Speaking on the Job
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From the most informal "water cooler" gatherings to formal presentations, it is near impossible to consider a context in which one is not tasked with relating one's thoughts. Whether a given meeting can be considered formal or informal does not matter. One should prepare for all meetings, whether announced, or by chance, even if they do not appear to be a meeting at all. Telephoning is still the primary means with which business people exchange ideas, especially when one tries to reach a quick consensus or time is of the essence. It is also the means of choice when one wants to make avail of that personal touch, approximating to some extent the one-on-one or one-on-several exchanges possible through direct face-to-face communication. Although speaking chores and opportunities vary from company to company and according to specific work-related commitments, there are a slew of contexts that are more specific to the workplace environment.