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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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20 Stupid Grammar Mistakes That Even Smart People Make

20 Stupid Grammar Mistakes That Even Smart People Make | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Words are powerful.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education?

 

"There's no doubt that words are powerful things that can leave a lasting impression on those with whom you interact."

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, March 26, 2017 6:40 PM

 

"When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education?

 

"There's no doubt that words are powerful things that can leave a lasting impression on those with whom you interact."

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43 Phrases That You Are Probably Using Incorrectly

43 Phrases That You Are Probably Using Incorrectly | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Even the smartest people can use words, phrases, and idioms incorrectly—here's the correct way to say them."

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

"Even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and speaking flubs. Check out this long list of ubiquitous grammar mistakes."

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Business Communication Textbooks Have Wide Gap in Coverage

Business Communication Textbooks Have Wide Gap in Coverage | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
An analysis of digital, social, and mobile media in business communication textbooks reveals Bovée and Thill’s superb coverage far exceeds the coverage found in competing texts, which in comparison is shockingly incomplete and out of date.
 
See topic comparisons among 9 business communication textbooks.
 
See feature comparisons among competing business communication textbooks.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:
The latest editions of the business communication texts authored by Courtland Bovée and John Thill reflect the methods now used in the workplace, from interacting with customers on social media to recruiting new employees with custom mobile apps. All the books in this market do a good job of conveying the fundamental skills of business writing, but Bovée and Thill show students how to communicate using the latest tools and practices of modern business.
 
Three good examples of this unique coverage are the social model of communication, the authors’ handy list of compositional modes for digital media, and the extensive coverage of mobile communication.
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How Does Your Business Communication Textbook Measure Up to the Competition? You May Be Surprised!

How Does Your Business Communication Textbook Measure Up to the Competition? You May Be Surprised! | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

How does your business communication textbook measure up to the competition?

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

 

How does your business communication text measure up?

 

Take one of these interactive tests to find out the answer. You may be quite surprised!

 

Business Communication Today vs. your current text - https://lnkd.in/wSBKCs

 

Excellence in Business Communication vs. your current text - https://lnkd.in/eX7kzKj

 

Business Communication Essentials vs. your current text - https://lnkd.in/eTu4Zxm

 

To order examination copies of Bovee and Thill textbooks (instructors only), visit https://lnkd.in/bvxGGmT.

 
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See How You Can Prepare Students for the Challenges of Today's Workplace

See How You Can Prepare Students for the Challenges of Today's Workplace | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Learn more about three decades of exciting innovation, helping instructors prepare students for the evolving challenges of the contemporary workplace.

 

Order examination copies of Bovee and Thill textbooks (instructors only).

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These Are the Most Misspelled Words in Each State, According to Google

These Are the Most Misspelled Words in Each State, According to Google | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Spelling is hard sometimes.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"Thanks to Google, we now know New Hampshire has a "diarrhea" problem.

 

". . . Google released Trends data on the most commonly misspelled words in each state, as judged by people's searches of "how to spell.

 

"Some of the words are as familiar as they are fickle: things like pneumonia, maintenance, and cancelled. Others — gray, February, tongue — are less forgivable. Google recently tweeted out the full list in a map."

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Students Can Improve Their Communication Skills with These Seven Websites

Students Can Improve Their Communication Skills with These Seven Websites | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"It’s true that the pen is mightier than the sword, and the same could be said of communication skills. Listening well is more powerful than speaking loudly."

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

 

"Known as a 'soft skill,' good communication is a subtle force that will open doors professionally, improve your relationships and increase your personal happiness.

These seven online resources will help you become better at this all-important skill."

 

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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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Excellence in Business Communication, 12th Edition, Now Available

Excellence in Business Communication, 12th Edition, Now Available | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Only Bovee and Thill cover mobile business communication.

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Following in the wake of the digital revolution and the advent of social media, business communication has been hit by yet another revolutionary change: the rise of mobile communication. In this Twelfth Edition of Thill and Bovee's Excellence in Business Communication, the most significant and recent technology-related changes affecting the business world are thoroughly discussed.
Not to be forgotten, the text continues to emphasize fundamental skills and principles, including the importance of writing, listening, presenting, and other components of business communication. Featuring practical advice, time-tested processes, and real-world examples, Excellence in Business Communication is the premier text for honing and developing business students’ essential communication skills.
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Are You Going to Adopt a Modern Business Communication "Essentials" Textbook?

