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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In the age of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the rules of social engagement have shifted ever so slightly. A few tips on building rapport online:
Author and management expert Ken Blanchard meets the challenge of communicating strategy to 350 employees through a daily voice-mail message.
Conversations around your conference table may not be clear. PowerPoints may elicit blank stares every time but never change. Bottom line: Make yourself understood.

You’re on your way to a meeting or you’re in the middle of a project that requires your focus, when someone tells you something im­­portant. “Got it!” you say. Later, though, you realize you weren’t fully tuned in. Consider what sort of listener you are, and then heed these tips:

Give your résumé a 21st century update by making it search-optimized for Google ... Memorize this rule when typing: one space after a period at the end of a sentence ... Use this email best practice ...
If co-workers' bad attitudes create tension, protect yourself from those office toxins.
Giving feedback is an important management task but certainly not an easy one—especially when the feedback isn’t all sunshine. Fortunately, it’s a skill that can be learned. Follow this seven-step method whenever giving negative feedback:
Whether you’re writing for a company blog, newsletter or e-newsletter, your goal is to keep readers coming back for more. Here's a short list of common mistakes people make when creating content:
“Presence.” You know it when you see it: Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan had it. Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter did not. Those who have it gain an advantage in winning over others.
Strengthen your sentences by us­­ing fewer words and getting rid of awk­ward or passive construction. Prac­­tice by rewriting these wordy sam­­­­ple sentences, in­­spired by the Pur­­due Online Writing Lab (OWL):
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