Do you ever get the feeling that you can’t get caught up? Are you constantly working longer days–-as well as nights and weekends–-yet still behind? While part of that may b… Read More
More than 18 months into the COVID era, many people are accustomed to working from home. Some were thrust into it. Others had good arrangements in place when the time came to work remotely… Read More
Among the many effects of the pandemic is the exponential growth of teleconferencing and video conferencing (by Zoom, for example). Businesses are holding virtual meetings daily and sometime… Read More
With all the talk about honing our communication skills, we rarely hear about improving our listening skills. Yet those are just as important. Good listening skills are especially critical i… Read More
Asked to provide examples of marketing and public relations efforts, most people mention brochures, folders, advertising and news releases. Often overlooked are articles submitted to trade a… Read More
Editing and proofreading tend to go together. Yet they are distinct activities, which you’ll see below. Much has been written about these topics. I can’t hope to offer a comprehe… Read More
Nobody likes to deal with complaints. Indeed, most of us dread the task. We delay. Make excuses. Get a cup of coffee. Then another. As difficult as it is, try to view complaints in a positiv… Read More
You just received notice of an upcoming meeting. “Ugh,” you cry. “Not another meeting!” You roll your eyes and wonder how you’ll survive yet another hour of use… Read More
This is a great time to take stock of your communications skills, and make a commitment to improving where needed. The following suggestions, offered in no particular order, can help you bec… Read More
The best way to remember which to use can be found in this simple statement: I imply, and you infer. The sender (writer or speaker) implies something, and the reader or listener infers (conc… Read More
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