Communication

Page 1 of 5512345...102030...Last »
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.

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.

Make your writing far more readable

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Is that a memo you’re typing or the Gettysburg Address? When documents look like one big block of text, it’s time to deploy formatting techniques to make your words more scannable and easier to digest.

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.
Adopt these rules that professional writers and editors follow to make your reports and presentations more compelling and easy to read.
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.

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!
If you’re unhappy with a co-worker’s behavior and aren’t sure whether reporting the person would be telling or tattling, ask yourself these four questions.
Page 1 of 5512345...102030...Last »