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Office Communication

Communication in business requires the understanding of different communication styles, and the ability to break down communication barriers.

In business communication, effective communication requires a sort of “office communication toolkit” – the kind of resource Business Management Daily provides.

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Microsoft Word’s grammar check alerts you when you repeat a word, but is repeating a word always wrong? Bonnie Trenga, author of The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier, says no. Here are several examples to illustrate when it’s perfectly fine to repeat a word.

The best way to brace for a media interview is to simulate the real thing. It’s often agonizing, but it’s worth it.

U.S. workers were asked: How do you most like to communicate at work?

Inject power into your remarks by eliminating words or phrases that weaken your message. That’s easier said than done, since many leaders aren’t aware of how their word choice works against them.

When arguments arise, it’s tempting to make statements to assert your claims or defend yourself. But shrewd questions work better to calm the situation. Use these inquiries to extricate yourself from confrontational conversations:

When you, or your boss, have to give a presentation with a strict time limit, you need to have every word down pat to ensure you hit all the key points. The only way to do that is to practice—a lot.
Semicolons are often misused, inspiring both love and hate from professional wordsmiths. But with a proper understanding of their purpose, they can be­­come one of your favorite punctuation marks.

If you find yourself losing control at work, it’s important to step back and see what’s really happening—as hard as that can be to do in the moment.

The sage advice to avoid political discussions at work has proven tough for many people to follow this year, writes Lynze Wardle Lenio at the Daily Muse. Keep the tone civil by remembering a few ground rules:
Q. With the election approaching, it seems like our office is as politically divided as the country. Can we ban all political talk?
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