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Vote: Your favorite article of 2010

Over the last year, I've written tons of articles for the blog.  Here is a very short list.  I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites and why.  You never know if these articles will be expanded to a full eBook in the future!  ;D 1. The Case for Wrinkles 2. Ten Terrific Tips for a Less Trying Tongue 3. What Kind of Communication is Most Confusing to You? 4. You Might be a Skimmer... 5. Nitpicker's Anonymous 6. Weasel Words 7. How to Win Facebook Friends and Influence Tweeple We'd love your feedback!  Won't you cut in on the blog spammers and give us your thoughts?  LOL

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Ten Terrific Tips for a Less Trying Tongue

"Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought." -Marcus Aelius Aurelius When we communicate in a confusing way we create uncertainty, hesitation, misunderstanding and offense.  What follows can be hurt feelings, anger and even a dissolution of relationships.  However, being more clear and precise in our speech just takes a little training.  Here are just a few very simple tips for speaking more clearly. In other words...Ten Terrific Tips for a less Trying Tongue. 1. Put Yourself in Your Audience's Shoes Trust me.  They won't mind sharing!  Think about the people to whom you are speaking.  What would they expect?  What might they already know about what you are about to share?  What might they...

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Foot in Mouth Disease

You've all heard the expression, "Open mouth; insert foot!" I call it Foot in Mouth Disease and feet are the delicacy of FIMM: Foot in Mouth Man.  But FIMM is so funny precisely because we all can relate. We have all been FIMMpersonators at one time or another.  It's just that FIMM sticks his foot in his mouth so often he has Athlete's Tongue! There is a story floating around the internet that the Arizona Republic was supposed to have reported.  I cannot find the original story, but that is not unusual as I have been known to search Google for "pickles" and end up with information on juice boxes! The story is about a man named Terry Mikel who...

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