the brand new, redesigned Art of Eloquence website has finally gone live!  After months of tweaking, learning new technology, getting help from my web host and ANYone who’d listen, it’s finally here!

What do you think?  The design isn’t the only thing that’s new!

* Mostly Importantly: it’s much easier to search the site to find the things you want because we now have drop down menus all along the top of the site!  You can search our store by age, category or value packages.  Easily find our free resources, Facebook fan page and our free monthly seminars across the top.

* We have added our Birthday Bash info so you can check out the prizes we are giving away on November 1st right here on the blog.

* We have also added several new communication scriptures and quotes on our scriptures page!

* We have completely redesigned JoJo’s Articles!  They are now alphabetized for easy reference!

* One of the biggest changes on the site is the addition of our videos!  I’m in the process of recording more, but you can see the first few on the home page and some of the age group pages in the store!

PLUS, the home page features my 200th JoJoism.  Remember I said I’d have a celebration when I reached my 200th JoJoism?  Well…You may have noticed I skipped over that one and posted a few after that.  Here is that celebration!

We’d love your feedback!  Please leave your comments and let us know what you think.

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JoJoisms & Free Gift

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It’s Communication FUNdamentals Week and I hope you’ve been enjoying many giggles over the last few days.  Laughter is essential and not only to the learning process as we were discussion earlier, but to our health.  They say laughter is the best medicine.  You should have several doses per day!

I love making people laugh.  I do it with my kids. In fact, my son has gotten so used to it that he often says, “Mommy, say something funny!”  No pressure or anything! ROFL

Well, in case you haven’t been reading my blog, my articles, my Facebook fan page, my newsletter or my studies, (shudder, the thought!) you know that I started a thing called JoJoisms.  JoJoisms are where I reveal life’s truths…as I think of ’em.  They are one liners with insightful commentaries on life.  Here are a few I wrote about communication:

JoJoism#18 “Persuasion is when you want someone to listen to you; annoyance is when they want you to listen to them!”

JoJoism#28 “I’ve noticed that the English language does, indeed, have gender words like they do in Spanish. For example, when a man gets grey hair, they call him DISTINGUISHED. The feminine form of that word is…OLD.”

JoJoism#29 “I’ve also noticed that if your dh is distinguished, chances are very good…”

JoJoism#49a “A reason is what I have for not doing something for you.  An excuse is what you have for not doing something for me.“

JoJoism#82 “The opposite of stop isn’t go, it’s pots.”

I’ll stop now before…JoJoism#107: “My mouth punneth over.” JoJoisms: Revealing Life’s Truths…as I think of ‘em!


If you enjoyed these, I have a free gift for you!  I created and illustrated my first Book of JoJoisms on communication.  Click here to download a free copy!


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The Case for Wrinkles

At the end of a long, joyous, productive, meaningful life, what will people see when they look into your face?  WRINKLES!   And they won’t be thinking, “That face shows a joyous, productive, meaningful life” either.  They’ll be thinking, “Boy is that woman OLD!”  Well, I’d like to change all that and I’m asking for your help.

It’s important to use your communication skills to change the world around you for the better.  Why start with wrinkles?  Well, I’ve written articles about grace in politics and faith before, but it struck me that I never did start at the beginning.  In order to start a movement for world grace, I think it needs to begin with something more universal and easier to discuss.  If you think of it in colloquial movie terms, this article is a prequel.

Every one of us, if we are blessed, will live to see the day when our face has an abundance of creases and lines.  There will come a day when even the fresh-faced, four-year-old will be weathered.  I’d like to start at the beginning with something we can probably all agree on and feel confident enough to pass along.  I say wrinkles are desirable (dare I say fashionable) and I’m going to prove it.

The Case for Wrinkles

1. Wrinkles are better than the alternative!

Yes, given the alternative to growing old, wrinkles come in on top!  Death is a very distant second!  Once you realize how much worse you could have it, wrinkles don’t seem so bad.

2. Wrinkles are soft.

Yes, the more wrinkled your face is, the softer it gets.  My 11 y/o son loves to touch my 48 year old face and always comments, “It’s so soft!”

