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Conversational ADD: What YOU Need to Know!

It’s one of the most pervasive and dangerous habits in America today and it's destroying your relationships! You see it all the time, but you probably never thought much about it. It's, unfortunately, at work in oral, face-to-face conversations and written exchanges over social media, text and email.  I call it Conversational ADD.  Here are a few examples:  Mary posts on Facebook asking for help for problem X only to have Jane give her solutions for problem B.  Jane didn't read Mary's entire post and assumed she knew what it was about. After the confusing exchange gets heated, Jane unfriend's Mary after six years of treasured friendship.  Tom emails a company to report some problems with his product (or service) and receives...

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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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Facebook Pet Peeves

Is anyone else getting a bit frustrated with Facebook?  Seems a lot of rules that limit socialization for a social media network.  Facebook says it's trying to protect its users by ridding itself of anything that might possibly resemble SPAM.  But it is taking the social right out of social media, don't you think?  1. You can't have more than 5000 friends. What if I'm popular? LOL  I recently had a discussion with someone on Facebook who said that anyone who believes you can have that many friends doesn't understand what the word means.  I don't believe Facebook is for people who are such good friends they'd do anything for each other.  If Facebook were just for very close friends,...

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The Death of Communication

Communication in its most simplistic form is the sharing of an idea in a way that allows the other party/parties to understand the message the way in which it was intended. It's a simple concept, but not an easy one to attain, especially in today's microwave society.     For many years, communication was thought an important skill to teach each generation and it yielded incredible results.  It allowed people of diverse cultures and world views to discuss things of great importance allowing consensus to be reached.  It promoted grace and manners in the event that agreement was not found in order for citizens to live peaceably and agree to disagree.  Not always, but mostly in polite society.   But today,...

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