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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Best-selling author and historian Shelby Foote produced his authoritative three-volume, 2,500-page history of the Civil War using a simple but powerful strategy: To avoid being overwhelmed by the scope of the project, he committed to writing only 500 words per day.
Prefacing a statement or answering a question with the phrase “To be honest …” is a verbal tic that you should avoid at all costs.
The performance of on-stage technology is notoriously finicky. Even low-tech presentations can be undone by poor- or nonperforming technology. Use these 3 tips to help ensure your next presentation is tech-stress free:
It is relatively simple to spot and deal with employees who demonstrate incompetence, poor work ethic and attitude problems. Their performance usually speaks for itself. Significantly more challenging and frustrating are the people in your organization who appear to be productive but subtly undermine the performance of others.
Giving a presentation or speaking in public can be a nerve-wracking experience. It’s OK to be nervous. However, you can take steps to build your public speaking confidence.
If you’re an old dog at giving presentations with PowerPoint, it might be time to spice up your slide decks with some new tricks.
Communicating effectively as a team when making important decisions is easier to accomplish when you take the time to understand employees’ decision-making processes.
Grabbing hold of your audience at the very beginning of a presentation is key to getting your message across and making an impact. You have less than 60 seconds to capture your audience. Use these 3 proven speech starters to do it.
Busy managers and executives often struggle to find time to work on professional development and career growth. Use these techniques to incorporate development into your daily activities:
A recent study showed, surprisingly, that “night owls” had better luck creatively solving problems during the day while “morning people” were more successful tackling thorny scenarios at night.