Communication Tips

After thousands of course and research hours and millions of hours of professional experience, you pick up a few things. Here's a listing of short and immediately-actionable communication tips that you can sort by subject area. Because we don't want to republish tips that we've captured elsewhere (usually on one of our blogs) we've done a subject listing and quick comment below, and when you click on the tip you'll go to the appropriate blog, where you can read that specific tip or more tips by using the search box or clicking on the appropriate tags. We add more to these all the time, so check back often.

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1:1 Communication Feel. We're human. Emotion helps us communicate. 
1:1 Communication Look at people. One of the most basic elements of communication and yet many people don't do this. 
1:1 Communication Smile A foundation of engagement and communication. 
1:1 Communication Speak up! How do others hear you? 
Writing Avoid the subjunctive! Be active, declarative, purposeful! 
Writing Be Active! And use your verbs! 
Writing Master the article. They're so small and yet do so much. 
Writing Use action verbs! All business communication is about action! 
Writing Use characters as subjects. Make your writing more personal. 
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