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The Top Business Communication Blogs of 2019

Building better communicators in the workplace

Top Business Communication Blogs of 2019

Increasing Workplace Communication Skills

If you're looking to become a better communicator in your professional career in 2019 you’ve come to the right place.

Business communication skills are critical in virtually every aspect of your career. From job interviews, to networking events, to even problem solving all require great communication skills at the end of the day.

Throughout the year we review 100’s of blogs in the field of business communication skills in search of the latest tools, tips, and techniques.

To help you sort through the noise, we're sharing our top picks for 2019 in the field of business communication.

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The Building Blocks

When it comes to the topic of business communication you'll quickly uncover the fact that there are several different skills within this field.

The most skilled business communicators in the world have mastered a combination of these skills to handle themselves in virtually any situation when communicating with others.

This year we wanted to answer two questions:
1. What are the most critical areas of business communication?
2. Who are the experts in these fields?

After an exhausted study, we broke business communication skills into 12 niche categories. These experts continue to share the latest trends and insights into their respected fields designed to give you a competitive advantage in your career.

2019-Confidence

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Confidence

2019-Body-L

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Body Language

2019-Listening

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Listening

2019-Voice

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Vocal Variety

2019-Rapport

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Rapport

2019-small-talk

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Small Talk

2019-Networking

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Networking

2019-Influence

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Influence

2019-writing

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Writing

2019-Interview

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Interviewing

2019-Meeting

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Meetings

2019-Presentation

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Presenting

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Self-Confidence

When it comes to the field of business communication, self-confidence is a critical component for how others perceive you instantly.

From how you perceive yourself to your body language and even the tone of your voice are all indicators into your self-confidence.

These experts can help you understand your current state of mind and show you how to maximize it moving forward with their latest insights and perspectives.

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Mike McClement

Confidence Coach 

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"The truth is we can all be positive for an hour, a day, or even a week. It’s staying positive that’s hard."

Mike McClement

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Jodie Bruce-Clarke & Anastasia Adams

Confidence Coaches

Rise Women
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"Every single one of us suffers from phases of self-doubt now and then."

Jodie Bruce-Clarke & Anastasia Adams

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Dr. Aziz Gazipura

Confidence Coach

Social Confidence Center
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"Assertiveness is not about kicking the door down and taking hostages—it’s about doing your honest best to relate and connect to other human beings in a manner that’s respectful to both of you."

Dr. Aziz Gazipura

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Jo Emerson

Confidence Coach

Jo Emerson

Focus: Confidence coaching for success and fulfillment in life and at work.

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"One of the biggest barriers to confidence is the belief that ‘you either have it or you don’t."

Jo Emerson

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Steve Errey

Confidence Coach

Confidence Coach

Focus: My focus is helping people use their natural self-confidence to show up in the world fully and accomplish things that matter.

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"Confidence that breaks like glass isn’t confidence."

Steve Errey

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Body Language

When it comes to the field of business communication, few things are more analyzed during a conversation than your body language. 

Virtually every non-verbal message you communicate is being interpreted.  

These experts can help you understand your body language better. Learn to minimize your negative messages while maximizing your positive ones moving forward with their latest insights and perspectives.

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Dr. Jack Brown

Body Language Expert

Body Language Success
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"If we want to build influence and rapport - we should lean and position ourselves slightly forward in the chair."

Dr. Jack Brown

Key Advice
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Patti-Wood

Patti Wood

Body Language Expert

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"When speaking, both women would talk with their palms up and fingers open, which symbolizes honesty, collaboration, and feedback"

Susan Constantine

Key Advice
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Joe Navarro

Body Language Expert

JN Forensic
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"The fact that the words “son” and “house” made her cover her neck, was enough information to indicate psychological discomfort."

Joe Navarro

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Listening Skills

When it comes to the field of business communication, one the biggest reason for misunderstanding and miscommunication is a lack of listening skills.

The habit of focusing on want someone says without passing judgment or reflecting on personal experience can be difficult.    

These experts can help you become a better communicator in business with the skill of listening with their latest insights and perspectives.

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Julian Treasure

Sound and Communication Expert

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"The answer is that, in my experience, most people don’t listen very well."

 

Julian Treasure

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Virtual Speech

Soft Skills Training

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"Listening is the most fundamental component of communication skills. Listening is not something that just happens, listening is an active process in which a conscious decision is made to listen to and understand the messages of the speaker."

