Communication Articles

  • How to Stop Interrupting People in Virtual Meetings

    July 20, 2020

    In this new world of remote work, it takes extra effort to be a good listener. And if you’re prone to interrupting others, video calls aren’t making it any easier to break that habit! It’s tough to gauge when someone is finished speaking and when it’s your turn to contribute. I struggle with this myself, especially over video calls. That’s the reason I watched...

  • How to Stand Up for Yourself and Others

    How to Stand Up for Yourself and Others

    June 29, 2020

    Whether as an ally or a minority, many of us are feeling more empowered than ever to stand up to injustice big or small, but it can still be intimidating to take action. What you're feeling these days is the power to influence your work environment, and when you take control of that power, you are an “upstander.” An upstander, or ally, or is someone who speaks...

  • 5 Ways to Get Important People to Read Your Email

    5 Ways to Get Important People to Read Your Email—and Take Action

    February 17, 2020

    Important people get through an unbelievable amount of meetings, tasks, and emails per day. They ruthlessly prioritize. How do you get on their ‘to-do’ list? Simplify your writing. Whether it's a person you just interviewed with or a top executive, they don’t have time to decipher a lengthy email. If you want a response, make your email clear and direct. That’s...

  • 2 girls writing emails people will read

    How to Write Emails that Busy People Will Actually Read—And...

    December 2, 2019

    The average office worker receives 121 emails per day. They skim and scan to keep up, and have zero patience for emails that are too...

  • 5 Ways to Respond the Next Time You’re Interrupted

    5 Ways to Respond the Next Time You’re Interrupted

    November 18, 2019

    You’ve been working on a new idea. It’s something you’ve researched for weeks and you’re confident it can make an impact. As you begin...

  • Communication mistakes to avoid at all costs in high stakes situations

    4 Communication Mistakes to Avoid At All Costs

    September 30, 2019

    High-stakes situations are the micro career-defining moments when every word counts. The people putting you on the spot have the power...