What Is Etiquette? The set of: Rules Forms Practices established for behavior in a polite society or in official or professional life
Business Etiquette The rules of good workplace manners For example: Listening without interrupting the speaker.
Ways to Show Proper Etiquette In the Workplace Show up for work on time everyday Be dependable, honest, trustworthy Listen without interrupting Be energetic and enthusiastic
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(Electronic Mail) Email Etiquette Email is now the most common method of communication for many businesses.
Email Etiquette Tips Use good manners when writing email messages as the email you send is a reflection of you and your company. Use correct spelling. Keep your message short. DO NOT USE ALL CAPS! It looks like you are yelling.
Email Etiquette Tips cont. Keep the tone appropriate to the situation. If writing a personal note, feel free to use :-) happy faces or :-( sad faces. Never send prank email. (Remember that your return address is automatically included in all correspondence.)
Proper Etiquette Tips - Posture Posture – the way you: Sit Stand Walk Turn your head Tells a lot about you!
Proper Etiquette Tips - Voice/Speech Inflect your voice Use proper diction to express yourself Use appropriate body language and gestures Maintain eye contact with audience
Did you know that Business Etiquette differs from one country to the next? What is considered acceptable social behavior and manners in one country may be unacceptable in another country.
Compare Differences in Business Etiquette Around the World United States Receiving a gift from a business partner could be seen as a bribe. Japan It is polite to refuse a gift once or twice before accepting it.
Compare Differences in Business Etiquette Around the World India Before getting down to business in India it is customary to have tea. Mexico Throwing documents on a table during a meeting is an insult.
Effective & Appropriate Business Communication 5.01 PowerPoint Part II
What is Communication? The exchange of information between sender and receiver. Without a sender and a receiver there is no communication.
Communication Skills Basic skills are tools for getting information and sharing ideas. These skills are: Speaking Listening Reading and Writing
Speaking Speaking is important; when you speak, you want your listeners to get your point. You need to have a clear idea of your: Purpose – goal/reason for speaking Audience – the person or group to whom you are speaking. Subject – Your main topic or key idea when you speak.
Tips For Good Speaking Habits Connect With Your Audience – Make eye contact with your listeners. Address people by name if possible Match Your Body Language to Your Message – Check your Posture and facial expressions Use appropriate gestures
Tips For Good Speaking Habits Avoid Non-words such as “uh” and “um” Stress Key Ideas With Inflection i.e. The pitch or loudness of your voice. Use Correct Pronunciation Practice Enunciation Be Enthusiastic and Positive
Listening Listening is the other side of speaking. We have to practice listening to become effective at it. There are two types of listening: Active Listening Passive or Taking Notes
Active Listening Signs of Active Listening include: Responding with full attention. Focus on main ideas being communicated. Use body language and facial expressions to respond – sit up straight, lean forward, smile, or nod
Listening In The Workplace Listening is one of the main activities in the workplace. Here are some listening skills you can practice in the classroom that will benefit you on the job.
Workplace Listening Skills Jot down summaries in your own words Focus on key words and main ideas (do not try to write down everything) Note actions you need to take Use bullets ( ), asterisks (*), and arrows ( ) to show ideas that are related or connected.
Workplace Listening Skills Review your notes fairly soon after you take them to be sure you understand the information. If you can’t take written notes, make mental notes of important points.
Reading and Writing Is there a day that goes by in school without reading and writing? Reading and writing are very important basic skills needed in school and in the workplace.
Reading Techniques Preview – read only the parts of a written work that outline or summarize its content. The table of contents is a good example of an outline. Skimming – When you read through a book or document quickly, pick out main ideas and key points. Context Clues – are hints about the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases provided by the words surrounding them.
Writing Techniques Organize your writing – write an outline of what you have to say. Watch your tone – Keep your audience in mind. Proofread – Use Spell Checker to check for spelling and grammar errors. Have someone check your work with you for any errors. Edit your work – make changes to your work until your message is clear. Much of the advice for speaking well also applies to writing well (review slides #21-23).
Common Forms Of Business Writing Memorandums (Memos) – used to communicate with others in the same office (Interoffice Memos) or with people outside the office who work closely with them. Memos are usually: brief focus on a limited topic informal in tone
Memorandums In the office today, printed memos are seldom used. Memos today are primarily either: Keyed in the body of an email message Sent as an attachment to an email message
Sample Memorandum (Memo) 6X TO:All Students FROM:Your Teacher DATE:December 1, 200- SUBJECT:MEMO RANDUMS Memorandums, commonly called “Memos” for short are used in many businesspeople to communicate with others in the same office. This form of communication is called Interoffice Memos. Businesspeople also send memos to people outside the office who work closely with them. Memos are usually brief and focus on a limited topic. They are often fairly informal in tone. Words such as TO: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: in a memo are called Headings or Guide Words. A colon follows each heading and they are usually keyed in Double Spaced Lines (DS). Be sure set your margins as follows: Top margin – two (2) inches and all other margins – one (1) inch. Thank you. yt ( Reference Initials of the FROM person. Key in lower case) Headings or Guide Words Key in ALL CAPS, a COLON after each one then tab once or twice. DS between Headings. TM: 2 inches BM, LM, RM – 1 inch SS within paragraphs DS between paragraphs.
Electronic Mail – Email The most common form of business communications to is email. Email is also the fastest way to communicate with other people.
Business Letters A formal method used to communicate with people outside the office such as: Customers – people who buy products from and/or use the services the business provides. Suppliers – people and other businesses that supply the goods for another business. Business letters are usually printed on company letterhead or stationery
Sample Business Letter T& M Office Supplies 23 Main Street*Anytown* NC 27573 Tele: 339-555-2222**Fax: 336-553-2223**E-Mail: jonesm@t&m.com December 1, 200- Mary Jones Manager, Paper R Us 40 Paper R Us Drive, Paper Town, NC 27707 Dear Mary Jones, Thank you for sending us samples of your newest style of Post It. We like what we see and are interested placing an order however, we want to clarify the following information: 1). How many Post It is in box? 2). How many different colors can customers get in one box? As soon as we receive a reply from you will will place an order. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me via any of the communications methods listed above. I look forward to hearing from you very soon. Again, thank you for the new Post It sample. Sincerely, Mary Jones, Manager Enclosure notation Complimentary Close. QS after keying Writer’s keyed name follows space for writer’s handwritten signature. DS then key Enclosure Inside or Letter address Key current date then QS Business letterhead (Return address) TM 1.5”-2” depending on length of the letter LM, RM, & BM = 1”
Reports Purpose – Address a topic at length. A possible new project or An ongoing project. Reports also describe the results of research. Key the title centered, in all caps two (2) inches from the top, QS after the title Key th body in DS