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How Important Are Communication Skills...REALLY?

I've been teaching communication skills both online and off since 2002 when I wrote my first study for homeschoolers called Say What You Mean for Teens!  From there, I created this website where I have written several homeschool speech communication materials, several studies for adults, and written hundreds of blog posts!  I've had several of my articles published by homeschool magazines like The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and Homeschooling Today and several of those articles have been picked up by Crosswalk .com and Dr Laura .com.  Art of Eloquence materials have been awarded "Homeschool Approved" by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and are endorsed by the Home School Legal Defense Association which links to my materials from their site.   However, in the...

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Relationships are All About Communication!

Relationships are All About Communication! By JoJo Tabares Good relationships rely on effective communication skills.  It's a huge part of our friendships, our parenting and our professional life.  Studies have shown that effective communicators have better relationships, closer friendships, make more money and are generally happier people.  Why?  Because effective communicators have the ability to relate with others, the confidence to express their needs/desires and possess the ability to persuade others to adopt or otherwise act on their ideas. Our marriages suffer for lack of effective communication skills: "An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of the citadel." Proverbs 18:19 The reason most often cited for a failed marriage is...

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