Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
Chris Weller (photo, left) reports on the topic with an assist from the ideas of Steven Pinker, author of The Sense of Style.
"'I think a lot of people face this problem at work," says [Lynn] Taylor.
According to Krista Bourne (photo, left), "When we are forced or voluntarily move out of our comfort zone we are required to build on our previous experiences to thrive through unfamiliar territory.
"I am continuously fascinated by what comes out of people's mouths in the workplace.
"No one wants to be that offensive, insensitive tourist," declares Sarah Schmalbruch (photo, left).
According to James Altucher (photo, left), "We have to learn the basic tenets of communication so that in this world where we receive up to 20,000 messages a day in all of its varieties, our communications can rise to the top.
"Increasingly we are expected to always be "on"—responding to emails and texts outside of business hours.
"Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.
"Stay on track to a successful career by following these six rules for keeping your work life drama-free.
According to Don Goodman (photo, left), "Today’s job applicants have a major challenge – finding the right balance for their resume.
"Even your best ideas mean nothing if no one listens to you.
"Over the past decade, marketers have increasingly turned to social-media networks like Facebook and Twitter to create buzz around their products.
"Japan is known for its complex rules for social behavior.
Steven Benna, a writer at BusinessInsider.
Jacquelyn Smith relays the advice of Darlene Price (photo, left).
"If your work depends on finding undisturbed time for deep focus and creative thinking, you know all about the modern curse of distraction.
"You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect?
Andy Jacobi, Co-Founder of Untamed Sandwiches, reports.
"Discovering and implementing your company's brand identity isn't as complicated as it may appear.
"You may not be getting the training or feedback you want from your job, according to The Global Workforce Leadership Survey released this week by Saba and WorkplaceTrends.
According to Sue Shellenbarger (photo, left), "Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job.
"Founders blame investors, investors blame CEOs, CEOs blame research and development (R&D), R&D say the product is fine, the market just doesn't get it, and marketing people blame it all on the recession," writes Triin Linamagi (photo, left) in a piece featured at FastCompany.
From Harland Sanders to Martha Stewart, Bill Murphy, Jr.
“I have seen many successful people fail after they start fearing they might lose what they have built.