Workplace Communication

In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?

We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.

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LinkedIn updated its user profiles in late 2012, and you’ll want to update yours to make it look great in the new format, says technology columnist Debra Donston-Miller.

When addressing senior executives, every minute counts. Make your point succinctly—without tangents or long stories—and end decisively. Consider these structural frameworks when organizing your material:

Highlighting your achievements to those who can advance your career can be painfully awkward. But research shows that to get ahead, we have to make those with influence aware of our achievements. You want to be a human highlighter.

If you spend your energy attacking your adversaries, that’s energy that could have been exerted elsewhere. It also makes you appear hot-headed and small.

Public speaking can be a real challenge, but these five tips can make your next presentation a smashing success, says Dave Carroll, a singer, author and speaker.

Dis­­cour­­agers seem to need to point out others’ flaws, conveniently unaware of their own shortcomings. While you may have to put up with a discourager, you don’t have to follow suit; you have opportunities in your workday to be an encourager.

“What do I most need to be prepared for suddenly dealing with international cultures, people and ways of doing things? I’ve just landed a job with a big international marketing firm ... I get a little nervous when they tell me about all the different clients and projects involving so many different countries.”

Many among us battle vision impairment, dyslexia and other obstacles that affect reading comprehension. Writers can take simple steps to make their work more accessible to such readers, writes Erika Enigk.

People draw conclusions about your competence and professionalism from the way you speak, so make sure these four things don’t come out of your mouth.

Improve your productivity with a few apps ... Track word, character counts and other document statistics ... Let LinkedIn groups lead to your next job.
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