Work From Home: Best Tools

Work From Home: Best Tools 2500 1309 Notable Communications

It’s the start of 2021, and working from home is a reality for many of us. While 2020 may have caught us off-guard, let’s use this year to refine our WFH skills. There are many tools and apps that make my life easier, and I’d like to share my favourites with you. Note: I do…

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Toxicity exists in small companies too…

Toxicity exists in small companies too… 2500 1309 Notable Communications

I’m starting this post with a dangerous and seldom-realised fact. There is no such thing as a work-life balance. Work is part of your life—a significant part—but not a separate entity. If anyone tries to convince you otherwise, you seriously need to consider their motives. To escape what some people think are ills associated with…

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How to use gratitude to motivate people and get results

How to use gratitude to motivate people and get results 2500 1309 Notable Communications

The inevitable end-of-year slump is officially here. This is perhaps the toughest time to stay motivated. With the current economic situation, bonuses may be forfeit. Some people have lost their jobs. Holiday cheer may seem to abound in malls and commercial districts, but how many employees’ morale and motivation are at a peak? When was…

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Speech writing 101: Keys to successful speech writing and delivery—Part 1

Speech writing 101: Keys to successful speech writing and delivery—Part 1 2500 1309 Notable Communications

Picture the scene: You’re at a wedding and the best man is fumbling and mumbling through a poorly conceived and ill-advised speech. He reads the speech off a piece of paper that makes you wonder just how much one can fit onto an A4 sheet if they write small enough. His remarks are in poor…

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Speech writing 101: Keys to successful speech writing and delivery—Part 2

Speech writing 101: Keys to successful speech writing and delivery—Part 2 2500 1309 Notable Communications

Now that you know what to focus on in terms of your speech’s content (see Part 1), you’ll want to concentrate on the mechanical and technical aspects. I cannot emphasise the importance of preparation and practise enough. Part of that preparation includes discovering what you will work with (or against). For instance: Will you use a…

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Your guide to delivering a toast everyone can drink to

Your guide to delivering a toast everyone can drink to 2500 1309 Notable Communications

When was the last time you heard a toast that actually made you pause mid-selfie and feel like getting off your seat to clink glasses? Having to endure a pointless, eye-roll-inducing, and meandering toast is reason enough to have most of us (teetotallers included) reaching for a glass of something to numb our minds. The…

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Tech and basic communication etiquette

Tech and basic communication etiquette 2500 1309 Notable Communications

Gone are the days of handwritten and hand-delivered letters, communiques, and invitations. We now have myriad apps that support with planning an event, counting that event down, and doing everything from sending out reminders to giving guests on-point directions. Not to mention the DM apps we spend most of our waking hours on… Apps make…

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Apps & communication: Missing links in our interactions with applications & each other

Apps & communication: Missing links in our interactions with applications & each other 2500 1309 Notable Communications

Do you sit down to a meal with your smartphone either in hand? Is it on the table? Do you eat, sleep and breathe with your smartphone near you? Are you always checking your phone when you attend meetings, conferences, or somewhere you think people can’t see you doing it? If you’ve answered yes to…

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Top tips for thank yous

Top tips for thank yous 150 150 Notable Communications

How do you say thank you? There isn’t just one right way. Expressing gratitude is customisable. A thank you can be an act or a service. It will vary according to how long you’ve known someone, how well you know them, and what your working relationship is like. Saying thank you doesn’t mean that you…

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Thank you mailer inspiration

Thank you mailer inspiration 2500 1309 Notable Communications

As a society and individuals, we obsess about busyness. We want to appear busy all the time.  Your refrains may be “I’m too busy to…” or “I don’t have time for…”Sometimes our preoccupation with busyness prevents us from taking the time to say thank you. At this time of year, many of us receive gifts…

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