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How to Talk to People: 5 Tips for Success in Moving Conversations Forward


Ben G. Williams is a senior Music Education major at Jacksonville State University. He founded the Secular Student Alliance at Jacksonville State University (SSAJSU, which was later honored with the Organizational Council “Organization of the Year” award. He is also a member of the SSA National Leadership Council, a select group of students and recent alumni who are chosen annually based on their exceptional leadership and experience.

Hey folks! Do you find that your conversations with people who just don’t view things the way you do tend to get a little heated? Do you ever feel like throwing your hands up in the air, shrugging, and saying, “I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree?” Maybe you’ve felt like some people are hopeless. Well, I spend a lot of time considering ways to help conversations move forward. I firmly believe that nobody wins if we leave conversations unfinished. So, here are my top five bits of advice on how to talk to people intentionally.

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National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating American democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day will be observed on Tuesday, September 26th in 2017.


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