Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition
Chapter 14. Developing and Delivering Business Presentations
"Practicing mindfulness enables you to calm stress and soothe yourself.
Emily Liou (photo, left) answers the following Ask a Credible Career Coach question: "I’ve only been at my current job for a few months, but I know for certain that it’s just not right for me.
Ellen Salzler (photo, left) breaks it down at D2Demand.
"Most job applicants work hard to make a great first impression during their initial interview.
"The next time you’re standing at the edge of a scenic cliff or on top of a waterfall, take care before snapping a quick selfie.
"Employers will look for you to demonstrate listening skills during job interviews.
"In her winning speech, [Ramona] Smith used a body-language technique she learned from a previous speaking champion: keeping her palms facing out toward the audience.
"Make no mistake: Rejection is incredibly painful.
"Practicing "active listening" is a good way to improve your listening skills.
"But for us little guys — the companies who hire dozens instead of hundreds; the start ups looking to change the world with team members who are equal parts talented and passionate; the tribes where each new person immediately sends ripples through the culture — we read every cover letter, and make our interview decisions based on them.
"Want to make sure everyone knows the critical role your team or group plays?
You can’t control every variable, but it helps to be aware of the sometimes surprising factors that can influence who gets hired and who doesn’t.
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Garr Reynolds brings Zen design instincts to his advice for visual design.
Whenever you can, get the audience involved in the development of your presentations.
"As entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders, self-awareness is essential to your success.
"As soon as something goes wrong in our lives, we as humans tend to fall into negative thinking patterns.
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Robert Wynne (photo, left) explains.
"In today's high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another.
The career expert Alison Doyle offers advice and message templates to help you handle these uncomfortable messages.
"Diversity is among the most critical issues and opportunities we face today.
"There's a difference between being liked and being respected.