Are You Going to Adopt a Modern Business Communication "Essentials" Textbook? | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Are you going to adopt a modern “Essentials” textbook with extensive integration of mobile communication in every chapter, or are you going to saddle your students with a commonly adopted “Essentials” text that is stuck in the last decade?

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

 

Because of complacency and a lack of knowledge about the topic, most business communication textbook authors are ignoring the mobile revolution. In fact, they’re pretending that it doesn’t even exist.

 

In light of these facts, are your students being served well? There is one team that’s always on the cutting edge: Bovee and Thill. The fact they are the only business communication textbook authors currently writing about mobile tells you everything you need to know about which author team conscientiously revises its books and keeps them current. (Bovee and Thill were also the first authors to discuss social media and digital communication in their texts.)

 

Adopt the only modern "Essentials" text: Business Communications Essentials by Bovee and Thill.

 

See how your text compares to Business Communication Essentials with this interactive checklist.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 19, 2015 5:29 PM


Because of complacency and a lack of knowledge about the topic, most business communication textbook authors are ignoring the mobile revolution. In fact, they’re pretending that it doesn’t even exist.


In light of these facts, are your students being served well? There is one team that’s always on the cutting edge: Bovee and Thill. The fact they are the only business communication textbook authors currently writing about mobile tells you everything you need to know about which author team conscientiously revises its books and keeps them current. (Bovee and Thill were also the first authors to discuss social media and digital communication in their texts.)


Adopt the only modern "Essentials" text: Business Communications Essentials by Bovee and Thill.


See how your text compares to Business Communication Essentials with this interactive checklist.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources

A Comprehensive Guide to Business Communication Instructional Resources | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Check out one of the largest guides to business communicational instructional resources on the web!
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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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Can Your Business Communication Textbook Pass This Test of Essential Mobile Coverage?

Can Your Business Communication Textbook Pass This Test of Essential Mobile Coverage? | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Take this brief test to see if the business communication textbook you've been using passes this test of essential mobile coverage?

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 22, 2014 7:08 PM

This is an interesting, interactive test with automatic scoring for your convenience. Take the test now!

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English Grammar 101: All You Need to Know

English Grammar 101: All You Need to Know | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Understanding the basic grammar rules is essential for communicating efficiently, but most of us have forgotten those concepts years ago.

 

"In order to solve this problem we decided to put together all the basic rules on a single page, so that you can use it as a refresher, or print it out for future reference."

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U Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This

U Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Formal manners and titles aren’t elitist. They ensure respect for everyone.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"At the start of my teaching career, when I was fresh out of graduate school, I briefly considered trying to pass myself off as a cool professor. Luckily, I soon came to my senses and embraced my true identity as a young fogey.

 

"After one too many students called me by my first name and sent me email that resembled a drunken late-night Facebook post, I took a very fogeyish step. I began attaching a page on etiquette to every syllabus: basic rules for how to address teachers and write polite, grammatically correct emails." . . .

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Left verus Right Brain—The Surprising Truth [INFOGRAPHIC]

Left verus Right Brain—The Surprising Truth [INFOGRAPHIC] | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"What does the left side of the brain control? Are you a right brain dominant person? Learn the newest left brain vs. right brain facts right now!"

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

 

"Neuroscientists and psychologists all around the world have put great effort into investigating the functions and differences of the left and right brain.

 

"The existence of differences between left brain and right brain have been proven by many studies. Especially valuable are the observations that have been made on brain injuries.

 

"In this infographic, you will learn everything about the left brain vs. right brain, including their functions and characteristics."

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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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The True Importance of Good Spelling

The True Importance of Good Spelling | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Modern business is often conducted via quick-fire typing on tiny screens. But your bad spelling is likely making you look less credible and intelligent than you are."

