Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 5. Completing Business Messages
Etiquette expert Barbara Pachter offers tips to help you get comfortable at business lunches and dinners.
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"There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common.
"You've got a smartwatch on your wrist, Siri in your palm, and emails notifications popping up on your computer screen all day long.
"Financial stability can put you on the right path.
"Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun [photo, left] wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity.
"Need to land on a decision that works for everyone?
"In this first-of-its-kind conversation, the Bezos brothers discuss their early influences, habits for success, and predictions for the future.
"What's the secret to making content people love?
Uri Hasson (photo, left) presents.
"This [past] fall, Nordstrom opened a new store in West Hollywood, Calif.
"This is an interesting tactic from the retailer, and one that makes a lot of sense from a behavioral perspective.
"Getting out of debt can feel overwhelming.
"Life has a nasty habit of interrupting the best-laid plans, but more often than not, it’s our own minds that get in the way of our goals.
"Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular?
"Artist Kate Hartman uses wearable electronics to explore how we communicate, with ourselves and with the world.
"Over the years, I’ve identified a set of common emotional drivers that suck the power out of communication.
"Being the new person is never easy.
"If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event?
"From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners.
"Talks on the importance of listening, and how to do it much better.
"These talks reveal that some things are more within your grasp than you may think, especially if you ask.
"TED Talks for when you want to get up and act -- now.
"Career analyst Dan Pink [photo, left] examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.