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Excerpts from the English/Techanese Dictionary

For those of you following the latest in the Terrible Techie Trouble Saga, I want to give you the benefit of my experience in trying to speak Techanese: the language of the computer.  Here are some Techanese terms and their English definitions: Techanese: Windows detected a hard drive problem.  Translation: We have no idea what the problem is, but YOU'D better find out quick! Techanese: Microsoft Word has encounted a problem and must shut down. Translation: We have no idea what the problem is, but you can't use Word right now! Techanese: Memory is low, please restart your computer. Translation: We know exactly what the problem is, but you'll never be able to fix it this way! Techanese: Warning!  A critical...

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NEW at Art of Eloquence: UPDATED Sample Lessons

We've updated all our sample lessons! Over the last year, I have been working almost exclusively on new communication studies, especially the ones that you have told us you needed.  Over the year, we have released: Say What You Mean Debating the Issues   Say What You Mean Overcoming Social Anxiety   Say What You Mean Beginning Debate   Say What You Mean Avoiding, Reducing and Resolving Conflicts   This past year has left me precious little time to do some much needed revising of our website...and you all know how UNtechie I am.  Well, in the past few weeks, I've been working on several aspects of our website and today I'm ready to announce our first series of changes:...

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Disagreeing in Grace Rules 1&2

Have you subscribed to Communication FUNdamentals’ RSS Feed?  Don’t miss a post! x Continuing with Grace Month this week, I'm going to share  a few excerpts from my article, "Ten Quick Rules for  Disagreeing in Grace" and examine them each a bit closer. 1. Don't Accuse Instead of coming out and saying someone is wrong, just share what you know.  Nobody wants to hear they are wrong and if they hear it, they are likely not listening to anything else you say.  They may indeed be wrong, but you need to ask yourself if you want to be right or if you want to be heard! Mildred told Agatha she'd been to Geraldine's house yesterday and saw her new Labrador...

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