We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… efficient business communication is key to a businesses success. Business communication is not limited to just phone calls and emails, but also social media, scheduling, and task planning platforms. Figuring out the best business communication strategy for your business can be time consuming and frustrating. It is a difficult task to pick the right platforms that work for your business.
7 resources that we have identified for better business communication include:
Trello is a great project or tasking planning website. Trello allows you to manage what projects need to be done, by whom, and by a certain date. Your staff can communicate with one another using their Trello-specific user handles (ex. @bren). As mobile devices become the dominant source for people’s scheduling and communication needs, Trello has a free mobile application. It’s easy to use, user friendly, and free!
Similar to Skype, Google+ has a unique feature called “Hangout.” Hangout allows users to video call individuals or groups for free. Hangout allows you to send messages, use emoji’s, or share your screen with up to ten users. Hangout is free and is accessible from your computer or mobile device.
Toggl is an easy to use time tracking software. Through Toggl, you can track your time manually or through an interactive task timer. Toggl makes it possible for users to track their time by project or task. The platform makes invoicing easy by allowing you to export your timed entries into Freshbooks.
Dropbox allows you to share your documents, images, and presentations from anywhere. Oftentimes, in emails, you receive an error message saying the document you are trying to send is too large. Dropbox allows you to share these large files with anyone. Dropbox synchronizes your files automatically through cloud technology.
WordPress is a great communication tool to publish blogs and create beautiful websites. WordPress is a free tool that is, also, rather user friendly. Blogs can be scheduled out weeks in advance and websites updates can be made quickly.
Hootsuite is a great tool to manage all of your social media platforms from one place. Through the dashboard, you are able to manage your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Google+, and Foursquare profiles. Hootsuite allows you to schedule out your posts, retweet content, and see who is trying to reach you. This is a great site for brand management and customer engagement.
Evernote is a useful tool to collect all of your notes, files, and images in one place. Your saved content is accessible from anywhere, you have an internet connection. Evernote allows you to work with your friend and colleagues and share project information with one another.
These are just some of the tools available for business communication purposes. The options are limitless! What resources is your company using for business communication? We’d love to hear your input.