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communication

Networking for start-ups
Entrepreneur's Workplace

Networking Advice for Budding Startups

One of the most important factors to keep in mind when growing your company is networking. Networking is your ticket to climb up the business ladder so that you can achieve greatness in a shorter amount of time, but you’ll need to prepare yourself before you take on the challenges of networking as a business leader.

To help make things easier for you, here are some essential advice that you’ll need as a startup to make networking a breeze.

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Fear of Phone Conversations at Work
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

If you have the Fear of Phone Conversations at Work, You can Overcome it Now!

I had something close to a heart-to-heart talk (phone conversation) with someone in the past and I’ll never forget what this person told me. He said: “Everyone has their own struggles no matter how trivial it may appear.”

And quite honestly, I felt this soothing calmness in my nerves.

For one, I was very relaxed to know that he actually appreciated that I might be going through my own storms even if it’s not worth anything to him, depending on what his life encounters have been and what he sees as a challenge or not.

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How to approach your boss with a problem
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

4 Steps for Approaching Your Boss With a Problem

*This is a collaborative post.

No matter where you work or what you do, you’ll always have to communicate with people. There are times when problems will arise at work that involve other people. Even if you work from home on your own, you may have an emergency that means you have to disappoint a client.

Although working online often means you have increased flexibility, it doesn’t mean you’re exempt from things going wrong. So, how do you approach someone you work with, with a problem?

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The Immigrant Worker

How to Communicate Better as an Immigrant | Canadians HAD NO CLUE what I was Saying!!

This video is real. I’m sharing the challenges I’ve had to deal with as an immigrant in the workplace and communication seems to top the chart. I also share tips that have helped me communicate better as an immigrant in this new video.

I tell true stories and of course, I don’t end it there. Watch the full vlog and chitchat and let me know what you think in the comment section. I love it when I hear back from you. I hope you enjoy and learn something from my experience.

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negotiating at work
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Learn How Millions of People Negotiate at Work

When many people hear ‘negotiation’, they think a pay increase, but it shouldn’t be. Is a salary increase the only thing that can be negotiable in the workplace? From my experience, it isn’t. I’ve been able to negotiate other things from time to time.

If everyone shared the same belief and thought like we did, life might have been somewhat easier to navigate. Reality check— that’s not so! Learning the art of negotiation is the only way out.

At work, you’ll encounter various types of people with diverse personalities. It becomes imminent that negotiating your way around things and reaching a compromise mutually benefiting to both parties is the proper way to handle affairs in the workplace.

Some people are not aware of this and believe that everything should go their own way, but since you are a member of the Zinny Factor community, I’ll be sharing a few ways I’ve learned to incorporate the art of negotiation.

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Employee's Workplace, New Worker

5 Tips to Improve your Communication with a Co-worker

I receive several questions from time to time from readers which sort of relate to how to deal with another employee at work or a boss. Most times, it all boils down to communication which can be quite tricky because everyone is unique and there is no one way to treat everyone.

And it dawned on me. I’ve been giving advice to my readers on how to work with people, for the benefit of others it’ll be a great idea to share general manners on how to communicate with co-workers in the workplace.

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Employee's Workplace, Magazine, New Worker

Communicating with Damilola Adenuga-Taiwo: Cyber Security Specialist, DJ ‘DJ Damiger’ & Lecturer!

Communicating with Dami was interesting and inspiring. I’ve known him for some time but I’ve never really had these deep discussions, so this was great to do.

Damilola Adenuga-Taiwo fondly known as ‘DJ Damiger’ started out his career wanting to be an Engineer. He went to the University, graduated from Systems Engineering and not long after, he branched out into Information Technology ‘IT’.

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Employee's Workplace, New Worker

Does Culture Affect Your Writing or Communication at Work?

Before I relocated, I was the type that would send a casual email, write or communicate in this format:

“Dear Sir/ Ma,

I hope this email finds you well?

I am sending this email because I am….”

And then, of course, I’d end the email with a “Yours sincerely”. Actually, I think I frequently used “Best regards” Haha!

Did you notice that there was no form of abbreviation or nada?! I’d read and re-read my email to be sure that I had made no errors and to ensure that the email depicted me to be a formal person.

Maybe it was the culture, now that I think of it.

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importance of writing in the workplace
Employee's Workplace, New Worker

You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All: The Importance Of Writing In The Workplace

*This is a collaborative post.

When we’re in school, many of us can’t wait until the day when we can do away with the much-dreaded process of writing. Who has time for it? Isn’t it better to just say something out loud? No need to worry about commas and formatting when the words come straight from your mouth.

Well, bad luck. Just about every career option open to you will involve writing in some form or another. The idea that you can get away is nothing more than a myth.

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Magazine

Interview Series: Workplace Questions & Answers from a Blog Reader

Today on the blog, we’d have something slightly different from the norm. I’ve always been amazed when I hear some fallacies about being a worker or employee because I have come across some workers who really love their jobs and find ways to stay happy while at it.

Asides from this, I also thought that it will be a great idea to listen to other workers and receive some great tips from them.

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