Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
"As I reflect on all the conversations I have, I realize that most of the time, we’re not talking about complex ideas.
"One of my favourite sources for information and guidelines regarding referencing and citation styles is the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).
According to Ilya Pozin, "If you’re ignoring proper business etiquette, you’re doing so at your own peril.
Barbara Pachter (photo, left) reveals common speaking mistakes even professionals make.
"Whether it’s academic, corporate, or technical text, or you're simply trying to think of what to scribble on a colleague’s birthday card, writing can be bewildering, tedious work," declares Laura Hale Brockway (photo, left).
"Highly resilient people know how to bend to inevitable failures and tragedies and not break," writes Richard Feloni (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
Jacquelyn Smith presents some advice from Darlene Price (photo, left).
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"The first time I made a presentation to an executive team, I quickly realized it wasn’t business as usual," writes Lea McLeod (photo, left).
"How long should my tweet be?
"Learn the proper business etiquette for using mobile devices.
Samuel Bleakly (photo, left) has some strong words for millenials.
"Most people believe gender influences conversation.
"When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc.
"People whose faces are perceived to look more "competent" are more likely to be CEOs of large, successful companies," writes James Hamblin (photo, left).
"I’ve posted a lot of research from experts on getting people to like you, being influential and having great conversations.
"As writers, editors, and PR professionals, we are keenly aware of having to fight for readers’ attention," declares Laura Hale Brockway (photo, left).
"Just because you were able to schedule a phone interview over an in-person, doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off.
Leo Widrich makes the case.
"Learn how to write for mobile devices.
Drake Baer presents the case.
According to Jacquelyn Smith, "Employers today aren’t necessarily only looking for candidates with the right set of technical skills and years of experience under their belt.
"When I was first introduced to the idea of journaling as a way of resolving career issues, I was dubious," says Lea McLeod.
"In 1994, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton (photo, left), and two other Pixar executives had a lunch meeting where they hatched the ideas for "Monsters Inc.
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