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JoJo on Listening

Over the last several years, I have written a great deal on the topic of listening.  Most people know that listening is an important skill but they don't really know why.  Here are a few of the sayings I have used in various articles over the last several years. JoJo on Listening: "1 speaker + 1 Listener = an effective communication equation."  JoJo Tabares "Sometimes the most intelligent thing to say is…nothing." JoJo Tabares "When your audience is no longer listening, it’s always best to stop talking!" JoJo Tabares "You will not persuade another by cutting off his argument. You will only stifle your understanding of how to answer him." -JoJo Tabares I cover this topic in depth in an...

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Fri Funny: Another JoJo Saying...

I have another JoJo-ism for you!  I recently found an article I wrote a while back (10 Quick Rules for Disagreeing in Grace), that I discovered had some of my more inspired sayings.  I'll be sharing more of these on Twitter and Facebook, but here is one that I thought was appropriate for Friday Funnies: "Tis better to agree to disagree and live to discuss another day than to fight for your right to be a pest!" -JoJo Tabares Learning Communication skills can also be fun with Art of Eloquence.com!

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Spirit of Fear

Spirit of Fear By JoJo Tabares "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." -2 Timothy 1:7 KJV Fear in speaking with others is timidity or what we call shyness.  According to Webster's dictionary, shyness means "sensitive and hesitant in dealing with others".  This is not the spirit of power that should be present inside the Christian for we know that with the Lord all things are possible and, if the Lord is for us, who can be against us? Research shows that 87% of what we do all day is communication related.  Maybe that is why the Bible speaks about communication skills hundreds of times.  The...

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New Articles! New Show! New Study!

Happy Thursday Communication FUNdamentals readers!  Writing your blog posts ahead of time gives new meaning to the phrase "time flies when you're having fun" cuz here I am on Monday writing as if it's Thursday.  I have one toe in the future contemplating my newest gray hair!  As if I wasn't getting old fast enough on my own...!  ROFL For months I've been telling you that I'm going to be adding some new articles to the Art of Eloquence site.  You probably thought this day would never come but here it is!  How did this happen you ask?  Well, to be perfectly candid, I'm supposed to be writing some new eBooks but I hit a wee bit of writer's block...

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