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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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Weird Al Yankovic made grammar funny with his “Word Crimes” parody of Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” and its accompanying video this summer. Weird Al brought up some good grammar points that are important for everyone to remember, says News to Live By Managing Editor Danny Rubin.
Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work ... Take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen ... Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Glad­­well claims?
Most grammar mistakes can be avoided if you have the discipline to re-read your work before printing, submitting or pressing send, so put these reminders from experienced copywriter Hayley Mullen to use next time you sit down to put your thoughts in writing.
Admins need a lot of information to do their jobs right, and it can be frustrating when you don’t have all you need through no fault of your own. What to do when it’s the higher-ups keeping you in the dark?
Share your blogs, podcasts, videos, webinars, white papers and other content with a wider audience. Gain attention through LinkedIn with these actions:
As you plan to clean, purge and ready your office and computer for maximum productivity in 2015, don’t forget to clean up your social media profiles.
We believe that succinct and clear language is the way to go. Still, every now and again, you want to spice things up a bit. Replace the often overused “different” with these eight words:
If your organization does not regularly send emails or hard-copy memos to keep workers abreast of recent events and developments, it’s up to managers to fill the information gap.
“There are loads of marketing videos on the web now, and some are extremely effective,” says Jennifer Santoro, integrative marketing specialist and Chief Happiness Officer for InVidz Smart VideoTechnology. “But there are plenty that just don’t work.” Santoro says she’s noticed common themes in the latter group.
Grab your audience’s attention in the first seconds of your speech.  Communications consultant Ben Decker suggests choosing from among these SHARP techniques:
Gather a group of smart people in a room and they can still miss important aspects of an idea, its flaws or benefits. Overcome those blind spots with these practices:
Some simple tips will make you a better networker:
There’s one sure way to lose an audience during your introduction: Talk about yourself. Just because the audience is there to hear you speak doesn’t mean they care about you.
Issue a reprimand as soon as possible after you learn that an employee has committed a serious on-the-job transgression. Here’s why: The longer you wait to offer negative feedback, the more emotional you will become.
Are you getting the ROI on the time and effort you put into your social media efforts? Experts suggest that timing plays a big role in how successful your social media campaigns will be.

Being part of a remote team can be difficult for even the most skilled administrators. We reached out to companies with remote staffs to get the best advice on how to keep everyone productive.

Most admins could cut some wasted time at the office simply by sending their bosses two standard emails a week, says project manager and IT consultant Robbie Abed.
Written words, especially in emails or texts, often can be misleading as they are void of vocal inflection, body language and other cues. How often have you written something with a hint of sarcasm only to discover the reader took it at face value?
Companies are adding more and more creativity to their posts to stand out on Twitter. Here are two ways to deliver tweets that pack a punch.
Before sending an email, memo or proposal, make sure it’s perfect. Keep these tips in mind before you share it with others.
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