Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
"The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs.
"Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement -- period," declares Tim Ferriss (photo, left), author of The 4-Hour Work Week.
"Whether someone's lying to you, hitting on you, or bossing you around, you can read their intent and emotional state in their body language — if you know what to pay attention to.
Robinson Meyer (photo, left) discusses the advantage of taking notes by hand.
Justin Gmoser (photo, left) presents a short video on the "7 clichés you should never use in an interview.
"John ate a slice of pepperoni pizza, and drank a bottle of beer.
"Loose lips sink relationships.
"Fast Company recently attacked the use of "so" at the start of sentences, claiming it insults your audience, undermines your credibility, and demonstrates discomfort with the subject matter," reports Christina Sterbenz.
Logan Harper (photo, left) provides his answers to the question - Should you connect with co-workers on social media?
Hilary White (photo, left) lists "19 things unhappy people do that we should all try to avoid.
"Once again, I am amazed every time I talk to groups and find out so many educators have not used word clouds with their students.
"Are you as confident as you'd like to be?
Meet Les Perelman (photo, far left) and his Babel generator.
"Almost everyone is terrible at multitasking.
"I don’t like regular coffee meetings or networking events anyway," says Scott Dinsmore (photo, left).
"Most job candidates know it's important to make a good impression in the interview.
"Social media offers the potential for educators and institutions to develop how they engage with students and other stakeholders and offer new services.
"You would think every company would prefer to communicate in a way that connects with the audience," writes Lou Hoffman (photo, left).
According to Liz Klimas (photo, left), "How your handshake comes across to another person can say so much about you that some people will go so far as to practice their handshakes before a big job interview.
Randy Krum presents a CopyBlogger.
"The second communication secret was summed up in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
"Serial entrepreneur James Caan (photo, left) says in a recent LinkedIn post that he has seen thousands of resumes during the course of his career.
Max Knoblauch, editorial intern at the New York City office of Mashable.
According to Harrison Monarth, "In a noisy world where personal branding is a professional imperative and where we constantly compete with equally qualified rivals for clients, jobs, promotions, assignments, or funding, not to mention admiration and affection, being just a little more interesting and memorable can be the deciding factor in our favor.
Erinn Bucklan discusses Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People.