Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Want to be more valuable? Be a "one-timer."

Here's a huge edge for any employee:
Be a communications "one-timer"

A "one-timer" is someone who emails, texts, or communicates clearly enough in-person that there need not be any further clarification. A "one-timer" makes it so clear that there is no confusion or misunderstanding.

Give yourself a communications check-up:
How many times after you send an email or voicemail, do you receive questions to clarify what you said? How often is there confusion of any kind?

If the answer is frequently, you can improve and become more valuable.

BTW, you can under-communicate or over-communicate and be confusing. It's all about the quality of the message and the understanding of your audience. For example, if you use the word "he" several times in your email, yet there are three "he's" it could refer to, you're opening up a world of confusion.

Think and communicate in a clear, simple, succinct fashion. Be a one-timer.

Barry LaBov
LaBov and Beyond
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