Office chit-chat is fine, but have you mastered the art of 'short and sweet' when speaking to management or those who can influence your career ?
You know the signs, you can feel it in your gut.
If they stop making eye contact, are suddenly distracted by e-mail or begin tapping their phone while in your midst, then you probably have just lost them. Word to the wise, if you have something important to say at work, know that management just wants you to get straight to the point.
3 reasons get to the point:
1. It shows respect for your manager's time.
2. It crystallizes your own end position, and makes it easier for you to get what you want.
3. It makes you memorable. Speaking in 1-2-3 bullets sets you apart from the crowd.
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