Excellence in Business Communication, 11th Edition
Chapter 2. Mastering Team Skills and Interpersonal Communication
"I'm not quite sure how I came across Robin Dreeke's It's Not All About "Me," but I'm glad I did," writes Shane Parrish in a piece for TheWeek.
"As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen.
According to Stephanie Buck (photo, left), "LinkedIn has developed a killer resource of 225 million users, one you absolutely should take advantage of when it comes to your career.
"Because leaders are often juggling so many things and are under constant pressure to make decisions, they sometimes function in a mode of overwhelm.
"Want to win friends and influence people?
"There are about 11 million meetings taking place in America every day, and a third of them are unproductive.
"Forget distinguishing the salad fork from the dinner fork.
"There are hundred of apps that claim to "increase productivity" and "optimize company workflow," but how many apps actually do?
"Instead of overflowing email inboxes with attachments, we can make use of a variety of file-sharing tools, all cloud-based, with many including storage facilities to track your transfers.
"How do you walk into a room, out of a meeting, or onto a stage?
"The need to connect with people who can’t see us was precisely the problem experienced by the early pioneers of radio.
David Armano offers a SlideShare presentation on the title.
"This second part of a two-part Business English Podcast series on running and participating in a problem-solving meeting.
"One of the most common reasons for holding a meeting is to solve a problem.
"Have you ever had to talk out a decision in a big meeting?
"A French monk said to be "the world’s happiest man" because of his abnormal capacity for joy once told me that he doesn’t get stage fright because he has eradicated “mental toxins.
"If I asked you to tell me three immediate ways in which you could improve your trustworthiness — and these couldn’t be things that take a period of time like following through on what you say — you would probably list nonverbal concepts like speaking confidently and mirroring body language to develop rapport.
"I’ve posted a lot of research from experts on getting people to like you, being influential and having great conversations," says Eric Barker.
"In this intermediate Business English Pod lesson, we look at ways to give and ask for opinions.
"Honesty is the best policy — but if you don’t look like you’re telling the truth, it won’t matter that you actually are!" says Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.
"As a non-native speaker of English, you might often find yourself in situations like this: You’re sitting in a meeting or a teleconference, and some of the participants are native English speakers.