Great Communication Skills

Having good communication skills in the workplace is important. This article will provide tips to take into account a rapidly changing workplace.

Details of the message:

It is important that you first check the authencity of the message before you start to communicate with your office colleagues. Has the message been transmitted from a reliable source or was it something that you just read in the newspapers? Good communication skills will enable you to be more credible and reliable - but it is as good as the contents of your message.

Don't change the message:

Some people are fond of providing their personal input about a message. Problems will arise if the receiver unknowingly accepts the message with the input as the "total package". This may cause confusion and misunderstanding in the workplace.

Get to the point:

A similar point is to keep the message short. It good to provide bulleted headings and paragraphing if the message is long and detailed.

Information or Feedback?:

As many workplaces are fast-paced and activity driven, it is important that you communicate with the receiver if you are sending information or getting feedback. This may not be very apparent if your message is phrased in an open-ended way. An example of this problem is when you say " There will be a meeting on Saturday." Is it compulsory for the receiver to attend?

Sensitive to the environment:

If you have an important message for the receiver who happens to be making a speech in front of VIPs, how will you communicate? Will you interrupt him in mid-speech by shouting the message across the conference room? This method is definitely not recommended. Instead, you should write out the message and hand it to him without distracting the audience. Most poor communicators are not sensitive to the working environment and place high importance in transmitting the message.

Sensitive to the receiver:

We all have our "off days". Thus it is important to be sensitive to the message receiver, especially if he is your immediate superior and the message is negative. Use your own intuition to time the message so that he will be in a better frame of mind to evaluate the problem. However, this takes a lot of practice and patience. But your superior will be appreciative of your efforts.

Effective use of email:

It is good practice to send an email if you are unable to contact the receiver. The advantages are obvious; you are able to send an email attachment with your message and there is proof that you have done your part (unless his email account is over-quota!). You can also broadcast the message to a few people so that his colleagues are able to handle the problem is he is away.

Effective use of SMS:

As most people have mobile phones, you should consider using SMS to help in your communication. A suggestion is to send an SMS to inform him that you have just sent an email that requires attention. However, please note that SMS communication may have a time lag, so use it with caution.

About The Author

Colin Ong TS is the Managing Director of MR=MC Consulting (http://www.mrmc.com.sg) and the Founder of the 12n Online Professional Networking Community (http://www.mrmc.com.sg/12n)

[email protected]

In The News:

