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33 Indispensable Keys to Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course

Are you covering the right topics for your course to be considered up to date? For example, are you giving adequate coverage to social media and electronic communication? Find out now if your course measures up.


Business communication is undergoing dramatic change. Discover the 33 keys to teaching a modern business communication course, so that your students will be prepared for today's challenging workplaces.

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The Sad State of Written Communication

The Sad State of Written Communication | Communication Archive | Scoop.it
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"I don’t know about you, but nothing irks me more than reading and editing a document riddled with mistakes apparently made by a seven-year-old, only to find the author is a well accomplished executive." . . .


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Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors

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Created by Bovee and Thill, the authors of the best-selling college textbooks in business communication for more than 25 years, and the recognized leaders in social and electronic media.
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Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course

Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

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Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication

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All eight magazines freshedly updated! Magazines focus on Business Communication 2.0, oral communication, mobile communication, employment, visual communication, workplace issues, and interpersonal communication.

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30 Steps to Becoming a Better Business Communication Instructor

Are you looking for a textbook with the perfect balance of timeless principles and cutting-edge practices? Excellence in Business Communication, 10th Edition, offers this perfect balance, because it helps students master the fundamentals of professional communication while also preparing them for the broader expectations they'll encounter in today's workplace. This video takes you step-by-step through the 30 elements included in this text that will help you become a better business communication instructor.


Excellence in Business Communication has been used by over 2 million students to help them master essential skills for succeeding on the job. This tenth edition extends that tradition by offering an unmatched set of tools that simplify teaching, promote active learning, and stimulate critical thinking

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Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

The authors of this list take the position that persuasion is a science, not art, hence with the right approach anybody can become the master in the skill of persuasion. So, what are the 50 ways? . . .

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Tips for Proofreading

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A tutor offers several tips for proofreading your papers.

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Advice for proofreading is always good

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Teaching Social Media and Electronic Communication. Instructor Edition, by Bovee & Thill

A colorful , expertly illustrated 75-slide presentation on teaching social media and electronic communication in business communication and business writing courses, produced by Bovee & Thill.


Obtain the accompanying script by visiting http://www.slideshare.net/Bovee/script-for-teaching-social-media-and-electronic-communicationinstructor-edition


For a wide range of complimentary materials for instructors, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.

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Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog

Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

Bovee and Thill launched a unique author blog that helps business communication instructors spend less time preparing and more time teaching.


The original articles that help instructors focus their teaching to help their students’ learning be more efficient and effective.


Articles discuss a wide variety of topics, including new topics instructors should be teaching their students, resources instructors can use in their classes (including immediately downloadable PowerPoints), solutions to common teaching challenges, and great examples and activities instructors can use in class.


A subscription is complimentary and is available by email or RSS. Sign up today on the homepage!

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How to Avoid Communication Pitfalls In the Workplace

How to Avoid Communication Pitfalls In the Workplace | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

More men are thinkers rather than feelers, and more women are feelers rather than thinkers. Little wonder when it comes to communication in the workplace, men and women often have difficulty in effectively communicating, and those of the same sex with opposite preferences, also experience the same problem.

 

Until thinkers and feelers recognise their differences, and learn to effectively communicate with each other, communication in the workplace will always be full of pitfalls, for all involved.

 

This excellent article, offers three tips each for thinkers and feelers, to help each to improve the outcome of their communications with the other. . .


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English Idioms Relating to Food

English Idioms Relating to Food | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

Here is an interesting website that lists English idioms relating to food.

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How to Be a Better Communicator

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Communication is an integral part of any work or life situation. Learning to be an effective communicator is a valuable productivity tool, one that is unfortunately commonly overlooked.


The consequences of poor communication can be disastrous; wasted time, hurt feelings, misunderstandings, unproductive meetings, ineffective teamwork, and lack of progress towards goals.


In order to be successful communicators we need to keep in mind some basic guidelines that are applicable in most instances of work, social or home environments. . .

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Phrases That Make You Sound Like a Phony

Phrases That Make You Sound Like a Phony | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

Leading business bloggers say the perceived authenticity of a CEO plays a critical role in how they assess a leader's abilities and performance overall . . .


Asked to name the top 5 phrases that raise concerns about a lack of authenticity, the bloggers cited the following:

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Brain Tricks: This Is How Your Brain Works

Get the book: http://amzn.to/U2MRGI TWEET VIDEO - http://clicktotweet.com/SIfb3 Ever wonder how your brain processes information?


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Wow, fast brain, slow brain1  what an interesting concept on first impressions and perceptions!

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How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away

How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

Not long after I began writing about cybersecurity, I became a paranoid caricature of my former self. It’s hard to maintain peace of mind when hackers remind me every day, all day, just how easy it is to steal my personal data.  . .

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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks | Communication Archive | Scoop.it
Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication's insight:

Order examination copies of business communication textbooks written by the leading authors in the field.

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No textbook covers oral communication better than Bovee and Thill.

Order examination copies of Bovee and Thill textbooks so you can see for yourself!

