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An online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication and business writing, published by Pearson, featuring resources about interpersonal communication. For more information about Bovee & Thill texts and their exclusive, superior coverage of interpersonal communication, visit http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go http://blog.businesscommunicationnetwork.com/texts. To find your local sales representative, go to 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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How Artificial Intelligence Is Scaling Human Communication the Right Way

How Artificial Intelligence Is Scaling Human Communication the Right Way | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
We should use tech to unlock and enable conversation for better communication, not discourage it.
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How to Introduce Yourself So You’ll Be Unforgettable (in a Good Way!)

How to Introduce Yourself So You’ll Be Unforgettable (in a Good Way!) | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"If you can move beyond the boring basics when you’re asked “What do you do?," you’ll set yourself up for new relationships, opportunities and revelations, says introduction expert Joanna Bloor."

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21 Things You Should Never Say When You Meet Someone New

21 Things You Should Never Say When You Meet Someone New | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Whether you're excited or nervous to introduce yourself, make a better first impression by avoiding these mistakes.
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Teach Interpersonal Communication Powerfully and Effectively

To communicate effectively, to understand and to be understood, is a set of skills to be learned and practiced.

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15 Common Social Quirks That Make You Less Likable

15 Common Social Quirks That Make You Less Likable | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"With the help of some Quora users and social psychology research, we were able to identify 14 social behaviors that could make you less likable."

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

 

"Being more likable is within your grasp.

 

"All it takes is nixing some of your less-than-desirable social quirks."

 

But you'd be well advised to avoid these behaviors:

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How to Get People to Like You, According to Psychologists

How to Get People to Like You, According to Psychologists | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Studies suggest there are a few simple ways to make yourself more likable. These strategies can come in handy for everything from friendships to job interviews."

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"Making friends as an adult is hard.

 

"There are so many things to consider — from where to meet new people in the first place to how you spend time together. And what happens if you really like them but aren't sure whether they're keen on you?"

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Research Shows You Can Use an Everyday Word to Increase the Chances of Getting What You Want

Research Shows You Can Use an Everyday Word to Increase the Chances of Getting What You Want | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
A request plus a reason greatly increases your odds of getting a yes.
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"Maybe it's a raise or time off from work.

 "Maybe it's simply getting your roommate to chip in and do the dishes very once in a while.

 "Whatever it is that you want from someone else, can be yours —  if you word it correctly.
And the power lies in the word . . ."

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How Long Can You Keep Eye Contact Before Things Get Weird

How Long Can You Keep Eye Contact Before Things Get Weird | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Too much or too little eye contact are both inappropriate.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

Watch this video to see the appropriate amount of eye contact when you interact with other people.

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Watch this video to see the appropriate amount of eye contact when you interact with other people.

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7 Ways to Feign Confidence (When You're Really Nervous on the Inside)

7 Ways to Feign Confidence (When You're Really Nervous on the Inside) | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Finding yourself in a new situation can make you feel uncomfortable, no matter how normally confident you are. Whether you find yourself at a networking event or a job interview, or are just the new guy at the office, here are seven ways to appear confident when you're really not:
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Finding yourself in a new situation can make you feel uncomfortable, no matter how normally confident you are. Whether you find yourself at a networking event or a job interview, or are just the new guy at the office, here are seven ways to appear confident when you're really not:

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Five Science-Backed Strategies for Being More Likable

Five Science-Backed Strategies for Being More Likable | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Likable people are are often more successful because they are easier to work with. Success for likable people can take many forms including success in business relationships."

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How to Turn Small Talk into Smart Conversation

How to Turn Small Talk into Smart Conversation | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas. Try these out at the next summer wedding reception.
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9 Nonverbal Ways to End Conversations

9 Nonverbal Ways to End Conversations | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

'You can almost hear the clock ticking in the background. The deadline for your presentation is just minutes away and you are nowhere close to finishing it. The reason? A talkative colleague who loves sharing his stories with you and being in the limelight just won't quit! He is done for the day and decides to visit you and share a bit of his day with you, failing to pay heed to the presentation slides open on your computer.

 

We face such people everyday – be it in the driveway to the office, in the lobby, during lunch break, or even in more formal settings like a meeting or negotiation. The question then is: how do you tell such people that you are no longer interested in what they have to say or that it is someone else's turn to make a point?

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Brain-to-Brain Verbal Communication in Humans Achieved for the First Time

Brain-to-Brain Verbal Communication in Humans Achieved for the First Time | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
A team of researchers has successfully achieved brain-to-brain human communication using non-invasive technologies across a distance of 5,000 miles.
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Body Language Is More Important Than You Think — and It Can Even Outweigh Your IQ

Body Language Is More Important Than You Think — and It Can Even Outweigh Your IQ | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.
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"Positive body language includes things like appropriate eye contact, active engagement/listening, and targeted gestures that accentuate the message you're trying to convey. Studies show that people who use positive body language are more likable, competent, persuasive, and emotionally intelligent"

 

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Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques from Matt Abrahams at Stanford's Business School

Communication is critical to success in business and life."

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Body-Language Mistakes Successful People Never Make

Body-Language Mistakes Successful People Never Make | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Body language plays a crucial role in our daily lives, whether we know it or not.

From casual interactions with strangers to more formal exchanges with colleagues; we can reveal to people what we’re all about (or not about) with just a few simple gestures.

For confident and successful people, positive body language tends to be part of their make-up but for others, a bit of gentle reminding may be required.
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Tired of Useless Meetings? 9 Ways to Make Them More Effective. (Infographic)

Tired of Useless Meetings? 9 Ways to Make Them More Effective. (Infographic) | Teaching Interpersonal Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Agenda Item Number 1: Control your meetings so your meetings don't control you.
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"From holding walk-and-talks outside in the fresh air, to scheduling start times like a Swiss train conductor (we kid you not), here are nine clever ways to have more effective meetings."

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