Communication

Keep your phone calls focused and productive … Grab your in-flight meal from the hotel desk … Show the world how many people “like” you.

4 tips to effectively influence others

September 23, 2013 Categorized in: NegotiatingSpeaking

Mary Jo Asmus, founder and president, Aspire Collaborative Ser­­vices, offers advice and con­­versational tools for anyone who wants to have a positive influence on others.

Secret to writing a good bio

September 12, 2013 Categorized in: AdvancementWriting/Editing

Often in the world of work, you will be called on to write a short, professional biography to post online or in print. It’s easy to fall into the trap of maximizing every accomplishment and qualification in an attempt to make yourself look as good as possible. But if that’s the route you take, you’re sure to fail, writes Jonathan Rick.
How much does your employer watch you? Is there a policy about Internet use at your work? How closely is your Internet usage time tracked? What’s normal?
A study by Cynthia Rudin and Been Kim at the Massachusetts Insti­­tute of Technology offers insight into the power behind words and how they can be used in the workplace to produce favorable outcomes.
Most people can delete about three-fourths of their incoming email without even reading it … and not just spam. Messages from your employer, your colleagues and your buddies are wasting your time, argues Bill Jensen, author of The Simplicity Survival Handbook: 32 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More.
Avoid social networking trouble on the job by using these tips from employment experts.
In an Accountemps survey a few years back, senior executives pegged these as the most annoying or overused phrases or buzzwords in the workplace. How many of them are still pestering you?
It’s easy for mistakes to slip into your business writing when you use fancy-sounding phrases without really knowing what you’re saying. Here’s a list of 10 tricky words to use with care in your business writing.
An effective assistant/manager relationship is one in which both people know the difference between a crisis and a routine setback. Do you? Does your boss?
Four items (and one idea) that will have disappeared from U.S. workplaces within five years, according to a poll of 7,000 LinkedIn members.
With email being such a huge part of business communication, it’s essential to know how to write well. Forbes staff writer Susan Adams has gathered advice to help you improve the clarity of your writing.
Many people get tongue-tied at work for a variety of reasons: shy­­ness, lack of confidence, a perceived lack of power. But in business, it’s important to share your ideas, and speak out effectively. Fortune’s Anne Fisher answered a reader question about learning to speak up at work and offered these tips.