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Main : Communication

And, And, And  (by: Robin L. Silverman)
Peeking out from the corner of my desk blotter is a note, slowly yellowing and bent from time. It is a card from my mother, containing only four sentences, but with enough impact to change my life forever.
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Androcles  (by: Author Unknown)
A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a Lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee, but finding that the Lion did not pursue him, he turned back and went up to him.
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Assumed Identities  (by: Timothy David)
I came home from school yesterday afternoon feeling sad and sorry for myself. My boyfriend of nearly two years had dumped me for an airheaded cheerleader. That wasn't supposed to happen.
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Criticalness  (by: Author Unknown)
Before you say something critical, ask yourself, "Will anything constructive come from my being critical right now?"
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Essence of Tact  (by: Burn G)
A Sultan called in one of his seers and asked how long he would live. "Sire," said the seer, "you would live to see all your sons dead." The sultan flew into a rage and handed the prophet over to his guards for execution.
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Falling Trees  (by: Robert Fulghum)
In the Solomon Islands in the south Pacific some villagers practice a unique form of logging. If a tree is too large to be felled with an ax, the natives cut it down by yelling at it.
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Gossiper  (by: Author Unknown)
A woman repeated a bit of gossip about a neighbor. Within a few days the whole community knew the story. The person it concerned was deeply hurt and offended.
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Grandmother's Vase  (by: Author Unknown)
One day I was lying on the bed, reading, when my mother came into the room. She held out a vase--a rather ugly vase. She asked, 'Would you like to have this vase?'
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Harsh Word, A  (by: Rev. A. Purnell Bailey)
A woman bought eggs and butter from a farmer who had a fine reputation not only for the quality of his products, but also for his promptness of delivery. Then one day, when she was expecting guests, he failed to come.
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Hazards  (by: Brenda Christensen)
Over the years I have learned what harm can come from gossip or just talking about other people.
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 ++ Messages : The Communication Skills Book
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