Communication

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Linda Adams of the Trispective Group writes that gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. To stop its encroachment, take these three steps.
Formal titles normally convey a rank or title given to someone based on his or her achievements in academia or his or her authority. When people have formal titles that precede their names, they are always capitalized.
When you’re going to be out of the office, it’s important to set up a good auto-reply to go out from your work email. Wired writer Christina Bonnington has some tips.

OneLook.com: An editor’s best friend

February 5, 2018 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Why not let the power of the internet’s search algorithms do your spell-checking for you?

This is the year you get up and speak!

February 5, 2018 Categorized in: Speaking

While you’re probably not planning to speak in front of an arena full of people, even a presentation during an office meeting can seem daunting. Joy Loverde shares her tips for becoming a better speaker.

LinkedIn recommendations are a great tool for showcasing your work performance and helping colleagues show theirs. However, what should you do if someone asks you for a recommendation and you’re hesitant to give it?
Forming strong bonds with other people is good for our creativity, resilience and longevity. Compassion in the workplace can help you form stronger personal bonds with your colleagues. Keep these tips in mind.

6 tips for delivering criticism

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: SpeakingSupervising

When somebody messes up or doesn’t live up to expectations, feedback is important so they can improve, but the criticism must be delivered in a proper way so the receiver takes it to heart. Here are some tips for giving negative feedback.
Whether you’re writing a report, a presentation or a newsletter story, your headlines can make or break your document. Here’s how to remedy even the worst headlines.
Next time you’re preparing for a moment in the spotlight, rehearse in front of a video camera. Then view the video, staying as objective as possible. “People will judge you by your appearance and your body language. And they’ll do it quickly,” says Carol Kinsey Goman, executive coach and author of The Nonverbal Advantage.
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.

Get your LinkedIn messages read

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Just because LinkedIn is there to help professionals connect doesn’t mean you don’t have to put any thought into the messages you send. Remember to do these three things.

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.
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