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Facebook: Connection Now Takes a Bit of Effort

I posted this on my Facebook wall recently, but thought I'd share it here as well and expand on my original post because so many using Facebook to connect these days are frustrated and confused. Some urgent prayer requests have gone unanswered and the friends who posted them were left feeling as if nobody cared! In our microwave society of techie EVERYTHING, we have become accustomed to Minute Rice, Instant Coffee, and Fast Friends.  But the truth is that friendships online take as much effort as they do OFFline.  And now that Facebook has made social media a bit less social with each passing day, it is going to take a bit more effort on our part to maintain friendships even...

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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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I bet you won't read this!

It's not as much a lack of training these days that gives way to communication issues; it's currently a lack of interest! I'd be willing to bet that 95% of the people who see this article (or any other article or blog post, or Facebook post or ...you get the picture) will just scroll past it without giving it a second thought.  I'd be willing to go one step further and say that almost the same amount of people will do so even if the topic is of great interest.  I'd also be willing to bet that at least 75% of people don't take the time to really listen when a friend or family member speaks and that about the...

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