3. Wrinkles are knowledge.

The more wrinkles you have, the more knowledge you MUST have accumulated, even if by sheer luck!  You just know things younger people don’t.  You’ve lived through stuff.

4. Wrinkles are earned.

Wrinkles are not some honorary badge.  They are earned!  Not just anyone can have these babies!  Laugh lines mean you must have laughed.  A joyous life, even if fraught with struggles, is a prize, indeed.  Wrinkles mean you’ve endured, you’ve persevered.  Wrinkles mean you have really lived.

5. Wrinkles show you have character.

Wrinkles are character lines and mean you aren’t just any old body, you’re a character!  Wrinkles make you cute, cuddly, adorable, wise, and worthy of honor!

6. Wrinkles are wisdom!

If you have acquired wrinkles, you MUST have also acquired some amount of wisdom.  At the very least you remember history like it was yesterday.  You remember what life was like before iPods and can regale the younger generation with quaint stories of what kids did before Playstation 3.  If you’ve really been paying attention or have garnered an education, you can teach people stuff-stuff they might really need to know!

7. Wrinkles give you license to be silly again.

Let’s face it.  When you see a 4 year old being silly, you think, “How cute!”   When you see a 40 year old being silly, you think, “What an idiot.”  When you see a wrinkled old guy being silly, you think, “How cute!”

8. Wrinkles are your ticket to free help.

If a 29 y/o woman is having a hard time with her lawn mower, you’d rather not take a minute to help her get it started because, hey, you’re busy and her husband will get around to helping her…eventually.  If you see an 80 year old woman struggling to get her Christmas lights up, you’ll take three hours of your day to string them for her!

9. Wrinkles mean you don’t get any more pimples!

One of the great perks of getting wrinkles is that your face no longer breaks out!  You don’t need to worry about those embarrassing blemishes due to oily skin when your face has dried up and turned raisin!

10. Wrinkles allow you more time to have fun.

Once you realize you’re no Farrah Fawcett (I know I’m dating myself) anymore, you can stop worrying about your looks and focus on the fun of life.  Not having to worry about your makeup, the latest hair styles, and your Jordache Jeans (now I’m REALLY dating myself) means you can wear what’s comfortable and have more time to enjoy life unimpeded by the bonds of high fashion!

You and I may not agree on politics, religion or even what to watch on TV, but I’ll bet we can forge one bond today and agree to declare to the rest of the world that wrinkles are desirable.  If you agree, forward this blog link to everyone you know, wrinkled and non-wrinkled.  You don’t need to send it to 25 friends in the next five minutes, but if you do, you will have contributed 25 new giggles to the world!  You will also have contributed to the beginning of the Wrinkle Movement.  Together we CAN rid the world of the stigma of wrinkles so that our children will grow up in a wrinkle friendly environment!  Who’s with me?

JoJo Tabares holds a degree in Speech Communication.  Her Christian and humorous approach to communication skills has made her a sought after speaker.  JoJo’s articles have appeared in various homeschool magazines and websites such as Dr. Laura.com.  Her Say What You Mean curricula is endorsed by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and her eBook, Say What You Mean When You’re in Business, has been used by direct sales leaders and small business owners alike.  For more information, please visit http://www.ArtofEloquence.com

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Nostalgia Week: Ten Quick Rules for Disagreeing in Grace

It’s Nostalgia Week here on Communication FUNdamentals.   Art of Eloquence will be eight years old in just a few days.  Looking back at how I started out, I began reminiscing about the “Good Old Days.”

Remember when manners were in style?  When parents taught us that if we didn’t have anything nice to say, we shouldn’t say anything at all?  Remember when saying “please” and “thank you” was not just nice, but customary?  Remember when strangers were kind and we could…disagree in grace?

10 Quick Rules for Disagreeing in Grace
By JoJo Tabares

So how should we object?  What’s the best way to disagree?  How can we voice our opposition when someone presents us with something that goes against what we believe?  How can we discuss and share instead of antagonize and frustrate?  How?  Just the way you would wish someone else would disagree with YOU!

