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.
The business world you work in today may be very different than the environment in which you began your management career. Here are ways to ensure you’re still following the etiquette norms all professionals should know.
Many people can be hesitant at the prospect of blindly emailing a CEO or other powerful person, says management writer and entrepreneur Peter Sims. But CEOs often love to hear from their employees or customers. Sims offers these tips for sending an unsolicited message.
Meetings can be a wonderful collaboration tool or a wasteful, hostile time sink. Ideally they give colleagues an opportunity to share ideas, give kudos and enjoy one another’s company. They “are also a place where people jockey for position, work out disagreements and hurt each other’s feelings,” says Gretchen Rubin. She outlines some phrases that can really serve to undermine others.
The importance of discretion was recently reinforced during a panel discussion with four senior executive assistants who work for high-powered individuals.
Bridge to Terabithia author Katherine Paterson has been credited with coming up with the B.I.C. way of breaking through writers’ block.
A bit of humor in a business presentation can put your audience at ease or drive home an important point. But you shouldn’t try so hard to be funny that you lose the focus of your message or risk alienating your audience.
If you have employees in various time zones, connecting via phone and even email can be tricky. Follow these tips to overcome the challenge:
To be more effective, make your communications Honest, Open and Two-way, says business writer and blogger Dan Oswald.
Make your marketing messages stand out from all the other messages in recipients’ inboxes: Use one-word subject lines. The length and shape of a one-word message catch the eye because they look different from all the other similar-looking longer subject lines.
Joining several different types of organizations will help you develop a variety of contacts. Choose from among these seven types: