Tips of the week

Business Writing Skills

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Business Writing Skills –

Take as many steps as possible to project the best tone. Your reader will read your communication with their own (sometimes negative) overtone.

Four ideas to increase your success with an appropriate writing tone include:

  1. Use “You” instead of “I”.  Instead of: We have a new program that we think is very interesting. Write: You’ll find our new program very interesting.
  2. Use the active approach VS passive approach.  Instead of: Careful consideration will be given to your request. Write: We will give careful consideration to your request.
  3. Write with more verbs and fewer nouns.  Instead of: I have knowledge Write: I know Instead of: I have reservations Write: I doubt Instead of: May I make a suggestion Write: I suggest
  4. Be positive.  Instead of: We have written twice and to date you have not replied. Write: When can we expect your reply?

Our Toronto based business writing skills workshop provides strategies and techniques to sharpen your business writing skills.

Contact us today to find out how our business writing skills training and other communications skills courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism. Our public workshops take place in Toronto.


Leadership

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Leadership –

Every project teams has challenges; however the benefits of the team approach are boundless.

Five ideas to increase your success with team projects include:

  1. Have goals are specific, measurable, relevant, timed and known to all members.
  2. Frequently refer to the project goals.
  3. Share the leadership.
  4. Make the roles and responsibilities clear at the onset.
  5. Resolve conflicts; they’re inevitable

Our Toronto leadership training course provides leadership strategies and techniques to shape your performance as a supervisor or team leader. The program will assist you to influence others.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based leadership skills training seminars and other communications skills supervisory skills workshops can help you build your professionalism


Communication Skills

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Communication Skills –

Never assume! The best information comes from the questions you ask. The more information you have the more power you have so keep asking!

Four ideas to increase your success in asking include:

  1. Don’t be reluctant to ask..
  2. Always invite a response; never demand or beg.
  3. Be respectful.
  4. Be persistent… ask and keep asking.

Our communication skills training workshop provides the communication skills for performing positively and clearly to enhance your career and personal success.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based communication skills training and other management skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.


Project Management

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Project Management –

We need to value and find ways to implement the art of continuous improvement.

Four questions to ask yourself after completing an assignment or project include:

  1. What can I learn from this experience?
  2. What technology would assist me in the future?
  3. How do I need to alter future time lines?
  4. What budget considerations should I make in the future?

Our Toronto based project management skills training workshop provides the project management skills for effective project planning and control.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based project management skills training and other management and communication and leadership skills courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.


Time Management

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Time Management –

Time can never be replenished. for that reason it’s our most precious resource

Six ideas to increase your success in saving time include:

  1. Create a brochure for the most common questions you are asked.
  2. Use drafts for emails, letters, memos.
  3. Use check lists for repeated activities.
  4. Have regular scheduled meeting with your boss
  5. Meet at other people desks so you can make a faster exit.
  6. Don’t keep a chair at your desk so visitors won’t linger.

Our Toronto based time management skills training workshop provides the time management skills essential zero in on the areas that will provide the greatest return.  Participants develop the methods to step out of the states of overwhelm, frustration, disorder, anxiety and lack of control into the state of mastery and satisfaction.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based time management skills training and other communications skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.


Time Management

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Time Management –

Run the crisis; don’t let the crisis run you!

Seven ideas to increase your success in avoiding & managing crisis include:

  1. Stay calm.
  2. Use extra adrenaline to find solutions.
  3. Think & plan – – Run the crisis… avoid creating a second crisis by acting too quickly.
  4. Delegate what you can but don’t start another fire.
  5. Ask yourself: What’s your A1 priority.
  6. Have all affected parties participate in generating possible solutions to the problem.
  7. Set up controls to ensure the situation doesn’t recur.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based time management skills training and other communications skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.

Our Toronto based time management skills training workshop provides the time management skills essential zero in on the areas that will provide the greatest return.  Participants develop the methods to step out of the states of overwhelm, frustration, disorder, anxiety and lack of control into the state of mastery and satisfaction.


Project Management

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Project Management –

Getting feedback with regard to completed projects will assist with improving your service or produc.t

Four questions to ask yourself after completing an assignment or project include:

  1. What lessons can I learn from internal or external suppliers or customers?
  2. What could I do differently next time?
  3. What recommendations would my superior make?
  4. What strategy could assist me in the future?

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based project management skills training and other management and communication and leadership skills courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.

Our Toronto based project management skills training workshop provides the project management skills for effective project planning and control.


Time Management –

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Time Management –

You can’t turn on a dime if you’re always fumbling and trying to recover from crisis.

Five ideas to increase your success in avoiding & managing crisis include:

  1. Identify your priorities and consistently work on what counts.
  2. Stay focused.  Finish your tasks before moving to another.
  3. Anticipate potential crisis develop alternate solutions.
  4. Overestimate the time required to complete tasks.
  5. Turn a crisis into an opportunity to demonstrate your talent.

Our Toronto based time management skills training workshop provides the time management skills essential zero in on the areas that will provide the greatest return.  Participants develop the methods to step out of the states of overwhelm, frustration, disorder, anxiety and lack of control into the state of mastery and satisfaction.

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based time management skills training and other communications skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism


Leadership Skills –

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Leadership Skills –

When pressure mounts and difficult situations arise, asking yourself a few key questions will help you to learn from your challenges.

Five ideas to increase your success in dealing with challenges include:

  1. Ask yourself, “How did I get into this?”
  2. Ask yourself, “What would a calm person do?”
  3. Ask yourself, “Does this need to be done at all?”
  4. Ask yourself, “What can I learn from this?”
  5. Ask yourself, “What is this challenge telling me?”

Our Toronto leadership training workshops provides leadership strategies and techniques to shape your performance as a supervisor or team leader.  The courses will assist you to influence others.

Contact us today to find out how our leadership skills training seminars and other communications skills supervisory skills courses can help you build your professionalism.  Public workshop take place in Toronto.


Change Is Inevitable

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Change Is Inevitable –

It’s essential to be able to move from coping with change to excelling through change.

Three ideas to help you understand the nature and impact of change.

  1. Work at changing your natural reaction to change from counter-productive to productive. See the opportunities.
  2. Developing your own resilience towards change.
  3. Ask many questions to ask about the change; it’s reasons; impact; challenges etc.

Our Toronto based change happens skills training workshop provides the communication skills for performing positively and clearly to enhance your career and personal success. Other workshops of interest may include: change management

Contact us today to find out how our Toronto based communication skills training and other management skills and leadership courses and workshops can help you build your professionalism.