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July is Cell phone Courtesy Month

July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month and Freedom from Fear of Speaking Month!  Wow!  What a month for communication stuff, eh? In honor of these two most important celebrations ("communicationally" speaking), I'd like to remind everyone not to: * Send text messages in the movie theater creating spectacles of light while others are trying to watch the movie. * Have a conversation with Uncle Vinny about his gallstone surgery while at a fancy restaurant. * Forget to check out Art of for all the fun ways to learn to communicate effectively in almost any situation! x If you liked this post, make sure to subscribe to our RSS Feed so you don’t miss one and SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter:...

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American History Speech Challenge

How’d you all do on the first Speech Challenge?  Did you all get a bit more comfortable speaking?  Great. Please share your experiences and ask any questions you may have here. Let’s move on to the next step. Sometimes you aren’t as much afraid to get up and speak as you are uncomfortable because you don’t know what to say.  So this week’s challenge is to pick a speech you like from American history and get comfortable with a small part of it.  Read it over several times and envision yourself speaking as if it were YOU giving the speech.  Then…stand up and give the speech!  The idea this week isn’t to memorize it or to deliver the entire speech. ...

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