Blog Posts - Effective Communication



The Airing of Grievances, 2016 election edition

When Thomas Jefferson was noodling around for a device to explain the British colonies’ reasons for declaring independence, he settled on the direct approach: yes, he got all fancy with his language, but that was scattered around a simple recit...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Jun 30, 2016

Enhance your communication – learn from Len

If you are a communicator of any sort, learn from the best. Len Wilson’s blog posts are full of wisdom to help us with better communication and storytelling, whatever our particular focus. Check our his blog at LenWilson.us. You will be glad yo...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Dec 15, 2015

The Power of Effective Communication

How well you communicate determines 85 percent of your success. So if you’ve never learned to communicate well — to get your ideas across effectively — then you’re not experiencing as much success as you could be. But it doesn’t have to be...
by FEW TIPS FOR YOU on Oct 25, 2015

Dear Jon Stewart,

Thank you…you and the little army of writers and television gypsies that came together for good, at a time when your country, and I, needed you.  When we were lost, trying to rescue truth from the clutches of the radical political conserva...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Aug 6, 2015

Dear Jon Stewart,

Thank you…you and the little army of writers and television gypsies that came together for good, at a time when your country, and I, needed you.  When we were lost, trying to rescue truth from the clutches of the radical … Continue r...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Aug 6, 2015

Dear Jon,

Thank you…you and the little army of writers and television gypsies that came together for good, at a time when your country, and I, needed you.  When we were lost, trying to rescue truth from the clutches of the radical … Continue r...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Aug 6, 2015

The Skills Of Effective Communication

The Skills Of Effective Communication Update : The Skills of Effective Communications Much of the skill in effective communication lies in recognizing the problem areas one have just identified. Effective communication is achieved as much as anyt...
by communication management on Jul 16, 2015

Body Language is The Skills Of Effective Communication

The expressions, gestures and other body language, that people may use, without necessarily realizing it, can be important cues as to what they really think. Communication is not just imparting information: it often involves, or needs to involve, und...
by communication management on Jul 14, 2015

Choice Of Language is The Skills Of Effective Communication

Picture : The Skills Of Effective Communication Language difficulties can obviously hamper communication between people who have different national languages. Regional dialects can also, and predictably, complicate matters. However, there can be...
by communication management on Jul 12, 2015

The Choice Of Time and Place is The Skills Of Effective Communication

The choice of time and place to invite people to talk can be critical. Just as one knows oneself that there are times when one is prepared to open up, and times when one is not, so this can obviously be the case with other people. One of the skills o...
by communication management on Jul 10, 2015

Listening Effectively is The Skills Of Effective Communication

Adopting a listening role can be far harder than taking the lead by talking. The problem with this can be that, the more the authority figure talks, the less the other person may be inclined to talk. There can be a critical moment when people in the...
by communication management on Jul 8, 2015

Coaxing Information is The Skills Of Effective Communication

It may be necessary for managers to work hard at this, particularly if people feel inhibited about discussing a particular issue. The lament “why didn’t someone tell me” can be as much a condemnation of a manager’s lack of skill in developing...
by communication management on Jul 6, 2015

Leading change – wisdom from Phil Cooke in Lausanne seminar

We live in a ‘culture of unlimited choice’, with thousands of messages being communicated to us through a plethora of media platforms. Phil Cooke discusses how ministries and organizations can clearly communicate their cause in this ̵...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Jun 17, 2015

Falkenberg snaps the shutout and changes the law

The Houston Chronicle is heckled within these walls as “Houston’s Leading Information Source” for two sarcastic reasons: that’s what it proclaimed itself to be for many years in a local advertising—er, excuse me, branding—campaign , and s...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Apr 20, 2015

Are you a maven*? Do you want to publish curated content?

It’s an obvious truth that you should only write about what you know, and what enthuses you. The CopyBlogger infographic below gives you guidance and ideas about how you might write a curated email newsletter. On anything. See also What can I c...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Apr 4, 2015

From the Be Careful What You Wish For file…

…Tom the Dancing Bug brings the news into focus (as always): Thanks, Tom the Dancing Bug and GoComics.com...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Apr 3, 2015

A language that Christians mostly refuse to translate text into

English is unique in being a world language. In a review of new book What is English? And Why Should We Care? (Tim William Machan, OUP), London Times columnist and language-use expert Oliver Kamm writes: …debates over the nature and purpose of...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Mar 17, 2015

1.5 billion English speakers – the need for simple English

English is unique in being a world language. In a review of new book What is English? And Why Should We Care? (Tim William Machan, OUP), London Times columnist Oliver Kamm writes: …debates over the nature and purpose of English are longstanding...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Mar 17, 2015

Questions that release stories and space for change

Grounded questions, says Mark Strom in this short 16-min TED lecture, have the power to release stories, creative thought, and transformation. They are not yes/no questions, or even questions about facts or feelings. Mark’s insights are helpful...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Mar 13, 2015

“You win, infographics!” Print: not so quick

“You win, infographics!” In communicating overall concepts quickly and simply, visual beats text. Learn how churches can use infographics, which apply also to non-profits and other teams. More about infographics. Source: Rickmann’s...
by Digital Evangelism Issues on Mar 9, 2015


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