Communication Strategies

'The Irrigation Effect': Why Your Employees Aren't Getting the Message
Communication Strategies

'The Irrigation Effect': Why Your Employees Aren't Getting the Message

Breaking down these three barriers will result in greater organizational vigor, more engaged employees and effective organizations.
Tracy Maylett
6 Ways to Improve Your Management Style
Leadership

6 Ways to Improve Your Management Style

Whether you're an old hat or a novice, the ever-shifting work landscape and the generational shift of workers entering it mean that what worked effectively one year may not work as well the next.
Stop Sugar-Coating Your True Opinion
Managing Employees

Stop Sugar-Coating Your True Opinion

Neither the company nor you are going to move forward if you don't say what you really think.
George Deeb
No Regrets: Gmail's 'Undo Send' Feature Made a Permanent Function
Email

No Regrets: Gmail's 'Undo Send' Feature Made a Permanent Function

After six years of beta testing, the function is available through the main settings.
Nina Zipkin
How to Turn Business Cards Into Business Relationships
Networking

How to Turn Business Cards Into Business Relationships

Business cards that symbolize fabulous connections and conversations can easily transform into annoying reminders of lost opportunities.
SharĂ­ Alexander
MailChimp's Founder on How to Get Your Business from 'Startup to Grown Up'
If I Knew Then

MailChimp's Founder on How to Get Your Business from 'Startup to Grown Up'

Ben Chestnut, the email-marketing service's co-founder and CEO, lays out the philosophy that influences every part of his company.
Nina Zipkin
Food Network Star Ina Garten on the Power of Saying 'No'
Growth Strategies

Food Network Star Ina Garten on the Power of Saying 'No'

'No' is a complete sentence, but it can take many people decades to learn how to say it.
Jenna Goudreau
Simple Grammar Tips for Small Businesses
Writing

Simple Grammar Tips for Small Businesses

Review these helpful tips before sending that news release or printed material out into the world.
How to Host an Incredible Networking Dinner
Networking

How to Host an Incredible Networking Dinner

'Speed networking' at cattle call gatherings can never compete with the deep and powerful connections you can make by breaking bread with like-minded people.
Dorie Clark
5 Ways to Respond to Negative, Evil Emails
Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Respond to Negative, Evil Emails

These are proven methods for keeping your emotions within reason, so that you don't hit 'send' while your emails, tweets, comments, and virtual chime-ins are still flaming.
Travis Bradberry
Is Your Content Confusing Your Customers?
Content Marketing

Is Your Content Confusing Your Customers?

If your content aims too high or too low for your reader, then you are missing the mark.
Branding Your Business for the Next Generation
Marketing Strategies

Branding Your Business for the Next Generation

There's a new generation of people out there. Your company needs to learn how to communicate with them.
Jana Barrett
3 Tips for Writing Unforgettable PR Messages
Public Relations

3 Tips for Writing Unforgettable PR Messages

Unfocused messages can hurt your brand and career. Here are a few easy methods for crafting -- and delivering -- memorable messages in any medium.
5 Ancient Public Relations Secrets
Marketing Basics

5 Ancient Public Relations Secrets

The practice of public relations is not what it used to be, but history can teach us some important lessons.