Art of Eloquence Blog — Clutter RSS

It's good to be a fast talker!

All this week I've been talking about cluttered communication and how we need to simplify, clear out the unnecessary words and slow down our rate of speech.  Today I'd like to share a fun YouTube video of a Federal Express Commercial that illustrates how effective fast talkers can be! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ For detailed articles/tips on various communication topics, free gifts and exclusive offers, subscribe to our newsletter!  Subcribe now and get JoJo's free eBook, Communication Activities: Finding Time to Talk to Your Children is a Busy World.  

Continue reading →

Is your speech too cluttered?

On Monday, I talked about decluttering your communication by taking out the unnecessary words and phrases.  Today I'd like to talk about Cluttered Communication or Cluttered Speech.  While searching the web last week, I found an article about cluttered speech on a website devoted primarily to stammering. The article talks mostly about the author's experience with both stammering and cluttering which had made it even more difficult for him to hold a conversation with people.  The side bar defined cluttering: "What is cluttering? Cluttering is defined as a communication disorder characterised by a rapid rate of speech that may come out too fast without proper pronunciation and be somewhat erratic. Cluttered thoughts can make it difficult to express yourself clearly....

Continue reading →