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An online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication and business writing, featuring resources about workplace issues. For more information about Bovee & Thill texts and the exclusive, superior coverage they give to workplace issues, visit their blog: http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go to http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts, or write to samplingdept@pearson.com. To find your local sales representative, go to http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@businesscommunicationblog.com.
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This Advice Will Transform the Way People Give Presentations

This Advice Will Transform the Way People Give Presentations | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
You'll never look at public speaking the same way again.
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“Stories are the way our teams get excited, aligned, and rallied around the same goal,” says long-time IDEO Project Lead Nicole Kahn.


“But more importantly, we know that our employees don’t live on with our clients without a good story attached to them. This is something we wanted to shift — to ensure that all of our employees would also see themselves as storytellers.”

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Only 2% of People Can Actually Multitask — This Test Will Tell You If You Are One of Them

Only 2% of People Can Actually Multitask — This Test Will Tell You If You Are One of Them | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
If you think you'll ace the test, brace yourself: The people who think they are the best multitaskers are usually among the worst.
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Only 2% of People Can Actually Multitask — This Test Will Tell You If You Are One of Them

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10 Ways to Sharpen Your Focus

10 Ways to Sharpen Your Focus | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

"The first thing you need to know is this: Discomfort and the desire for something better drives change."

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"I’ve been in the business world for a long time and have distilled success down to 4 main keys." Here they are: . . .

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8 Things You Should Never Do at a Business Dinner

8 Things You Should Never Do at a Business Dinner | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

The purpose of a business meal is business. You are not there for the food, though you may need to eat. Here are eight mistakes that businesspeople should avoid while dining.


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Since the economy has been somewhat improving, companies are entertaining their clients and potential clients more often and want to make them feel comfortable in restaurants.

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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 | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

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How the Most Effective People Learn to Read A Room

How the Most Effective People Learn to Read A Room | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
Finding the hidden patterns of conversation. ;

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Learning how to read a room is incredibly difficult.

Yet we've all seen people who can do it, who manage to sense how people relate to each other, and use it to get things done. . .

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Learning how to read a room is incredibly difficult.


Yet we've all seen people who can do it, who manage to sense how people relate to each other, and use it to get things done. . .

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A Revolution Is Happening In Offices Everywhere: See These Slides for Proof

A Revolution Is Happening In Offices Everywhere: See These Slides for Proof | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
Our definitive take on the future of work.


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We're quickly approaching the death of the office as we know it. . .


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47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself

47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

You can't actually multitask, you're more susceptible to ads when you're sad, and other surprising facts.

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How Information Overload Ruins Your Brain

How Information Overload Ruins Your Brain | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Hedge fund manager James Altucher recently wrote about how multitasking can kill you. Neuroscience shows that our brains simply weren't created for it. Yet many people continue to live hyper-connected lives, essentially creating 24/7 workweeks — no matter how unhealthy it is.


This excellent infographic by OnlineUniversities.com shows how acutely information overload affects productivity: . . .



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Nine Questions Unhappy People Never Ask

Nine Questions Unhappy People Never Ask | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Every experience – positive and negative, strength and weakness, love and hate, health and sickness – adds to your personal growth.  You will never be called upon to face any challenge which you do not possess the strength to overcome.


But there are great enemies: anxiety, fear, worry, etc.  These inner demons set up conditions which disturb and prevent the clear thinking you require. . .

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7 Basic Reasons Why You Aren't Happy

7 Basic Reasons Why You Aren't Happy | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
Know the problem.


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Sixty-two percent of Bulgarians say they are “not very” happy or “not at all” happy.


At some point we’re all Bulgarians: We're all unhappy at times, regardless of business or professional success.


Here's are some reasons why: . . .

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This Is the Office of the Future

This Is the Office of the Future | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
Some cool insights from PSFK Labs' new trend report.



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The office of the future is going to look a lot different than it does today.

PSFK Labs, a trends and workplace consultancy with clients including Apple, BMW and Nike, just published a new report, The Future Of The Workplace, that predicts how this will look.


In short, offices will be very mobile with high information flow from the top down. And they'll also look a lot different, with sound-proof pods instead of cubicles, and TED-inspired meeting spaces. . .



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Wasting Away: The State of Workplace Productivity

Wasting Away: The State of Workplace Productivity | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
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14 Life Lessons That Go Against Conventional Wisdom

14 Life Lessons That Go Against Conventional Wisdom | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

"What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?



