28 February 2024

Hot News: When Bad Communication Slows Down Work and How Emoji Can Save the Day

By Ronald Smith

I’ve got some exciting news for you today. Let me tell you about something that’s affecting our productivity and how we can use emoji to make things better.

You know, it’s a real bummer when people don’t communicate effectively. It can really slow us down and make it harder to get things done. I’m sure you’ve experienced this before, right? It’s frustrating!

But guess what? There’s a solution that might seem a little surprising: emoji. Yeah, those little smiley faces and symbols we use in text messages and social media. They can actually help us communicate better and improve our productivity. Who would have thought, huh?

Think about it – sometimes words just aren’t enough. They can be misunderstood or misinterpreted. But emoji? They can add some much-needed emotion and clarity to our messages. They help us express ourselves better and make sure our meaning gets across.

Using emoji can make our communications more fun and engaging too. It’s like adding a little splash of color to a black and white picture. They bring a burst of personality and warmth to our conversations. Plus, they can even save time by conveying complex emotions or ideas in a simple symbol.

So, let’s not underestimate the power of emoji. They might seem silly or trivial, but they can actually make a big difference in how we communicate and work together. Don’t be afraid to give them a try and see the positive impact they can have on your productivity.

Remember, effective communication is key to getting things done efficiently. Embrace the emoji and let them help you express yourself in a whole new way. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make!

Now go out there, use your emoji wisely, and conquer the day!

Hot News: When Bad Communication Slows Down Work and How Emoji Can Save the Day

Have you ever felt like your team just doesn’t fully understand your message by the end of the week?

Well, I’ve got some interesting news for you. We recently received two new pieces of data that suggest your message might not be getting through, but don’t worry, there’s a way to make it better.

A brand-new study came out this week revealing that a whopping 82% of employees feel that their productivity is suffering because of poor communication. And you know what? This study specifically focused on information management, which is just as important as any face-to-face conversations you have.

So, how can you improve your business communication skills?

Guess what else we found out this week? We came across an article about an interview with Barry Moltz on the Small Business Radio Show. In that interview, a communication expert suggested something unexpected… Using emojis to enhance your business communication. Yes, you read that right, emojis!

Take a look at these headlines and catch up on the latest small business news in our weekly roundup below.

Economy

A Record Number of Businesses Were Bought and Sold in 2018

In 2007, BizBuySell started keeping track of how many small businesses were bought and sold in a single year. According to their Annual 2018 Insight Report, last year set a new record for buying and selling small businesses.

Employment

More Than 40% of New Hires Found Jobs on Online Job Boards

A recent report revealed that almost half of the people who were recently hired (41%) used online job boards to find work. Additionally, 61% of them found automatic job alerts to be helpful. Surprisingly, 14% of respondents found their current job through social media.

Finance

There’s a Bill Proposing a $15 Federal Minimum Wage by 2024 – What Does This Mean for Your Business?

I wanted to talk to you about this interesting news I came across. So, the House Democrats introduced this bill the other day, and get this – they want to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024! Can you believe it?

Now, you know how things work – whenever there’s a big change in the law, people have their concerns. This time, it’s the small business owners who are worried about the economic impact of this bill. The President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, Alfredo Ortiz, says they have grave concerns. You see, he believes that if we implement this $15 minimum wage, it could cost the U.S. around 750,000 jobs.

Let’s Talk about Your Business

I’ve Got 10 Small Steps You Can Take to Make a Big Impact on Your Business in 2019

Listen, not every step you take has to be a giant leap. Sometimes, even the smallest steps can make a huge impact on your future. So, I’ve got some great tips and insights from members of the online small business community. These ideas can help you really make a difference in your business, no matter how big or small they may seem.

What about Social Media?

A Big Change on the Horizon: Facebook Merges Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram

I’ve got some exciting news to share. Brace yourself because Facebook has some big plans in the works. They’re planning on bringing together the messaging services of WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. It’s like they’re mixing all these cool apps into one big melting pot! But don’t worry, you can still use each app separately if you like. The only difference is that behind the scenes, all the messaging stuff will be combined. Pretty neat, huh?

YouTube: The Ultimate Social Media Destination for Generation Z

Did you hear the latest? A new survey just came out, and it’s got some interesting findings. Turns out, Generation Z (that’s the cool 18-24-year-old crowd) absolutely loves YouTube. I mean, they can’t get enough of it! And you know what that means? For businesses, this is a golden opportunity to connect with these young folks early on. By capturing their attention now, you might just gain lifelong supporters. Talk about a win-win!

The Scoop on Tech Trends

Infusionsoft is Now Keap: Helping Small Businesses Get Stuff Done

I have exciting news to share: Infusionsoft is now called Keap! But that’s not all; Keap has come up with a fantastic new software product designed especially for small businesses like yours.

Imagine this: Giant Supermarkets are testing out a fascinating robot greeter. How can you leverage automation in your business?

Just recently, Giant Food Stores made an announcement that has everyone talking. They are bringing in a helpful robot assistant named Marty to 172 of their stores spread across four states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. How cool is that?