Each week I bring together and summarize a few articles that add value to our work of becoming better communicators.
How do you communicate when your team and your clients are scattered across North America? This excellent article is a comprehensive look at some of the technologies and behaviours that make long-distance relationships work.
Love it! This is the most fun demo of communication and web 2.0 I have seen. While fun, this demo also illustrates the power of tools at our fingertips. And it also demonstrates that just when you thought there were no more cool ways to use this stuff, someone has a branium! I love this. The relentlessly positive nature of a bunch of these Google Slams is infectious. I’ll be posting more on them.
Is shorter always better? Sometimes you need a few more words to get it right. In the social media world of shortershortershorter, important information gets left out (as it always does in data compression). Thoughtful post. Notice that dependable team members play an important role in getting your message out ‘right’ as well.
Pow: ““Society expects women to be strong advocates for other people, but it’s more ’socially costly’ for women to advocate for themselves.” Its the 21st century and women are still asked to overcome communication barriers men don’t have to. I have spent a lot of time on cross-cultural communication, but it is useful to remember that the genders are themselves sometimes different cultures. I’d love to hear thoughts from both sides of that border.
One way of ensuring return traffic to your blog is to assure the ‘communication value’ of the content. How digestible is your writing? A strong article with ‘must do’ practical tips.
We live in a multi-cultural nation. You wouldn’t know it from the training our students receive. More content like this needs to make it into our high schools and MBA programs. Understanding cultural differences matters when your goal is effective communication. Assumptions about what will influence or persuade someone need to be checked against cultural norms. This is a well-written and practical article about communicating well in different cultural contexts.