Art of Eloquence Blog — talk RSS

Talk Like a Pirate Day

I'm mixing things up this week.  I usually save the communication funnies for Friday Funnies, but today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. In celebration, I have several fun videos to share with you.  All share something unique in communication.   Here is an Amazon Parrot singing Yo Ho A Pirate's Life for Me!   Want an iPhone app to teach you how to talk like a pirate?   Here's another parrot speaking pirate.   ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ If you liked this post, read…Seven Reasons Why YOU Should Sign Up for the Art of Eloquence Newsletter!

Continue reading →

What is Communication?

Communication is a word you've probably heard since you were young, but I'll bet you can't define it.  Some people think communication is talking, conversation, making a speech or persuading someone of something.  Others think it's manners, etiquette or social graces. Merriam Webster defines communication as "an act or instance of transmitting," "information transmitted or conveyed," "a verbal or written message," "exchange of information," "personal rapport," or their most comprehensive definition, "a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior." Wikipedia has one of the most complete definitions of communication I have ever seen: "Communication is the activity of conveying information. Communication has been derived from the Latin word "communis", meaning...

Continue reading →