Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The art of communication is most effective with brevity. Keep it brief, but informative. If I am reviewing a written document or email, my attention wavers if the message is a rambling outline of the thought process. Capitals, correct punctuation and spelling are key in relaying effective communication. Even in this day of instant messages and quick emails, every exchange that you make should be professionally written especially to work colleagues and mentors. "Hi Sam" looks much better than "hey." The context of the email should stay brief. Find phrases of words that relay the same meaning but are shorter. It is more effective, grabs the attention of the reader, and keeps it professional.