Here are 10 quick rules for disagreeing so that it will open a door to discussion instead of slamming it shut on your relationship:

1. Don’t Accuse
Instead of coming out and saying someone is wrong, just share what you know.  Nobody wants to hear they are wrong and if they hear it, they are likely not listening to anything else you say.  They may indeed be wrong, but you need to ask yourself if you want to be right or if you want to be heard!

2. Listening Without Interrupting
It doesn’t look like you are anxious to share your views if you interrupt.  To them, it feels like you aren’t giving due attention to their arguments.  If you are not willing to listen to others, they will not be willing to listen to you!

3. Be Calm
The best way to share your views with anyone is in a calm and rational manner.  The more passionate you are about a topic, the harder that will be.  When you give a speech, being passionate about it is beneficial, but when you are trying to change someone’s mind or heart, it is a deterrent.  Nobody wants to be forced into accepting something.  They want to come to their own conclusions after hearing all the facts.

4. Don’t Condemn the Person; Question the Issues
Remember always that the Lord loves His children. It’s the sin He hates.  Keep in mind that people are not machines.  We don’t switch our sin on and off.  Ask questions.  Share.  Condemn the action if you must, but never condemn the person that Jesus loves!

5. Give new Christians a Chance
Before I ever came to accept Jesus, I didn’t know His Word.  I cannot accept what I do not know.  I had to spend time reading the Bible before I could grow in my faith.  As I grew closer to the Lord, the more I wanted to live my life for Him.  I didn’t start off witnessing. It wasn’t until later that I decided not to participate in things like Santa and the Easter Bunny.  Be sure not to stumble a fairly new Christian because he is not yet ready or willing to make a change.

6. Address their Concerns
If they ask you a question, by all means answer!  Sometimes people may not come out and ask but you can tell they have a concern by their body language or their facial expression.  If they object, by all means address it.  Calmly share what you know about their concerns.

7. Say “I Dunno”
When you don’t know the answer someone needs, the most intelligent thing to say is “I dunno.”  The quickest way to lose credibility with someone is to speak too quickly.  If someone asks you something about the Bible and you can’t remember where the scripture is, tell them you will find it for them.  You don’t need to have all of the Bible memorized and categorized in your head to share the Gospel.  People appreciate honesty!

8. Let it Go
In order to avoid an argument, when they are no longer listening, stop talking!  As soon as someone is giving off signals that they are not accepting your views, it’s usually best not to press the issue and begin an argument.  Remember that the Lord may use you simply to plant a seed.  Someone else may be sent to water it.  Only God can change a heart and you may have already done your part.  Don’t mess up God’s work!  ROFL

9. Don’t Argue
Art of Eloquence offers a Tshirt Transfer and Puzzle Download with a very powerful saying on it.  “Don’t argue with a fool.  Someone watching might not be able to tell the difference” -Author Unknown  Arguing only inflames the other party and renders them incapable of really listening to what you have to say.  Arguing never persuades anyone and if it does, they certainly would never admit it!

10. Agree to Disagree
Tis better to agree to disagree and live to discuss another day than to fight for your right to be a pest!  Sometimes people are not ready to hear or accept what you have to say.  Sometimes you are only one in a long line of people the Lord will use to share Jesus with this person.  Share and discuss in love and grace and then let it go.  God is in control.  Let Him work.

We have not been commanded to make Christians.  We have merely been called to share God’s love and grace and mercies with those who would listen and pray for those who don’t.

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.  You can also find JoJo on web sites such as Crosswalk.com and Dr.Laura.com.  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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Are your emails effective? They can be!

Have you ever written an email you thought was clear only to have the recipient reply:  “What on earth are you talking about?”   Do you occasionally find that your email misspeaks?  Did you ever NOT say what you meant to say over email?  I think we all have had times like these, but with a few easily implemented tips, these can be fewer and farther between!

Join me in the next few months as I begin a new article series just for my newsletter subscribers on effective emailing!  These articles will eventually make their way into a book that will be offered for sale on the Art of Eloquence website.  However,  if you are one of our newsletter subscribers, you can get all this information for free beginning tomorrow morning in my very first What’s New at Art of Eloquence eNewsletter series of articles on effective emailing!

