Communicate for Communication Sake!

I have been taking a course in Organizational Communication. The material in this course has been great so far. I am just trying to understand why so many people can’t communicate.

Just last night I had an issue where someone was not listening to what I was saying. These incidents so many times are by accident but when you purposely are not listening it is just annoying to the communicator.

Take a look at this graph I found online about the communication flow:

So this week try and communicate to those around you better. Try and rember to actively listen then speak. Thanks!

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A little AD on the side….

As you may have noticed there is an AD for Pastor Alan’s Blog.

Pastor Alan’s Blog Ad

Pastor Alan asked me about and I was more than happy to promote his blog. Especially since I created and helped design it out. So please check out his new blog and let us what you think.

VCU’s Emergency Warning Sirens

Today at 12 PM EST. The VCU Emergency Warning Sirens will be sounded. This is just a test not a real emergency. Along with the sirens, text messages to student’s cell phones, display units and computer warnings will all go off.

Why does VCU see this as an important step to take? This past spring Virginia Tech was under attack by a student with an automatic gun. So many schools implemented emergency notification systems.

I am not looking forward to hearing the sirens and seeing people confused (even though they announced it for weeks).

The stage is finished!!!

It was actually finished on Sunday morning at 8:46 AM (14 minutes before service)… 

Here are some pictures of the final stage…

I think it looks great…

BEFORE:

AFTER:

THE BANK

I went to one of the coolest eating places last night…

The food was great… We had a cheese plate as an appetizer (It was really interesting)… I had pork chops, cheese grits, asparagus, and apples (The best food I have had in a long time from an restaurant)…

Grilled Double Pork Chop
stone ground vermont white cheddar grits, southern greens,
roasted braeburn apple, cognac sauce $17

The atmosphere was really cool…

Here’s what others thought:

Times-Dispatch
“My money goes where my mouth is, and these days it’s at Bank.”
Virginia Living
“Substance with style…Very Rockefeller”

Style Weekly.com
“Richmond will be blown away by the hottest place in town.”

Richmond.com
“Richmond’s newest eatery is already promising to be one of the hottest destinations in town.”

If you are ever in Richmond, VA check it out…

http://www.bankandvault.com/

A very very very long week…

WOW!!! This last week was very long… My teams and me have accomplished so much this week…

Here’s what we accomplished this week:

Total Stage Changeover (Photos coming soon…) (Thanks Stage Team!!!)

Transformers Promo (Thanks Video Producers!!!)

Men’s Fraternity Promo (Thanks Video Producers!!!)

Officially launched the new HighImpact Living Website (www.highimpactliving.net)

Implemented a new Tech. Leader for our South Side Campus (Trevor D. – Thanks for helping out)

ONE GREAT VISION DAY (Thanks everyone for your help)

I know that it is the services like this morning that make it totally worth it… I think this morning’s service was great… I really love what I get to do in the local church…

“The local church is the hope of the world” – Bill Hybels

That quote is a great quote to remember on weeks like this one… It has been totally crazy but I know that we impacted peoples’ lives this morning and I know that this church will continue to impact peoples’ lives…

I look forward to a more normal week this week but I still have one more service (which we are currently doing right now)…

“Eh-Hee” and huh????

So I was recently reading one of my blogging friends blogs and he mentioned a free download on iTunes… I immediately jumped on it because it was free and Dave Matthews… After downloading it I watched it…

I thought some of his lyrics were very interesting but was kind of disturbed by the video…

Here’s the lyrics (I bolded the interesting parts):

Father gone and I’m heading
It’s a bold side of it again
When you decide to go to him
And the people toasting away
And the people all sitting there, c’mon

Everybody gonna come on in
Like, like c’mon in, yeah, yeah
Everybody gonna come on in
Y’all it’s you wanna c’mon, sir

Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh

Praise God who has many names
The devil have many more
With the love that my mother gave me
I’m gonna drop the devil to the floor

I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees

Sweet evolution how people have come to believe
That we are it’s greatest achievement
We’re barely, we’re just a collection of cells
Overrating themselves
Oh God I’m avoiding the
(Is Dave saying he is avoiding God???)

Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana

Walking along in this haze of confusion
Sometimes I collect, sometimes it takes all of my strength
Just to find enough reason to take the next step, step
But I will, but I will, till I do
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana

Praise God who has many names
The devil have many more
With the love that my mother gave me
I’m gonna drop the devil to the floor

I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees

Strange evolution how people have come to believe
That we are it’s greatest achievement
We’re barely, we’re just a collection of cells
Overrating themselves
Hello God I’m avoiding the truth
(Is Dave saying he is avoiding the Bible???)

Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana
Eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana

Drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees
I’m gonna drop the devil to his knees

Brother, sister
Brother, sister
Brother, sister
Brother, sister
Praise

I am still very confused at what Dave Matthews is trying to get across here… I like some of his lyrics but some are making me wonder “Is Dave Matthews seeking God?”… I am going to pray that Dave Matthews finds God and seeks the truth… I hope that someone in his direct path can lead him that way…

Here’s the link to download “Eh Hee” Music Video Free on iTunes (NOTE: The video is marked “EXPLICIT” due to a couple of curse words. I in no way support that kind of language.)… Download the video and let me know what you think…