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Make sure people know they’re special to you

Part of effective communication has nothing to do with the words we use, but our attitude. Do you look them in the eye when you speak to people or is your attention divided as you text, talk on the phone, watch something on TV or read the paper? Do you use generic terms when you answer them or do you give them specific feedback? Are you warm and inviting?  Do you tell them why they are special to you?  Do you share your thoughts and feelings with them?  Have you taken the time to offer help when needed?  Really listen when they share? Making people feel special is the building blocks of a good friendship.  That involves several things: Noticing...

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Sounds of Silence Week

Have you subscribed to Communication FUNdamentals’ RSS Feed?  Don’t miss a post! x Last week I shared about speaking up to praise and support and lift others up.  This week, I'd like to share a bit on just the opposite: when to keep silent.  Today I'm going to talk about when it's best to keep silent and on Wednesday, I'll talk about just how we can accomplish this. The Lord tells us that there is a time to speak up and a time to keep silent: "A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;" -Ecclesiastes 3:7  When are those times? * When you should be listening * When you...

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Feelings are like Flubber

I got my TEACH Magazine the other day. I was so happy. I missed the last issue. Somehow it never made it to me.  Most of you know that I just have to have my TOS and my TEACH!  Well, Lorrie Flem is a dear lady. I've had her on Grace Talk Soup and she was one of the Keynote Speakers for the Say What You Mean Convention last year. There are so many wonderful articles in this issue!  One that caught my attention was the one called "Ordinary Obedience Following Flubber."  It talks about how she met her dh and how her feelings for him went back and forth early on.  She says feelings are just like Flubber. "Feelings...

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