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What is effective communication?

As it is Effective Communications Month, I thought I'd begin my series of blog articles with a reminder of what communication really is.  Here is an article I wrote a while back that puts it best. Communication is a word you’ve probably heard since you were young, but I’ll bet you can’t define it. Some people think communication is talking, conversation, making a speech, persuading someone of something or badgering them into coming to church. Others think it’s manners, etiquette or social graces. Merriam Webster defines communication as “an act or instance of transmitting,” “information transmitted or conveyed,” “a verbal or written message,” “exchange of information,” “personal rapport,” or their most comprehensive definition, “a process by which information is exchanged...

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HOW to Keep Silent

Have you subscribed to Communication FUNdamentals’ RSS Feed?  Don’t miss a post! x Continuing with Sounds of Silence Week here on Communication FUNdamentals. Monday, I talked about when we need to keep silent.  Today I'm going to talk about how we can actually accomplish this.  It's harder than you might think. Here are some tips to help you keep silent when you are tempted to open yer kisser... * Imagine yourself in your listener's place * Ask yourself if you have all the facts * Reflect back to see if there is any way you might be mistaken about someone's intent to hurt you * Is what you're about to say godly? * Is what you're about to say constructive?...

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Speaking in Grace does not include arguing. No...REALLY!

Have you subscribed to Communication FUNdamentals’ RSS Feed?  Don’t miss a post! x It's Grace Month here at Communication FUNdamentals and we're up to number nine in my article 10 Quick Rules for Disagreeing in Grace.  I pray these have been a great blessing and, if you know someone who might benefit from them, please pass the blog links along!  Without further adieu I give you another ah...don't! 9. Don't Argue Art of Eloquence created a puzzle download with a very powerful saying on it.  "Don't argue with a fool.  Someone watching might not be able to tell the difference" -Author Unknown  Arguing only inflames the other party and renders them incapable of really listening to what you have to...

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