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Build Your Business Communication Skills

February 28, 2018 339 views

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A Collection of Related to Business Communication Skills

Running a business requires communication skills, whether it’s auditory, visual, or written; communication is an essential part of operating a business.

This post contains handpick articles that focus on communicating in business. Take some time to browse through the articles and pick out the ones that appeal to you most so you can brush up on your existing skills or learn a new one.

Communicate Effectively With Your Team

Take away the branding, marketing, and advertising and you’ll still need the skills necessary to communicate effectively with your team, employees, customers, and suppliers.

Effective communication saves time, money, and frustration.

Here’s a simple example.

Imagine you sent out an email to your management team so they can produce and ship out 3500 cases by the end of the day. It’s not a big deal, and it’s a bit more than what the plant usually packs every day. Still, they can handle it, and you just wanted to make sure management takes care of this extra bump.

A couple of hours after you sent out your email, you notice that your management team is struggling and looks stressed.

Your Vice President walks in to see you with a confused look on his face and asks, how do you expect us to fill this order? It’s impossible. You tell him it’s just a bit more than usual, we must deal with it and get it done.

You’re Vice President blurts out its ten times the average amount!  You say what? It’s a measly 500 cases. Your VP shows you the email, instead of typing in 3500, you typed in 35,000.

Communication is critical when it comes to running and managing a business. There are two things wrong with the above scenario, relevant to communication.

1. The email wasn’t double-checked before sending it that caused a lot of disruption all the way from management to operations.

2. When the email came out, why didn’t management question the decision immediately for clarity rather than wait for a couple of hours?

Have a look at the resources I have selected for this post that can help improve business communications across the board. Since a variety of authors are included, you gain a board overview of the communication skills you need today for your business.

Business Communication Resources: 

9 Most Important Business Communication Skills

7 Communication Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Master

12 Business Skills You Need To Master

5 Communication Skills Every Manager Should Master

5 Business Skills That Everyone Needs to Succeed—and How You Can Learn Them

Communication Skills – the Top 100 Business Communication Skills from MindTools.com

The 3 communication skills every leader needs to master

Business Communication | Types of Business Communication

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