58. Technology Talk: Keys to Communicating Without Speaking

Technology has advanced by leaps and bounds our ability to effectively communicate without a “live” interaction. Many experienced telecommuters have even come to realize (and enjoy) the advantages in efficiency derived from eliminating real-time communication whenever possible. Notwithstanding the disadvantages of virtual (remote) communication, the successful telecommuter effectively determines the types of communication that can occur without a “live” interaction (Tip 59), effectively utilizes appropriate virtual interaction skills (Tip 57) and effectively uses the technology available to:

  • Save time.

  • Broaden the scope of information conveyed.

  • Expand the number of people included in ...

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