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BC HST Debate

HST was just announced in British Columbia. There has been a lot of press about it from a positive, negative and neutral perspective: http://www.gov.bc.ca/hst/ http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/supporters+speak/1925422/story.html http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/07/31/bc-ndp-carole-james-hst-petition.html Even Twitter has a lot of discussion about the topic: (See Twitter Search Results on HST) What do you think? We’re looking forward to your comments and insights.

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Part 4: Four types of communication from an article by Christa Janke, CMA:

Communication Type #4 Listening: Listening is a vastly underrated skill. In most programs where communication is taught, it’s rarely emphasized or valued. However, where this skill is mastered, organizations save time, energy and resources because messages are heard and fully understood the first time they are communicated. With communication skills (as with many other things in life), practice makes perfect. [...]

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Part 3: Four types of communication from an article by Christa Janke, CMA:

Communication Type #3 Non Verbal: It’s not always just “what you say”, but also “how you say it”. Non-verbal cues are very powerful, making it crucial that you pay attention to your actions, as well as your words. Actions that compliment your words will enhance your message, and actions that do not compliment your words will contract your message. Part [...]

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Part 2: Four types of communication from an article by Christa Janke, CMA:

Communication Type #2 Verbal: What is true for written communication is also true for verbal communications. Be brief. Be concise. Use short words and sentences. If appropriate support these with short, easy to understand examples. This means that you should prepare your communication in advance whenever possible. In impromptu meetings, think before you speak. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 [...]

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Part 1: Four types of Communication from an article by Christa Janke, CMA

Communication Type #1 Written: The best written communication is both complete and concise. You should pinpoint the goal of the communication and then focus only on the pertinent facts. You should organize these facts so that your communication is clear and holds the interest of the reader. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

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A Message from Mike Kerr to CMA BC

We recently found this great video from Mike Kerr on YouTube. Mike we’re still doing the happy dance here at the office.

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