Business communication

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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How to actively communicate online

We all know that active listening is important to understanding and being understood. And studies have shown that over half (up to 65%) of our communication is non-verbal: our body language, gestures and vocal tone.

So what do we do about the most common way we communicate these days – through email and social media sites? There’s no visual cues, no voice inflection, no gestures or facial expressions to help communicate that critical 65%.

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How to be happy at work

Some of us see more of our colleagues than our family during the work week. This article gives you tips on how you be happier at work.

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