In UP's Chitrakoot, a New Attraction Reveals Govt's Strong Push for Religious Tourism  The WireWhile the state of healthcare and other basic amenities remains dismal in Uttar Pradesh, Rs 15 crore is being spent on building a ropeway on Lakshman Pahadi ...
Disney Parks Attraction Creators Compare Crafting Video Games With Real-World Experiences  VarietyBuilding a playful, inviting experience in a Disney theme park is far from easy, and it's also surprisingly similar to creating a successful video game.
Local landmark goes from 'eyesore' to state-wide attraction  MyWabashValley.comA local man turned what he called an eyesore of living history into one of the top 20 reasons to visit Indiana.
Law of attraction: Particle robot proves many hands do light work  ZDNetThe idea is simplicity itself: Instead of one complex robot, build a whole ecosystem of basic bots and teach them to team up.
How Justin Bieber Got Tourists Banned From An Icelandic Natural Wonder  Refinery29Iceland is temporarily shutting down a popular tourist attraction — and a Justin Bieber music video could be the reason for the ban.
Leisure, Entertainment Attractions Conference 2019 begins on a high  ZAWYADubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East & North Africa Leisure and Attraction Council (MENALAC) – the trade association for the Middle East and North ...
Video: Dubai's next big tourist attraction, Al Marmoom  Gulf Business NewsWith massive desert landscapes as well as huge stretches of man-made lakes, the Al Marmoom conservation reserve in Dubai is now being touted as the ...
Jumbo-sized attraction  Chinadaily USAIf you want to see wild Asian elephants at close quarters, Yunnan has an option.
WORTH THE DRIVE: New attraction in Columbus to transport you to another world  dayton.comOtherworld, set to open April 12, is a new attraction in Columbus that promises to take visitors into interactive alternate dimensions beyond their wildest dreams.
Every new attraction and experience coming to Epcot by 2021  Inside the MagicDisney Parks are going through changes! Here's every new attraction, restaurant, experience, and overall change coming to Epcot by the year 2021.
New attraction opens up in place of Ride the Duck in Branson  KCTV Kansas CityThe company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, announced Thursday that it won't operate the vessels this year ...
Attraction + closeness = Love: Karnal professor becomes love guru to college girls in maths class  India TodayThe girls could be heard laughing in the video when the professor was telling them the difference between friendship, attraction, crush and love.
Ripley's Replacing Duck Boat Attraction in Branson, MO  OzarksFirst.comBRANSON, Mo. -- Since last sumer's Duck Boat tragedy, many people have been wondering what's next for the "Ride the Ducks" attraction. Well, Ripley's ...
Tobago's major tourist attraction...  Trinidad GuardianEvery year, thousands of tourists from around the world travel to Tobago to experience first-hand its pristine beaches, lush rainforest, and stunning coral reefs.
Coal India’s attraction as a dividend play may take a hit  Economic TimesCoal India's standing with investors as a 'dividend play' could take a beating after the near-monopoly government miner declared interim dividends that fell ...
Company tied to duck boat deaths to try another tourism attraction  NavyTimes.comKANSAS CITY, Mo. — The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, announced Thursday that it won't operate ...
First Images From Inside New Harry Potter Gringotts Bank Attraction  LADbibleIt's exciting news for Potter fans, as the first official photos of the new Gringotts Wizarding Bank attraction have been released online and it looks pretty bloody ...
Disney announces opening dates for 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' attraction  MashableDisney's much-anticipated "Star Wars" attraction will open at Disneyland on May 31st. Visitors to Disney World's Hollywood Studios can feel the force on August ...
Hyderabad: MJ Market will be a tourist attraction soon  Telangana TodayHyderabad: One of Hyderabad's popular heritage landmarks, Moazzam Jahi Market, which was lying in a dilapidated condition for several decades, was ...
How Does Nany Describe Her Challenge Attraction To Hunter?  MTV.comThe U.K. alliance may be at an "all-time high" in the Challenge world (Wes' statement after Ashley and Kam took out Amanda and Josh), but two Americans ...
Amsterdam Is Banning Group Trips to the Red Light District  Fodor's TravelAmsterdam is a world-famous tourist destination. But so many tourists have been flocking there to photograph sex workers in its famous red-light district that the ...
Passenger sues Royal Caribbean after 20-foot fall on bungee attraction  ABC NewsHe said the fall left him with a disability and permanent injuries.
Free bus ride, entry to new Dubai tourist attraction this week  Khaleej TimesEveryone has a reason to smile on Wednesday (March 20) - after all, it's International Happiness Day. And in the UAE, which is ranked as the happiest country in ...
Rita Ora says she feels like 'Richie Rich' at top Dubai attraction  The NationalRita Ora has touched down in Dubai ahead of her performance at The Global Teacher Prize concert, and she looks to be enjoying her downtime in the emirate.
Disney's Star Wars Attractions Will Require Timed Tickets  FortuneFor the "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" opening at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios, visitors will require free timed tickets.