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

 

"Gone are the days of secretarial typing pools and hardback desk dictionaries. Now, we conduct much of our daily business by quick-fire finger-jabbing on tiny screens.

 

"But ever-smaller technology, and an increasing pressure for ever-quicker response times with the advent of email, means it’s likely a typo will creep into our written communication, or worse, autocorrect will insert an inappropriate word." . . .

 
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12 Rules Of Great Teaching

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Google’s Five Key Success Factors for Effective Teams

Google’s Five Key Success Factors for Effective Teams | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"When it comes to getting things done, hiring people brighter than yourself is generally considered something of a no-brainer. But there’s more to building a team than simply assembling a bunch of the smartest people you can find.

"Google has spent the past two years studying more than 180 of its teams, to figure out the secret to success. It interviewed 200+ employees to ask about attitudes to teamwork, in order to discover the common attributes of a high performing team.

"The results, as discussed on its re:Work blog, are revealing. It turns out that standout teams have five common traits, and these are perhaps a lot less skill-based than you might initially think."

"Cultural and psychological factors are of primary importance, as is strategic vision. How people work with one another is absolutely fundamental, if a team is to be effective."

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

"Cultural and psychological factors are of primary importance, as is strategic vision. How people work with one another is absolutely fundamental, if a team is to be effective."

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24 American Customs That Are Considered Offensive in Other Countries

24 American Customs That Are Considered Offensive in Other Countries | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"When traveling abroad, it's easy not to think twice about behaving just as you would at home."

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". . . not all American gestures and customs are acceptable abroad: some are considered offensive and will not only out you as a tourist, but could even get you in a bit of trouble."

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Why Is Business Writing So Awful?

Why Is Business Writing So Awful? | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"I was astonished at how easily I started writing memos that began “Pursuant to your memo of the fourteenth,” and used all the rest of the standard office blather."

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"I asked everyone around me, people who’d been working longer than I had, “Why do we write this way? Why do we say ‘as per my message’ and ‘it has come to my attention’ and ‘adjustments will be made to the plan based on team member input?’ It’s such an awful writing style. Where does it come from? Why do we use zombie language when we write at work?”

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Get the latest business communication news from Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog

Get the latest business communication news from Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Bovee & Thill's business communication blog offers insight and commentary from the authors of the world's leading business communication textbooks. The blog posts help instructors focus their teaching to help students learn more efficiently and effectively. Posts discuss a wide variety of topics, including new topics instructors should be teaching their students, resources instructors can use in their classes, solutions to common teaching challenges, and great examples and activities instructors can use in class.
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How You Should Prepare Students for the Mobile Shift in Business Communication?

With mobile devices becoming mainstream in business communication, the challenge for those of us in education is to help students adapt their writing skills to this exciting new format.

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


The latest editions of Bovée and Thill’s business communication textbooks offer extensive coverage of mobile communication, with numerous features to help you and your students.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, February 19, 2015 5:00 PM


The latest editions of Bovée and Thill’s business communication textbooks offer extensive coverage of mobile communication, with numerous features to help you and your students.

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Why Mobile Needs to Be Part of Your Business Communication Course

Why Mobile Needs to Be Part of Your Business Communication Course | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:


Chances are your business communication syllabus is already packed as you try to cover everything from business English to a wide range of message types to recent advances in digital and social media. It’s a fair question then: Do you really need to find the time and space to add mobile communication to your course?


We’re adding mobile coverage to our three business communication textbooks based on the same mandate that we’ve always used to modify and expand our coverage over time: anything that is a significant aspect of contemporary business communication should be represented in a textbook on the subject so that students will be aware of it and prepared for it when they enter the workforce. . .

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, January 29, 2015 1:56 PM


Chances are your business communication syllabus is already packed as you try to cover everything from business English to a wide range of message types to recent advances in digital and social media. It’s a fair question then: Do you really need to find the time and space to add mobile communication to your course?


We’re adding mobile coverage to our three business communication textbooks based on the same mandate that we’ve always used to modify and expand our coverage over time: anything that is a significant aspect of contemporary business communication should be represented in a textbook on the subject so that students will be aware of it and prepared for it when they enter the workforce. . .