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Not Editing Your Work

Spelling, tone and grammatical mistakes can make you look careless.

  • Don't rely on spell-checkers.
  • Proofread your work.
  • Use a dictionary to look up any words that y...

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10 Common Communication Mistakes - Avoiding Communication Blunders and Misunderstandings

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Delivering Bad News by Email

Written communication channels don't allow you to soften difficult messages with nonverbal cues.

Delivering a message in person makes it easier to pick up on signs that people have mis...

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It's tempting to try to avoid difficult conversations, but this can cause further problems.

  • Preparation is key to handling difficult conversations.
  • Use tools such as the ...

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Assertiveness is about stating what you need while considering the wants and needs of others. 

Assertiveness also means saying "no" when you need to.

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Reacting, Not Responding

Strong emotional reactions can damage your reputation. 

Instead, try and respond calmly.

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Poorly-prepared presentations, reports, or emails frustrate your audience and can, over time, damage your reputation.

  • Set aside time to plan your communication thoroughly.

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Using a "One-Size-Fits-All" Approach

You may overlook people's different personalities, needs and expectations with a One-size-fits-all approach.

Your communications need to address those differences as much as possible s...

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It can be tempting to stereotype new colleagues or clients, or to make assumptions about them based on just a few pieces of information.

Set time aside to listen when you meet someone ...

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Always take time to check that people have understood your message.

To check that you've been understood correctly, use open questions that start with "how," "why" or "what." 

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Forwarding sensitive email to the wrong person, or sending an incorrect attachment can cause serious problems.

It might be helpful to draft emails in a word processing document or...

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