Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 11. Composing and Completing Reports and Proposals
"If you or your CEO has been called upon by a TV news reporter to comment on a mass layoff, product recall or other urgent news situation, you know the feeling that this old Wide World of Sports adage can evoke: 'The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,'" writes Gwen Chynoweth (photo, left).
"Like many designers," writes NYTimes staff writer Quentin Hardy, "Eric Rodenbeck (photo, left) has had a long relationship with bar graphs and pie charts.
Effective communication is everyone’s job—whether you are trying to sell in a concept or convince a client.
Fudging details will hurt you in the long run.
Written by a non-statistician in hokey language and illustrated by humorous line drawings, How To Lie With Statistics is as relevant and enjoyable as when it first appeared in 1954.
According to Geoffrey James (photo, left), "Despite what you may think, a perfectly crafted email can actually close a deal.
Data visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form.
If you ever wondered why some presentations and keynote speakers really connect with you, it’s often because they use the power of storytelling and great images (rather than bulletpoints) that help their audiences to visualize their message.
David McCandless makes infographics -- simple, elegant ways to see information that might be too complex or too big, small, abstract or scattered to otherwise be grasped.
Infographics are a popular way to illustrate information, especially for print publications.
When we get graphs as graphics from other sources, we think there is nothing we can do with them.
This PowerPoint presentation offers helpful tips for avoiding plagiarism when researching and writing reports.