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.
One of your best weapons, when it comes to persuading others, is an adaptable communication style. Look out for these four styles of communicators, and adjust your approach when working with them:
The next time you're ready to deliver a presentation, don't let nitty-gritty audio problems make you even more nervous before stepping up to the mike. You don't want to start the presentation with "Can you hear me now?" Set the stage to set off on the right note, by answering these questions:
If you think about it, the whole process of starting with learning the basics of any discipline and methodically working your way up to some level of mastery makes sense for undertakings far beyond Boy Scout merit badges. It led me to consider, “If there were a merit badge for organizational leadership, what would the requirements be?”
Employers operate in an increasingly complex legal environment, made all the more difficult by the tough economy. Hiring has emerged as a particular trouble spot. You need to hire and maintain a skilled and productive workforce, but you must watch out for legal liability that can surface in the process.
Sometimes, the smartest people make the worst presenters. Their vast knowledge and mastery of industry jargon or technical details turn them into drones with slides.
If it’s common for your employees to text for business reasons, remind them to keep their professionalism intact. Business communications trainer Barbara Pachter offers these suggestions:
Between vague agendas and never-ending PowerPoints, meetings have become a waste of time for many. Here’s how some experts structure their huddles to make them productive and run smoothly:
Few people are more closely associated with innovation than Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. Through interviews with Apple employees, experts and analysts, as well as Jobs’ own words, I discovered seven principles largely responsible for Jobs’ breakthrough success.
Here’s an all-too-frequent scenario: Misconduct leads to discipline, perhaps even discharge. Then the employee sues, alleging that for years, he’s been subjected to harassment on account of a protected characteristic. Don’t let that happen to you.
Do you often text to communicate with colleagues or the boss? If so, keep your professionalism intact. Business communications trainer Barbara Pachter offers these suggestions for making texting suitable for business: