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Are you communicating like an April Fool?

NOTE: Due to health issues, I am only writing a monthly blog post right now.  If you would like more information, tips and free gifts, please subscribe to our twice monthly newsletter. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* There is one day each year that actually inspires poor and just plain bad communication.  The practice of playing April Fool's jokes has given way to four flavors of communication problems.  I'll share each one along with my suggestions to avoid each of the communication pitfalls they create and then I'll share my thoughts on how April may not be the only time we make April Fools of ourselves or others with our communication. 1. Joke Mania Trying to communicate anything to anyone at this time of...

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Happy Bar Mitzvah Erving?

Today is April Fool's Day, but then I've never liked April Fool's.  Some of the tricks played on this day seemed mean and others were downright cruel.  However, I have a funny story for you that kind of qualifies as April Fool's, Tabares Style.  I need to begin at the beginning and that would be way back in the 70's.  Let me take you down memory lane. All in the Family was a popular show in the 70's and, if you are old enough to remember the show, you'll know that Archie Bunker was a cheapskate.  One episode had him purchasing a cake for his wife's birthday and coming home with a cake that said, "Happy Bar Mitzvah Irving!"  Why? ...

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