Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
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.
"Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a notorious habit of sending his executives an email that has a single character: a question mark," writes Julie Bort (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
Theresa Merrill (photo, left) answers a question from a TheMuse.
"If good brands don't communicate exactly what the company does up front, they quickly make themselves synonymous with those products or services.
Steve Blank (photo, left) discusses his No Excuses Culture.
"Have you ever wanted to reinvent yourself and start all over?
"To reach that state of loyalty where people trust you at your every word requires the daily act of exposing your values, beliefs, convictions, and morals to others in close quarters.
"When Amazon first launched, it aimed to become nothing short of the world's largest bookstore.
"How is it that two people delivering the same value to organizational outcomes, in the same role at the same pay, can have a massively different value to the organization itself?
Shana Lebowitz has the details.
"If there were Survivor for words, I’d vote off 'literally.
Some recruiters prefer the familiarity of popular video tools, like FaceTime and Skype, but they may be missing out on the rich candidate profiles and analytics of dedicated systems.
"As Guy Kawasaki says, don’t be afraid of the crow’s feet.
"Preparation for a killer presentation is counterintuitive because it runs against everything business people naturally do when it comes to preparing their talks.
"Use of technology, especially social networking, has been shown to influence professor-student relationships.
Khyati Bhatt tackles the topic at SimplyBodyTalk.
Matthew Lynch reports at TheTechEdvocate.
"Key to KFC's success in the country has been catering its menu to local tastes.
"The upside of the Web: It gives everyone a forum.