The essence of business is communication. Whether you’re talking with your direct boss or a sales rep, it’s all about communication. But how do you get the best out of your relationship with each other? The great thing about communication is that it’s all about the intent. If you speak the right words at the right time, you’ll get the job done.
Unfortunately, we often don’t. We get so caught up in the chatter of the day that we forget to truly listen to what our direct bosses/direct targets (or the people on our sales teams) have to say. This is why it’s so important to have a little bit of downtime. The more time you spend on the phone, the more you’ll miss out on the things that really matter.
When your direct boss doesn’t get back to you in a timely manner, it’s your job to do everything you can to fix that. Unfortunately, that’s often not enough. So, the best way to get back on track is to get more on-time. Time away from the office lets you know your direct boss is in the office, and that he’s focused on the important things.
This is a little different than many of the other tips in this book. I do not recommend that you go on vacation. Why? Because I believe that any type of time away from the office, without an actual vacation, is just not worth it. It takes away the time you need to make good on your promises and the time you need to let your direct boss know that hes not going to let you live in his office forever.
This is a great book that, at almost 2,000 pages, covers all the important topics in Business Communication. It provides a variety of case studies and discussions of different approaches to effective communication.
I would strongly suggest that this book be read once before moving on to a new chapter. It covers every topic from face-to-face meeting to email, phone, and personal notes. I use it as a reference when I’m in the office, and the book is also great to have on hand when I’m not.
This book is not a substitute for reading and researching your own business. It’s a great reference tool, but it is not a substitute for reading and studying your own personal business communication skills.
This book is a great source of reading material on the subject of business communication. The first section of this book covers the basics. The second section covers how to read and analyze incoming emails, personal notes, and phone messages. The third section covers how to respond to emails and phone messages, and how to write a personal note.
When you are starting a new business, you are faced with a number of decisions that will affect how well your business performs.
For starters, what should you name your new business? What do you want people to make a note of when they read your email or what you say when you call? What is your brand? (See chapter 14).