Communication

Caution: Co-worker under stress

November 3, 2016 Categorized in: Speaking

When speaking with a stressed co-worker, you should be aware of statements to avoid and others that can help calm them down and get them thinking of their situation in a new light.

Find just the right spot for adjectives

November 3, 2016 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

Writers often use multiple adjectives to get their point across when describing something, but what many people don’t realize is that there is a general order in which to place adjectives.
Technology is making it easier to do business without worrying about international borders—but the language barrier can still get in the way.

Answer my emails!

November 3, 2016 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

You’re probably used to waiting and waiting for an email response from a busy person. Here’s how to cast a line that actually hooks a fish.
When we’re trying to convey a message, concept or lesson to co-workers, we tend to take the path of least resistance: typing a few words onto the screen and dashing off an email.
Here are two interview must-dos that may prove beneficial if you are job searching.
We’ve all had moments of peace and perfect working rhythm disrupted by the boom of a co-worker who always hits uncomfortable decibel levels—and not because of anger or excitement. Some people are just … loud.

Craft a good out-of-office reply

October 6, 2016 Categorized in: Writing/Editing

To stop stressing during your days off, try an automatic message to deter co-workers from constantly messaging you.
What guidelines are there for sending email invitations for a formal event?
You can tell a lot about what someone is thinking by monitoring their body language.
Words can make or break your career. You may accidently say the wrong thing sometimes, but the bigger concern is words you use every day that hurt your career.
A social media presence isn’t something you can set up and tend to only when it occurs to you. So what are you doing with yours?

7 hacks to get more out of Siri

August 15, 2016 Categorized in: Phone Skills

Siri, the iPhone’s voice-command technology, has been around for a few years, but many people still don’t know how to fully take advantage of it.