#1 New Year's Resolution Requires Effective Communication Skills!

Number ONE New Year's Resolution: Spend More Time with Family & Friends

Recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others show that "more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year."  What's the one skill we all need if we are going to spend more time with our friends and relatives?  It's the very same skill needed to improve relationships: Communication!  Why?  Because you cannot even have a relationship with someone unless you communicate with them in some way.  As I wrote about in a recent article, relationships are all about communication and the potential for misunderstanding and misinterpretation leave a relationship vulnerable. This year, resolve to learn to become a more effective communicator!  Don't wait until you and a loved one have a conflict that ruins your relationship.  Hurt feelings can be overcome, but sometimes it goes beyond hurt feelings and the relationship may not be easily repaired. Relationships with friends and family are too precious to leave up to chance.  Prepare now to be an effective communicator in 2012 and give your relationships the strength that nothing else can!  Check out all the free lessons, articles and information on http://www.ArtofEloquence.com and don't forget to sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter for your free gift, Communication Activities: Finding Time to Talk to Your Children in a Busy World!  Much success in 2012!  Let us know how Art of Eloquence can help! If you liked this post, please subscribe to our RSS feed and share the link…


  • JoJo

    Thanks for commenting, Cindy!

  • Cindy Holman

    I totally agree!! Thanks JoJo!

  • JoJo

    Aww…thanks! I truly believe it’s one of THE most important skills we learn in life as it affects almost everything we do.

  • Carla

    They say on a deathbed, few folks say, “I should’ve worked more.” The usual comment is, “I should’ve spent more time with my family.” This makes perfect sense. You can spend time with your family that means nothing due to poor or no communication skills. :( You can turn that all around, though. You’ve taught me a lot, JoJo!

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