Category Archives: Communication Briefings E-Letter

Command attention when you speak

It’s little wonder that some people choose to send an email instead of trying to hold a conversation. After all, people often are looking at their computers or smartphones when you try to speak with them. Forty-two percent of the readers who responded to last month’s poll said that’s their greatest annoyance when they try to talk with someone … Continue reading

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Don’t ignore gender’s impact on communication

Men and women might as well be speaking different languages, not in words but in their communication styles. Those differences can lead to misunderstanding and conflict. Not everyone exhibits the communication habits associated with their gender, of course, but those habits are prevalent enough that you should be aware of the tendencies of both your gender and the other. Here are some examples of the misinterpretations that can happen between men and women … Continue reading

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11 ways to stop workplace drama

Obstacles in your personal life always spill into your professional life. Most of the things that keep us stuck are not circumstantial. What holds us back and then becomes drama are our addictions, bad habits and character flaws. So how about looking at things you can stop doing? Making one significant change could change every other area of your life, including your workplace relationships. Here are eleven ways you can stop workplace drama … Continue reading

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Adapt your writing to reading on a screen

Whether you are writing an email or an e-letter, adjust your style to make the most of the medium and convince recipients to read your message. Follow these guidelines to improve your online content … Continue reading

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Embrace a large audience

Embrace a large audience by Amy Beth Miller, editor, Communication Briefings If the thought of delivering a presentation to a large audience fills you with dread, you’re hardly alone. When we asked readers “Which speaking situations do you find difficult?” 64% … Continue reading

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Prepare colleagues to survive without you

Prepare colleagues to survive without you by Amy Beth Miller, editor, Communication Briefings Allow yourself to leave any work stress behind when you go on vacation this year. Communicating early with these people will allow you to relax and not check in … Continue reading

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Lead ideas through to action

Lead ideas through to action by Amy Beth Miller, editor, Communication Briefings Only a third of the readers who responded to last month’s poll said they are seeing many gains as a result of their brainstorming sessions. Two-thirds told us that … Continue reading

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