How to Make Enemies and Offend People

Maybe Dale Carnegie had it mixed up when he published his classic work How to Win Friends and Influence People. Maybe he should have written one that would be much easier for most of us to achieve -- How to Make Enemies and Offend People.  I think Jesus might have qualified to write the forward for that one, actually.But you and I can do this pretty effectively ourselves by what we say. Unfortunately, we can even do it when we don't say anything at all.Sometimes, we choose to be quiet wh … [Read more...]

Silence Speaks: What You Say When You Say Nothing At All

We think when we say nothing at all that we are, in fact, saying nothing.But silence speaks when inteSee what I mean?You weren't quite sure what to do with that abrupt silence were you? I was just starting a sentence -- or was I? Had I made a mistake? Was I getting sloppy with my editing? Had I fallen and couldn't get back up?I don't know exactly what you may have thought, but I'll bet your first reaction wasn't a positive one. Silence Speaks. So, true confession. I've … [Read more...]