Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in Today’s Digital, Social, Mobile World
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"The good thing about focus is that it’s a learnable skill.
"Location specialist xAd reports a $250 million revenue run rate.
Abby Wolfe (photo, left) introduces a Brain Hacks video at the Muse.
Anne Ford (photo, left) asks, "Do you ever feel pressured to compromise your ethics at work?
"I want to talk about the way it feels to push yourself past something that you have recognized as the very limit of your abilities, the edge of what is possible for you.
Shana Lebowitz (photo, left) offers advice on how to take control of our daily habits.
"There are 3 laws I live by when it comes to being productive.
"Start out with five simple steps: .
"In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves.
"The thought of speaking up when you weren't expecting to contribute to the conversation is terrifying," declares Stacey Gawronski (photo, left).
"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.