Friday, January 28, 2005

Etymology- How Words Change

In todays issue:

1) English Etymology.
2) Webinar online TV shows
3) Double Birthday Bash surprise.


Etymology is the study of the origins words.

As languages develop the meaning of words can change over time. This causes confusion and misunderstanding when communicating with other people.

On the positive side of the changes, it has been noted over time that languages that stay alive, adapt and grow over time.

An example would be the word nice. Nice used to be an insult and meant foolish or stupid in the 13th century and it went through many changes right through to the 18th century with meanings like wanton, extravagant, elegant, strange, modest, thin, and shy or coy. Now it means a good & pleasing or thoughtful & kind.

Silly meant blessed or happy in the 11th century and went through pious, innocent, harmless, pitiable and feeble minded before ending up as foolish or stupid.

Pretty started as crafty this changed to clever or skillfully made, then to fine and ended up as beautiful.

Some other changes are:

Word ______ Original Meaning
Awful________ Deserving of awe
Bead _________Prayer
Brave_________ Cowardice (as in bravado)
Girl__________ Young person of either sex
Neck_________ Parcel of land (as in neck of the woods)
Nuisance______ Injury, harmSophisticated Corrupted


You can learn about more about how words change in the study of etymology.
This then can be another reminder to us, especially when it is important to have clarity or uniform goal setting. That what a word means to us, may not have the same meaning to someone else.

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2) In keeping up with technology today, next month I will be
starting an internet interactive TV show on communications.

With this exciting new technology you can view my guests, myself and interact with us. I will be interview people from around the globe.
This is an exciting new wave that is the cutting edge of techology.

I would love your advice on the Communictions interactive Web TV Show.
Which day of the week and time do you think would be best to hold it.
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Starting Tuesday, Feb 1st, I will be interviewing some of the top names on the webinar, that will be coming to the Double Birthday Bash Ceremony in San Antonio Texas.

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3) In March I will be in San Antonio Texas at a Double Birthday
Bash Seminar Celebration with Ted Nicolas and Joel Christopher.
Joel has asked me to co-mc at this event and I was thrilled to take him up on this offer.
You won't want to miss-out on this because Ted Nicholas rarely speaks at any event... unless you're willing to pay $7,500 at the door.

Read all about the details here:
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All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator
www.falconfreedom.com




Wednesday, January 26, 2005

INTRAPERSONAL COMMUNICATION


As Featured On Ezine Articles

What is intrapersonal communication?
It is communicating with yourself.

Most people and courses bypass this very important and crucial step in being able to communicate. You must be able to communicate with yourself before you can communicate with others. This is something that I repeat and a point that I try to drive home, due the essential nature of this first step in connecting with others.

It can be surprising the number of people who do not know what they want or where they want to go and hope that other people will figure it out for them. I have seen these same people get upset when others are unable to mind read for them, what they have been unable to discover for themselves.

Many people have stated that much of their stress in life is from a feeling of not having any control in their lives. The essential first step in gaining control is getting a clear understanding with yourself, on what you want. Then you must be able to figure out the details of that desire and the steps necessary to achieving it.

We need to do this in all areas of our lives, and have an idea, in each area, how we would like to achieve it. This puts you in the driver’s seat of your life. You can be the one in control instead of having others control you.

You will then be able to communicate to others what your wishes and desires are. This will enable you to attract to you what you need, to go where you want to head.
(Reread that last sentence 2 or 3 times and let it sink in)

It is important to remember the to achieve what you want in life is to know, that "to master communication is to master wealth and to master wealth is to master communication, and that starts with yourself.

I find that this can be a challenge for many people. Some women feel that it isn't right to think about them selves and that they should think about others first. The challenge here and I have discovered this myself, is that you can't truly look after others until you take care of yourself.

Even men can have trouble with this. I hear things like, I don't have time. Yet, there are many ways to fit it in. On a deeper level, many are afraid of looking at what they want or desire. There is a fear of disappointment, not being able to do it or even of succeeding and what that might mean.

There are many ways through the process of discovery and of finding the path to what you desire. The first step is just to begin. Start writing in a journal. Start writing what you want in life and build on it from there. The important thing is to start.

