Monday, October 30, 2006

A Punny Way to Life

One of the reasons that people can misunderstand are that words can have 2 or more meanings. This is once of the reasons that the English language is full and puns and ultimately humor. Here is a collection that was sent to me. Remember to share the laugher, its good for your health.

Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.

A backward poet writes inverse.

A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.

When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.

A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.

What's the definition of a will? (It's a dead giveaway.)

In democracy your vote counts. In feudalism your count votes.

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

If you don't pay your exorcist, you get repossessed.

When a clock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.

The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.

Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.

He often broke into song because he couldn't find the key.

Every calendar's days are numbered.

A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory that was never developed.

A midget fortune-teller who escapes from prison is a
small medium at large.

Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture is a jab well done.

All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Misunderstandings in communication happen all the time.
Many times it comes from believing that we know what the other person is going to say or that we know what they mean without listening to them.

This can stem from our own biaes and experiences in life.
To overcome this, when we are communicating with another person, it can be important to reframe our thoughts, feelings and opinions of what we believe is going on.

Reframing is basicly looking at the situation with a new set of eyes. It’s asking your self if you have a clear picture of the situation and of what is happening around you.

For example: You could ask yourself, "Is this person really angry at me or are they hurting and scared? Do I have all of the facts?"

Do I really want to hand my power over to them by reacting?
Its asking: How do I want to be in this situation.

Next time you are not sure if you have all the facts, try to reframe and then clairfy with the person you are talking with. The results can be amazing.

All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator

PS. Want to learn more, on how to improve your communication skills.
Check out, "Overcoming Barriers to Communications", at:
Overcoming Barriers to Communication