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Do your posts "L@@K" like spam?

I had an experience on Facebook last week that got me thinking about how important it is to be careful that our communication doesn't resemble something that people could take the wrong way.  It isn't enough to be genuine, we have to communicate that we are.  If you use the language of scammers and spammers, people will wonder if you are.  If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, people will naturally conclude that it's a duck.  Here's what I mean and what we can all learn from Pst Spence. Last week, I received a friend request from someone with an odd sounding name:  Pst Spence.  We had several mutual friends, his page looked normal and he...

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There's No "Busy-ness" Like Slow Business!

There's No "Busy-ness" Like Slow Business! By JoJo Tabares If you have ever been on the receiving end of the kind of  communication where you felt nobody took the time to listen to you, you might be tempted to utter this common phrase: "You're so broke you can't pay attention." Even before the bottom fell out of the economy, people were busy.  The culture of life has changed in the last hundred years from those close-knit families who spent time with their friends and neighbors eating home-cooked meals prepared by moms who spent hours with their daughters cooking and learning together.  In the modern world, moms work either away from home or from home.  We don't have time to spend...

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