NOTE: Due to health issues, I am only writing a monthly blog post right now. If you would like more information, tips and free gifts, please subscribe to our twice monthly newsletter. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* There is one day each year that actually inspires poor and just plain bad communication. The practice of playing April Fool's jokes has given way to four flavors of communication problems. I'll share each one along with my suggestions to avoid each of the communication pitfalls they create and then I'll share my thoughts on how April may not be the only time we make April Fools of ourselves or others with our communication. 1. Joke Mania Trying to communicate anything to anyone at this time of...
A long while back I received an email that came through my website contact form:
"hi there - I am trying to find biblical quotes for each subject at school. I am stuck on IT and computing!! Any ideas please? thanks very much"
I think I responded with something like, "Are you serious?" Never heard back from this person.
What say you? Was this a joke or not?
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July 22nd is Spoonerisms Day and July 24th is Tell an Old Joke Day. In celebration, let's talk about humor. What's funny and what's not? How can we use humor without abusing others? Where d0 we draw the line? Have you ever made light of something only to find the other party didn't think it was funny? Ever have someone make a joke at your expense? Have you ever felt someone didn't take you seriously after injecting a little humor into your communication? Well, tomorrow, I'm going to share some do's and don'ts and tips about humor. Join me for a half hour of fun as I help you navigate your way through the Funny Zone to discover what's funny...