Pasadena OKs drive-through holiday attraction envisioned as tourist draw  ChronA proposal for a holiday lighting attraction has been approved by by Pasadena City Council, with members split between those who think it will draw tourists and ...
Disney World Attractions Bracket 2019! Vote Now Round 1!  Inside the MagicThe Disney World Attraction Bracket is back for 2019! The top 64 attractions at Walt Disney World are facing off in the ultimate community voting championship!
Chessington's new Room on the Broom attraction opens - take a sneak peek inside  Mirror OnlineChessington's new Room on the Broom attraction has opened to families and it's sure to be a hit with small children.
Are children of lesbian parents more likely to experience same-sex attraction?  Gay Star NewsA 25-year study has found that children of lesbian parents are more likely to report same-sex experiences and attraction.
Take a virtual ride on Schlitterbahn Galveston's new record-breaking attraction  ChronBy the time the hot Houston summer hits, a new record-breaking ride will open at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston Island. The highly-anticipated ride, called ...
MTA academics main attraction for commits  Canadafootballchat.com Ltd.Mounties add two New Brunswick commits and one out-of-province commit to their 2019 class. Ben Frew, a defensive lineman from École L'Odyssée, Dom Hall, ...
The attraction struggling to stay afloat despite being given millions of pounds  Wales OnlineAn historic tourist attraction which has received millions of pounds in handouts faces *fresh* challenges to pay its own way. Plush 18th century manor Llanelly ...
Dakar Studios' coming attraction  Crain's Cleveland BusinessThe creation of a massive production facility in Bedford could have a tremendous impact on the city, the region and the film industry — assuming everything goes ...
The new Lake District attraction that's perfect for boaties  Telegraph.co.ukThe Lake District's newest attraction has, refreshingly, taken a traditional approach.
Hollywood Walk Of Fame Named ‘World’s Worst Attraction’  CBS Los AngelesHOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — When visitors and tourists come to Los Angeles, no doubt they make it a point to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The glitz, the ...
Choose New Jersey, Newark Alliance partner to make Newark marquee name in state's business attraction efforts  ROI-NJ.comGov. Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced a strategic partnership between the Newark Alliance and Choose New Jersey on Wednesday that ...
Dolphins will not be part of new attraction at former Dolphinaris space  AZ Big MediaThe OdySea in the Desert management team has been informed by Ventura Entertainment, the parent company of Dolphinaris, that dolphins will not be part of a ...
This quirky new tourist attraction could be coming to Sussex  Eastbourne HeraldAn upside down house could be coming to the Sussex seafront if plans are approved.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge — An Early Review of the Disneyland Attraction  Hollywood ReporterA full-scale Millennium Falcon is one of the highlights of Disneyland's newest attraction, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Zero Latency Upgrades VR Attraction Platform With Hardware From Microsoft & HP  Road to VRZero Latency, creator of a leading VR attraction platform, is now deploying their 'gen 2' VR hardware. The revamp includes newer HP VR backpacks, Windows ...
The Meat Stick on 34th Street  SlateThere's a concept in landscape architecture called a desire line. It refers to a path worn into the ground by foot traffic, in defiance of the planned curves of ...
SHOW JUMPING: MHS Attraction (ISH) wins $134,000 Final at WEF  The Irish FieldMHS Attraction won the $134000 Final at the Winter Equestrian in Florida under Spain's Sergio Alvarez Moya.
When Men Are Not Attracted to Their Partner  The Good Men ProjectThe myth of physical attraction.
These are the 10 best tourist attractions according to the internet  Kiwi.comTo see every remarkable site in the wolrd is impossible in one life time. Try to visit these 10 best tourist attractions according to the internet.
This new attraction is bringing A-list celebs to Downtown Dubai  Grazia Middle EastDubai Stars is Downtown's answer to Hollywood's Walk of Fame, except it's 4 times bigger. Obviously - If you've ever been to Hollywood on holiday (perhaps in ...
Landmark "Vessel" on Hudson Yards becomes tourist attraction in NY - Xinhua | English.news.cn  XinhuaPhoto taken on March 18, 2019 shows "Vessel" of Hudson Yards in New York, the United States. Comprised of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, including ...
Expansion plans revealed for £6.5million whisky visitor attraction in Moray  Press and JournalAn artist's impression of the Heritage Centre has been created on behalf of the Cabrach Trust. The multi-million-pound attraction will highlight the key role the ...
Hollywood, Disneyland, Machu Picchu: Tourist attractions shamed as ‘overrated’  NEWS.com.auThey're the attractions we're told to see before we die but they turned into a massive disappointment. A new ranking of 99 of the world's most iconic tourist ...
Whitehall Township planners bounce approval for bungee, fireworks attractions to zoners  Allentown Morning CallWhitehall Township Planning Commission recommends special exception approval for fireworks tent, bungee attraction at Whitehall Square Shopping Center.
