12 unexpected tips for business communications

Technology has changed the ways we communicate, but it hasn’t affected the fundamentals of getting your message across clearly.

Communication is at the core of all our relationships, both business and personal. During the past five years, communication—and technology—have undergone the most significant changes and shifts that impact our daily lives. The term “revolution” often feels like an understatement.

Business communication must be aligned with the pace of our new world, or it is ineffective. We continue to be bombarded with irrelevant information and messages that we didn’t ask for.

We beep. We run around with gadgets. We share breaking news. We make videos. We sleep with our smartphones. We post our innermost thoughts, feelings, fears, and triumphs in 140 characters. We have very busy thumbs.

We’re at the mercy of our warp-speed digital communication.

As much as things have changed from the clunky rotary phones hardwired to the wall, many fundamentals of business communication remain. Here are the 12 most important business communication tips you’ll ever need. A sweet and timeless convergence of the old and new.

1. Your attention = A hot commodity

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