Category Archives: people skills

Our Communication Vehicle

“Words are vehicles upon which thoughts travel.” Audiences have heard me say that for years. I’ve been unable to find the original source of the quote. So I have sort of made it my own. The words conjure up, in … Continue reading

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When Not to Talk

by Terry L. Sumerlin I was asked if so-and-so is still alive. When I answered “yes” for the millionth time, the response was the same – for the millionth time: “Well, I’m surprised one of his ex-wives hasn’t killed him … Continue reading

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How to Really Listen

by Terry L. Sumerlin “I heard that!” Often we say this when we strongly agree with something that has been said, or when we know something to be true. My question is, “How often do we really hear that?”  In … Continue reading

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A STORYTELLER’S STORY

by Terry L. Sumerlin It was a very busy, but incredibly good day in the Alamo City. It started at 4:30 a.m. After looking over my speech notes and reading for a while over some very strong coffee, I stepped … Continue reading

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