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Apart from God's Word, there is no more important study in the world than communication. Without communication, the Bible would be of no use to human beings. Hence, this page is presented to help improve your communication skills.

Back online with good communication

Updated: 4/13/16 Updated

Good to be back with some helpful principles of good communication. Hope things are going better with you, communicatively. Good communication between two people is difficult at best but we approach it fearlessly and intuitively.

We're not afraid to communicate becomes it just comes naturally. No one stays awake at night wondering whether he or she will be able to communicate effectively the next day, often with people we've never met. The big question remains: how effective is our everyday communication?

We communicate intuitively because we don't have the time to construct studies on any given subject in order to communicate with fewer errors. Humans make everyday decisions based on intuition, that is we form an immediate judgment on any given need or want based on what we've experienced in the past on that topic. Most of the time, about 80% or so, enough of the variables are lined up enough for things to come out reasonably well. When we miss, when not enough of the variables are aligned favorably, we can be surprised or shocked. Thankfully, we can mend fences when this happens.

These are thoughts that might be of help to you in your communication efforts. Hope they're helpful.

Have a great communicative week!~jwa

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The All-Important Audience

Updated: 6/22/15 Updated

I've been speaking in public for 52 years and 3 months. In all of that time, I've found very few good speakers who realized the importance of their audiences. Specifically, many speakers I've known spend more time on themselves, their message, and their delivery. But few of them seemed to realize how important their audience was. Let's cut to the chase: without an audience, there's no need for a speaker.

A good speaker understands the importance of the demographics (gender, age, education, profession, job, etc.) and psychographics of his or her audience (education, political bent, religious preference, mental acuity, etc.). Miss these factors and you might as well pack up and go home. The speaker owes (yes, I said owes) the audience concern, patience, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and love. There's no substitute for this and the effective speaker is very sensitive to his audience members, each and every one. He or she might not bat 1,000 but he or she can bat over 500 if the speaker shows concern for the needs of his individual audience members and the audience, collectively.

Unfortunately some speakers assume that they can "knock 'em dead" just by showing up. Lucky people, they. Not a chance. Even if a speaker snows his or her audience, the audience might be entertained but their takeaway will be shallow at best. After all, the audience loses 90% of all they hear in about one hour. That's a fact; read the studies on this.

So if you want to become a good speaker one major thing you'll need to include is to cherish your all-important audience! You can do it; it takes work, but it's worth the effort. Here's to better speaking for you and your audiences.

Have a great week!~jwa

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EZSpeakers, Table of Contents

Updated: 4/27/12 Updated

Here are the Table of Contents to my new published book on EZSpeakers: Public Speaking Made Easy in 7 Steps: for business and pleasure.

Table of Contents

Chapter One………………………………You are a public speaker©

Chapter Two………………………………Speak on what you know©

Chapter Three…………………………Inform or Persuade©

Chapter Four……………………………Select one point©

Chapter Five……………………………Four parts of a speech©

Chapter Six ……………………………Tell a story©

Chapter Seven…………………………Know your audience©

Epilogue………………………………………Relax and be yourself©

My book is now on Amazon.com. Just put in the word, EZSpeakers.

EZSpeakers, Table of Contents

Updated: 4/27/12 Updated

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