I pray you had a blessed Thanksgiving this year. Today is Friday Funnies on Communication FUNdamentals so to celebrate more Thanksgiving, I have these two Thanksgiving quotes and a poem for your giggling pleasure.
"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." ~Erma Bombeck
"An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day." ~Irv Kupcinet
"May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!"
Have a blessed weekend. See you Monday!
Today is Day Two of the National Words Matter Week Contest! In addition to posting our blog link(s), today you have an additional way to enter and have fun with our contest! Today's Extra Entry: Here is our extra entry rules for today, Tuesday, March 2nd: Art of Eloquence has started a collection of funny or poignant sayings about communication. We would love to add even more to our growing list! If you have a favorite family friendly saying or quote that is NOT listed on the top of our quotes page, please email email@example.com with your quote and please put "WMW Contest" in the subject line. Each quote we do not yet have on our quotes page will count...
"I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on." -Beryl Pfizer
What has organization to do with communication? Read my article, Organize Your Communication and find out just how much!
It all started the other day when I found an Abraham Lincoln quote: "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." It sounded so close to something my Dad always says: "This is the kind of thing you like if you like that kind of thing." I posted them on Facebook and began getting responses that were such great fun like this one: "Where ever you go, there you are!" -I have no idea who originally said this, do you? Which reminded me of a funny message my sister and her family had on their answering machine for years: "None of us are here 'cuz all of us are somewhere else. When...
Communication Lessons from Shakespeare While going through my email files, I found the following quote: "Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood." ~William Shakespeare Shakespeare packs quite a lot into this one line and I thought it so profound that I wanted to disect it to get the full impact of what he is saying here. Shakespeare says that conversation should be pleasant without scurrility. Scurrility is abusive language or a rude remark. This is quite unique today with the invention of electronic communication such as you are reading here. More and more I see people who feel free or even justified to be rude just because they don't...