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5 Fundamentals for Effective Communication

Lately I have been seeing an increase in what feels like anti-meeting content. While the point may be to highlight other methods of communication rather than scheduling a meeting, we shouldn't dismiss or put a negative connotation on meetings.  I feel we need a reminder of communication fundamentals.    A "check list" of sorts we can utilize to ensure we are delivering effective and clear messages.  In this process, we can choose the appropriate channel or medium to best communicate with our coworkers and, as a result, hopefully reduce the number of unnecessary meetings. 

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3 Ways to Reduce your Inbox Clutter in Office 365

Just yesterday, I was running a discovery workshop with a customer. The purpose of this workshop we run, is to discuss pain points within the organization and then we later map those pain points to solutions in Office 365.  When I asked him to list his top 3 pain points, he says to me:

  1. Reduce my email clutter
  2. Reduce my email clutter
  3. Reduce my email clutter
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Enterprise Social Media Is Better Than Email

Explaining Enterprise Social Media

I'm a member of the social media generation, so I'm no stranger to social media and social networking. I'm on Facebook, I've dabbled in Twitter and Tumblr, and I love exploring the latest trends on Pinterest. Recently I started work for PAIT Group, a company that specializes in enterprise solutions, like enterprise content management, enterprise social networking, and enterprise social media. When I tell my fellow Millennials what I do, I'm frequently greeted with glossy eyed stares and confused looks. "So wait, you Facebook at work?" "Enterprise, like in Star Trek?" Even though I know what I do, it's not always easy to explain it to others. I decided to write it down so next time someone asks I'll just direct them here.

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