Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in Today’s Digital, Social, Mobile World
"Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them?
"When people think of advocating for their ideas, they think of convincing arguments based on data, facts, and figures.
"Storytelling is an essential leadership skill.
"Researchers highlighted some key indicators such as bad grammar, spelling and punctuation in posts by trolls.
"The management meeting is coming to close.
"These days, mornings can be the noisiest time of day: if not literally, then at least figuratively.
"When it comes to reaching your goals, do your mental patterns help you or hurt you?
"If you want others to believe in you, you must believe in your own value and act in a way that conveys confidence.
"No matter how sophisticated your strategies to rid yourself of bad habits and create good ones, you’re less likely to succeed if you don’t track and review your progress frequently.
"Want to be more productive?
"Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to get more out of your computer," says Avery Hartmans (photo, left).
According to Shana Lebowitz, "As Esfahani Smith [photo, left] points out in [The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters] the research suggests that counterfactual thinking helps us find meaning in our lives for two reasons: .
According to Amy Jen Su (photo, left), "Prioritizing work can be frustrating, especially if you work for a hands-off manager or a company that doesn’t give you clear goals.
"Neuroscientists talk about how we have one brain but two minds.
"Stanford GSB Professor Jennifer Aaker [photo, left] discusses the importance of stories, and how they can be used as a tool to persuade and shape how others see you.
Anna Bruce-Lockhart reports on 3D printing in this article from the World Economic Forum.
Laurie Beaver (photo, left) reports.
"Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening?
"Even if you present on a regular basis, don't get over-confident.
"Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day.
"These are some tips to help you foster a happier brain, according to Alex Korb, a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at UCLA.
According to Stefan Swanepoel (photo, left), "Like so many other things in life — including business acumen — speaking skills can be taught, enhanced, and perfected.