Miscommunications is still one of the main problems in the workplace. Heck, it might be one of the main problems in life.
With more of our communications virtual and online, finding the best ways to minimize misunderstanding is key to doing business successfully.
X-IBM Social Butterfly, Lorian Lipton, shares her new post on “Don’t Ignore These 5 Virtual Communication Rules” that can make a big difference in your virtual/on-line communications and help you get your message across the first time you send it.
Lorian Lipton is founder of The Digital Attitude, LLC, a specialized project management consulting and training company. Check out her regular blog posts on social branding, project management, and just plain attitude, @ The Digital Attitude: Becoming Eminent.
Greater IBM, what would you add to these? Have you got any tips to share?
People do business with people they trust, people they relate to – is your photo trying to hide something? In this piece from LinkedIn.com, by Rene Shimada Siegel, see how you can use your choice of photo to better connect with others for success.
A good profile photo can help build that trust and even likability – so it’s critical to get it right.
According to the author, “I see hundreds of LinkedIn profiles every week and 50 percent fail when it comes to their photo. As a business owner or executive, it’s crucial that people trust you and connect with you. You are the brand. Opinions are formed in a nanosecond. And that means the photo at the very top may be the most important part of your LinkedIn profile.” What does that tiny thumbnail say about you?
Author Rene Shimada Siegel is founder and president of High Tech Connect, a specialized consultant placement firm for marketing and communications experts. She is a frequently requested speaker on topics such as starting your own business and marketing your unique personal brand.
If you don’t think you’re awesome, who else will (besides your mother)? Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy. Sometimes we all need reminders to focus on achieving and showing our personal value to the world.
Do you get stuck in the internal chatter of: “I can’t do it,” “I must not make a mistake,” “What if they don’t like me?”
Here are 5 steps to help you improve your internal conversation so that you build your self confidence so your personal brand can shine.
How many times have you said, “I just don’t have time!” And now, with the world at your fingertips, with the internet and global business buzzing by in nanoseconds, having time to get everything done seems more and more difficult to accomplish.
Sorry there will never be a 25th hour in your day But getting your priorities in order, making wise time choices, and being real with your self, can go a long way.
Money, laws, tickets, newspapers, not to mention its many uses in art … despite the digital revolution, our world is still largely built on paper. In this post in The Guardian, author Ian Sansom reflects on our enduring addiction to the stuff.
Sansom: “Civilisation is built on paper. Paper money has made our economies. Paper maps divided our land. Paper laws propped up our governments, and paper books helped shape our minds.
Despite the obvious encroachments of the digital, we all still use so much paper to note, to register, to measure, to account for, to classify, authorise, endorse and generally to tot up, gee up and make good our lives that it would be a Joycean undertaking to provide a full history of all the paper in just one life on one day, never mind in one city on one day, or in the life of one nation.” Read the rest of his post here.