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Bovee and Thill cover workplace issues throughout their busines communication textbooks.


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Bovee and Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of mobile, social media, and digital communication, as they relate to business communication. The first authors to cover social media and digital ciommunication, they continue to be far ahead of all other texts with their cutting-edge coverage.


Visit this page today to conveniently order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.

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Customer Service Is Failing Consumers

Customer Service Is Failing Consumers | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

Consumers are easily dissatisfied and frustrated. In an infographic, it shows that 60% of U.S. comsumers don’t think companies have tried to improve their customer service, while 80% have abandoned a transaction thanks to poor service. . .

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33 Indispensable Keys to Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course

Are you covering the right topics for your course to be considered up to date? For example, are you giving adequate coverage to social media and electronic communication? Find out now if your course measures up.


Business communication is undergoing dramatic change. Discover the 33 keys to teaching a modern business communication course, so that your students will be prepared for today's challenging workplaces.

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How Telephone Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

How Telephone Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

In Reuters' columnist David Cay Johnston's new book, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' to Rob You Blind, he spells out how consumers have been duped into paying more for the same services over the years.


And he really has a bone to pick with telephone companies. . .


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Have We Reached a World of Infinite Information?

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Six Dramatic Changes That Are Affecting Business Communication Instruction

The teaching of business communication is undergoing a transformation because of six dramatic changes that are explained in this video.


These factors shape a different workplace in the 21st century and require students to learn new and better ways to communicate.


For example, the trend away from the old communication model as a monologue, as in a typical sales letter, to the new communication model as a dialogue, such as on Facebook business page, is not a fad. It's a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. Companies are no longer in control of their messages and must adapt to a world in which customers and other stakeholders demand to participate in and influence the conversation.

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Business Communication Headline News

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Published by Bovee and Thill, get late-breaking headlines about hot topics, important trends, and new technologies.


Business Communication Headline News uses the newest Internet technologies to deliver late-breaking news in headlines with concise summaries. You can scan incoming items in a matter of seconds, then click through to read the full articles that interest you.


More than 75 subject categories constituting the largest archive on the web of business communication material. Many posts consist of videos, PowerPoints, podcasts, or PDFs.


For adopters only.

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8 Steps to Squashing a Customer's Complaint

8 Steps to Squashing a Customer's Complaint | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

Customer complaints are inevitable. If you run a business that sells to the public no matter how great your goods or services are the old adage will eventually be proven true: You cannot please 100% of the people 100% of the time.


Most customer concerns can be dealt with simply by complying with the person’s reasonable requests. From time-to-time, however, you will come across those customers who will demand something that simply is unwarranted or impossible to deliver.


No matter the issue at the heart of the complaint it is important to remember these rules when resolving your customer service issues: . . .

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Can Your Business Communication Textbook Pass This Google Test? (See test below.)

Can Your Business Communication Textbook Pass This Google Test? (See test below.) | Communication Archive | Scoop.it
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Social media are revolutionizing business communication—even companies that don't use these tools yet are affected by new audience behaviors and expectations.

Is your business communication textbook informed by real-life, hands-on experience with social media? We invite you to try a simple experiment.

1. Google the following keywords: Bovee Thill social media


How many results do you see?

2. Now search for social media along with the names of the authors
    of your current text.


How do the results compare with the Bovee and Thill search?

Which authors names do you see associated with social media sites, such as Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Flickr, SlideShare, SlideBoom, Authorstream, My Docstoc, StumbleUpon, Scribd, Photobucket, SlickPic, Fotki, 23, Bag the Web, About.Me, Twylah,  Scoop.it, Skype, WhatsApp, Yahoo Messenger, My Zimbio, Clipular, Tumblr, PDFcast.org, AWeber, BombBomb, PRLog, Calameo, Gazhoo, Symbaloo, Kippt, Redux, Storify, Yahoo Pipes, Rockpack, Plaxo, Waywire, Bovee and Thill's Business Communication Blog, Business Communication Headline News, Instapaper, and YouTube?

The answer: You'll see Bovee and Thill associated with dozens of social media sites, including the 45 sites mentioned above. All other business communication authors: practically none.

The reason for this discrepancy is that Bovee and Thill use the social media tools they write about, and they've been active and innovative practitioners for years now. This deep experience is reflected in their textbooks, with thoroughly integrated coverage of social media practices and dozens of real-world social media cases and student exercises. For other authors, social media appear to be largely an abstract concept.

Which textbooks would you and your students benefit from the most?

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Why It's Important to be Wrong: The Valuable Art of Apology

Why It's Important to be Wrong: The Valuable Art of Apology | Communication Archive | Scoop.it

Have you noticed how obsessed we all are with getting things right? Not only that, but doing the right thing quicker and better than ever before.


Everywhere you turn, there are books, magazines and blogs dedicated to making sure we have the secrets of success so we don’t screw up. In the face of all this rampant perfectionism, it’s easy to overlook the importance of being OK without getting it wrong now and then. . .

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