Communication

  Positive people have a way of telling even sob stories in a way that reveals a silver lining. That’s called a “positive explanatory style.” Develop it with these 4 steps…

5 tips for proposing a change

February 7, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Here are some guidelines to keep in mind to add punch to a written proposal—whether it’s about doing some teleworking, changing a meeting time or attending a conference.

Simple ways to remove wordiness

January 23, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Follow these steps to remove word clutter from your messages.

Formatting in Google Docs

January 7, 2019 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Because Google Docs is a somewhat lighter application than Microsoft Word, many assume that document elements aren’t available. But they are!
You can do this with the ImportRange function.

5 voice tips

January 3, 2019 Categorized in: Speaking

The way you say something can be just as important as what you’re saying, so take note of your voice projection in daily conversation. Heather Yamada-Hosley offers these tips at Lifehacker.
The internet predictably lost its mind recently when it was revealed that lecturers at Leeds Trinity University had been cautioned not to overuse capital letters when issuing assignments.
The positive impact of a good holiday party keeps on working long after the last dance.

4 ways to praise peers

November 29, 2018 Categorized in: Internal Communication

Recognizing your co-workers’ strengths and work ethic is a great way to build a stronger relationship. Besides, it’s a kind thing to do. If you avoid praising your peers because you don’t know what to say, turn to this list of compliments they will appreciate.

3 must-dos before you hit ‘Send’

November 29, 2018 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Email is built for speed. Just make sure that in your haste, you don’t sacrifice clarity. Follow these three steps.
According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, hiring managers have body language pet peeves that can hurt your chances of landing a job. Networking expert Ivan Misner, Ph.D., advises special attention to these four things.

You can say it better than that!

November 1, 2018 Categorized in: Speaking

There are common words and phrases that you may use to soften your tone, but some of them can actually make you sound less confident or less knowledgeable. Avoid these phrases.
If you sometimes suffer from communication breakdowns, here is a quick true/false quiz that can help pinpoint the cause.