If you’re wondering what the biggest productivity-killer is in your small business, consider getting rid of the water cooler.
If your business is growing and you’re getting noticed, eventually you’re going to get interviewed by a media outlet somewhere. Here are some tips to help you communicate effectively with the media.
There are plenty of corporate-ready tools for communication and collaboration out there, but you may be able to improve the way your employees collaborate just by using social networks they’re already familiar with.
Charisma is not innate. True, no amount of practice will turn you into Winston Churchill or Martin Luther King Jr., but you can still win over your followers by changing how you communicate. Whenever possible, express your conviction to a project or idea.
Let’s face it, entrepreneurs don’t exactly have a reputation for diplomacy. In the rush to market and success, they often come across as blunt when a well-chosen word or phrase might make the same point and do more to motivate employees.
How many times have you visited a website hoping to find just what you were looking for only to run into a meaningless collection of buzzwords? Avoiding that kind of muddled messaging is important to your startup’s success.
Meaningless phrases, such as “To be honest” and “Like I said,” often creep up in meetings and presentations. Using these expressions undermines your credibility. Try replacing this filler language with meaning by doing the following: