Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
"Applying for a job typically consists of providing two documents to your potential employer: a resume and a cover letter.
"An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings is plaguing the world’s businesses — and making workers miserable.
"Just because you’re been doing this for a few years doesn’t mean you have nothing to learn," says Allison Boyer.
Shanna Mallon (photo, left) uses a play on words to make her point.
"Most people know they should ask questions at the end of a job interview, but what do you ask?
"Hiring managers spend just six seconds on your resume before they decide on you — this is exactly what they look at.
Matt Johnston (photo, left) presents a video on his 8 tips for Google Search.
"While you may end up being asked the standard "what is your weakness" question at a job interview, a sneaky employer may try to slip in some questions that are illegal to ask, in order to gain some possibly sensitive information.
"At work and at home, we want what we want.
"Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable?
"No matter how unselfish you are, you probably still find yourself trying to influence people to do the things you want them to do.
"Success at work stems from face-to-face communication with others.
"Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening?
"Brands are trying their hardest to rewire the way you speak--renaming products, what we call ourselves at work, and even how we think about ourselves as customers.
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre (photo, left) weighs in the topic.
According to Matt Johnston, "We're always negotiating both at work and at home.
"If you've ever listened to yourself speak in a voicemail or video, you've probably wondered aloud "is that what I really sound like?
"We all want what we want, but it's always difficult to figure out how to get it," writes Matt Johnston in the introduction to his video on the topic of power words.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning present their list.
"Learn how to optimize content for mobile devices.
"Remembering the names of the people you meet will help you stand out and make a good impression.
Jeff Haden presents each tip and a link to the appropriate TED talk including one by Malcolm Gladwell.
Sherwood Fleming covers Microsoft's Skype Translator.
"Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago.
Here is a Justin Gmoser video on the topic.