Jennifer Bonine, TapQA
Have you ever been in the same building as a co-worker or maybe even the same room and SLACK messaged them or texted them instead of having a live conversation? Many people are starting to prefer virtual or instant chat messaging and communication to live conversations, but live communication is an art and can enable us to get better results at work. Technical and soft skills both will be what enable you to excel in your career. Technology professionals often focus more on the technical skills and ignore the important soft skills, like communication. Jennifer will walk you through how to make the most of your live conversations and communications to get the best results.
If you have ever wondered what your core communication competencies are and how to build on and improve them, Jennifer Bonine shares a toolkit to help you do just that. This toolkit includes a personal assessment of your communication style and competencies, explores a set of eight dimensions for successful communication, provides suggestions on how you can improve competencies that are not in your core set of communication strengths, and describes techniques for leveraging and building on your strengths. These tools can help you become a more effective and valued leader and individual in your organization. Exercises help you gain an understanding of yourself and strive for balanced communication techniques through recognition of both your strengths and your “development opportunities” when it comes to live communication.