Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in a Digital, Social, Mobile World
"Although artificial intelligence has become commonplace — most smartphones contain some version of AI, such as speech recognition — the public still has a poor understanding of the technology.
"Do you ever find yourself mindlessly browsing social media, not knowing how exactly you ended up there?
"You've got a smartwatch on your wrist, Siri in your palm, and emails notifications popping up on your computer screen all day long.
"According to Kim Morris Lee, director of organizational effectiveness at the University of Illinois, when the U.
"Everyone knows that particular feeling of dread that accompanies a lull in conversation at a party, networking event, or even a job interview.
"Here’s a New Year’s resolution for 2018: de-clutter your digital history.
"Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun [photo, left] wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity.
"Why is it that some people seem to be hugely successful and do so much, while the vast majority of us struggle to tread water?
"The quality of a business's internal communication often says a lot about the company itself.
"Need to land on a decision that works for everyone?
"No one wants to be the "glue guy.
"Four years ago, my team of researchers and I embarked on a large-scale scientific study of self-awareness.
"Millennials are representing more and more of today’s workforce and with them come new expectations of technology and communication in the workplace.
"What's the secret to making content people love?
"Over the coming year, what will be the most important developments in disruptive technology?
Uri Hasson (photo, left) presents.
"First and foremost, students must be aware that in mobile communications, brevity reigns.
"How well a message is communicated is as important as the message itself.
"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.
"Some of the latest research has been published in a new book out called, Engaged: The Neuroscience Behind Creating Productive People in Successful Organizations.
"When one person asks another a question, it takes an average of 200 milliseconds for them to respond.
"Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular?
"Presenting information to a crowd is an art form.