Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in a Digital, Social, Mobile World
"As the head curator for TED, the global nonprofit famous for its insightful talks, Chris Anderson [photo, left] knows a thing or two about what a successful TED talk looks like," says Chris Weller of BusinessInsider.
"Unfortunately, buzzwords can seriously weaken your persuasive messaging and give an impression of insecurity.
"English author Samuel Johnson famously said, 'Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
"Internal communication has a lot in common with healthy living.
"Recent research shows that strengthening willpower is the real secret to the kind of self-control that can help you resist temptations and achieve your goals.
"I excel at getting distracted.
"The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing," writes Nicholas Cole (photo, left) of Inc.
"If what we do really matters, it’s meaningful.
"Feigning it on a regular basis can really just make things worse by highlighting the fact that you don’t feel confident in the first place, forcing you to over-compensate to mask insecurities, and struggling to keep up the act.
"The shift to mobile might finally be complete," declares Andrew Meola (photo, left), in a piece at BusinessInsider.
"As he gets ready to release "The TED Official Guide to Public Speaking, Anderson breaks down the four things that make TED Talks special.
"We’ve set up a work schedule that explains the right time to do everything, based on your (and your co-workers’) circadian clock, research on productivity cycles, and other timing insights.
"Charisma and charm may help you get an audience's attention, but you'll need more than that to keep them interested.
"We're used to giving "praise sandwiches"—a criticism wedged in between two generic compliments—that give our brains indigestion.
"I am not a medical expert, but I know communication plays a major role in the overall well-being of both the team and the organization.
"I have been an executive with major corporations, including PepsiCo, Shell, and BBC Worldwide, as well as a change consultant.
"Everyone make mistakes, it’s part of being human.
"Changing a habit is HARD.
"Thankfully, I’d done my homework.
"Mental strength is just like any other skill: It takes time to develop.
"At the center of it all, Jobs was the showman who used the classic components of narrative to inspire his audiences," says Carmine Gallo (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
Take a look at Katie Gordon's blog where this piece ran.
"Mental strength takes a long time to develop.
"After studying the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, Thomas C.