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How Many Of These Typical Types Of Texters Do You Know?

How Many Of These Typical Types Of Texters Do You Know?

Texting is a modern day phenomenon. Gone are the days when we texted just in case of an emergency, or a quick shorthand message when we are running late. We no longer go to the custom texts in our SMS folder to forward a quick note.

We now live in the world of the developed texting style, emojis, instant photographs, and hashtags. It is a world of video messages, and clips of voice messages sent as text messages. It is spelling faux pas, ‘text-hand type’, and sexting. People break up and break down via text message!

Everybody develops their own style within this world, as it is now considered the norm to own a mobile phone. Not answering a text is equivalent to not calling someone back, except the time-frame is smaller because texts are so quick and easy.

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You have to be careful not to get pigeon-holed with a certain type of texting, even though some do seem more fun than others (emojis!). Read ahead and see if you recognize these types of texters.

The Vocal Texter: People Who Only Send Voice Messages

 

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    The wonderful discovery of sending voice messages as text messages has its perks. For example, if you want to get a lot of information out quickly, or need to document something to pass on ASAP.

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    However, it can be a little embarrassing if you’re on a packed train and your mum needs to let you know she has press-starched your underpants, or something like that. You have been warned. Use your fingers people!

    The Emoji Enthusiast: People Who Only Use Emojis

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      Okay, we get it, emojis are fun! However, you have to draw the line somewhere. Cute is cute, and emojis are… still emojis. Plus, there is a time and a place! If you otherwise have something to say, just say it. Pictures are fun sometimes, but we’re still adults.  

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      The Photo Freaks: People Who Always Send Lots Of Photos That You Aren’t Really All That

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        Did you see that picture of your friends new baby… again?! A picture says a thousand words, unless you kind of want it to be quiet. While technology is breaking ground every day, and we love a visual update, keep the excessive images to yourself. Just because it entertains you, doesn’t mean it entertains everybody else.

        The Grammar Duds: People Who Always Fumble Their Words (To Our Amusement)

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          We really rely on autocorrect too heavily. Perhaps we just get a bit excited in our busy lives, and don’t take time to double-check before we send. Whatever the case, there is a whole world of websites out there dedicated to the ‘slips-of-thumb’, otherwise known as ‘autocorrected to something bizarre and/or hysterical’.

          The Crazy Clowns: People Who Text-Laugh Way Too Much

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            If you’re not into the LOL phenomenon, we can also appreciate the written laugh, also known as the old school ‘HA HA’. It will never really go out of technological fashion, but keep it to the appropriate length of humor. Otherwise, we might catch on to the fact that you’re faking it (even if we can never really be sure). 

            The Long-Winded Texters: People Who Say Way More Than You Bargained For

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              It’s a toss up of what is worse between the ones who say too much when you don’t want them to text and those who say what you don’t wish to hear when you do want them to text. The ‘too much information’ text is always a bummer. Text messages very easily become essays these days, and whether its a break-up text or a hefty reply to an attempted dismissal, we hope the long-winded texter doesn’t check in too often!

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              Last Updated on December 2, 2018

              7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

              7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

              When giving a presentation or speech, you have to engage your audience effectively in order to truly get your point across. Unlike a written editorial or newsletter, your speech is fleeting; once you’ve said everything you set out to say, you don’t get a second chance to have your voice heard in that specific arena.

              You need to make sure your audience hangs on to every word you say, from your introduction to your wrap-up. You can do so by:

              1. Connecting them with each other

              Picture your typical rock concert. What’s the first thing the singer says to the crowd after jumping out on stage? “Hello (insert city name here)!” Just acknowledging that he’s coherent enough to know where he is is enough for the audience to go wild and get into the show.

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              It makes each individual feel as if they’re a part of something bigger. The same goes for any public speaking event. When an audience hears, “You’re all here because you care deeply about wildlife preservation,” it gives them a sense that they’re not just there to listen, but they’re there to connect with the like-minded people all around them.

              2. Connect with their emotions

              Speakers always try to get their audience emotionally involved in whatever topic they’re discussing. There are a variety of ways in which to do this, such as using statistics, stories, pictures or videos that really show the importance of the topic at hand.

              For example, showing pictures of the aftermath of an accident related to drunk driving will certainly send a specific message to an audience of teenagers and young adults. While doing so might be emotionally nerve-racking to the crowd, it may be necessary to get your point across and engage them fully.

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              3. Keep going back to the beginning

              Revisit your theme throughout your presentation. Although you should give your audience the credit they deserve and know that they can follow along, linking back to your initial thesis can act as a subconscious reminder of why what you’re currently telling them is important.

              On the other hand, if you simply mention your theme or the point of your speech at the beginning and never mention it again, it gives your audience the impression that it’s not really that important.

              4. Link to your audience’s motivation

              After you’ve acknowledged your audience’s common interests in being present, discuss their motivation for being there. Be specific. Using the previous example, if your audience clearly cares about wildlife preservation, discuss what can be done to help save endangered species’ from extinction.

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              Don’t just give them cold, hard facts; use the facts to make a point that they can use to better themselves or the world in some way.

              5. Entertain them

              While not all speeches or presentations are meant to be entertaining in a comedic way, audiences will become thoroughly engaged in anecdotes that relate to the overall theme of the speech. We discussed appealing to emotions, and that’s exactly what a speaker sets out to do when he tells a story from his past or that of a well-known historical figure.

              Speakers usually tell more than one story in order to show that the first one they told isn’t simply an anomaly, and that whatever outcome they’re attempting to prove will consistently reoccur, given certain circumstances.

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              6. Appeal to loyalty

              Just like the musician mentioning the town he’s playing in will get the audience ready to rock, speakers need to appeal to their audience’s loyalty to their country, company, product or cause. Show them how important it is that they’re present and listening to your speech by making your words hit home to each individual.

              In doing so, the members of your audience will feel as if you’re speaking directly to them while you’re addressing the entire crowd.

              7. Tell them the benefits of the presentation

              Early on in your presentation, you should tell your audience exactly what they’ll learn, and exactly how they’ll learn it. Don’t expect them to listen if they don’t have clear-cut information to listen for. On the other hand, if they know what to listen for, they’ll be more apt to stay engaged throughout your entire presentation so they don’t miss anything.

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