Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
"It’d [be] easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see all too often .
"Body language expert Janine Driver helps you amp up gestures that win respect and quiet those that give you away.
Sherwood Fleming talks about "intercultural blind spots.
"Twitter’s search tool is an incredibly powerful part of the system but it’s criminally underused.
"In today's fast-paced world, we don't want to waste any more time than necessary," writes Maggie Zhang.
According to Karla Guiterrez, "eLearning professionals are often over-confident about a course’s ability to capture an audience’s attention and engage users with its content.
"Relationships are the lifeblood of any business, and the ability to connect effectively with your employees, investors, vendors, customers, and others in your community and industry — the really important people in your business — can open up many doors for you and your company" says Peter Economy (photo, left), in a piece at Inc.
"Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes," writes Adam Grant (photo, left).
"The way to become a better listener is to practice "active listening.
Drake Baer, writer at BusinessInsider.
According to Emmie Martin, "In today's job market, sending a post-interview thank-you note can be the difference between landing the job and being completely overlooked.
Take a look at this infographic we found at GlobalDigitalCitizen.
"Just two and a half years ago, Joshua Rinaldi (photo, left) would shake while giving a speech," writes Richard Feloni.
"To explore the psyche of a people, do not look at what they do – look at what they do wrong.
Take a look at this infographic at elearninginfographics.
"This article looks at strategies you can use to ensure that your use of email is clear, effective, and successful.
Laura Katen advises us to think about our body language as much as what we are going to say.
"Recent college graduates looking for work already face tough competition, even with a stellar resume and interview skills," writes Kathryn Tuggle (photo, left).
"You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview?
"Learn how to design content for mobile devices.
According to Vicki Davis, "Every email message from a parent or colleague is an opportunity to create a powerful impression.
"With more and more schools going paperless or migrating to the "cloud" (storing files on the Internet), student work has become more easily shareable, accessible by many, and more easily organized," writes Mary Beth Hertz (photo, left).
Rebekah Campbell (photo, left) explains why she does all her recruiting through LinkedIn in this NYTimes.
According to Geoffrey James, "The winner in every business competition is always whoever communicates the most clearly.