Successful Communication at Work: Candid Advice from Copyblogger’s Loryn Cole

Successful Communication at Work: Candid Advice from Copyblogger’s Loryn Cole

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  1. The ownership thing is the secret of life Stefanie. By owning all experiences as flowing from your energy you become free of blame and empower yourself. Empowering yourself in this manner makes you a master communicator; no real fear there. Loving this post.

    • I think taking ownership is also a reminder that situations can be improved with care and practice — we don’t have to accept upsetting or frustrating circumstances.

  2. Communication (information) overload is my primary issue, especially in relation to work. As a telecommuter, I have Discord for communicating with my employer. Also, Skype, Facebook and Slack for family communication. Trello for project development. Gmail for household expense communications (such as when the electric company needs to send a bill or invoice). It’s just really too many places to check on a daily basis. All these software or sites don’t make me feel more empowered or organized. I need one resource that services all those functions, so I’m not clicking around all morning to get updates.

    • Beverly,

      Your comment got me thinking about one of the reasons we like talking about productivity so much on Copyblogger.

      Tools that help us communicate can definitely be overwhelming and counterproductive!

      We have to develop the habits and practices (and sometimes boundaries) that allow us to use them wisely and get the most out of them.

  3. Hi Stefanie and Loryn,

    I’ve enjoyed reading this and have made a few notes on small tweaks I can make to improve my communication skills. Thank you!

    I can’t even start a project if the goals and objectives are not laid out properly. And I also like to get emails in which the sender says (in a few words) what the email is about at the beginning and then explains in greater details the things needed to achieve the goal. I want to know everything so we can avoid mistakes so if this means a longer email, I’m ok with it.

    Some years back, I (and coworkers) made a lot of errors because of miscommunication and it wasn’t pleasant at all. Not to mention the wasted time and energy. Now I will even pick up the phone or go have a direct chat with the sender of an email if I feel I need more details. This is invested time to me because I am eliminating 99% of the things that could go wrong simply by knowing the full picture.

    As to the channel used for communicating I think this should be chosen based on efficiency and personal preference. Rules should be in place (and improved upon in time) so that things go smooth and we don’t get things like the “@channel? in every message on Slack or who knows what that’s annoying.

    Kind regards,
    Carol

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