Several months ago, we launched a new feature of brief Workplace Writing ‘Power Points’. Going forward, we’ll share more of these simple tips to help your writing pass the ‘7-C Test’ and become more Clear, Conversational, Concise, Consistent, Credible, Compelling & Correct. Read More
‘First learn the meaning of what you say and then speak.’
Epictetus (AD 55 – 135), Greek philosopher and teacher Read More
When you’re attending a business, professional group or networking event, talk should never be small! You’re there to meet people who can help you or who you can help, so just say ‘NO’ to Small Talk! Read More
You give your boss feedback in the same way and for the same reasons as he or she should be giving you feedback – to reinforce improvements and enhance performance. Read More
Last month’s BookShelf entry author, Tom Hindle, offered a simple and fast refresher of 101 tips for creating and delivering presentations. He really gets it, as this sampling indicates:
Business publication reporters regularly contact me for comments or input in my narrow-but-deep niches of expertise. Recently, someone asked for some original quotes about teamwork. Hope he liked them:
‘There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’, but there is a ‘me’. So make me feel welcome, valued and important if I’m on your team.’
‘There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’, but there is an ‘eat’. So, make sure you have good food at every meeting.’
‘A camel is a horse designed by a team. A giraffe is a horse designed by a cross-functional team. A rhino is a horse designed by a self-directed team. And an elephant is a horse designed by a team led by the boss.’
Hope you liked them, too.
And now, you can quote me. – Phil Stella, contemporary entrepreneur, workplace communication expert, executive coach and author.
Based on reader reaction and input, looks like this new section is a hit and you want more of it. Remembering that your effective workplace writing should pass the ‘7-C Test’ – is is Clear, Conversational, Concise, Consistent, Credible, Compelling and Correct, here’s a Power Pointer for ‘Conversational’. Read More
‘Making Presentations’, by Tim Hindle, part of the DK Essential Managers series, DK Publishing, NY, 1998.
A quick review of 101 tips for creating and delivering presentations … a good simple refresher.
One simple way to deal with Presentation Anxiety is to Smile Through the Pain. My good friend Jim Smith, the Executive Happiness Coach here in Cleveland knows a lot about how smiles can impact your happiness. And his current blog discusses the Power of Smiles – https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/en-us/suite. Read More
‘The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine.’
— Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States