There are many ways to communicate! These posts feature some tools and tips for how to do that in your work at UC Berkeley.
3 Bullet Update - by Jennifer Chizuk — During my time as COO at the Haas School of Business, I initiated a communication with staff called the Monthly 3-Bullet Point Update. Each month, I sent out 3 short bullet points containing the most important information for staff to know. The total length of the update was no more than a ½ page and would take less than 2 minutes to read. It became a well -read communication. These are my three lessons to pass along to you in the format of the monthly 3-bullet update...
How video conferencing tools help me save time, money, and my sanity! - by Jennifer Bellenger — In the past decade we’ve seen web-based video tools like Hangouts, Skype, and Facetime change the way the world communicates. Just as having a cellphone is now ubiquitous, I don’t know how I would get things done without the ability to connect with people using free (or low cost) video conferencing tools. As a full-time employee, part-time graduate student and busy mom, I simply don’t have time to drive or fly to meetings with colleagues and classmates here, there and everywhere. For example, just last month I saved countless hours (and dollars) using Google Hangouts, BlueJeans, Zoom, WebEx, and FaceTime.
Campus Communications Hacks: No-cost Ways to Improve Your Communications - by Kim Jarboe LaPean — I confess to employing a little bit of clickbait in this headline because, in fact, I know nothing is free. Time is a valuable commodity. When you recognize how valuable and finite your time is, you have a better perspective on how to focus your efforts for maximum impact. While these strategies require an investment in time, they won’t require extra budget dollars. They don’t even require a communications team. Communications is a specialized field, yet I would argue that each of you is a communicator and could benefit from these tips.
Shhhh – How to Get Better at Listening - by Inette Dishler — Stop Talking! That’s the first rule of attentive listening. You can not talk and listen at the same time, so to be a better listener, you have to stop talking! Did you know that the word Silent is in the word Listen?
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