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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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127 Top Business Jargon Examples--and How to Fix Them

127 Top Business Jargon Examples--and How to Fix Them | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Skilled business writing rejects jargon. Yet, industry-specific phrases and buzzwords are very commonly used. Even the best writers can fall into the jargon trap if they’re not careful.

"Fortunately, by using the right perspective, you can be revise jargon out of your text or avoid it in the first place.

This article will highlight the perspective that is needed to easily identify confusing jargon. To start you off on your jargon hunt, we’ve also prepared our list of the top 127 jargon and gobbledygook examples in business writing."

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Which Business Communication Textbooks Are the Most Successful?

Who has written the most successful business communication textbooks during the past 50 years? Bovee and Thill textbooks are the most widely adopted textbooks in the field, and for many good reasons.

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44 Everyday Phrases You Might Not Know You’ve Been Saying Incorrectly

44 Everyday Phrases You Might Not Know You’ve Been Saying Incorrectly | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

For example: Saying it wrong: “Suppository of information.” Doing it right: “Repository of information”

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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 a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

 Bovee and Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of digital communication, social media, and technology--including mobile communication, and were the first authors to cover these topics. They continue to be far ahead of all other texts with heir cutting-edge coverage.

 

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


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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:35 PM

Bovee & Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of digital communication, social media, and technology. The first authors to cover these topics, including mobile communication, 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.

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:28 PM

Bovee & Thill provide the latest information in their texts about writing a resume for the digital age. Students will learn about creating a personal brand and an e-portfolio. They'll also see examples of an infographic resume, multimedia resume, social media resume, as well as traditional resumes.

 

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

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The Top Ten Words of the Year As Selected by Merriam-Webster

The Top Ten Words of the Year As Selected by Merriam-Webster | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Here are the top ten words of the year as selected by Merriam-Webster.

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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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27 Ways the Business Communication Course Can Help Your Students

27 Ways the Business Communication Course Can Help Your Students | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

In your class you’ll probably be emphasizing the long-term value of the business communication course to your students. Here’s our list of 27 ways communication skills can help students in their personal and professional lives.

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35 Confusing Things about the English Language

35 Confusing Things about the English Language | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Non-native English speakers share what stumps them ... and makes them laugh.
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Excellence in Business Communication Wins Textbook Excellence Award from Textbook Academic Authors Association

Excellence in Business Communication Wins Textbook Excellence Award from Textbook Academic Authors Association | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Excellence in Business Communication, by John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovee, is a winner of the 2018 Textbook & Academic Authors Association's Textbook Excellence Award, which recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. For further information about this text and the other two texts authored by Bovee and Thill, visit this page.

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20 Words That You're Probably Using Incorrectly

20 Words That You're Probably Using Incorrectly | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
While definitions have been known to shift based on the way a word is commonly used, some popular uses are just plain wrong.
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Answering Any Interview Questions: Three Vital Steps for Success

Job interviews are a stressful experience, but if you follow the vital steps described in this video, you’ll be more confident and more successful.

 

A student version of this video is also available.

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“I’ve Tried Several Textbooks, and the Experience Revealed the Authors’ Biggest Mistake.”

The biggest mistake was insufficient revisions--a lack of focus on digital, social, and mobile in today’s texts. But there is one exception. Bovee and Thill. Full coverage of digital, social, and mobile.

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Balancing Emotional and Logical Appeals for Persuasive Messages

One of the most important decisions to make when crafting persuasive messages is finding the optimum balance of emotional and logical appeals. Few message appeals are entirely emotional or entirely logical, so knowing enough about your audience to mix just the right blend of appeals will help you create more effective messages for both internal and external audiences.

 

A student version of this video is available.

