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10+ Effective Communication Tools for Business in 2019

"The modern business world is evolving and so is the need of every modern workplace. With the increasing dominance of technology and automation in every industry, employees now have the freedom to stay to connected to their work regardless of their actual location."

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Top 10 Business Communication Trends in 2019

Communication is one of the fundamental elements of the business. Customers, partners, and remote employees are exactly the people you should be able to stay in touch with 24/7.

 

So, what are the current trends in business communication? Let’s take a closer look at them.

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Panasonic’s Human Blinkers Help Oeople Concentrate in Open-Olan Offices. What’s Your Opinion?

Panasonic’s Future Life Factory is developing wearable blinkers, designed to limit your sense of sound and sight, and help you focus on what’s directly in front of you.

 

Also see: Students Wear Blinkers During Exam To Stop Cheating

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AI Deepfakes Are Now as Simple As Typing Whatever You Want Your Subject to Say

Deepfake technology is getting better every day, making it easier to edit video and audio. The latest example of research comes from Stanford University, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Princeton University, and Adobe Research."

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How to Get Every Email Returned

"In the course of doing research for a book on how people actually change their minds, and what gets them to say “yes” rather than "’no,’” I was distressed to find that I knew much less about it than I thought I did.

 

"I figured that my nearly five years as the New York Times Op-Ed editor gave me a pretty strong vantage point on what worked and what didn’t. It did — but I didn’t always know why.

 

"What I sensed intuitively about effective writing turned out to rest on some deep psychological truths. Understanding them provides tactics that can be exploited in both personal and written interactions."

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Artificial Intelligence Tutorial : All You Need to Know about AI

Artificial Intelligence is a Buzzword in the Industry today and for a good reason. AI or Artificial Intelligence has already made so much progress in the technological field and, according to a Gartner Report, Artificial Intelligence is going to create 2.3 million jobs by 2020, replacing the 1.8 million it will eliminate. So, Let’s get started.

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5 Perfect Opening Lines for Your Cover Letter

"When you apply for any job, the very first tool you will use to grab the attention of employers is your cover letter. (Yes, there are of course companies that are so big they don’t have time for cover letters. But plenty of hiring managers at small and mid-sized companies do read them, myself included.) A cover letter highlights the reasons you are the best person for the job and how you will benefit the company. It also demonstrates your ability to effectively communicate your objective and unique value proposition. That’s why the opening lines of your cover letter are so important — you need to hook the employer so they want to continue reading and learn more about you," writes Heather Huhman (photo, left) in a piece at GlassDoor.com.

"There’s no one right way to open your cover letter, but there are a few techniques you can try to make your letter stand out. Here are five ways to write the opening lines of your next cover letter: . . ."

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Want to Speak from the Heart? Answer This Question First

"'Why you?' is the single most powerful question you can ask yourself when you’re preparing to give a professional speech or presentation. It’s where you put aside the day-to-day details of your job and the internal politics of your organization and zoom in on the sense of purpose that guides all your actions."

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Email Killing Your Productivity? Here Are 9 Ways to Fight Back

"One hundred twenty-six. That’s how many emails are expected to be sent and received per business worker, per day, in 2019. Even more startling? We spend 28 percent of our work week on emails. That comes out to more than 11 hours per week."

"While intended to be a productivity tool, for most people, email is a serious distraction that prevents them from getting more important work done. Consider that whenever you stop working on a task to check your inbox, it’s going to take you 23 minutes to get back on track. If you’re the type of person who instinctively opens an email whenever you receive a notification — how can you possibly get anything accomplished?

"The good news is that email doesn’t have to kill your productivity as long as you take the following steps."

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If You Hate Small Talk, Master This Conversation Starter

"For me, there are few things more torturous in life than small talk. I don't care about your sports team. I have nothing interesting to say about the weather, and for the love of all that's holy, don't make me talk about the comparative merits of various afternoon activities at one more kid birthday party," writes Jessica Stillman (photo, left).

"So what can I — and all my fellow small talk haters — do to escape vapid chitchat? . . ."

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