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Nine Phrases that Make You Sound Less Experienced: Part 1

I'm starting a new series on the blog this month. Whether you run a business or are an employee, these nine phrases will come across as inexperienced, timid, or unsure.  I'm going to take them one at a time.  Here is the first phrase that will make you sound less experienced.   1. 'I don’t know'Nobody expects you to have all the answers all the time, but answering your co-workers’ questions with "I don’t know" and a deer in the headlights look can make you appear as if you are not able to do your job. It isn't what you say most of the time; it's how you say it. Here's a better answer: "I don't have that information right off the...

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If you don't do this FIRST, you won't persuade anyone of ANYTHING!

The Question:What's the first thing you should do prior to emailing someone about your services? What's the first thing you should do before you go into a job interview?  What's the first thing you MUST do before you can convince someone of your point of view?  It's the same thing for all three.  Before you can even hope to convince anyone to do ANYthing, you MUST know your audience! Why is this Important?  Because you cannot hope to convince anyone they need to do or buy or believe something until you first know where they stand.  If you ever hope to communicate effectively, you need to first understand your audience so you know where to start.   Ever go to the dealership...

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Want some free speech communication tips?

I've been hearing from homeschoolers, both past and present, that they have missed receiving the weekly tips on our fan page and our blog!  Well, I've got good news for you! As you probably know, Art of Eloquence is now a member of the Grape Stuff network of family sites. As such, we are included in their weekly newsletter and you can benefit from that as long as you do one thing: subscribe!  Each week, Grape Value News includes a communication article resource and every so often it will announce a special savings on our materials or free gift!  Again, all you need to do is one thing: subscribe! Once you are a subscriber, just keep an eye out for their email...

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Art of Eloquence customers can now get free tips!

As many of you already know, Art of Eloquence is a member of the Grape Stuff Network of Family Sites. And as a member, we are contributing to the Grape Value News weekly email list!  What does that mean for you?  It means you can get free communication tips each week along with the WEEKLY free gifts and special discounts on various items your family needs!  Grape Stuff each and every week for your family! Just make sure you're subscribed and that you white list us!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Make sure you're subscribed to the Grape Value News mailing list so you don't miss out on any of our valuable free gifts and discounts for your family!

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You won't agree with everyone, but how you disagree is important

These days we are divided politically, religiously, and in many other ways.  Is that bad? Not necessarily.   Disagreements can be the beginning of understanding. It can be the beginning of knowledge as well.  If you are never around people with whom you disagree, you will never be challenged. Disagreements are a great way to learn about how other people think and understand the world. It can also be a wonderful time of education because you may learn some insight you might never have had because of a discussion you had with someone who holds a different belief than you do.  It isn't the fact that we disagree with someone that is the problem.  It's the way in which we handle...

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