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How Important Are Communication Skills...REALLY?

I've been teaching communication skills both online and off since 2002 when I wrote my first study for homeschoolers called Say What You Mean for Teens!  From there, I created this website where I have written several homeschool speech communication materials, several studies for adults, and written hundreds of blog posts!  I've had several of my articles published by homeschool magazines like The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and Homeschooling Today and several of those articles have been picked up by Crosswalk .com and Dr Laura .com.  Art of Eloquence materials have been awarded "Homeschool Approved" by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and are endorsed by the Home School Legal Defense Association which links to my materials from their site.   However, in the...

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What word/phrase DON'T you want to hear this year

Question of the Month February 2016:  Each month, I'm going to ask you all a question that will hopefully get  you thinking, keep your organized and/or give you a giggle.  So this month's question is:  What one word or phrase do you NOT want to hear this year (2016) and why?  (Has your son or daughter been *working* you about something?  Is there a life lesson you'd rather have not had to learn?  Have you been relocated...AGAIN?  Is there a word or phrase associated with trials you've had that you'd like to be over and done with?)   I'll go first.  This year, I don't want to hear the phrase "Over Qualified."  After a year of my dh being out...

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Top 10 Reasons to Improve Your Communication Skills

Top 10 Reasons to Improve Your Communication Skills By JoJo Tabares 10.Your Education 9. Your Job 8. Your Relatives 7. Your Business 6. Your Employees 5. Your Witness 4. Your Friends 3. Your Children 2. Your Marriage 1. Your happiness Studies show that effective communicators do better in school, have deeper relationships, longer marriages, are more successful, make more money and are generally happier than their less articulate counterparts. The Lord felt communication skills so important for our lives that He mentions communication skills literally HUNDREDS of times in His Word. “Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Colossians 4:6 “But sanctify the Lord God in your...

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