Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
"People are taking to your digital properties with pitchforks and lit torches.
According to Lydia Dallett (photo, left), "You know that what you say in meetings with your boss can go a long way toward making them think that you're capable, serious, and ready to take on greater responsibility.
"We usually look for nervousness as one of the signs of lying.
"So we’re taking a stand here," begins Terry Heick, director at TeachThought.
"Being on the road for more than 150 days a year has made Joseph Grenny adept at being efficient on the fly.
According to Vivian Giang (photo, left), "Sometimes hiring managers can eliminate a candidate immediately because they've crossed the line and done something completely inappropriate.
"Words are everywhere, and many are strung together recklessly.
Melanie Pinola (photo, left) writes on the topic of HSPs (Highly Sensitive Persons).
"It’s pretty obvious that what you say in a presentation matters more than the way you say it.
"If you or your CEO has been called upon by a TV news reporter to comment on a mass layoff, product recall or other urgent news situation, you know the feeling that this old Wide World of Sports adage can evoke: 'The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,'" writes Gwen Chynoweth (photo, left).
"A client recently asked me to put together a webinar for the company’s internal communication staff on hot trends in internal communications" says Shel Holtz (photo, left).
"Want to work smarter in 2014?
"Mobile devices have become ubiquitous across the globe – as evidenced by this telling image contrasting major Papal occasions in 2005 and 2013.
"It’s hard out there for a paranoid cybersecurity reporter," writes Nicole Perlroth (photo, left).
According to Deborah Jacobs (photo, left), "If your list of career resolutions for 2014 doesn’t include, “Improve public speaking skills,” maybe it should.
"If you don't have a digital presence today, you don't exist," writes Tom Cochran (photo, left), Chief Technology Officer with Atlantic Media.
"The best interview questions provide insight into a potential hire's thought process, critical thinking skills and overall personality, instead of just a rehearsed list of achievements accomplished and lessons learned," writes Laura Entis.
"When should you unfriend a LinkedIn connection?
Andrea Wenger (photo, left) is the membership manager with the Carolina chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC).
"Writing with numbers and figures is an overlooked skill despite the fact that we often include them in our communications.
"In a job interview, your body language is especially important, since your behavioral habits communicate certain messages to hiring managers," says Vivian Giang.