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In the Birmingham newspaper today. Writers Barnett Wright and Roy L. Williams  wrote the front page article titled: “Obama reshaping image of black men.” A quote by Ann Jerald DeVance said something that is so fitting to me that I had to send it out:

Obama shows the importance of preparation so that a person can be ready when opportunities arrive.

A reminder of how important it is to have great communication skills.

Thanks for bring us the news each day and keep the inspiring pieces coming.

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Familiar Quotations By: John Bartlett

From page: 475

A quote from: Thomas Carlyle ( 1795-1881 )

The Age of Miracles is forever here!

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The book I took off the book shelf today is titled: 

Why Do We Say It? The stories behind the words, expressions and cliches we use.

By: Castle ( Book Sales, Inc. ) Two pages 48 and 88

Pg: 48: Budget. How did we get the word “budget”?

It has long been the custom for the English Chancellor of the Exchequer to bring his papers regarding financial expenditures to the House of Commons in a leather bag or portfolio which he places on the table before him. The “budget” was named for this bag-for the old French word for a “bag” is bougette. To “open the budget” is a literal description of the procedure the Chancellor follows-he opens the bag and takes out his papers.

 

Page: 88: Economy. Where does the word “economy” come from?

From the Greek word for ” house manager.” The one place where we generally insist on the careful expenditure of money is in our own home. 

This tells me the true meaning, however the shape of the World today makes the meaning even more confusing.

 

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This is not a rare book at all. I had rested it on the bookshelf just yesterday and was so upset when I couldn’t find it last night for my late reading. Have you ever misplaced one of your most recent books and picked up an old friend to pass the time until the new shows up? Today I will read from the newest and tomorrow I will capture from the rare temporary book/friend. The book for today is hot off the press and so far a book that might make me call in sick because I love the way it reads. The page I will be quoting is so fitting for today’s world I am so glad I thought of a small page number. I hope you enjoy the passage enough to run out and purchase this one!

HOPE ( When Everything Seems Hopeless) by: Dr. Tom Dooley, PH.D. ( pg:1 )

This book was written especially for hurting individuals, those who are buried under the snowdrift of hopelessness and left there as half-dead. May this book breathe a measure of hope, which is the bedrock upon which genuine faith is established. Without hope there can be no faith. And without faith, one cannot please God.

Dr. Tom Dooley

“How sweet is that?” I am so glad that this book found it’s way into our home. No, it was not from my friends rare collection but I could not resist.

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My hands landed on the ( book ) friend:  blink -by the author of The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell -The Power of Thinking Without Thinking.

A few sentences from page 23 ( You will need to read this wonderful book if you haven’t already )

But Gotman, it turns out, can teach us a great deal about a critical part of rapid cognition known as thin-slicing.  “Thin-slicing” refers to the ability of our unconscious to find patterns in situations and behavior based on very narrow slices of experience.

Go to www.gladwell.com to find out more about this author and book form of communication.

Tomorrow we will meet another friend off  the book shelf. It might be a book dating back well into the years of great classic’s. You will have to wait and see.

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I was looking through the stack of snail mail in my hand after retrieving it from the mail box and on the way back into the house, one letter caught my fullest attention. Return address, a law firm. I then stopped in the middle of our sidewalk to open this piece with total curiosity. To my surprise I had been left a dear friends entire library collection. Including the books she had written and the typewriter she had used to write them. Totaling 1,700 in the collection.  I fell to my knees and wept. Glad that she thought enough of me to carry out such a wonderful act of kindness, sad because I would rather still have her by my side, I was very moved needless to say.

A year before my friends passing,  she had sent me a letter discussing the need to weed out her possessions that read:

 ” The only things I find it truly difficult to eliminate are books. I positively need them, they are as inspiring as rainbows, as interesting as an ethnic menu, and as necessary as old friends.”  Marjory Bartlett Sanger

At Davis Executive Training  we understand that all forms of communication are very important. The written form of communication can move us to act or not to act. After becoming the new caretaker regarding the private library. I feel a need to share the contents of this rare collection. What are friends for if you can’t share them? After such a long friendship with such a wonderful writer and friend I am sure she would be more than proud for me to share.

“A Reading From Our New Friends” starts tomorrow! The book and author will be a surprise to both of us. I will close my eyes and reach for one book. Think of a number and then quote from that page.

From Nancy and old friends to our new friends we hope you all enjoy communicating as much as we do.  

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“Joy is not in things, Joy is in us”

Benjamin Franklin

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He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. 

 Arabic Proverb 

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This is the world we live in today and we must have the knowledge it takes to understand many forms of communication.

You really should know about Slang.

So please take the time to log onto: www.noslang.com

Example: blog- web log

Feel free to use any other site it takes to learn more ways that Slang is used.

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I would like to wish everyone logging in a very Happy New Year!

Now as promised the Three T’s we teach in our training other than the three “Tell em ” T’s mentioned on the last blog.

  1. Touch
  2. Turn
  3. Talk 

Who can figure the above three T’s out? Feel free to contact us if you would like to know more about how these are used during a talk. They are very helpful techniques everyone should know.

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