Tag Archives: Communications

Jason Roberts: Social Media Aren’t a Must for the Classroom

Many teachers and professors have begun to incorporate social media into their classes, but Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, isn’t one of them. He’s no Luddite, and he respects his colleagues who’ve gone down the social-media route – but for now, at least, he’ll stick with the old-fashioned ways.

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Robert J. Allison: Social Media Have "Opened Up the World to the Classroom"

Social media have changed teaching by making education accessible to many more people, says Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University. But no matter how much the technology may change, the essence of education – meaningful communication and human interaction – remains the same as it ever was.

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Rich Maltzman: Advice on Capturing Lessons Learned

A lot of project managers wait until a project is almost over to go about capturing lessons learned. Au contraire, says author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP – you’ve got to capture those lessons as they occur, and have a system for sharing them with your peers throughout the organization.

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Working With Remote Teams

Remote teams can be highly cost-effective, but they present their own array of logistical issues. Successful professionals offer ideas about how to work successfully with remote teams, and their advice essentially boils down to two words: constant communication.

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Facing Down Stage Fright

"Stage fright," "butterflies," "flop sweat" – call it whatever you want, but most of us have experienced that sinking, pit-of-the-stomach feeling right before standing up to address a crowd. Successful professionals offer advice on how to deal with it.

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Rich Maltzman: With Outsourced Vendors, You Need to Do Your Homework

How can you be sure that an outsourced vendor is reliable? Author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP, says you can’t rely on a quick-and-dirty Internet search; you’ve got to take the time to talk with your peers who’ve had first-hand experience with the vendor in question.

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How to Get Around Writer’s Block

Red Smith, the renowned sportswriter, once shared how he managed to turn out a newspaper column on deadline every single day: "You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed." Successful professionals offer decidedly more practical advice about how to avoid writer’s block.

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Elyse Cherry: On the Care and Feeding of Board Members

Forging a good relationship with the board of directors is a high priority for most nonprofit leaders. Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit community development financial institution, offers her formula for success: lots of information, clear communications, and no surprises.

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