Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course
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This is an online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication, published by Pearson, featuring resources for business communication and business writing instructors. For more information about Bovee & Thill texts and the exclusive, superior materials they provide for teaching a modern course, visit http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go to http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, visit http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/replocator. To contact the authors, send an email to hotline@boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. To get a free Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources, visit http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/resources. Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter of new posts to all 11 of Bovee & Thill’s Online Magazines: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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27 Fascinating Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Differently Across the U.S.

27 Fascinating Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Differently Across the U.S. | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
A survey of more than 30,000 people, turned into a series of maps, showcase the linguistic quirks that make American English such a fascinating dialect.
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Three-Step Solution to Three Intimidating Challenges in Business Communication (for Instructors)

Every professional faces three business communication challenges:

 

One, making every message and document more effective.

 

Two, writing routine messages as quickly as possible to avoid getting swamped by the demands of everyday communication.

 

And three, tackling big projects such as major reports and formal presentations without getting overwhelmed by the size of the task. Professionals who can handle these challenges are more likely to succeed in their current positions and get noticed at promotion time. . .

 

A student version of this video is available.

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12 Words You and Your Students May Be Mispronouncing

12 Words You and Your Students May Be Mispronouncing | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Like "comptroller," "banal," and "sherbet."
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"The English language is hard. But sometimes people just flat out mispronounce words. 

 

Take a look, for example, at the 12 words we feature in this article. We bolded the emphasized syllable and included links for audio (click the word to listen)." . . .

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Teaching Business Communication? Use Bovee & Thill's Chatbot on Facebook for Support

Teaching Business Communication? Use Bovee & Thill's Chatbot on Facebook for Support | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Bovee & Thill, the recognized leaders in technology coverage, are the first business communication authors to use a chatbot for instructor support.

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:
Bovee and Thill are now featuring a chatbot on Facebook for customer service. Instructors looking for examination copies, classroom resources, help with text or website issues, or the opportunity to provide feedback can interact with the Bovee & Thill chatbot for immediate responses. Visit Teaching Business Communication, one of 10 different Bovee & Thill Facebook pages, to try the chatbot.
 
Read the full article about Bovee & Thill's chatbot that recently appeared in International Business Times.
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What's the Latest Technology Disrupting Business Communication? Your Students Are Holding It in Their Hands

"The great challenge of teaching a contemporary business communication course is helping students develop solid communication skills that are compatible with today’s business needs."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:


Writing, speaking, and listening skills are as vital as ever, but those skills have to be put to use in an environment that has been disrupted by waves of game-changing technologies in recent years.


One of the most disruptive changes to ever hit the field of business communication is taking place right now—and in fact, your students are probably holding it in their hands this minute.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, February 19, 2015 5:01 PM


Writing, speaking, and listening skills are as vital as ever, but those skills have to be put to use in an environment that has been disrupted by waves of game-changing technologies in recent years.


One of the most disruptive changes to ever hit the field of business communication is taking place right now—and in fact, your students are probably holding it in their hands this minute.

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Which Author Team Sets the Standard by Which Other Textbooks Are Judged?

Which Author Team Sets the Standard by Which Other Textbooks Are Judged? | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Bovée and Thill textbooks are more current and vital than ever. Because technology now plays a central role in business communication, their texts build on more than 30 years of success with extensive revisions that integrate every form of technology that students will be expected to use on the job.

 

Here are the six major reasons that Bovée and Thill textbooks continue to set the standard by which other textbooks are judged. . .

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If You Want Students to Pay Attention, Use an Ugly Font Like Comic Sans

If You Want Students to Pay Attention, Use an Ugly Font Like Comic Sans | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
"It's ugly, difficult to read, and it attracts your attention," economist Tim Harford told Business Insider.
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These Are the Documents Our Competitors Don't Want You to See

These Are the Documents Our Competitors Don't Want You to See | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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Review these documents carefully.

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Hall of Fame: WPP's Reader-Friendly Annual Report (with Slides for Classroom Use)

Hall of Fame: WPP's Reader-Friendly Annual Report (with Slides for Classroom Use) | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Long and complex reports, such as corporate annual reports, can place a heavy burden on readers."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:


Long and complex reports, such as corporate annual reports, can place a heavy burden on readers. Publishing these reports online presents an additional set of challenges, because readers can no longer just flip printed pages to skim content or establish context. Fortunately, the Web also provides new opportunities for structure and navigation that can make online reports easy to consume, if reports are crafted with readers' needs firmly in mind.


The London-based holding company WPP Group is the world’s largest marketing communication services firm, with more than 150 component companies involved in every conceivable aspect of advertising and related business activities. All together, WPP companies have nearly 180,000 employees in more than 100 countries. Trying to report on the annual progress of an organization this complicated is no easy task, but WPP’s intelligent, reader-friendly choices make its online annual reports easy to navigate and read.


The slides we've prepared show eight screens from WPP's 2014 annual report, along with helpful annotations and lecture notes.


Read more and download slides.

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