Dom Barnard

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David Grossman

Leadership Expert

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"Leaders inspire their teams by showing they care. One of the most important ways leader show they care is to listen—truly listen—to what people have to say."

David Grossman

Key Advice
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Sales Readiness Group

Corporate Sales Training

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"When a person has the ability to truly listen (actively listen), they are able to hear what’s being said from the other person’s viewpoint and leave their own agenda on hold long enough to understand the other person. And that is precisely why great listening is the single most important skill for a top notch sales person. "

Marlaina Capes

Key Advice
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Vocal Variety

When it comes to the field of business communication, nothing conveys emotion or lack of emotion more than your voice.

It is your voice that conveys emotions like caring, empathy, sympathy, and even apathy.   

These experts can help understand what emotions you're currently conveying and how to improve them with their latest insights and perspectives.

Cynthia-Zhai

Cynthia Zhai

Voice Expert

Powerful Executive Voice
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"Most people speak with their voices every day but few have paid attention to the impact, positive or negative, of the way they sound on others, and on themselves. "

Cynthia Zhai

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"The fact is, most people’s voices don’t SOUND like the job title they have."

Roger Love

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Julie Fogh & Casey Erin Clark

Voice Experts

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"They need to be able to connect to the fundamental humanity of your listener—not just their logic brain, or that listener isn’t going to really HEAR them."

Casey Erin Clark

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Top Blogs
Building Rapport

As mentioned in Building Rapport in Business The Definitive Guide, the most important skill in business is building rapport. It is the defacto skill for establishing a genuine relationship and building trust between people. 

The success of any career or business depends on relationships established and built for the longer term.

These experts can provide the latest tools and techniques to establish rapport with anyone anytime.

Dave-Delaney

Dave Delaney

Business Networking Consultant

Networking For Nice People
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"When you’re attempting to build rapport, ask open-ended questions that get people to talk about themselves..."

Dave Delaney

Key Advice
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Tom Jackobs

Sales Consultant

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"Just like dating, you want to make sure you’re building trust and rapport in every conversation you have with your prospects."

Tom Jackobs

Key Advice
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Tom Ferry

Real Estate Coaching Expert

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"It isn’t just the words they are saying; it is how the words are being said."

Tom Ferry

Key Advice
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Small Talk

When it comes to the field of business communication, the skill of small talk opens the door to creating business relationships.  

The most skilled communicator in the world have a knack for starting a conversation with a stranger and sincerely connect with them in no time.

Check out the latest tools and techniques from these experts to connect with anyone anytime with small talk with these experts.

Debra-Fine

Debra Fine

Communication Expert

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"The best small talkers are those who make the effort; the ones who smile and act interested and step away from the crudité to connect with other people who are probably feeling a bit nervous too."

Debra Fine

Key Advice
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Ita Olsen

A Leading Authority on Speech and Human Communication

Convey Clearly

Focus: Enabling clients to acquire powerful and persuasive communications abilities that deliver an immediate and positive return on investment — both personally and professionally.

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"There really is no reason why we should still ask ourselves, Why do I get nervous when I talk? We must start asking ourselves how to change our nervousness into power."

Ita Olsen

Key Advice
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Dr. Inger Mewburn

Director of Research Training at The Australian National University

The Thesis Whisperer

Focus: The Thesis Whisperer is a newspaper style blog, dedicated to the topic of doing a PhD and completing a dissertation.

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"It may feel self-promotional to go up to a speaker and say that you work on a similar area, but it’s actually a great idea, as long as you start with a quick version and let them ask questions as interested, don’t just jump right into an extended description."

Dr. Inger Mewburn

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Business Networking

When it comes to business communication, business networking is one of the most misunderstood topics in this field.

At its core, networking is about creating a business connection to build on it at a later time. Your business first impression is critical to your success.

Check out the latest tools and techniques from these experts to connect with anyone at your next networking event.

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Itzik Amiel

Networking and Relations Capital Expert

Itzik Amiel
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"The more specific you are, the more likely you are to get a referral."

Itzik Amiel

Key Advice
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"I’m all for networking with colleagues and peers—but in order to reach the movers and shakers in your industry or community, you have to understand how ecosystems work."

Judy Robinett

Key Advice
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"However, attending a networking event without preparation or a strategy can be a complete waste of time."

