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Business Writing Skills

Business Writing Skills –

Because a reader reads your message with their tone, your message may be misunderstood.

 

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

  1. Use “You” instead of “I”. i.e.
    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.  The next public business writing skills workshop is scheduled for May 7, 2019.

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.

2020-02-20T09:01:52-05:00March 26th, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Leadership

Leadership –

 

Teams improve productivity, creativity and morale!

 

Six ideas to increase your success with team projects include:

  1. Clearly communicate goals that are specific, measurable, relevant, timed and known to all team members.
  2. Refer to the established goals frequently.
  3. Share the team leadership role.
  4. Clarify the team members roles and responsibilities early.
  5. Manage conflicts when they arise… they always will.
  6. Practice finding win/win solutions.

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. The next leadership training workshop is March 21, 2019.

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.

2020-02-20T09:00:56-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Time Management

Time Management –

 

Because it can’t be replenished, time is our most precious resource

Six ideas to increase your success in saving time include:

  1. Create templates with answers to the most common questions you’re asked.
  2. Use drafts for emails, letters, memos.
  3. Use check lists for activities you repeat frequently.
  4. Have regular scheduled meeting with key partners, your boss, your clients
  5. Meet at other people location so you can make a faster exit.
  6. Stay standing 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. The next public time management workshop is scheduled for April 18, 2019.

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.

2020-02-20T08:59:34-05:00March 19th, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Communication Skills

Communication Skills –

 

The more questions you ask, the more information you gain, The person with the most information has the most power.

Four ideas to increase your success in asking include:

  1. Don’t hesitate to ask.
  2. Invite or encourage participation.
  3. Always be respectful.
  4. 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.

2020-02-20T08:53:25-05:00March 16th, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Time Management

Time Management –

 

If crisis occur frequently chances are there’s a need for change.

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

  1. Figure out what really counts.
  2. Finish one activity before moving on to another.
  3. Avoid interrupting yourself.
  4. Stay focused on completing tasks.
  5. Develop multiple possible solutions for potential crisis.
  6. Overestimate the time you’ll need to complete tasks.
  7. Underestimate the time you have available to complete tasks.
  8. See each crisis as an opportunity to improve.

 

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.  The next workshop is scheduled for April 18, 2019.

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.

2020-02-20T08:52:06-05:00March 12th, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Project Management

Project Management –

 

Find ways get better! Strive for continuous improvement!

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

  1. What did I learn from this experience?
  2. What technology would help me next time?
  3. How do I need to change timelines?
  4. What budget adjustments should I make next time?

 

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.

2020-02-20T08:50:18-05:00March 9th, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Time Management

Time Management –

 

When crisis strikes, strike back!

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

  1. Stay calm.
  2. Use your extra adrenaline to find creative solutions.
  3. Run the crisis by thinking and planning…
  4. Minimize the chance of a a second crisis by acting carefully.
  5. Delegate whatever you can
  6. Don’t start another fire by losing sight of the big picture.
  7. Keep focused on your A1 priority.
  8. Generate multiple possible solutions.
  9. Set up controls to ensure the situation doesn’t recur.

 

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. The next public time management workshop is scheduled for April 18, 2019.

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.

2020-02-20T08:49:35-05:00March 5th, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Project Management

Project Management –

 

In order to improve your project management skills consistently seek feedback.

Four questions to ask yourself after completing a project include:

 

  1. What did I learn from this process?
  2. What would I do differently?
  3. What recommendations should I make for the future?
  4. What techniques, strategies or systems would be helpful in the future?

 

Our Toronto based project management skills training workshop provides the project management skills for effective project planning and control.  The next public workshop is scheduled for March 19, 2019

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.

2020-02-20T08:48:43-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills –

 

Whenever you face a challenge ask yourself the important questions.

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

  1. “How did this happen?”
  2. “What would a practical person do?”
  3. “Does anything need to be done?”
  4. “What can I learn from this situation?”
  5. “Is there message here?”

 

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.

2020-02-19T12:28:57-05:00February 27th, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments

Change Happens!

Change Happens! –

 

Excelling through change is better than coping with change.

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

  1. See changes as a positive opportunity
  2. Change is the foundation for improvement.
  3. Look for the potential.
  4. Act with fluidity during any change.
  5. Identify lots of questions concerning the change.
  6. Understand its reasons; its impact; its 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.

2020-02-19T12:28:04-05:00February 24th, 2020|Tips of the week|0 Comments