Monday, December 12, 2011

7 C's of Business Communication

This article really changed the way that I look at blogging and how effective it really can be. The 7 C's really are good guidelines to help you create an interesting, successful, and useful blog. I wish that i had read this article earlier in the year to make my blogging more effective and professional

Business Small Talk

This article seems like it would be a great read for people who get nervous in meetings. This is very informative for people who are not sure if they should feel comfortable having small talk in a business setting. For me this article seems a little useless. I know what people usually talk about when having small talk and I already feel comfortable in that type of situation.

LinkedIn Tips

I found these tips to be helpful. With out these tips, personally, I would be lost on LinkedIn. Although this article doesn't give you positive advice to make your LinkedIn account more attractive, it tells you what not to do on it so you wont look bad which is almost if not more helpful. When i make a LinkedIn account I will remember and use these tips.

More Than Just A Resume

This article hot the nail right on the head. It is important for employers to really get a feel for the job applicants to find the right person for the job. It talks about 8 very important traits that employers cant see on a resume which are people skills, handling pressure, integrity, work ethic, charisma, ambition, leadership ability, positive attitude. With out interviewing and getting a feel for the applicants strength in all of these areas, employers are hiring with less information than they should which could end up being detrimental for their company.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Negative messages

When I receive a negative message I easily get mad. Anything that the person tries to tell me from now on is just " yea whatever." My response will always be negative. I will just not listen if I'm not criticizing them right back. When working a Cheesesteak U another employer was criticizing me about doing the dishes which wasn't my job and I immediately went off on him. If he asked me nicely to help him with it I would have done it with no issue.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Business Letter Format

http://www.writinghelp-central.com/business-letter.html

This is a real business letter that I found on a writing help website with real business letter to look at. It is a confirmation follow up after a business meeting. It includes a break down on the previous meeting on what what discussed in bullet form. It then gives a short and simple recap of the previously talked about schedule for future meeting along with how and who will conduct them. This business letter doesn't include anything that is unnecessary but only important information. It was well written and if I had to write it i would not change anything about it but only hope I could write it in a way as good as this.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ineffective Communication

This Insurance email is an ineffective style of communication for numerous reasons. One thing that stuck out to me was the over user of the word "via." Using various terms with the same meaning would have sounded better. Also, I felt as if they could have used smaller words as well as more familiar words. For example they use the word "liaise." Obviously I am not part of the intended audience but I don't think it is a commonly used word. Over all I think the communicator  could have used smaller and more concrete wording.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How Blogs Benefit Companies

These Blogs all accomplish similar goals. All of them introduce what they stand for and what they want you to do or to know. They also include examples or illustrations to better get there points across. It make the audience more familiar and comfortable with there business. The linked in blog shows what the company environment is about. It shows you from an interns point of view and shows how friendly, fun, and loose the faculties work environment actually is. The Zappos blog demonstrates what the goals of the company are. It gets right to the point of what there goals are and how they are going to accomplish them. They also include a testimonial from a company that aspires to conduct business in a similar manner. The Whole Story blog tells what the company is about and It also tell people how to recycle with a step by step illustrated process on how to turn old water bottles into tiny flower pots. There other blog advertises there products to store there healthy organic foods.

Introduction

My name is Conor Firth. I am a 20 year old from New Jersey. Currently I am a student at Coastal Carolina University. I decided to go there for the nice weather and the beach. I made this blog for my English 290 class and my postings will be in accordance to the class. I have never taken a business communications class so I do not know what exactly to expect but I'm excited to find out.