Branson, Pigeon Forge set for National Enquirer attraction opening  Springfield News-LeaderNational Enquirer is set to open an interactive family attraction for Pigeon Forge in May and this summer for Branson.
‘Five Feet Apart’: Attraction is potentially fatal in this teen love story  Philly.comIn Five Feet Apart, a young woman with cystic fibrosis falls for a young man with the same condition and must maintain a safe distance lest she be infected with ...
Nelson's Animal Farm attraction to close down  Stuff.co.nzChanging personal circumstances force a Nelson animal park to close at the end of March.
Disneyland to impose reservation system for its Star Wars attraction  Columbia Daily HeraldDisney is requiring guests at its Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, to reserve specific times to visit a new Star Wars attraction as the company looks ...
Man nearly killed while using a cruise ship attraction  KZTV Action 10 NewsA Florida man is suing Royal Caribbean Cruises after he was nearly killed while using a ship attraction. In February Casy Holladay was on board the mariner of ...
Pioneering Austin attraction gives visitors living history of Central Texas' past  CultureMap AustinNestled away in today's very modern city are 90 acres that very much embody Austin's past. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, known simply as Pionee.
New, 'inspiring' rodeo attraction showcases hats created by children  KPRC Click2HoustonHats off to Houston” is a colorful, new attraction at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, displaying ten cowboy hats created by children from nonprofit ...
Before BJP ended suspense over candidate, Pune Lok Sabha seat attracted big names and bigger rumours  The Indian ExpressWhile the uncertainty over the announcement of the BJP candidate from Pune has ended with the nomination of Girish Bapat on Saturday, the Congress is ...
LOOK: First 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' attraction to open in HK Disneyland  ABS-CBN NewsCheck out the newest attraction in Hong Kong Disneyland called “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle!” —a first in the world to be based on the popular ...
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Has Been Named the Worst Tourist Trap on Earth  LA MagazineAccording to a new study, the Hollywood Walk of Fame ranked dead last among 100 top tourist attractions around the world. We could have told them that.
New National Enquirer Live attraction to open in Pigeon Forge this spring  Knoxville News SentinelA new attraction is coming to Pigeon Forge, and it's all about the long-running American tabloid, "The National Enquirer."
Cranbury Craft Fair is a successful attraction once again  centraljersey.comThe annual Craft Fair in Cranbury Township, according to both vendors and visitors, was another success. The 22nd year of the fair was held this past weekend, ...
Dynamic Attractions might be the next big name in Orlando's tourism industry  Orlando WeeklyOrlando's tourism industry goes well beyond the flashy theme parks and wild attractions that we're known for. Local office parks are filled with thousands of...
Justin Mahoney to leave Attraction World  Travel Weekly UKAttraction World head of commercial partnerships Justin Mahoney is to leave the travel industry to take on his first chief executive role. Mahoney leaves the ...
11 Fox franchises that would fit perfectly in a Disney theme park — plus a few wildcards  The Mercury NewsDisney's $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox means Mickey Mouse now has thousands of new television shows and movie titles at his white gloved ...
London's top tourist attractions targeted by millions of cyberattacks  TechRadarSome of London's top tourist attractions are being bombarded with cyberattacks as hackers look to target visitor information, new research has found.
Revealed - Huge plans to build £250m food and leisure attraction near Knaresborough  Harrogate AdvertiserA new £250 million food and leisure attraction could be built near Knaresborough, under emerging plans that developers estimate could bring 3.5 million visitors ...
131-foot-tall wooden 'skywalk' proposed as new B.C. attraction  Vancouver Is AwesomeA new tourist attraction featuring a 40-metre-tall wooden 'skywalk' lookout is planned for the south end of Bamberton on the Malahat.
24 photos of old Disney World attractions we wish would come back  Business InsiderFrom the Maelstrom in Epcot to the Studio Backlot Tour in Hollywood Studios, Disney has removed a variety of beloved attractions over the years.
Gary wants to begin work to turn Miller section into tourist attraction  Chicago TribuneGary municipal officials for years have talked about bringing development to the city's Miller section that would include boutique hotels or luxury restaurants.
Life's a beach: Lincoln summer attraction returning  The LincolniteThe Lincoln BIG event will be at Lincoln Cornhill from July 22 to August 31. The event will run daily from 10am until 4pm. Admission is free to the event which ...
LGBT groups demand Google censor app offering relief from unwanted homosexual attraction  LifesiteOne LGBT group condemned Living Hope Ministries' app for stating that gay men can 'walk out of false identities' and embrace Christ.
Parrot Island Breaks Ground For New FlowRider Attraction  KFSM 5NewsonlineFORT SMITH (KFSM) — Parrot Island Waterpark has a new attraction coming this summer that will give patrons of all ages the opportunity to experience the thrill ...
Taraji P. Henson attracted to What Men Want's universal theme  The Daily Collegian OnlineTaraji P. Henson wanted to star in 'What Men Want' because she was attracted to its universal theme of sexism.
