Category: Communicating for Success

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May2016
Communicating for Success Say it.   Successful communicators must be expressive; you must communicate or relay what it is you want to be heard. Whether it’s in person, face-to-face, or over the telephone, by email, by pigeon carrier or snail mail: you must take action to get your thoughts heard.  Believe it or ... Read More
May 16, 2016Clifton Davis

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Aug2015
What are the most common mistakes you see people make when it comes to communicating at work? Junior people [are often] afraid to ask for or get the help they need … If you're working on something and you either can't finish it because of time constraints or because you don't ... Read More
August 3, 2015Clifton Davis

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Jul2015
Communicating with Your Boss at Work “The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” –– Sydney J. Harris The special relationship between a boss and an employee is one that cannot be overlooked. Your manager is responsible for ... Read More
July 6, 2015Clifton Davis

16

Jun2015
Some of the most confident speakers around?  Lawyers.  So take this tip from the American Bar Association on orating with confidence.   It begins before you ever utter a sound.  Start by planting your feet firmly on the ground at hip distance apart.  Now imagine your feet have been set in concrete. That ... Read More
June 16, 2015Clifton Davis

09

Jun2015
Regards. Cordially. Sincerely.  All traditional ways to sign off an email – maybe one of them is what you use.  But remember you don’t have to go with those old standbys.  “All the best of success.”  “Great job.”  And “Looking forward to your reply.” are all freshers and can be ... Read More
June 9, 2015Clifton Davis

02

Jun2015
Your mission, should you choose to accept it:  Keep as many of your meetings as possible to 15 minutes. Considering that most people’s attention span lasts 10-18 minutes, you’re getting attendees at their best. Bonus: Employees will be forced to come prepared and organize their thoughts before they arrive.   Info: info.theladders.com/careeradvice/secrets-to-running-effective meetings From:  ... Read More
June 2, 2015Clifton Davis

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May2015
Replace the word “urgent” with “today” in your email subject lines.   Co-workers will grasp the importance of the email without panicking, thinking it’s an emergency.   You’ll start off on the right foot and get a calm, well-thought-out response.   From:  CFO & Controller Alert 5-18-2015
May 7, 2015Clifton Davis