Business communication

3 ways to turn around a bad day at work

Ever had a bad day at work? Yeah, we all do once in a while. But how you react to your bad day can make it worse, or turn it around. Here are 3 ways to turn your day around.

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Communicating with PowerPoint: love it or leave it

One of the great debates in the world of visual communication is this: does PowerPoint help communication or does it get in the way?

I’ll the first to admit that PowerPoint presentations can be awful and bring out the worst in presenters. The last time I was making arrangements to do a keynote speech, I mentioned that I would have a flash drive with my PowerPoint presentation on it and the coordinator screamed: AAACK I hate PowerPoint. Clearly, she’s had a bad experience in that area.

But I truly believe that as communicators we need to rely on all three communication styles: oral, visual, and kinesthetic. A good communicator will try to incorporate all in a good way.

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Effective Communication: ask the right question

Part of this art of communication is timing—asking the question that is right for the progression of the other person’s thinking. And part of the art is asking the right question—the question that will get the other person to reflect but not respond defensively. – by Guest Blogger Michael Fraidenburg

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Communication Skills for Success Workshop

The popular Communication Skills for Success Workshop will be held January 14, 2011 in Olympia, WA.

Are you ready to learn some new communication skills or dust off some old ones? Want to improve a relationship or two?

In this fun, fast-paced and interactive workshop you will learn and practice skills that will improve your relationships at work and home.

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Take time to communicate well

Face it. We have a lot of demands on our time. Do you ever try to take some shortcuts? I know I do. There are some areas in life that works well taking shortcuts – maybe use simpler recipes, or find a shorter route to work. But, whatever you do, don’t take shortcuts when you communicate.

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Three strategies for having more time!

Don’t you wish you had more time in the day? Especially this time of the year, when “to do” lists double and the hours in the day don’t.

Not only do we need more time to get some routine stuff done, but we also don’t seem to have enough time for the things that are most important to us.

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