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Talkers versus Texters

What difference does it make how we communicate, as long as we do? Statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that if people have a cell, they prefer to text rather than talk. Additionally, the data reveals the younger you are the more likely you will text. Gen Y is irritated by voice mails.

Some experts suggest that a combination of both text and talk is best. However, there is a growing fear that people are losing their ability to do face-to-face communication. It is an art that's becoming as valuable as writing. For example, are we headed for lack of eye contact during a conversation?  The trend toward lack of face-to-face may result in becoming nonverbally illiterate. Even when we conduct face-to-face communication we may be distracted by that cell phone.

Another consideration is the fast growing online video chats (popular more among girls). The Pew survey found that 37% of Internet users, ages 12-17, reported using such applications as Skype, Goggletalk or iChat.This may be one of those "bridges" that captures nonverbal cues. It may be regarded as a "combo" approach to communication.

Finally, can we really build relationship through texting? The bottom line, make time for face time. No getting around it, face-to-face is necessary in both the business world and our personal lives.

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Audrey Nelson

Audrey Nelson PhD. is an international trainer, key-note speaker, consultant and author who works with organizations to increase their productivity and profitability through winning communication strategies.

Audrey is a member of the American Society of Training and Development and the Colorado Human Resource Association.

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Audrey Nelson, Ph.D. and Claire Damken Brown, Ph.D.
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The Gender Communication Handbook is for anyone who works with the opposite sex. If you are a part of a management team, in HR, or develop corporate training, this book is a comprehensive guide filled with smart advice, extensive research, self-assessments, and compelling true-to-life case studies. This was written to clarify some of the many questions about gender, how the rules have changed and will help individuals thrive in a more increasingly diverse workplace and find a common language. Successful gender communication is a business mandate.

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Audrey had an article in the Colorado Human Resource Association newsletter based on her new book (co-author), The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions Between Men and Women
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Audrey has been asked to be the guest expert on communication and Code Switching for FOX 31 Denver
June 25, 2012
Mr. Mom is Back!
Everyday Talk Show Fox 31
KDVR-TV, Denver
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May 24, 2012
5 Signs Your Relationship is in Trouble
Everyday Talk Show Fox 31
KDVR-TV, Denver
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Audrey was interviewed for the
May 2012 issue of Men’s Health Magazine
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