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How to Talk About Pain

In celebration of Effective Communication Month, the first week of June, I talked about how important texting and technology has been to the breakdown of communication skills.  Last week, my blog interview guest shared how communication can help parenting and I introduced a contest you can enter to win free AoE communications studies by sharing how misunderstandings happen in every day lives.  On Monday, my guest showed us how important communication skills are to a music teacher. Today I'd like to share with you another important area of our lives that we don't normally think of as being important when it comes to our communication skills.  This is an article I found online via Web MD.  It's called, "How to...

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In the News: Why Communication is Important

So often I'm asked if communication skills are really that important for every day life.  I've developed a quote I'd like to put on every bumper sticker. "While you may manage to live your entire life without making a speech, you will not get through one day without communicating something to someone!" The past week, while I was posting about the National Words Matter Week contest, there were several news stories that came across my eDesk that illustrate the reasons behind why communication skills are not just needed for lawyers and politicians.  Here are two: An article from March 5, 2010 states Doctors urged to do more listening as complaints about care increase Among other things it states "Officials say...

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