Communication

The power of posture

November 11, 2013 Categorized in: Nonverbal Communication

Your posture doesn’t just affect how you look; research shows that it can also affect your hormones and behavior. Leverage the power of your posture with these expert tips.
It’s easy to dash off quick email messages and push “Send” before you’ve made sure that deadlines, action items and next steps are absolutely clear. Follow these strategies from Deborah Dumaine, author of Write to the Top.
You’re comfortable with your position, your co-workers and your workload. You’re not interested in taking on more responsibility, but you want to get more involved and maybe meet some new people within the company. The Daily Muse’s Caroline McMillan offers three easy ways to get more involved.

Mobile-friendly subject lines

November 1, 2013 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

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If you’re the office Eeyore who says, “We tried that before and it didn’t work,” highlighting the negatives isn’t likely to get you noticed—at least, not in a good way. Instead of pointing out the downside, try using these tactics.
Integrating into your workgroup is just as important as being good at your job. Part of that is getting in on conversations and knowing about office gossip. Certified life and career coach Dorothy Tannahill-Moran explains three things you need to know.
If you work in an office environment, writing is probably a big part of your day and reflects on your professionalism. Anita Bruzzese offers some tips to improve your style and prevent embarrassing communications errors.
Turn a growling caller into a purring, pleased customer, with these techniques.
Sociable employees of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. never have to eat lunch alone, thanks to a new mobile app that connects co-workers who might other­wise never meet.
Keep your phone calls focused and productive … Grab your in-flight meal from the hotel desk … Show the world how many people “like” you.

4 tips to effectively influence others

September 23, 2013 Categorized in: NegotiatingSpeaking

Mary Jo Asmus, founder and president, Aspire Collaborative Ser­­vices, offers advice and con­­versational tools for anyone who wants to have a positive influence on others.

Secret to writing a good bio

September 12, 2013 Categorized in: AdvancementWriting/Editing

Often in the world of work, you will be called on to write a short, professional biography to post online or in print. It’s easy to fall into the trap of maximizing every accomplishment and qualification in an attempt to make yourself look as good as possible. But if that’s the route you take, you’re sure to fail, writes Jonathan Rick.
How much does your employer watch you? Is there a policy about Internet use at your work? How closely is your Internet usage time tracked? What’s normal?