Summa Sessions

Communication – Part One

Communication – Part One

On Monday’s edition of Summa Sessions, we’ve got a new topic for the week: communication. Johnny led us off with the top 5 reasons that communication is a must for a small business, a fitting topic for our team. Danae then discussed the positive benefits you get when you have open communication, such as improved mental health and greater work and personal relationships. Chris brought in the questions for launching a product – who, what, how, and where are you going to communicate to be effective. This led Ryan to talking about the 5 C’s of communication- be clear, be concise, be compelling, be curious, and be compassionate, and then Nick ended us with talking about how no communication is still communication- if you don’t show up and don’t tell anyone, you are actually telling them that you do not respect their time. He then finished with the 10 benefits of effective communication and discussed how these benefits can and will play out for Summa.

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Here at Summa Media, we like to hit the ground running in the morning. And there’s no better way to get the day going than with a quick little meeting with the Summa Fam to go over the goals of the day, pressing issues that might be coming up, and of course, some jokes and stories about our lives. One major idea we’ve started to implement is every member of the squad bringing one item related to an overall weekly topic, whether that be a tweet, an article, a post, an idea, a story, or just a thought that popped into their heads.

This process gets our juices flowing, with each person engaging with the others. It’s facilitated conversation, got us thinking about our own business in new ways, and is also a great way to get everyone ready for their day of constant collaboration and innovation. The weekly topic can be broad, from problem solving to values, but everything that we share gets us talking, thinking, and participating in the morning conversation. That energy is carried throughout our day, ready for our customers, our fellow employees, and anything else that we may come across.