The ability to communicate, and communicate well, is one of the biggest factors in business success. You could be an excellent designer, but if you’re unable to promote your services and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues, your potential is limited. The principal areas where communication is essential include:
Pitching potential clients,
I was slightly startled when I discovered yesterday that I was sharing a double bill at Monterrey Tech yesterday with Malcolm Gladwell. I have never read Gladwell’s famous books, “The Tipping Point” and “Blink”. And - up until yesterday, I had never seen him speak. But I know he has sold zillions [...]
How do some people always seem to know how to take control of a conversation? The answer is so obvious, it may surprise you: by going beyond what people say and paying attention to how they say it.
For instance, below are two common behaviors you might see in a conversation, including an [...]
A friend of mine recently told me that he was looking for a new job. I know that he is a very hard-worker so I told him I would be happy to refer him to my Human Resources Department.
However, I made sure he knew that I wanted to look over his resume and [...]
I was walking back to our apartment in Manhattan, the hood of my jacket pulled tight to keep the rain out, when I saw an older man with a walker struggle to descend the slippery stairs of his building. When he almost fell, I and several others went over to help.
There was [...]
This is the first in a series of stories from CEOs of their most
life-changing day in their careers. Sometimes the result was promotion
to the upper reaches of business, and sometimes a steep fall from grace.
But good or bad, the events of these days represent defining moments in
their lives and characters and serve [...]
Email signatures are so easy to do well, that it’s really a shame how often they’re done poorly. Many people want their signature to reflect their personality, provide pertinent information and more, but they can easily go overboard. Why are email signatures important? They may be boring and the last item on your [...]
The job market is improving. A recent study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that employers plan to hire 13% more new college grads this year than last year — with business, engineering and computer fields taking top priority.
That’s good news if you or someone you know is preparing to make the [...]
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around [...]
Network & Systems Integration Engineer @ Alcatel-Lucent