Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

This Collection of Tools Will Improve Your Business Writing Skills

Writing for business is a specific skill that needs to be honed over the course of your career. Many people think they don’t need to develop their skills, as they already have enough skill to get by day to day, but developing those skills pays dividends. Here are the best online tools that you can […]

August 26th, 2016 - By

4 Key Ingredients To Family Business Success

The difficulty of trying to manage a dual relationship is something common with those who work in family businesses.

January 7th, 2016 - By

Rational and Emotional Trust

Dr. Bill Bleuel calls trust “the holy grail of relationship management,” explaining the difference between rational and emotional trust.

July 19th, 2011 - By

A Quick Tip on Giving Effective Feedback by Steven M. Sommer

Steven M. Sommer, professor of applied behavioral science, shares his “ABC model,” a three-step process for providing and receiving feedback effectively.

April 14th, 2011 - By

PODCAST: Self-Organizing Conversation as an Invitation to Serendipity with Dr. Stephen R. Axley

[powerpress: podcast.mp3] Click here to listen and subscribe in iTunes U Where do truly great ideas come from? Is it possible to purposefully discover serendipity? How do people share information in ways to expand what they know? Stephen R. Axley, PhD believes that the answer to these questions lies in something we all do […]

March 15th, 2011 - By

Humor Makes All the Difference

Alan Beard, adjunct marketing professor and social media expert, discusses the value of keeping humor in the workplace.

March 3rd, 2011 - By

Does Anybody Care?

Alan Beard, adjunct professor of marketing strategy at Pepperdine, explains how to get your audience to care about the company’s social media messages.

January 21st, 2011 - By

Where to Work if Social Media is Your Thing…

If social media is really your thing then why not work at a company that truly embraces it? Plenty of organizations are integrating social media into their everyday operations and reaching their target audience through it as well. But according to, four companies in particular have truly embraced social media in a way that […]

December 14th, 2010 - By

The Elevator Pitch: You’ve Got 30 Seconds … or Less!

Two rules more than any other can make the difference between a successful elevator pitch and a lost opportunity.

October 18th, 2010 - By

Ten Tips for Improving Your Business Writing

On Friday, Gary Kinder, an expert on business and legal writing, offered a course on Advanced Business Writing at Pepperdine University. He drove the point home that “your credibility rides with every sentence.” Here are a few takeaways from his  presentation: 1.) Avoid Splitting Infinitives: This rule came from Latin scholars who, in 1820, wanted […]

October 11th, 2010 - By