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Interview with a Communicator

 Effective communication skills are important for everyone every day.  Interview with a Communicator is a column I used to have here on Art of Eloquence many years ago to share how that works in the lives of different people around the world.  Here is a recent interview I did with a Facebook friend, Tanya Art.  Tanya leads a support group on Facebook she started three years ago. She encourages others, like herself, who deal with Fibromyalgia.  She is an encouragement to others she calls Fibro Warriors.  I find that most people think of communication only in terms of formal speech and debate so I asked Tanya what role does speech and debate play in her everyday life.  I don't do a...

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Whine and Please Marketing

All this month I've been sharing from my article, "12 Deadly Communication Sins of Advertising" and today's installment is about whining.  As mom would say... Have Some Whine with That Cheese. Be careful to look over your marketing message for anything that might seem unprofessional for your industry before it is sent out. Have you ever looked at some of those infomercials and cable TV commercials? Some of them make my daughter cringe. You may be a small business with a small budget, but you don't want to give the impression that you are a cheesy, cheap company. Aside from the issues I mentioned in previous posts like poor spelling or feigning ignorance, one of the ways small business owners...

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