Paper Bear remains eclectic San Marcos attraction 41 years later  Community Impact NewspaperMar 13, 2019: Heartworks Co./Paper Bear, described by its owner as a “world famous, Texas-sized gift shop” has been a staple of the downtown San Marcos ...
Despite winter woes, crane migration still a strong attraction  Grand Island IndependentThe weather hasn't shown much kindness so far in the new year.
Loch Lomond Shores among country's top attractions, but visitor numbers plummet year on year  The Dumbarton and Vale of Leven ReporterLoch Lomond Shores was the fifth most visited free attraction in Scotland last year.
Disneyland's 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' theme park details revealed. See the photos  Deseret NewsMultiple news organizations had a chance to tour the “Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge” theme park at Disneyland already, offering full reviews of the new theme park.
WATCH the arrival of Sandown's latest attraction  Isle of Wight County PressDinosaurs are preparing to take over a Sandown park — and the first arrived by trailer this morning.
High Tatras have new attraction – the Poliankovo digital gallery  The Slovak SpectatorThe gallery, located in Tatranská Polianka, is unique in central Europe.
Business Mar 16, 2019 Blue Mountain Resort announces new attractions  Simcoe.comNetted forest adventure, wooden ball track coming this summer.
How to tell if you’re autosexual: When you’re sexually attracted to yourself  The TabDo you look in the mirror and get turned on at the thought of yourself? Do you find yourself way more attractive than other people? Have you thought of only ...
This Massive New Theme Park in Turkey With Over 2,000 Attractions Is 3 Times Bigger Than Disney’s Magic Kingdom  Travel+LeisureWonderland Eurasia has officially opened in Ankara, Turkey — and it has plenty of impressive attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Visitor attraction gears up for Easter with bunnies, superheroes and even unicorns  Craven HeraldTHORNTON Hall Country Park is gearing up for Easter, with plenty of familiar and new attractions for families over the holiday.
Say goodbye to Bedrock City this summer before it fades into prehistory  AZCentral.comThe Arizona hometown of the Flintstones will enjoy one last summer as a rock star. Bedrock City, a cherished roadside attraction in northern Arizona, will remain ...
Best Road Trip Attractions In Every State  UPROXXDriving around America is a travel right of passage. Here are the must stop road trip attractions in every state.
Ancient artifacts a top attraction at Saudi exhibition in Athens  ArabnewsATHENS: The exhibition “Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia” continues to travel the world, opening in Greece on Wednesday, under ...
Canna bids to become the UK’s most remote Dark Skies attraction  Press and JournalA tiny Hebridean island, 23 miles out into the Atlantic and with no street lighting, is bidding to become the UK's remotest Dark Skies attraction. Canna, which has ...
For 7'6" UCF Star Tacko Fall, There's No Ceiling  Sports IllustratedThe world is about to find out there's much more to Tacko Fall than his height.
WDWNTunes Brings You 24/7 Disney Parks Music, Current & Extinct...  wdwnt.comFind out more about WDWNTunes, our 24/7 online radio station with music from the Disney Parks, filled with ridethroughs, fake ads, rarities and much more!
Nelson's latest tourist attraction opens - a giant peanut butter factory  TVNZAround 6000 people turned out for the opening of 'Pic's Peanut Butter World'
Local attraction has a beer named after it  WSB AtlantaFountains aren't the only thing flowing at the Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring. The Garden is debuting its own custom beer in a new partnership with Atlanta ...
Game for a new arcade attraction News  Jersey Evening PostA CONVERSATION between businessmen about who had the biggest mancave led to Tamba Arcade changing hands.
Attractions Archives  Minnesota MonthlyIf you can hold an axe, you can throw it, right? If you still have your doubts, the staff at Bad Axe will ease them. Bring your friends and family Read more [...].
How Grand Theft Auto V Role Play has Taken Over Twitch, Attracted Viewership  The Esports ObserverRockstar Games'. Database-Link-e1521645463907. Grand Theft Auto V may have come out in September of 2013, but the action-adventure video game has ...
Letter: Town needs end to austerity and a Yorvik Viking Centre-style attraction  GazetteOur town centre in Colchester should be abuzz with shoppers and every shop window should be filled with an eclectic mix of shops to satiate a broad…
Viad Corp Announces Plans to Develop Third FlyOver Attraction  Business WireViad Corp (NYSE: VVI) announced today that it will expand its high-margin virtual flight ride concept to the popular tourism market of Las Vegas, Neva.
Deep Dish Pizza is star attraction here  Deccan HeraldWe started off our meal with the 'Muchos Nachos' — freshly baked and crisp, they were topped with beans, jalapenos, salsa, sour cream and generous amount ...
These Are the 10 Most Popular Tourist Attractions to See in the Spring  Travel+LeisureFrom Mount Fuji to the Moulin Rouge, TripAdvisor's tour booking site, Viator, shared the sites that see the most bookings for a spring visit.
Trump’s Fatal Attraction  Yahoo NewsThe good news is that the Trump/Kim summit in Hanoi did not result in a deal -- because any deal would be nothing but a scam perpetrated by Kim Jong Un.