John Barrows

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Influencing

When it comes to the field business communication, nothing is more powerful than the art of influencing.

The most skilled communicators in the world know how to get others on track with their way of thinking.

Check out the latest tools and techniques from these experts to influence anyone anytime.

Shari-Alexander

Shari Alexander

Persuasiveness Coach

Shari Alexander
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"...focus on being interest-ed, not interest-ing"

Shari Alexander

Key Advice
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Amanda MacAuley

Persuasion Coach

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"Firstly, know that your words create perceptions about you and your idea in the minds of others."

Amanda MacAuley

Key Advice
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Bill Thomason

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach

Bill Thomason
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"Since it can be said that every sentence in English is missing information, it can be valuable to help people to fill in the gaps in a more precise manner."

Bill Thomason

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Business Writing

When it comes to the field of business communication, a carefully crafted email, your presentations slides, your resume, or even taking notes are all critical. 

Great spelling, punctuation, and knowing how to clearly articulate your point(s) can instantly give you credibility in the business world.  

Become a better business writer with the latest tools and techniques from these experts.

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Sandra Folk

Business Communication Expert

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"...in business, the last thing you want to do is confuse your clients, customers, or colleagues."

Sandra Folk

Key Advice
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Jolynn Chow

Corporate Communications Expert

Communication Beyond Words

Focus: Providing training solutions to address an organization’s communication needs.

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"If you have 2 ideas in your sentence, and you want to emphasize one over the other, use the complex sentence."

Jolynn Chow

Key Advice

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Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Business Writing Expert

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"For decades I've been recommending the answering-the-readers' questions approach for business writers..."

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Key Advice

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Natalie Canavor

Business Communication Expert

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"...got me thinking about how hard many businesses make it for people to find them--or understand what they do."

Natalie Canavor

Key Advice
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Interviewing

When it comes to the field of business communication, few things are more nerve-wracking than an interview. 

Your business first impression is critical in this setting, as you'll need to utilize skills like listening, rapport, and small talk to stand out. Skillfully articulating your answers to interviewers questions are the key.

Check out the latest tools and techniques for interviewing from these experts.

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Pamela Skillings

Interviewing Expert

Big Interview
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"The difference between landing the job of your dreams and bombing the interview often boils down to one key element: how well you prepare."

Pamela Skillings

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"I know that leaving a voicemail is one of the most uncomfortable tasks on the planet, but in this case, it is a necessary risk. It may help to write out what you'd like to say on the voicemail in advance."

Lynn Caroll

Key Advice
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Meeting Facilitator

When it comes to the field of business communication, meeting facilitators have the delicate job of keeping everyone on focus and on time. 

A business meeting can go in a million different directions very quickly. A skilled facilitator know how to get the team back on track and ensure everything is accomplished within the allotted time

Check out the latest tools and techniques to facilitator your next meeting from these experts.

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Terrence Metz

Facilitation Coach

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"Problems develop when meetings include different mindsets, communication styles, and personal preferences."

Terrence Metz

Key Advice
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Amy Castro

Performance Communication Expert

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"...it’s not the meeting that’s a problem, it’s how your meetings are being run."

Amy Castro

Key Advice
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John Spence

Business & Leadership Development Expert 

John Spence
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"The number one goal as a facilitator is to have a clear map for where you’re trying to get to by the end of the event."

John Spence

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Presentation Skills

When it comes to the field of business communication, presentations require the most skill. 

First off, there are many different types of presentation from simple financial (just getting the numbers) to getting funding for a start-up. Different skills are needed depending on what type of presentation you're giving. The key here is, you're not just having a conversation with one person, you're having a conversation with everyone in the room and getting and keeping their attention is critical and requires multiple skill sets.  

Check out the latest tools and techniques for presentation skills from these experts.

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Suzannah Baum

Presentation Expert

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"Meetings can be daunting. Not only are you required to present ideas that are thought-provoking, you are also expected to present yourself in a way that enables the goals of your business to succeed."

Suzannen Baum

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"Whether on camera, on stage presenting, or communicating in a meeting, your facial expressions send messages that are just as important as the content itself. "

Nicole Lowenbraun

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Lucille Ossai

Communications Expert

Lucille Ossai
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"Pausing is a good opportunity to regularise your breathing and recover your thoughts. I always say that pauses help your points ‘marinate’ in the minds of your audience."

Lucille Ossai

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