#SLAtalk: People Who Need People—Honing Your Interpersonal Skills

A librarian or info pro can’t live by hard skills alone. Sure, you’re on top of your professional game with your knowledge and technical skills. But how are you with soft skills like interpersonal communication and professional relationships?

Leaving the labels of “extrovert” and “introvert” behind, this hour-long Twitter chat will identify which interpersonal skills are crucial for your professional success.

Tuesday, December 9
3:00-4:00 p.m. EST (What time is that where you are?)
► Follow @SLAhq on Twitter and use #SLAtalk to join in on the conversation.
► New to Twitter chats? Read “How to #SLAtalk.”

Q1 (first 15 minutes): Which interpersonal skills do you think are important for members of our professional community? In which areas do you think our professional community could use the most improvement? (Suggested reading: “What are the Interpersonal Skills You Need at Work?”)

Q2 (second 15 minutes): What are your personal strengths and weaknesses regarding professional interpersonal skills? How did you succeed in mastering that soft skill? Or, what do you plan to do to improve it?

Q3 (third 15 minutes): If you are a hiring manager or review job applicant resumes, which soft skills do you look for the most? What tactics do you utilize to improve the soft skills of your co-workers or direct reports?

Q4 (last 15 minutes): Which resources or techniques do you recommend for those trying to gain or improve their professional interpersonal skills?

Check back after the chat for a summary of what was discussed. All Twitter chats are archived here.

Any large business structure consists of several units, and local teams are formed in each department who are competing with each other. Spy app can play a key role in this struggle.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • RT @HarvardBiz: How to Get the Most Out of a Day Off https://t.co/1Qfem95KF0
  • Researchers say their tool can often spot when Wikipedia discussions will degenerate into personal attacks by watch… https://t.co/M0saX10roI
  • How did #MemorialDay come about? An interesting blog post from the @USNatArchives History Office. https://t.co/0hpEewnKDN
  • "#1Lib1Ref – one librarian, one reference – is the Wikimedia Foundation’s initiative to engage the collective knowl… https://t.co/Sju6Y2no16
  • Chapter and Division gatherings and other special events are a big part of the #SLA2018 experience. Be sure to RSVP… https://t.co/IeMjjfTfjU
©2018 Special Libraries Association. All Rights Reserved

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close