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Many of these insights have been confirmed by social science. 


Here are the takeaways. 



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If You Don’t Stop Doing These Things, You’ll Waste the Rest of Your Life

If You Don’t Stop Doing These Things, You’ll Waste the Rest of Your Life | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
Discover what things you need to stop wasting your time on.
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"The modern world is fast paced and time often seems to slip by with us barely noticing. It’s for that reason that it’s important that we don’t spend time or attention on things that are frivolous, negative or just plan stupid. Check out our comprehensive guide to things you shouldn’t be wasting your time on, and see if there’s anything on this guide that you can cut out of your life." . . .

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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

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


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Business Etiquette 101: E-Mail and Cellphones Can Wait

Business Etiquette 101: E-Mail and Cellphones Can Wait | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

"We’re now years into the proliferation of mobile devices. It is no longer a novelty. Mobile devices are here to stay, they are a great tool that can create efficiency and rapid responses. But the time has come to get a better handle on how to manage them."

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I had four separate conversations this week, with four different people, all of whom expressed serious frustration with colleagues who literally could not stop looking at their email during a work-related conversation or meeting.

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Madison Fontaine's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:23 AM

This article explains an issue that many people, especially the younger generations, face everyday. The author of the article states that so many people can't even hold a conversation without checking their email or reading text messages off of their mobile devices. The author has a strong opinion that not being able to put your cell phone down to simply hold a conversation is rude and "not cool". The article basically eplains that when you are holding a conversation, especially if you are in a meeting, you should give the other people your full attention, not your cell phone. 

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14 Tips and Tricks for Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

14 Tips and Tricks for Overcoming Anxiety and Fear | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
Every problem isn't a catastrophe.
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Fear is one of our most basic and essential survival mechanisms, but sometimes it can overwhelm us even when a real threat doesn't exist.


We're afraid of failure and embarrassment, despite the consequences normally being far from life-or-death. We're terrified of shark attacks and plane crashes, even though the odds of catastrophe are so minute. . .

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See What the Desks of 39 Successful People Look Like

See What the Desks of 39 Successful People Look Like | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

T. Boone Pickens, Arianna Huffington, Richard Branson, and more.



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Successful people don't mess around when it comes to their working space.

A desk has to be a place where you can be productive, healthy, and comfortable for many hours, day in day out. . .


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10 Habits That Are Making You Miserable At Work

10 Habits That Are Making You Miserable At Work | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition.


Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things: . . .


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12 Ways to Quickly Become Unproductive

12 Ways to Quickly Become Unproductive | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it

"Becoming unproductive isn't hard."

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You probably already tried everything you can to become more productive. Some things worked and some did not. Now it is time to try to be completely unproductive. It’s much simpler than you think! What are the guaranteed 12 ways to quickly become unproductive?

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12 Ways to Quickly Become Unproductive 

 

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Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone

Disruptions: More Connected, Yet More Alone | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
A YouTube video about pervasive smartphone use may have landed at a moment when people start questioning if something has gone too far and start doing something about it.
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This two-minute video has been viewed more than 15 million times. 


The woman in the video stares silently while her boyfriend pays no mind and checks his smartphone. The subsequent scenes follow the woman through a day that is downright dystopian: people ignore her as they stare at their phones during lunch, at a concert, while bowling, and at a birthday party. (Even the birthday boy is recording the party on his phone.)

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How to Be an Optimist Without Being a Fool

How to Be an Optimist Without Being a Fool | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
To be successful, you need to understand the very vital difference between believing you will succeed, and believing you will succeed easily. It's the difference between being a realistic optimist and an unrealistic optimist.
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There are quite a number of motivational speakers and self-improvement books out there with a surprisingly simple message: believe that success will come easily to you, and it will.


There is one small problem with this argument, however, which unfortunately doesn't seem to stop anyone from making it: it is utterly false. . .

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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


Note: For more information about Bovee & Thill textbooks, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.

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Five Quick Things You Can Do Today to Boost Your Creativity

Five Quick Things You Can Do Today to Boost Your Creativity | Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues | Scoop.it
The first step is to "get happy."
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Our diary study revealed a definitive connection between positive emotion and creativity. We looked at specific emotions as well as overall mood (the aggregate of a person’s positive and negative emotions during the day).

Overall, the more positive a person’s mood on a given day, the more creative thinking he or she did that day. Across all study participants, there was a 50 percent increase in the odds of having a creative idea on days when people reported positive moods, compared with days when they reported negative moods. . .



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