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Communication Skills

Business Grammar Basics


Do you know what the eight parts of speech are? Such a question probably brings back memories of dull grammar lessons in elementary school, where you first heard the term parts of speech.  What's the point of learning these now? Being reminded of the functions of different parts of speech can help you write with more confidence...

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eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Business Writing Basics


To write effective and appropriate business messages, you need to know your readers.  Are you addressing multiple readers or a single reader? How much knowledge do your readers have of your subject, and what issues concern them most? These are just some of the questions to consider before you start writing your message...

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eLearning

CCTI eLearning

E-mail Essentials for Business


In today's fast-paced world, information is sent and received more rapidly than ever before.  But how do you ensure that the messages you are sending are effective, acceptable, and will be taken seriously? The use of proper e-mail etiquette is the cornerstone for ensuring your message gets across quickly, appropriately, and concisely...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Effective Listening


Do you sometimes feel like you are not getting the whole message when someone talks to you? If you have problems receiving information that is verbally communicated, this is the course for you.  This course will familiarize you with the communication and listening processes, and how listening functions within communication...

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eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Emotional Intelligence Essentials


Do you pay attention to your emotions and the feelings of those around you? The answer to this question can help you discover how in tune you are with your emotions and help determine your emotional intelligence quotient, or your EQ.  Your emotional intelligence quotient is your capacity to reason and analyze emotional information...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Fundamentals of Cross Cultural Communication


Effective communication is always a challenge, and when diverse cultures are introduced, good communication can become even more challenging.  In today’s global economy, understanding how context, style, beliefs, and value systems influence the way we communicate and decode others' messages is more important than ever...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Fundamentals of Working with Difficult People


Aggressive people are arguably the most difficult type of people to work with.  Hostile-aggressives are openly pushy and can easily intimidate people; passive-aggressives work behind the scenes with hidden agendas...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Getting Results without Direct Authority


How can you get results if you don't have authority? Cultivating relationships and establishing credibility are necessary, because they allow you to influence others.  If you have effective influencing skills, you'll be able to get what you need or want from others – whether it's your boss, a peer, or someone in a completely different department...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

International Communications


Everything you say is influenced by culture.  You operate with a set of invisible beliefs, values, and assumptions that become apparent to other people in the way you behave...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Listening Essentials


Do you feel the need to better understand the basic meaning of a conversation, or a presentation given at the workplace? What about the need to identify what is being said to you in a more effective manner? Although relatively straightforward in theory, the process that transforms effective listening into successful communication requires great skill, awareness, and practice....

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Negotiation Essentials


It's true that negotiating can sometimes seem a daunting task.  But if you're properly prepared, you'll likely reach an outcome that benefits both you and the other party without too much stress...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Professionalism and Business Etiquette


The rules of proper business etiquette are changing.  In many corporations, middle management and the concept of seniority are being replaced by a flat organizational structure and intense competition...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Telephone Essentials for Business


Virtually every single company in the global economy uses the telephone for at least a part of their business.  For many organizations, the telephone is the primary form of communication with customers, clients, and colleagues...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning

Workplace Conflict


Conflict can have many causes – disagreements about who does what, or about how things are done, as well as disagreements related to personality and style.  And inevitably, conflicts will arise in the workplace, so it's critical to be able to deal with them successfully...

Course Type:
eLearning

CCTI eLearning



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