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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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How Important Are Communication Skills...REALLY?

I've been teaching communication skills both online and off since 2002 when I wrote my first study for homeschoolers called Say What You Mean for Teens!  From there, I created this website where I have written several homeschool speech communication materials, several studies for adults, and written hundreds of blog posts!  I've had several of my articles published by homeschool magazines like The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and Homeschooling Today and several of those articles have been picked up by Crosswalk .com and Dr Laura .com.  Art of Eloquence materials have been awarded "Homeschool Approved" by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and are endorsed by the Home School Legal Defense Association which links to my materials from their site.   However, in the...

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Truth Series: Character

One of the most important Truth Markers is something you may not have if you don't know the person well enough.  However, if you do, it's not only a critical truth marker, but something you'd do well to keep in mind in case there is a mistake made.  A person's character is vital to being able to tell if someone might be telling the truth because, as you might guess, if the person is a known liar, you'd do well not to trust anything they say.  If the person has been known to tell an untruth a time or two, you'd be better off looking for confirmation before blindly accepting something he says or posts.   However, if you know the...

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