The ways we communicate have changed drastically over the past 5 years. There are now more ways to do so than we often know what to do with. However, it is still important to be mindful of the medium we choose. While we may all have our own preferences, it’s important to be sure that we don’t let these influence us in the decision against the right medium for the situation.
Getting the most bang for your conference buck includes successful networking. Planning ahead will secure that and let you feel confident before you arrive.
Want a very busy person to take note when they receive an email from you? Of course! There are straight-forward techniques that can be of enormous help to improve the amount of action you receive on your vital emails. In addition, your recipients will also appreciate it .. as much as anyone loves email. Here are some tips on emailing purposefully to grab his or her attention.
Writing in 2015, is actually more important now than it was in the past. Businesses rely on their websites and other online content to show who they truly are to their customers, potential customers and colleagues. The words on a webpage are what makes the real impression. Are your words clearly communicating your story from your own perspective in your own voice? They need to be. Here you will find 8 writing rules to help you fine tune your writing for your blog, website, or social media page.
We all communicate on a daily basis and sometimes we experience a little miscommunication. It happens. No matter how much effort we put into communicating accurately and effectively, we’ve all had an error here and there. Below are the most common communication mistakes that we’ve all been guilty of before and should avoid making in the future.
The world is full of people who can bring about positive change in our lives .. people who can fill our days with new and rewarding experiences. Unfortunately, from time to time, we encounter people who are a little more difficult to interact with. Their negative comments or actions bring about stress, annoyance, or worse. Whether family member, co-worker, client or friend, it can be exhausting to keep up appearances. Worse than that, it can be a strain to constantly keep your temper under control. Here’s some quick tips of working and communicating with those toxic clients, those Debbie Downers, those ultra-grumpy ones.
I’ve written many times in the past about establishing boundaries – physical doors & walls for your home office, conveying your work hours to your clients, etc. But what happens when an existing client sends a project your way that you simply cannot do? Easy! You say no.
How often do you use the word “no” to protect your time, productivity and creativity? You are probably aware of the power of “no” when it comes to the concept of time-management as a whole, but you may have overlooked it purely as a technique to boost your productivity and more so to your creative output.
First, always make sure that both parties are fine with an introduction. If you are overbooked week after week, the last thing you really want is an introduction to another potential client, or worse, someone who “wants to pick your brain.” If someone is asking you for an introduction, and you don’t know them well, they seem questionable at best, or if they are looking to talk to your superstar client, be wary. You don’t need to say “Yes!” and feel free to employ the “Power of No!” that I’ve written about a time or two. Remember, having a diverse quality network is important for you and your business.