Ponder on this quote. "It is your duty to find yourself" –John Maxwell

Maria Boomhower
"The Master Communicator"
http://www.falconfreedom.com
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Friday, January 21, 2005

Do Misunderstandings happen to you?

In This Issue;
Communication Mastery Tips,
Webinars
Upcoming events.


1) With the advance of technology, we are able to reach and communicate
with people on a large spectrum of ways.
For example you can reach people with cell phones, computers,
pagers etc. Along with the new technology, come new challenges
with communication and understanding what the other person is meaning.

When we are listening to another person, we consider their tone and
body language more than the words that they use.

This can be problematic with emails and other forms of communications.
I have seem people get very upset with another person because of what
they believed they were saying and meaning, only to find out later that the meaning of the message was entirely different from what was understood.

To help you understand why this happens consider the following sentence
that was used in a university. The students were told to punctuate it.


Women with out her man is nothing.



Most of the men changed it to;


Women with out her man, is nothing.


Most of the women changed it to;


Women, with out her, man is nothing.


Same sentence, yet two totally different meanings.

So the next time you receive and email that you find upsetting, ask
yourself, have I read this correctly or should I clarify.


2) In keeping up with technology today, next month I will be
starting an internet interactive TV show on communications.
As it progresses, I will keep you informed and show you the
technology that you can download to view and interact with me.
As well, I will be interview people from around the globe.
This is an exciting new wave that is the cutting edge of techology.



3) In March I will be in San Antonio Texas at a Double Birthday
Bash Seminar Celebration with Ted Nicolas and Joel Christopher.
You won't want to miss-out on this because Ted
Nicholas rarely speaks at any event... unless
you're willing to pay $7,500 at the door.

Read all about the details here:

http://www.DoubleBirthdayBash.com



All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator
www.falconfreedom.com


Thursday, January 13, 2005

Perfection The Un-Live-Able Goal

When we have a thought or idea that we want to do or get across to
other people, we have to communicate to other people. Many people
do not get past this stage of wanting to, for they decide that they
will wait until everything is perfect before they tell anyone or do anything.

I have heard people say that they'll start when they have more
money, time, learn more, practice more, when the kids are older,
etc, etc, etc. The challenge with this is there is no perfect time.
The best time to get started is now.
Yes, you may need to be selective at first with whom you talk to
as there are negative people out there who may try to stop you or
shut you down. Yet, I have found that most people shut themselves
down by their fears and need to have everything just so.

I was talking to this lady who wanted to go on a job interview.
She had spoken to her sister about the interview. Her sister replied,
'make sure you do the interview perfect, because in this city people
know each other and if you blow it, you can kiss your career goodbye'.

WOW, no pressure there. Going into an interview with that in your
mind is a good way to blow it. You will probably be terrified, which
can cause the mistakes you are trying to prevent.

I have heard things like this before, yet most people are not sitting
there just waiting to crush other people who come in. I have found that
most people are kind, generous and helpful. What you need is
encouragement and just to do your best. The world does not end with a bad interview.

Reality is much brighter when you look at the most successful people
out there. They repeatedly said that they failed there way to the top,
that they learned by their mistakes and went on. There are millionaires
that lost everything, brushed themselves off and then created more millions.
They talked to people and connected with them. You can't succeed by being
a hermit.

We are not born with all knowledge on all things. We are not robots,
calculating our every move. We are human beings that learn by what
we do. We discover by how we interact. We learn when we communicate
our thoughts and ideas.

Are there nay sayers out there? Yes, run from them. Find the ones who
are looking forward to hearing from you and wish to encourage you.

I remember this one day I was sitting in the car, waiting for my partner
while he ran into the store. The following just flowed out onto the paper.


About Perfection

It is in the trying and being that makes us human. It is the journey not
the end that tells us who we are and what we are made of. Perfection
is not a means, it leaves no room for variation, creativity and
understanding of the process. It is through the trial and error that we
gain knowledge and wisdom.
We remember and learn more through our mistakes than by what we
do perfect. For if everything were perfect, done perfect, there would be
no journey, no life, no adventure, ...only an end.


If you have any questions, send me an email.

All the best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator
www.falconfreedom.com