July 6, 2020

How to avoid Information Silos in Virtual Meetings

Sharmila Gautama With so many professionals moving to online platforms to conduct their businesses, it has become mandatory for us to not only become tech savvy […]
June 7, 2019

The PechaKucha Presentations!

By Aparajit Radhakrishna ‘Good afternoon everyone, today’s PowerPoint presentation is about….’ In all honesty, you lost me at PowerPoint presentation. Presentations were the death of me […]
December 19, 2018

2018 in Review

As 2018 draws to a close, we would like to take you through the journey we’ve had this year. Our sixth year in the business saw […]
November 15, 2018

Used to using ‘used to’?

Yesterday I was sitting with a group of trainees conducting a needs assessment for a communication program. Most of them come with around 10 years of […]
November 15, 2018

Sorry, I can’t able to…

“I can’t able to come to work tomorrow.” Is this sentence right? If you are unsure, you should read the rest of this blog. It’s as […]
November 1, 2018

Staying productive through the holidays

It’s important that you take a break these holidays (especially if you haven’t taken one through the year). But then, you can be productive even while […]
October 17, 2018

Six Steps To Effective Report Writing

Improve your fundamentals in English and write well structured reports with this six step process. Six Steps to Effective Report Writing will help perfect your team’s […]
June 21, 2018

How to Write Effective Subject Lines.

By Sharmila Gautama When you pick up the newspaper in the morning, what do you read first? News articles? Advertisements? Headlines? Headlines get your attention first […]
June 21, 2018

A grammar rule you CAN ignore :)

By Sharmila Gautama “Never start a sentence with ‘but’.” But, I do, and it seems so right. Sometimes, starting a sentence with ‘but’ is more impactful. […]
May 3, 2018

What they mean when they write, ‘I would do it this way’

By Sharmila Gautama One important aspect in communication is keeping the audience in mind, especially if you are writing to a global audience. The way the […]
May 2, 2018

Forwarding an Email

By Sharmila Gautama Most of the times we receive emails that say, ‘fyi…’ Sure, this is understood by everybody and probably the easiest thing to do […]
April 30, 2018

Please do the needful…

By Sharmila Gautama A few months ago, I was training a team of techies in D.E. Shaw. The team had to email and chat with their […]
April 30, 2018

Kindly Revert Back!

By Sharmila Gautama “What’s wrong with this?” “Even my Vice President writes this!” “But, I’ve been writing this for so many years and nobody has said […]
April 27, 2018

I have a doubt…

By Sharmila Gautama Sreenidhi, a friend of mine, dropped in for a brief chat and mentioned that she read my blog post on not using ‘revert […]
February 28, 2018

Musings from the Email Writing Workshop

By Swapneel Desai If anyone had to ask you to go for an email writing program, your answer would probably be: “I don’t think I need […]
January 30, 2018

How to write a business report

by Sharmila Gautama You may have to write a business report as you go along in your professional life; it’s one of the most sought-after skills […]
January 30, 2018

The medium for the message

by Dorcas Naa Adokai Addo In business today, there are just too many communication mediums that we’re spoilt for choice. Well, each medium has its distinct […]
January 12, 2018

Oh! The Tangled Web of Alternatives

by Sharmila Gautama Alternative & Alternatively You are on your way to work. The road you usually take is under construction and to avoid congestion, you […]
January 12, 2018

You’re right and your wrong

by Sharmila Gautama You’re at work and when you punch in for the day you realise you’re late. Your supervisor finds out and is upset that […]
January 11, 2018

How to get positive responses to your emails

It is very important to exhibit high levels of optimism in your everyday work life. It spurs everyone on to greater achievement and productivity. However, the […]