What’s your first reaction when you enter the conference room and you see the VP of Very Important Stuff firing up the projector? How about when, once they’ve got the projector to cooperate, you see the title frame of a PowerPoint slide show? Oh, and how about when they hand you a 200-page stack of “everything we’re going to ‘discuss”?
Maybe it’s because the term “business writing” sounds so formal, but many management professionals are intimidated by it. The fact is that most of the time, they are overthinking it. Business writing is down to a series of fundamental rules. If you follow them strictly, you’ll be writing excellent business documents in no time. Continue reading How Management Professionals Improve Business Writing
How much time do you spend writing and sending client reports? For many agencies, this process takes several hours weekly per client. Does this mean you should stop sending client reports? Of course not. Client reporting is a significant part of your client relationships. It builds trust with them and shows how you’re helping them achieve the desired results. Above all, your clients will be able to track their progress faster. Therefore, you just need to learn how to optimize and streamline your client reporting processes. Continue reading 5 Tried Tested Ways to Improve Client Reporting Process
Do you have a Business Performance Scoreboard? Airplane pilots pay attention to a number of things while flying a plane, as the plethora of dials, gauges, and displays on an airplane’s instrument cluster indicate. Some instruments require constant monitoring, some are checked occasionally, and still others may be checked only prior to takeoff or before landing. Still, they all have a role in helping the pilot safely operate the aircraft. I doubt if any of us want to fly with a pilot who doesn’t make effective use of the information that this complex set of instruments provides. Continue reading Do You Have a Business Performance Scoreboard?
Enhancing your brand by offering quality products doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll make a lot of sales. Studies have shown that 77 percent of leads will do some research on your brand before even considering buying from you. This means that if you want your leads to convert into paying customers, having a good public image is a must. Although many business owners view their company’s public image as something they can’t control, there are ways to do it and here are five of them that are guaranteed to work. Continue reading How to Control Your Brand’s Public Image
Did you know that it is a “best practice” to create a process map for every procedure or system of procedures that you develop? And did you know that, like a table of contents, process mapping will create stronger communication and better understanding in your organization? Continue reading Build Stronger Communication and Understanding Through Process Mapping
Managers need the right communication skills to be able to run their departments effectively. Managers are tasked to implement the company’s corporate strategy and for them to do this effectively, they will have to connect with the staff by inspiring them, encouraging them, and addressing their concerns. Continue reading Effective Model for Improving Interpersonal Communication and Managerial Effectiveness
To increase productivity among your employees, is a challenge. A recent study found that 85% of employees feel uninspired; as a manager, that’s a daunting statistic to overcome. And not only are you tasked with getting the most out of your team, but you also have to connect with each employee individually and provide a working environment that allows them to learn, grow, and succeed. That’s a massive challenge, no matter who you are. Continue reading How to Increase Productivity Among Your Employees
Business writing isn’t hard, but when it comes to professional communication, many of us feel intimidated by the lack of experience in the field or feel we don’t have “the talent” for writing. The truth is, to write a quality piece of business content, you don’t have to be a gifted writer. All you have to do is learn the basic rules and tricks, and apply them to every copy you’re writing. Continue reading 8 Tricks in Business Writing for Management Professionals
Being a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry is not an easy thing. This means that regardless of the level of business success that you’re facing, the stress of this entire ordeal may, at times, be simply unbearable. Those who are in this for the long run, therefore, need to learn how to put themselves first. With that in mind, here are the top seven methods to improve the well-being of female entrepreneurs. Continue reading 7 Methods to Improve the Well-being of Female Entrepreneurs