We’ve done a couple posts recently about some things you’ll never hear anyone say in the workplace. You can read those posts here and here. But our point in today’s post is that as you go about your communication in the workplace, be it with colleagues, clients, or teammates, there are a few things that you’ll never regret giving too much of, or doing too often.
3) Providing context
4) Being memorable
5) Providing value
Regardless of where you work, or what your role in your company, no one will ever say, “You got to the point too quickly, there,” or, “You know, you were really too clear about your idea.” Being memorable, and providing context and value in your communication will always be appreciated.
It’s easy to lose sight of the important aspects to successful communication in the workplace. It’s easy to fall back on the notion of providing more information, more detail, and (heaven forbid) more text on your Powerpoint slides, but the world has changed. Attention spans are shorter, and more information is accessible to more people more often than ever, and it’s very easy for people to stop listening and change the channel. So as you think about your next sales call, business meeting, or presentation, think about giving your audience the above five things.
I guarantee you can’t give too much of them, and I guarantee you won’t regret it.
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