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Speak with clarity and learn how to deliver a message that inspires your workforce. Online business communication courses can help you build the skills you need to advance your career.

What is business communication?

Effective business communication requires people skills, language skills, and finesse. While it can seem simple, communication can be challenging for individual contributors and leaders alike. In order to meet your goals and your company’s goals, you must be able to communicate effectively for different audiences and across different mediums. Written communication to an entire company will have a different tone and style than face-to-face interactions with employees who directly report to you. Communication between employees who have the same technical background may require less translation than meetings between teams whose job functions vary greatly. And business communication isn’t solely focused on written and verbal skills. There are many nonverbal cues that professionals in this field must be able to notice and respond to in order to ensure that the message they are delivering is received. 

Whether you are communicating at a public speaking event, on a video conference, on social media or through an e-mail, a strong grasp of the fundamentals of business communication can set you up for success in the professional world.

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How to learn business communications

With edX’s extensive options for professional development, you can get an introduction to business communication from institutions around the world. Learn about evidence-based communication strategies or explore how to communicate effectively in a family business. Take a managerial communication course to help you foster strong teamwork among your employees. And if you want to expand your ability to communicate with people in other languages, enroll in a range of language courses for business that can open up professional opportunities across the globe.

Ignite your career with business communication skills

If you're ready to build your communication skills to better position yourself in the business world, edX can help. Effective communication is more critical now than ever. Communication technology evolves quickly, and communication with coworkers and customers alike can make or break a business. Make sure you have the knowledge and ability to deliver effective messaging in order to achieve the results your company needs. Begin your learning journey today with edX.