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The Persuasion Myth

Since we spent the entire month of August discussing shyness, I want to spend a little time this month discussing the other side of that coin.  Last week, I talked about The Assertiveness Myth.  This week, I'd like to talk about the myth that every good communicator can always convince the other person of anything. The problem with this myth is three-fold: 1. It puts  a great deal of pressure on the communicator. If you think you will be able to convince everyone, you'll be a very stressed and frustrated communicator. 2. It puts a great deal of pressure on the one he's trying to convince. As we discovered in last week's article, assertiveness isn't the answer to every issue. ...

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January's Mailbag Monday

I cannot believe it is the end of January already and time for Mailbag Monday here at Communication FUNdamentals.  This month we found MANY questions and comments in our mailbag--mostly feedback on all the changes we have had here at Art of and the newsletter. Say What You Mean Convention 1. Several of you asked how to register for the event and enter the drawings.  The sign up form is now on the home page.  This not only enters you in the six live drawings but allows you to receive What's New at Art of Eloquence, our monthly newsletter with freebies, special offers and info JUST for our subscribers. 2. A few of you emailed asking about the events...

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