communication

When Using a PowerPoint Isn’t a Good Idea

When Using a PowerPoint Isn’t a Good Idea

PowerPoint is a useful tool. It’s easy to master. It’s a good way to give your presentations structure. And it’s an effective way to present your audience with informative visuals, like photographs, tables, and charts. But be honest – how do you really feel when you arrive at a presentation and the speaker starts playing(…)

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Be Transparent

Be Transparent

What makes employees feel happy and engaged? Cool perks like free lunches and company parties can give people a boost. But research indicates that one of the biggest contributors to employee happiness is transparency. People feel positive, invested, and engaged when information is shared openly and freely. Too often, company leaders keep information secret. There’s(…)

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Plain English? What Are You Talking About?

Plain English? What Are You Talking About?

“Plain English refers to the writing and setting out of essential information in a way that gives a co-operative, motivated person a good chance of understanding it at first reading, and in the same sense that the writer meant it to be understood.” Cutts, M. (2013). Oxford Guide to Plain English. Oxford, England: Oxford University(…)

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