Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 17. Enhancing Presentations with Slides and Other Visuals
"To help you truly understand what gives a high-achieving entrepreneur that edge, here are the 10 things successful people never tolerate in themselves and in those around them.
"No matter how topical, relevant or pressing your content is, you're often fighting an uphill battle for the audience's attention.
"If you’re looking to break out of teaching, but are hesitant because you’re not sure how your skills might translate to another industry, have no fear.
"It’s been a decade since LinkedIn starting adding features that help you do your job better, but many people still aren’t taking advantage of those features.
Dave Mac gives his advice at PresentationBlogger.
According to William Aruda (photo, left), "I spend a lot of time helping people improve their LinkedIn profile and align it with their real-world brand.
"You know the basic dos and don’ts of the job interview process–but when it’s a last-minute thing, all your career wisdom goes out the window.
"When things go south, it’s the job of the CEO or leader to own it, apologize and connect with their audience (customers) to overcome it.
"If you're looking to improve your small-talk skills, here's an expert take on the best tips for making conversation.
"Many people think persuasion is essentially “debating lite.
"Maybe someone less qualified gets a promotion you worked hard to earn.
"Ever have to psych yourself up to go to work?
"Though he’s nearly seen it all, Tyler Gaffney [photo, left] still gets surprised when early-stage B2B startups tell him how they’ve determined their pricing.
"What’s your point of view?
Authors Carmen Sanchez and David Dunning (photo, left) take on the idea of overconfidence by beginners.
"Video production is the process of converting an idea or story into a video.
Stefano Tasselli [photo, left], Martin Kilduff, and Blaine Landis provide the answers at HBR.
"Selling yourself quickly and efficiently is key when you meet someone new.
"Bezos says that there are two kinds of critics, and that the key is always to 'look in a mirror and decide, are your critics right?
"The California Supreme Court just changed the game in a big way for gig economy companies and the people who work for them.
According to Ari Zoldan (photo, left), "In a lot of ways, remote workers have helped companies expand their reach and bring on employees who have excellent skill sets but geographic restrictions.
"Understanding the basic grammar rules is essential for communicating efficiently, but most of us have forgotten those concepts years ago," writes Daniel Scocco (photo, left) in a piece at DailyWritingTips.
"This last weekend, our local newspaper’s real estate section shared a new design trend called “Wabi-sabi.
"How we perceive ourselves, and the internal stories we tell about who we are, will indeed shape our experiences," writes Kathy Caprino (photo, left) in a piece at Forbes.
"A hidden source of friction is slowing your company down.