Best Article I’ve Read This Week: Match the Right Communication Type to the Occasion

Karen Lachtanski
Contributor
PR Director at My.com

Picking the right communication tool requires considering the task at hand, the recipient, a message’s urgency and how important it is to eliminate a possible misunderstanding. Comedians Key & Peele perfectly illustrated the potential for miscommunication in a video about texting.

An exchange might begin as an email conversation, transition to a messaging app and end up as a phone call. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily. Consider the following communication options and the benefits and pitfalls of each:

Phone calls.

A phone call is great when a businessperson needs to reach someone right away. But it’s an interruption and one that often occurs without knowledge of what a recipient is doing. Is that person having dinner,  watching a movie or reading a bedtime story to a child?

Consider where someone is before dialing and whether the message is urgent or the conversation could be scheduled so the other party is prepared to take the call. Since there are other, less intrusive options available, phone calls should be used sparingly.

Read the full article here:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238579?newsletter=true&et_cid=51269&et_rid=23512865

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Best Article I’ve Read This Week: Movement is medicine: Exercise and intelligence

by: Dr. Chris Telesmanic

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the benefits of regular exercise go far beyond what was thought of conventionally. Of course exercise can help you lose weight, feel better, increase strength and reduce risk of injury. It also increases bone density, reduces anxiety, combats depression and prevents heart disease. But these are just some of the effects we have mentioned in previous columns. What’s truly amazing is these effects only scratch the surface of what can be gained by exercising regularly. There is one more effect which we are coming to understand more fully, and that is that exercise actually makes you smarter. There is a steadily growing mountain of evidence that proves that regular exercise is directly linked to improved brain health and function.

At some level, this has always been known. It was Plato who said, “In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these two means, man can attain perfection.”

What we have come to learn about brain health and function is that…

Read more here:

http://hanfordsentinel.com/features/health_and_fitness/movement-is-medicine-exercise-and-intelligence/article_a5d1dc36-ddd6-5f0f-bcfa-b94d1d384cd3.html

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