Internal Communication

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Polish an introduction

March 1, 2007 Categorized in: Internal Communication

Polish an introduction by bookending it with the person of importance in your office and saying something about each person.
The phrase that annoys me most lately — “more importantly” — is widely used on television shows and commercials alike. It seems to me that it should be “more important,” unless the speaker is referring to the way something is done. Do you agree?
Three-quarters of today’s execs use e-mail as their primary form of communication. So, make sure your messages stand out amid the e-mail avalanche by crafting them as if the boss has only 10 seconds to read them.
You won’t find many people who love meetings. That might be because attendees often feel like meetings are a waste of time. At Marilyn Halsall’s workplace, “action minutes” are part of the remedy.
Steer clear of this sentence structure when writing: “There’s coffee and bagels in the conference room.”
Common mistakes when using contractions.
You’ve probably noticed how email can bring out the worst in people. Don’t let it tempt you to misuse it. Steer clear of these five common temptations:
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