Business Language and Communication Archives

By Goke Ilesanmi

When we talk about any form of verbal communication, the issue of tenses is very important because tense is any of the verb forms relating time to action. This time is basically divided into past, present and future. There is actually a problem when we cannot accurately relate time to action and use the appropriate tenses in a given business situation. Read the rest of this entry

By Goke Ilesanmi

Effective communication is very critical to career or business success. As such, organisations and people who communicate effectively are more successful and peaceful. One thing that is very critical to effective communication is proficient application of language. Mastery of English Language has become more important in business relationships today, especially that it is the showroom of one’s level of intelligence as a verbal first point of contact. English, which is spoken by about one billion people and is most widely spoken around the world, is the language of diplomacy, finance, science, technology and business. Read the rest of this entry

Professional communication and comedy/emcee business

By Goke Ilesanmi

comedyNigerians are very creative. Some years ago, foreign music held our airwaves hostage. But today, local music has taken over and the industry is growing. The comedy/emcee segment of the entertainment industry is growing too. We now have many “talented” comedians and emcees offering great entertainment. Entertainment is critical to effective communication. Read the rest of this entry

Business plan and communication of profitability

By Goke Ilesanmi

  A business plan is a formal document that communicates the direction of a business in a bid to accomplish its most important goal, that is, profitability. Profit does not come by accident. So by writing and following a business plan, you can definitely increase the possibility of achieving profitability. Whether you want to start a business or grow one, attract investors or obtain a loan, attempting to do it without a well-composed business plan is like a stranger going to a place without prior direction. Or better still, it is like a ship without a rudder (which controls its direction). Let me also illustrate it as a motivational speaker. It is like having a dream without an action plan. The dream cannot become a goal that can be achieved. Read the rest of this entry

Effective communication and managerial success

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

All organisations, no matter what their size or scope, are held together by and perform their functions through the process of communication. Communication is indeed the channel of influence, the mechanism of change and the means of motivation that enables an organisation to reach its goal of productivity and profitability among others. Without communication, there can be no interpersonal interaction, group, government or even a society as we now have. Rather than being a product, communication is a process. Rather than being a specific item which can be handled from one person to another, communication is a dynamic, flowing, ever-changing phenomenon. Read the rest of this entry

Effective communication in mergers and acquisitions

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

    The concept of mergers and acquisitions has long been considered one of the fastest routes to business growth. Yet, experience has shown that most mergers fail to achieve the expected synergy and are more often counterproductive at the end of the day. Post-merger integration challenges are many. Read the rest of this entry

Enhancing communication with SWOT analysis

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

“SWOT” is an acronym for “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats”. SWOT analysis, by extension, is a system for examining the way a company is run or how someone works, in order to see what the good and bad features are. SWOT analysis is widely used in strategic planning and can be a powerful tool in assessing your relative position in competition. Read the rest of this entry

Enhancing your brand identity with visual communication

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

   Visual communication falls under non-verbal communication. There are major elements that can make or break your attempt at successful non-verbal business communication. These are eye contact, gestures, movement, posture, etc. Among the many ways of delivering your business communication are direct mail; in-person sales calls; telephone; the annual report; packaging; posters and company stationery; above- and below-the-line advertising, etc. Read the rest of this entry

Habitual mistakes in business communication

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

    Effective communication is critical to the success of any business. Effective communication in business is not just about creating the perfect PowerPoint presentation, nor writing the perfectly-pitched report. Sometimes, communicating effectively in business can hinge on something really simple—the habits you bring to your interactions with others. Read the rest of this entry

Mastering the Essentials of Public Speaking

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

The elections of 2011 are fast approaching, prompting public outcry for credible elections come 2011. This is because we know the type of elections we normally have in this country.

Politicians who are not sure of their chances must have begun their desperate groundwork for election rigging come 2011, just as academically lazy students always look for question papers when examination days are getting near. Research shows that one of the reasons for election fraud in this country is lack of what it takes to convince the electorate and even win opposition over during electioneering by most politicians. Read the rest of this entry

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