Business Language and Communication Archives

Organisational change and effective communication

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

    In our just-concluded serial on effective communication in mergers and acquisitions, we said after a merger has taken effect, strategic communication is central to the integration of the two or more organisations into a more effective single entity. We added that this therefore requires change communication. This is why I want us to examine another serial on organisational change and effective communication. Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

          Most times when we look at a male and say he is handsome or look at a female and say she is beautiful, our compliment is basically based on the attractiveness of the head region which houses the face, teeth, lips, etc. That is why irrespective of how good the bodily frame or shape of a male or female is, if the head region is not attractive, he or she will not be seen to be handsome or beautiful. Read the rest of this entry

Organisational crises and effective communication strategy

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

      It is a reality that all corporate organisations are vulnerable to crises. In short, it is inevitable to be in business without experiencing situations involving lawsuits, sudden changes in company ownership or management, and other volatile situations on which stakeholders often focus. Read the rest of this entry

Using communication to achieve workplace harmony

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

          Communication is one of the non-material tools of building productive relationships in the workplace. This is because partnering for performance is based on building relationships and communication is one of the key elements critical to building relationships.

     When you are speaking with a co-worker, you need to think of yourself sitting on a seesaw with him or her on the other end. When you dominate a conversation therefore, you appear to be a bigger person, sitting on the seesaw with a powerless person. The lighter person will not like being suspended in mid-air. It makes him or her feel powerless and small. The heavier (more knowledgeable) you are, the closer you have to move towards the other person, to balance things out. Read the rest of this entry

Winning big business with effective proposals

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

One of the ways of enhancing your business by winning big and profitable business is through effective and persuasive business proposals.  If your service or product is the best in your industry, you need to communicate your uniqueness to the target customers in a way that relates to the specific needs of such customers. Proposals also help you explain financial terms and procedures to your prospective customers to avoid misunderstanding down the road. Complete proposals offer details and help you land great jobs. Read the rest of this entry

Why managers must communicate effectively

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

     Effective communication is critical to success in any endeavour. Companies and people that communicate effectively are very successful, while those that fail to do so are hardly or marginally successful. Reading for speed and comprehension, business writing, public speaking, etc., are becoming necessary skills for everyone today in the business environment. As an organisation, if your staff cannot display effective internal and external business communication skills, your business is paying the price in lost time, lost customers and lost revenues.  Read the rest of this entry

Communicating Your Unique Selling Proposition

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

Life is about competition. Whether you are a businessman, student, job-seeker, worker or even a beggar, you are daily confronted with peer competition. To stay ahead of competition, you need to identify and effectively communicate your Unique Selling Proposition also known as “Unique Selling Point” or “Unique Sales Proposition”.

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Voice and Effective Business Communication

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

Communication is simply defined as the process by which information is shared between two people or organisations, or among individuals, etc. Communication may be human and non-human in nature. Non-human form of communication may be onomatopoeic manifestations such as the mew of the cat, coo of the dove, the squeak of the rat, the cuckoo of the cuckoo, the baa of the sheep, etc. Because human form of communication refers to the exchange of ideas or feelings among human beings, one thing that is especially central to it is language.

 
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By Goke Ilesanmi

 

Despite the fact that dictionaries are a treasury of linguistic and extra-linguistic information, most people believe that they are just meant for confirming meanings of words, nothing more. I had always had the same notion, until about 24 years ago when I decided to be reading them like I read books, starting with my “Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary”. This article is based on my use of Syntax knowledge as a linguist/grammarian to interpret and amplify various lexicographical (dictionary) abbreviations normally used, to ensure effective usage of the dictionary by users.

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Fundamentals of Effective Persuasive Communication

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

Being able to successfully persuade others to align with your view(s) or vote for you is a skill that can be developed through training and practice. Experience shows that many people approach persuasion in a way that makes it difficult for them to achieve success. The beginning of successful persuasion is to build trust and credibility so that you can be accorded attention by your audience.

 

Current electoral campaigns in Nigeria

 

The business of politics is very active at the moment in Nigeria as electoral campaigns have begun in a bid to persuade the electorate to vote for candidates of different political parties in the April 2011 general elections.

 
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