If you are not a subscriber yet, click here and, in addition, you will receive special offers and free gifts from time to time during the month.  Lastly, What’s New at Art of Eloquence subscribers are all entered into our Subscriber of the Month Drawing for a chance to win a gift certificate for $20 worth of Art of Eloquence products!  A new subscriber is chosen each month!

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Mailbag Monday…On Wednesday!

I usually reserve the last Monday of the month for Mailbag Monday, but since I had a rather timely announcement to make this Monday, I decided to post Mailbag Monday on Wednesday and mix things you up a bit.

Warning!  Reading Mailbag Monday on Wednesday may cause a feeling of Wednesday on Friday.  Do not read Mailbag Monday on Wednesday if you have a history of premature weekends or are pregnant as this may cause an unsafe drop memory.

This month I posted a great deal of articles both here on Communication FUNdamentals and on my newsletter.  I’ve been beefing up my columns and apparently you all have enjoyed them.  So this month’s Mailbag Monday (on Wednesday) is a sort of a Reader’s Choice Best of April!  If you missed any of these articles, I have embedded links so you can catch them or catch them again.

I received quite a bit of feedback on my blog article about President Obama’s Health Care Rhetoric both on and off the blog.

It was brought to my attention that several people discovered Foot in Mouth Man (FIMM) this month.  Some posted his video on their blog and others posted about his monthly MISadventure, but all had fun with FIMM!

A few people contacted me this month to ask if they could reprint one of my articles on their blog.  Are You Listening to Your Customers was one of my articles that was re-posted on Best of Both Worlds blog this month.

I also received a great deal of feedback about my online seminar for authors I did for Felice Gerwitz of Media Angels.

Lastly, I received a great deal of feedback on my newsletter poll this past week.  I asked my newsletter subscribers which of the studies I was in the middle of writing were most important to them.  I want to thank all of you for participating in the poll and sharing your thoughts.  I am currently working on two of the most popular studies.  To find out which ones before they are formally released, you’ll just have to subscribe!  ;D

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Mailbag Monday: Articles

It’s time again for Mailbag Monday!  On the last Monday of the month, I post your questions and comments.  I didn’t get any unusual questions this month, but we did get so many wonderful comments, mostly on my articles,  that  I thought I’d include links to them so you all can read them if you didn’t get a chance to when they came out.

Thanks to all of you who wrote in for your kind comments. I so enjoy hearing how much you enjoy my articles and studies!  One question I do get often applies here.  Yes, you may re-post any of my blog articles as long as you keep them in tact with my resource box with a link back to me.

I have a few blog fans out there!  Here’s what one had to say on her blog about mine:

“Here’s a link to one of my absolute all-time favorite websites/blogs.” -Becky Joie

I received an email from her as well this month with feedback about how her Co op Class is going:

“Co-op class is going well with Say What You Mean for Kids.  The students enjoy it and I am so glad that it is easy to teach and has little prep work, especially with my busy schedule. I look forward to teaching it every week.” -Becky Joie

We also had some wonderful feedback about our monthly homeschool leadership seminar this month:

“Loved your seminar!!  I just order One by One (Denise & Kristen) book, know I’m sending you my email so I can get yours. Thanks in advance!!” -Marie

I received several wonderful emails about my funny article, JoJo’s 10 Important Uses for SPAM to Enrich Your Life, I posted here on the blog last week:

“Hahaha left a comment JoJo you hit the nail on the head!! Love it Jo Jo. I’m spamming all my friends with that link. LOL!” -Heather

I received a very nice email about my article, “Should You Pay Her What She’s Worth:”

“I went and read your article and I can’t agree more. Demanding that a business person give away the things that provide their livelihood,  ‘communicates a lack of respect for her as an expert, a lack of respect for her time and a lack of respect for her right to make a living and provide for her family” -Joan

This was one of the responses I received about one of my exclusive newsletter articles “Is it Ever 4:76am in Your Conversation?”  I’m afraid I cannot give out the link to this one as these are exclusive articles JUST for my newsletter subscribers.  If you are not a subscriber and wish to be, you can subscribe here:

“I saw this in your newsletter so I went and read the whole article.  NICE!!!!  I really enjoyed it.  GREAT ARTICLE!” –Carla

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback this month. It really helps me to know what you all like and need!

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