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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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Whether it's presenting to customers or to colleagues, almost everyone has to speak in front of an audience at some point in his or her career. And just about everyone hates doing it. Try these tips to overcome the fear and become an even better presenter:
Most people work hard and do their best on the job, but feedback can always help us to do better. Outside of regular performance reviews, how can you get feedback on what you’re doing well and what you could be doing better?

Conventional wisdom dictates that sitting in conference rooms squanders a huge chunk of an executive’s workday. But all those back-to-back meetings may actually serve a productive purpose.

Scott Sterling offers three ways to make your next presentation interesting and painless for everyone involved.
In their new book, college professors and brothers Steven and Victor Cahn take those who write up their work through a step-by-step editing process. A few simple tricks stand out.
Languages are living things that evolve over time, with new words created and old ones falling out of common use. Still, just because a lot of people use a word, or use it in a new way, doesn’t make it correct. Veteran copy editor and “word nerd” Tom Stern offers words and phrases to watch out for.
Stand with your weight evenly distributed. Now, imagine an invisible string connecting your head to the ceiling ...
Employees at SceneTap range in age from 18 to 55, millennials to boomers. The younger set likes social media and is tethered by smartphone. Thirty-somethings prefer email, instant messaging and videoconferencing. Boomers go for phone calls and walking around. To accommodate each communication style, the phone application company tracks who likes what.
People fall under four “behavioral styles” based on what motivates them. Understanding your behavioral style and learning to identify and adapt to others’ can help you communicate better, writes Ivan Misner of BNI, a business-networking organization.
It’s hard to move up in your career if you never speak up at work, writes executive coach Joel Garfinkle, who offers three steps to help reluctant workers find their voice.

Helen Cunningham and Brenda Greene are the authors of The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Effective Writing on the Job, recently published in an updated second edition. We contacted them to get their best advice for administrative professionals who want to improve their workplace writing skills.

Plenty of people find themselves wondering if they’re using commas correctly, or worse, unknowingly using them incorrectly. No need to fear, though. “Grammar Girl” Mignon Fogarty has some grammar reminders to help you become more comma-savvy.
If you want to influence people and effectively persuade them to embrace your ideas and follow your lead, you need to start by becoming an excellent listener, say Mark Goulston and John Ullmen, authors of Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In. They identify four levels of listening.
Strong communication skills are a must for anyone in the workforce today, and there are some things that simply should never come out of your mouth, says Roxana Hewertson, CEO of Highland Consulting Group.

Twitter is a popular and important marketing tool these days. It’s easy to come up with interesting tweets for a fun brand that sells some­­thing people love, but what do you tweet to bring people’s attention to a relatively boring product or service?

Now that everyone is spending more time texting, a few rules of the road might be in order. Geoffrey James, writing in the Sales Source column for Inc., has come up with his unwritten rules for business texting.
AVG Technologies Digital Diaries project looks at how social networks affect people’s work lives. A study re­­leased as part of the project included 4,000 people in 10 countries and found that more than half felt that workplace privacy has decreased with the pro­­liferation of social media networks.
Face it: Strong emotions can come into play when you negotiate. In 2011, the sale of a $3 million brownstone in New York’s Greenwich Village almost blew apart in a fight over a $300 washing machine. One of the buyers ripped up a seven-figure cashier’s check and stomped out to a bar. So what does this mean for you?
As Harvard Business School professor and researcher Amy Cuddy notes, “Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.” It’s all based on body language.

When you’re trying to persuade em­­ployees, you may figure if you cite enough evidence, you’ll break down others’ resistance and they’ll agree with you. But reason alone may not suffice. Use techniques that induce compliance.

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