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12 Sentences To Improve Your Communication

12 Sentences To Improve Your Communication | QUAC Design Thinking | Scoop.it

This is the age of instant communication, and a good example of it is how within the reach of a click, we can “skype-dive” into the room of someone else, living thousands of kilometers away. Businesses flourish everyday, coming out of networks of collaborators, scattered in many countries and geographies, permanently engaged in constant processes of communication, via Skype, Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook, mail.

Due to constant technological innovation, it is now extremely easy to speak to others,  regardless of where you are. Who doesn’t recognize this  scene: you are seating at your desk, having in front of you your laptop. To your right side is your iPhone, on the other side, your tablet. While you check your emails, you suddenly have John on Skype. Then Elise calls you on Facetime, whereas Christian demands your attention by using Whatsapp. How to properly communicate with all these people, demanding your personal attention to different issues, at precisely the same moment?

Via The Learning Factor
Debra Walker's insight:

Excellent article that captures it well.  When I was doing training on reflective listening and interviewing skills, we got into the practice of using these 12 sentences and gradually they become incorporated into everything that you do - all aspects of your life and certainly aid in clarity of communication.  Try them!  You will be amazed.

The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 4, 2014 4:48 PM

12 Sentences to Improve Your Communication.

Jeanne Legare's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:33 AM

Very true! Great sentences to use every day!

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5 Soft Skills to Emphasize in Your Brand

5 Soft Skills to Emphasize in Your Brand | QUAC Design Thinking | Scoop.it

In job search materials like a resume and cover letter, we tend to focus a lot of our attention on including the hard skills listed in the job description. We want to prove we can do the job, so we focus on the hard skills more than anything else. The problem with this logic is these skills can only get you so far. In reality, it’s the soft skills that help you move ahead in your career. In every industry and every job, the non-technical skills are what determines if you will truly fit in a company or role. Hard skills can be learned, so it’s not always necessary for you to have all of these to land a job. Soft skills like leadership, collaboration, and communication are what give you an edge.
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/branding/5-soft-skills-emphasize-brand-0619392#AUxv7Bj0xiyukgZ7.99

Via Barb Jemmott
Debra Walker's insight:

It is the soft skills that are the hardest to train & are the least demonstrated in the recruitment process.  Good listing of what employers are crying out for.

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