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Workshop in a Box: Communication Skills for IT Professionals

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Learn
  • Explore and master a range of communication methods
  • Learn how body language can communicate feelings and attitudes
  • Develop your relationships by learning listening and questioning techniques
  • Create effective presentations, reports, business cases and proposals
  • Explore and avoid the pitfalls of jargon
  • Learn more about the role of communication in conflict management
  • Get to grips with strategies to cultivate a culture that recognizes the value of effective communication
About

Modern business is built on tech - an IT team that is able to deliver results to meet internal and customer demands is essential, and should not be underestimated. Yet while sharp technical knowledge is an integral component of a team’s talents, effective communication is paramount. The ability to understand and explain problems, issues and ideas is vital, and ensures that tech has a lasting impact and within your business.

Become a better communicator with this self-learning guide, and find out how important effective communication is in a world that depends upon technology.

Get to grips with a range of different methods of communication, and learn how to navigate the nuances of each. Find tips and exercises to help you develop strategies to deal with a range of different situations and issues, and explore how to create quality presentations, reports, business cases, and proposals.

With everything from the fundamentals of day to day interaction with colleagues, customers and clients to communicating complex and business critical ideas and information covered, this book will help you become a better communicator – and will demonstrate how effective communication can help you get ahead in IT.

Features
  • Develop versatile communication skills to express your ideas with clarity and to build strong professional relationships
  • Learn how communication can help manage the challenges of a world struggling with information overload
  • Transform the impact of your technical skills and knowledge through exceptional communication
Page Count 154
Course Length 4 hours 37 minutes
ISBN 9781783000760
Date Of Publication 4 May 2015
Listening – core of communication
Power of questioning
Summary
Importance of presentations for employees
Four types of presentation
Four pillars of presentation
Pillar 1 – understanding the objective of the presentation
Pillar 2 – analyzing the audience for the presentation
Pillar 3 – slide preparation
Pillar 4 – presentation delivery
Creating content for effective presentations
Delivering effective and efficient presentations
Summary

Authors

Abhinav Kaiser

Abhinav Kaiser works as a Consulting Manager for a leading consulting firm. He has more than 12 years of experience in IT management consulting, IT management training, business process consulting, project management, transition management, and IT service management, among others.

He has helped organizations create value through IT, and has designed and implemented IT management solutions for smooth and efficient functioning of IT environments. He has trained thousands of IT professionals in soft skills and on management topics.

Abhinav has earned the Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL Expert, and COBIT certifications. He blogs on communication and management on his weblog at http://abhinavpmp.com. His articles also appear on Tech Republic and Pluralsight.

He is from Bangalore, India and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. He is married and has a 5-year-old daughter.