Communication

The Benefits of Having Both Optimists and Pessimists on Your Team

The Benefits of Having Both Optimists and Pessimists on Your Team

Optimists are positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic. Pessimists are realistic, cautious, and somewhat negative. Optimists are full of ideas. Pessimists tend to oppose new ideas because they focus on all of the bad things that could happen if those ideas were put into practice. Thus, this can sometimes lead to conflict at work. On a team(…)

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Don’t Make These Email Mistakes

Don’t Make These Email Mistakes

During the average workday, you probably read and respond to a lot of emails. And you probably make an effort to craft well-written messages. But we all make mistakes occasionally. According to author Caroline Bologna, certain mistakes are fairly common. And unfortunately, those mistakes can sometimes cause the writer to lose credibility and respect. So(…)

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How to Be Charismatic on a Videoconference Call

How to Be Charismatic on a Videoconference Call

Videoconference calls can be kind of awkward. People often talk over each other. It’s difficult to see people’s expressions clearly. It can be challenging to interact and communicate. As a result, even though you might be very charming in person, that may not come across during a videoconference call. A videoconference call is very different(…)

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How to End Your Emails

How to End Your Emails

You probably send a lot of emails over the course of your workday. And you probably have a standard “closer” – the word or phrase that you include at the end of the email, right before your name. It might be something like “best” or “thanks” or “sincerely.” My standard closer is “thanks” or “thanks(…)

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