Great Communication Skills

Having good communication skills in the workplace is important. This... Read More

If You Want Others to Like You, Like Yourself First!

Many of us mistakenly believe that it's wrong or conceited,... Read More

Sometimes Being Unfocused is the Risk You Need to Take

I was accused recently of being unfocused. This lady challenged... Read More

How To Be Interesting

Most people want to be liked appreciated loved and adored... Read More

The Self Appreciation Enhancer

Very often when you are talking to people what you... Read More

Triggering Intention: How To Remember To Remember

You've got a lot to store in that brain of... Read More

Is There Something Called Free Will

The statement ""The concept of free will is a fallacy""... Read More

No Ifs, Ands Or Buts

If we could choose right now, this moment, how we... Read More

What is the Life Your Were Born To Live?

In my private practice for the past 15 years I... Read More

Why and How You are Caught Up?

Speed Up the Evolution!1. Check the area where you are... Read More

Manifesting Money

You are a money magnet. Money is flowing to you... Read More

How to Play to Your Strengths

Are you clear on your unique qualities, talents and personal... Read More

Great Things Cannot Happen Without Change

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always... Read More

The Law of Attraction - Make it Work For You

The Law of Attraction responds to whatever vibration you are... Read More

Do You Choose to Believe in Choice? (Not for the Faint of Heart)

What role if any, does 'choice' play in the shape... Read More

What to Do When Your Spouse or Your Friends are Negative?

This year (2004), I've completed over 64 seminars. And one... Read More

How to Tame the Destructive Ego

Polly's story Polly had a four year old... Read More

Communication Expert Reveals 5 Keys To Self Expression Without Limits

Peter Murphy recently interviewed communication expert John Barker. John is... Read More

Pretending Your Life As You Want It - True Power Series

This is the sixth article in our "True Power" series.... Read More

What Love and Money Have in Common

How many of us have ever felt that we've thrown... Read More

Finding Your Passion

Where does our motivation come from? What makes us want... Read More

Appreciation Attracts Prosperity

Did you know that appreciation is one of the most... Read More

How to Attract Wealth

Have you been struggling with making ends meet? Are you... Read More

The Take-off!

"I just can't start a conversation with women, and it's... Read More

Four Disciplines To Getting What You Want

I bet you're like me - you want results now,... Read More