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Your Students Learn by Doing, Not by Listening

Your Students Learn by Doing, Not by Listening | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Yet another example of why we should all be lecturing less and using active-learning strategies more in the college classroom.
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50 Americanisms That Don't Make Sense To Foreigners

50 Americanisms That Don't Make Sense To Foreigners | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
"Pocketbook! How on earth is a handbag called that? It’s not a book, nor does it fit into a pocket.”
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Nine Words and Phrases People Think Are Wrong--But Are Actually Correct

Nine Words and Phrases People Think Are Wrong--But Are Actually Correct | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Nine words and phrases people think are wrong, but are actually correct

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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 a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Learn more about the leading business communication textbooks in the field.

 

Obtain a wealth of complimentary business communication classroom resources.

 

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Do You Know the Key Topics That Are Disrupting Business Communication Course Content and Altering Lectures?

Do You Know the Key Topics That Are Disrupting Business Communication Course Content and Altering Lectures? | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

See the content here.

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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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The Five Zones of Professional Etiquette

Etiquette in today’s business environment can be a confusing subject, with differing expectations and evolving norms of behavior. This video will help you make positive choices in five distinct areas:

- In the workplace
- Online
- On the phone
- In social settings
- And while using mobile devices

 A student version of this video is available.

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Communication Ethics: How to Make Good Choices When Your Choices Aren't Clear

Every business communicator encounters situations that require ethical decision making. How can you be sure that you are making the right choice whenever you face one of these challenges? By following this four-step approach, you can be more confident that you are making the best possible choices, even in the most difficult circumstances.

 

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Change Business Communication Textbooks Quickly and Easily with QuickSwitch

Change Business Communication Textbooks Quickly and Easily with QuickSwitch | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

QuickSwitch makes it easy to identify the best Bovée & Thill textbook for your business communication course and then quickly build your syllabus and lesson plans with our exclusive system.

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The system works in three stages:

 

  1. Selection Advice and Transition Guides: The three books in the Bovée & Thill series cover a wider range of course needs than any other business communication series, so you may find that more than one Bovée & Thill title is a potential replacement for your current text. We offer advice to help you choose the right book for your unique needs. After you’ve decided which book to use, the Transition Guide provides detailed information to help you move to your chosen book, including high-level mapping that shows how the table of contents of your current text maps to the Bovée & Thill book, detailed content mapping that shows where to find comparable content sections from your current book in the Bovée & Thill book, a terminology translator that explains any differences in how the two books use important terms, and activity mapping that shows where to find comparable assignments and other student projects. The guide also highlights new material and new activities available in your Bovée & Thill book that your current book doesn’t have.

  2. Syllabus Assistant: This interactive tool helps you generate a syllabus that makes the best use of your new Bovée & Thill title, including course outcomes, detailed assessment rubrics, and the framework for a course calendar. You can easily pull in content from your existing syllabus and add required material from your institution. After you’ve completed the online interview, the system generates a Word document that you can then customize and finalize as needed.

  3. Lesson Plan Assistant: Choose from a list of important topics that you’d like to cover, such as communicating with diverse audiences or writing routine and positive messages. These documents provide the background information to build a successful lesson, keyed to content in your new Bovée & Thill text, which you can then adapt to your teaching interests and the specific parameters of your course schedule.

 

Watch this video that explains QuickSwitch.

 

Visit QuickSwitch now!

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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."
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"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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Sharing Negative Information Without Being Negative

Sharing unwelcome information is an unpleasant fact of life for all business professionals. No one likes to receive bad news, and no healthy person likes to give it, so these messages can take a toll on everyone involved.

 

However, it is possible to minimize the emotional impact these messages have, because you can take steps to share negative information without being negative. Learning how to craft these messages with sensitivity and honesty will make the task easier for you as a writer and the experience less traumatic for the recipients of your messages.

 

This video is ideal for instructors teaching business communication, teaching business writing, or teaching management communication.

 

A student version of this video is available.

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Do Your Visuals Tell the Truth?

Visual media have become a central element in business communication, and all business professionals have a responsibility to apply ethical decision making to the visuals they create, whether it’s a simple bar graph, a photo, a technical diagram, or the design of a web page.

 

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