Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in Today’s Digital, Social, Mobile World
Created by Bovee and Thill, the authors of the best-selling college textbooks in business communication for more than 25 years, and the ONLY authors who explain and illustrate in every chapter in their textbooks how mobile is revolutionizing business communication.
"Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought.
"With mobile devices becoming mainstream in business communication, the challenge for those of us in education is to help students adapt their writing skills to this exciting but demanding new format.
Gene Marbach looks at the communications lessons one can gain from studying Abraham Lincoln.
"Not only does philosophy teach us how to live well and become better humans, but it can also aid in overcoming life’s trials and tribulations," writes Paul Jun in a piece at 99U.
"Business leaders and entrepreneurs with superb people skills have a competitive edge over others.
"Here are six ways your supersmart competitors are working to gain advantage over you.
"You can find a lot of advice out there on how to give a big speech in front of a big audience — but how often do most of us do that?
"Are your lectures droning on?
Drake Baer reports on the results of a Quora thread that asked, "What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?
"I hate to admit it, but people annoy me pretty regularly," admits Karen Eller in a piece at DumbLittleMan.
"Willpower is not something you either have or you don't," says Jeff Haden (photo, left).
"Great public speakers are a breed apart," writes Sims Wyeth (photo, left).
Sherwood Fleming has "identified seven communication habits of highly effective intercultural communicators .
Carolyn Douglas asks, "Can HR Intranets move more into engagement and mentorship, training, and leadership?
"B-school students can’t get enough of big data.
"Here are ways [one] can be more charismatic: .
"My clients often tell me that one of the difficulties they encounter when conducting business internationally is that they don’t know how to quickly build trust.
Dianne Hofner Saphiere covers a study by Dr.
Presented by Gus Lubin (photo, left).
Drew Hendricks (photo, left) writes, "As communication technologies become steadily more comprehensive and intuitive, companies looking to expand globally in 2014 will have fewer logistical problems reaching out to other nations.
"Check out the following infographic to learn why a mobile friendly site is essential for your business.