communication in the workplace Archive

  • Influencing Skills: Do you know your value?

    Influencing Skills: Do you know your value?

    That expression ‘talk is cheap’ is a common one. The idea that words mean less than actions was the intention of this expression but in actual fact, talk can be expensive, it can be valuable, it can be discounted and it can also be cheap. It depends on the words you use and the value […]

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  • Managing being “Out of the Office” and Your Inbox

    Managing being “Out of the Office” and Your Inbox

    It’s the dilemma that’s so common now – when you’re “Out of the Office”, how “Out” of the office are you? Following on from Part1 and the importance of putting some helpful structure to your email ‘out of office’ bounceback, a simple-to-follow formula of Acknowledge/Inform/Guide is useful and hits the spot. It’s also the safest […]

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  • How To – And How Not To – Connect and Compel as You Write

    How To – And How Not To – Connect and Compel as You Write

    Think about how you write? Think about how you think about other people as you write – if you think about other people as you write? It’s one of the easiest things to do – just quickly type or write what you ‘think’ needs to be said and give a ‘tip of your fingertip’ response […]

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  • Two Small Words Change Everything

    Two Small Words Change Everything

    It’s such a small thing to say ‘thank you’. It costs you absolutely nothing and yet it makes a huge difference to how you are understood and remembered by people. It’s often the difference that makes the difference as to whether people do what you want, it certainly affects the way they do what you […]

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  • How to get your emails opened – Grab them by the eyeballs

    How to get your emails opened – Grab them by the eyeballs

    Which email would you rather open first ‘More Bad News’ or ‘Quick Update on XYZ for You’? What about ‘Tax Time Again’ or ‘Ways to Save You Money’? Emailing. It’s such a key piece in our day-to-day lives. We fire a quick email response off or “shoot from the fingertip” and it’s so easy to […]

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  • 7 Words To Raise Your Game – How using assertive language raises your visibility

    7 Words To Raise Your Game – How using assertive language raises your visibility

    There are so many ways to say something and every way means something different to your listener as you say it. Imagine you’re in a meeting and someone asks if anyone is able to take on a new project or put some figures together. You think to yourself, I could probably do that but you […]

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  • Discover The Power of This Secret Website – Address How to easily tell someone what you really want, without upsetting them.

    Discover The Power of This Secret Website – Address How to easily tell someone what you really want, without upsetting them.

    So often we either ask someone else – or say to ourselves -“How can I tell them that what they’re doing really needs to be better?” or “I wish I could tell them what I really want / think, without upsetting them.” Well, it’s easy to do just that and – like most things that […]

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  • How to slow things down to speed things up

    How to slow things down to speed things up

    Talking of “Time Stands Still” well, even though we both know it doesn’t, you can make it slow down for you. Slow down to speed things up. Yes, I know – it’s a dichotomy (I had to look it up – a polar opposite, a contrariety) to say you have to slow down to speed […]

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  • Why “Why?” Can Trip You Up and What To Ask Instead

    Why “Why?” Can Trip You Up and What To Ask Instead

    ‘Why’ is such a small and yet powerful word to notice, understand and be aware of as you use it. Really, why? Well, it does two things very quickly, immediately in fact. Two things you want to avoid. One, it sends people straight to the word “because” which is justifying their actions/decisions and Two, it […]

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  • Transcript: Kay White – Effective and Powerful Communication (Max#14)

    Transcript: Kay White – Effective and Powerful Communication (Max#14)

    Here is the transcript of the motivating interview with Kay White, NLP Coach, Communications Specialist and Trainer (Max#14) offering career coaching advice. Kay discusses how to use effective communication in our everyday lives using NLP Techniques helping you be successful and achieve in your career, life and business. Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the […]

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