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Funny Ads and Signs

Communication skills are so much more than making speeches.  They are vital for every day life.  Those in advertising know just how important a single word can be in making an impression on their client's potential customers.  However, I don't think the authors of these little gems had a clue how it would come across...  Take a look: Interesting Ads and Signs Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too. (For those times when you want to show you're "all ears"!) We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand. (That's comforting!) Save regularly in our bank. You'll never reget it. (I think I'll regret...

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How Important is Communication in your every day life?

I've asked this very question at countless seminars I've given.  Most people say that communication is very important in their lives.  However, when I ask if anyone ever took a communication class or studied communication skills or taught their children effective communication, I get one of three answers: 1. Oh, I'm not a politician or a lawyer so I don't really need to make speeches. But I thought you just said you thought communication skills were important for your every day life?  Most people think of communication skills as speech or debate and equate these skills with things at which only lawyers and politicians need to be proficient.   They suddenly forget why they answered yes and immediately go to the...

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