Communication is as much non-verbal as it is verbal. Numerous books have been written about this subject and it is amazing what research has revealed.
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As a communications consultant, have you ever walked into a meeting with a business and at the end of your pitch been asked – “What is the ROI if we utilise your services?”
In Barbados, in secondary school we are required to select subjects early; know and stick to a particular career path, all at the tender age of 13 or 14 despite having no world experience and certainly as the old people would say ‘never even seen a star pitch.’ For students like I was, who were unsure what they wanted to do but felt uncompelled to follow a traditional career as a lawyer, doctor or accountant; this decision probably did not come until late.
Goodbye to Adrian Randall a steward in the fight against Heart Disease in Barbados. It’s paradoxical that what would eventually take his life was complications from this disease since he had made the fight against heart disease and strokes his passion since he and his late wife retired to Barbados.
Having met Randall while working on the Nation’s Healthy Lifestyle Program years ago, I found him to be a very thorough and professional individual. Adrian even had a stint on the board of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. A true non-communicable disease champion, he will be missed by the fraternity.
"Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed."
— Aaron Goldman
Last week’s total shut down of Internet services in Barbados through telecommunications provider LIME really made me think about how much communication is taken for granted!
In April this year PRMR Inc. launched its new website to the world. In monitoring the web traffic we recognized that we were experiencing a decline in the number of visitors to the site. Also, when searching for public relations firms in Barbados our website was buried under page 4 or 5 in the Google search rankings.
Having spent the better part of my Saturday developing my professional skills learning the intricacies of websites and networking; in one more week (if I pass the test) I will be a CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) Site Development Associate. This means I will be competent in building basic websites.
My belief is that as a business professional it is important to become familiar with online/social media tools as much as possible. Online media is the wave of the future and it has changed the way we will communicate forever.
I was reading an interesting article on two issues close to my heart, the environment and communications/public relations.
Over the past decade, businesses around the world have been focusing on creating products and services, which have very little impact on the environment.
"Blog" is a shortened version of the word "weblog". Information is stored online either for private viewing or open to the general public. A blog can often report diary-type commentaries and provide relevant links to articles on other websites. The articles follow the order in which they were updated to the blog site. Blogs address all the different phenomena that we face as a people. Blogging isn’t limited to a particular age group or profession. People blog about fashion, cars, politics, social issues and more…