Connecting text through shapes & text boxes, will speed up the flow an ease of adding text, into any style format. Simple way of saving yourself a lot of time and as a designer the easier options are often the time savers.
Create a shape using the Frame Tool. Hold shift creates the perfect Circle.
Convert that Frame Tool shape into a Text , Right click /Content/Text.
Once converted , Type/Fill with placeholder text.
The top Shape has filled with the text , so now you want to get it into the other shape to help the flow across the page. On the very corner of the shape there is a white box , click that , the click into the relevant shape you want to drop the rest of the text into.
The line shows you that these two are connected.
Go to View/Extras/Show text threads. Will show you the connections between the shapes an text boxes that you have created.