Monday, 17 March 2014

Two Years Of Blogging...In Memorable Quotes (PART 1)








Rethinking Business Communications Blog turns two this month!



Now  I realise that this blog is still in its infancy but it has been a truly rewarding experience thus far. There is also room for growth and innovation.


As a celebration of its second anniversary, let us review memorable quotes taken from articles posted throughout the year. Hopefully, these quotes would convince you to read those interesting articles you missed because:


a)  You were trekking in the Amazon rainforest;
b)  You were undertaking several expeditions to Mount  Everest;
c)   You were in space;

d)   You were otherwise unavailable when they were posted.

 
 
 
  


Memorable quotes



1) “Although not 'visible' in a written speech, the tone of your voice, your body language and facial expressions, all impact your delivery to the public”.

Post: 

The Boston Bombings – What We Can Learn From President Obama’s Speech

Date:  

April  2013

URL:


Description:

Written the week the tragic Boston marathon bombings of April 2013 took place, this article highlights key points to note from President Obama’s first speech delivered after the event. All professionals should take cues for this analysis.




A highly recommended post, it received several comments from viewers and ranked in first place in the Google search engine for months. It is still visible on the first page in the Google search engine a year later, under the search description: “What can we learn from Boston bombings? Even though it no longer retains top spots in the Bing and Yahoo search engines, the article can still be found when the same search term is used.




2) "Consistently accurate and well-scripted communications...help boost the organisation's external reputation when used wisely”.

Post:

The Impact Of Communications On Business Relationships

Date:  

May  2013


URL:


Description:

Find out two surprising ways communications influence business relationships:

a)  By fostering positive attitudinal and behavioural tendencies in the  organisation;

b)   By boosting corporate reputation.

 
This article will persuade Management that effective communications favourably shapes the organisation. All those in executive functions would find the article useful.









3) “Write great content; take certain actions recommended by the experts ...and watch your visibility (and credibility) increase online. And you do not need to be technically astute to do so.”


Post:

How To Rank Highly On Google: The Non-Technical Version


Date:

June 2013


URL:


Description:

This account explains in simple, non-technical language, how one of the blog’s articles became visible on the first page on Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines for months. While some may disagree with some of the reasons given, the author is convinced that the six specific actions taken were instrumental to the high ranking, which has been sustained for a year.


Search engine optimisation (SEO) experts  and  Google technical buffs  –  have  an open mind....





4) “I know you had once stated, with the confidence of the cat guaranteed its daily cream, that we could all be replaced. But good luck with trying to attract, (and retain), top talents when word gets out about how you treat your employees. And I would of course sing like a canary when I get out”.

Post:

Inside The Complicated Mind Of The Employee


Date:

July 2013


URL:




 Description:

Mr. CEO - delve into the mind of the employee and discover just what he thinks about your inconsequential meetings, your bad leadership style and your unprofessional managers. Brace yourself for the tirade.





5) “Remember - you have worked very hard in your career and you shouldn't allow a bad boss/manager/supervisor to derail you from professional advancement”.



Post:

How To Deal With A Difficult Boss...And Keep Your Job


Date:

August 2013

URL:


Description:

At some point in your career, you would get a difficult boss. This post explains rather controversial methods of dealing with a mean boss and keeping your sanity when exiting the company is not an option.



6) “We need to re-examine the prevailing culture of non-existent or unduly delayed feedback in virtually every aspect of our careers”.

Post:

Feedback – The Most Important Facet In Communications


Date:

September 2013


URL:


Description

Revealed in this article is the importance of timely and factual feedback to both the organisation and the employees. Two undesirable categories of professionals who do not give feedback, are revealed. If we are desirous of career advancement, we should ensure we are not labelled members of those groups.



7) “At the workplace, organisational-wide trust can be cultivated if the leadership is credible and if practical, tested and consistent actions are taken to build upon a foundation of transparency”.
Post:

Trust At The Workplace – How To Get It AND Keep It


Date

October 2013

URL:



Description:

This crucial organisational theme is tackled. The  two ‘pillars’ of  trust  are unveiled. Sound advice is also given about cultivating trust and sustaining it for better organisational effectiveness.






Conclusion







Take a breather. Rest a while.





We don’t want your eyes to glaze over! Come back soon because we will conclude this segment in a few weeks.



Thus far, which is your favourite quote?








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6 comments:

  1. Fantastic Blog. Happy 2nd year anniversary. Keep "March"ing on...Kiz

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  2. Many thanks Kiz for your kind comment.


    Your pun about "March"ing on is not lost :-)

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  3. Congratulations Lucille. Keep up the great work and looking forward to the year ahead and more....

    Trust in God and all will fall into place in time.

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    1. Many thanks Angela.

      We also hope that this blog grows in leaps and bounds this year.

      Cheers!

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  4. Great and fab work, happy 2nd bday. Time flies for sure and im sure your great work will continue to fulfill your hearts desires. Keep the fire burning in you. ....well done
    Rhoda.

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  5. Thank you for your kind wishes Rhoda!

    We would do our best to keep growing.

    Cheers!

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