Communication

Passive-aggressive and cynical comments can make life miserable and exhaust you if you’re the target of them. Here’s how you can stay strong in the face of negativity.

Say what needs to be said

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSpeaking

Assertiveness doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so you might find it difficult to speak up when you feel you’ve been wronged. But with practice and a calm demeanor you can learn how.

Communicate well in a new job

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Speaking

Here’s how to start off on the right foot and communicate with your new colleagues.
The root cause of many problems in the office is poor communication. The guaranteed solution to this problem is to work only with people who are telepathic—but since that isn’t a realistic option, here are some tips to improve your communication.

Words, Words, Words: December ’17

December 1, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Writing for international readers

December 1, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Writing for an international audience requires a different approach than you would use when writing for an audience whose primary language is English. When writing for international readers, keep these guidelines in mind.

Words, Words, Words: November ’17

November 12, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

Let the emoji debate begin!

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

You know emojis have gotten out of hand when they have their own movie. The critically planned flick certainly did nothing to stem the tide of smiley faces across digital screens everywhere—so how about yours?

Learn from co-workers’ signals

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Internal Communication

You and your co-workers probably don’t say what you mean sometimes, and that can lead to poor communication. Here are some common phrases people use when they’re hiding what they really mean.
A second pair of eyes is always ideal, but having to apply your skills without a safety net will always happen at some point.
In which we open to a random part of a 2,500-page old-school dictionary to discover etymological gold.

Words, Words, Words: October ’17

September 27, 2017 Categorized in: Speaking

Write it right, say it right, spell it right.

How to speak to executives

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentSpeaking

Executives are people just like you, and they appreciate being spoken to as you would a colleague. It’s time to shed your nervousness and realize that’s going to be you someday!