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Facebook Fan Monthly Specials

New!  Art of Eloquence is introducing a brand new monthly event, but JUST for our Facebook Fans!  Each month we will be offering one of our most popular communication studies for LESS THAN $6.  Some will be offered for LESS THAN $2!   Here's how it works:  1. "Like" us on Facebook and keep watch daily for our monthly announcement! (Picture featured here above). 2. Purchase as usual using the coupon code provided in that post for that Art of Eloquence title which is to be our featured AoE Facebook Fan page special.   That's it!  But remember:  * These special offers are ONLY for our Facebook Fans! * The coupon code, date of offer, and specific title will ONLY be...

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The Dangers of Smart Phone Obsession

Last week, I reprinted an article I wrote a while back on the Influence of Texting because technology has long been eating away at our effective communication skills.   Technology is a wonderful thing in moderation or as a tool, but not only has it been eroding our face-to-face communication skills, it has also been replacing our real life relationships! How many times have you seen someone on their phone while driving, shopping, or even at a party? Ignoring real people while playing games or texting on a phone has become such a *thing* that I recently saw a photograph on Facebook of a sign on a day care center. It told parents to get off their phone and pay attention...

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The Influence of Texting

This month, I'd like to share my thoughts on the dangers of smart phone obsession and how it affects our relationships, but in order to fully understand that article which I'll share next week, I'd like to first draw your attention to an article I wrote several years back on the influence of texting on communication.   Texting, emailing, and easy access to various forms of electronic media are a handy tool in the technological age.  However, in my experience, it has become more than a tool to most and has greatly degraded the effectiveness of modern society's communication.  In addition, it has produced a people who are less concerned with truth than convenience and more concerned with being connected than making...

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Communication Lessons from Five Year Olds

Blast from the past from my article archive this month is: Communication Lessons from Five Year Olds:  Little children are inexperienced in communication, but as I will share, we can all learn some valuable communication lessons from them.Lesson number one: Speak Plainly.Adults say, “The honour of your presence is requested at the…blah blah blah…”  Adults go to great lengths to use the right words, the perfect invitation and the most respectful language, but at the end of the day, it can often sound confusing, standoffish or pompous. Children say, “Wanna come to my party?”  Children put things simply, succinctly and honestly.  They don’t worry about how it sounds.  They just say what they mean and because they don’t know big...

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Poor Car Communication or Navigation Aggravation

Automobiles are getting so techie these days, they practically talk to you.  Well, they DO talk to you.  They tell you your door is ajar.  They buzz and ring and carry on when you begin to drive without your seat belt on. Their nav system has an audible voice that tells you how to get to places you aren't familiar with.   But how good a communicator ARE they?  Often, not very! Here are two recent examples of my own. Your mileage may vary!  ROFL  1. So they other day, a week after my parathyroid surgery, I needed to find my way to my bone specialist's office.  Two thirds of the way there the blue line that tracks the nav...

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