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RWS290 Lecture Notes Networking 1/24/2017 - Networking is a two-way street, you must give to get - There’s an intention to networking rather than just common socializing. GET TO THE POINT - What is networking Finding and making relationships that benefit you in the business world and beyond - You always need something to say when networking. Always go in prepared as to what to really truly want to know - Networking interactions provide you with a brief moment to make an impression that can last a lifetime. It also provides you an opportunity to couple your needs to the other persons needs in order to make a lasting connection - Try really hard to create a balanced conversation AKA don’t talk too much and also don’t talk too little - You need to say something about yourself with which the other person can identify so that you intrigue them into conversation - Creating a networking script Asses your audience!! (who are they, what’s on their mind regarding the subject, what do you want to know about them in relation to the subject at hand) - Ask open-ended questions if you can. Try to stray away from asking Yes/No questions because they give the other person and out and make it easy for conversations to dissipate Academic vs. Business Writing 1/26/2017 - Main difference between academic and business writing? Business writing is concise and to the point, NO FLUFF - Business writing is written with intention and with a purpose rather than writing for yourself like in an academic setting - The goal of business communications is to create a shared understanding of business situations that will enable people to work together successfully - All businesses must coordinate their business activities - Challenges facing business communication On-going development of new technology, Increasing global nature of business, and Diversity in the people and types of workplaces - It’s very, very crucial to understand who your audience is and communicate in THEIR way of communication - Categories of communication Internal, External, The formal network, The informal network, and Personal
- Communication follows the nature and culture of the industry, enterprise or even department. How much, why, and when it follows depends on both the official culture and the actual culture - “The business climate” = The current mood of the market AKA how are things going for the company, usually in a fiscal sense - 3 main levels of management: Senior Management, Middle Management, and Supervisory Management - Senior Management The highest level of management. Includes people like Chairperson, CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, executive and senior vice president, etc. They establish missions, goals, and organizational strategies. They decide what actions are necessary to meet those items. And they decide how to apply the resources of the company. They are ALWAYS looking ahead and not usually involved in the day-to-day work of the enterprise - Middle Management Responsible for meeting the goals set my senior management.

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