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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 business presentations and related topics. For more information about Bovee & Thill's texts and their exclusive, superior coverage of business presentations and related topics, visit <http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com. For instructor examination copies, go to 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, visit http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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Powerful (PowerPoint) Presentations: Simply Stated

An effort to eliminate "death by PowerPoint." Good advice here for that guy in your organisation (not you of course) who uses PowerPoint as a crutch ... and a sedative.

 

In my own work with coaching clients, we always look for creative ways to use PowerPoint (or Keynote for Mac users) and whiteboards and flip charts.

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Ten Proven Ways to Create Better Stories and Persuade People

Ten Proven Ways to Create Better Stories and Persuade People | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Stories trump data. ;



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

Stories are a very integral part of being persuasive. You’d think that as a guy that loves research and data, I’d be averse to storytelling as a whole.

Stories trump data when it comes to persuasion because stories are easier to understand and relate to.




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The Art Of Dodging Any Question

The Art Of Dodging Any Question | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Increase your power and influence by learning to dodge questions you don't want to answer.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

There's a specific art to dodging a question.


A study by Michael Norton of Harvard Business School and Todd Rogers of ideas42 and the Analyst Institute in the Journal of Experimental Psychologysheds light on the specifics of question-dodging, and why some are more susceptible to dodges than others. . .


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10 Ways to Become A More Memorable Speaker

10 Ways to Become A More Memorable Speaker | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

In Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear Frank Luntz breaks down the ten main lessons he’s learned from years of crafting political messages; lessons we can all learn from: . . .


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Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors

Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Created by Bovee and Thill, the authors of the best-selling college textbooks in business communication for more than 25 years, and the recognized leaders in social and electronic media.
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Six Keys to Delivering A Powerful Elevator Pitch

Six Keys to Delivering A Powerful Elevator Pitch | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

When you only have a small window of opportunity to make a lasting impression, it's crucial to be prepared long before a chance encounter.

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When you only have a small window of opportunity to make a lasting impression, it's crucial to be prepared long before a chance encounter.

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33 Indispensable Keys to Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course

Are you covering the right topics for your course to be considered up to date? For example, are you giving adequate coverage to social media and electronic communication? Find out now if your course measures up.


Business communication is undergoing dramatic change. Discover the 33 keys to teaching a modern business communication course, so that your students will be prepared for today's challenging workplaces.


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Don't Skimp on Preparation Before That Big Presentation

Don't Skimp on Preparation Before That Big Presentation | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

We've all been there: While listening to a team presentation, we start to find it amusing when the team seems about as coordinated as a duck on roller skates.


Failing to rehearse together beforehand can spell disaster, especially if you focus more on the technology than the technique. . .

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Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog

Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Bovee and Thill launched a unique author blog that helps business communication instructors spend less time preparing and more time teaching.


The original articles that help instructors focus their teaching to help their students’ learning be more efficient and effective.


Articles discuss a wide variety of topics, including new topics instructors should be teaching their students, resources instructors can use in their classes (including immediately downloadable PowerPoints), solutions to common teaching challenges, and great examples and activities instructors can use in class.


A subscription is complimentary and is available by email or RSS. Sign up today on the homepage!

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Overcoming the Challenges of Intercultural Presentations

Overcoming the Challenges of Intercultural Presentations | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Even when faced with complex communication challenges, you can create and share intercultural presentations that stand out, thanks to their clarity, authority and humanity. . .


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Why Stories Sell: Transportation Leads to Persuasion

Why Stories Sell: Transportation Leads to Persuasion | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Psychological research on persuasion suggests that stories which transport people are more likely to be persuasive.

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13 Facts Every Presenter Should Know about People

13 Facts Every Presenter Should Know about People | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Presenting to a group of people can be a daunting experience. There are some basic psychological facts that you should know about how people react to presentations — including how your body language affects reception and how to increase the energy level in a room.


Behavioral scientist Dr. Susan Weinschenk gave us permission to publish the best advice from her new book . . .


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4 Public Speaking Tips You've Never Heard Before

4 Public Speaking Tips You've Never Heard Before | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Speaking in front of large groups is such a common fear that the world abounds with tips on how to master your nerves and wow an audience. From the old standby of imagining your audience naked to advice to emulate everyone from Steve Jobs to Barack Obama, there's so much advice out there that fresh tips are hard to come by. . .

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Steve Jobs: Video Compilation Showcasing His Engaging Presentation Style

Steve Jobs was regarded as a marvellous presenter, through traits such as: connect to the audience … be your authentic self … tell stories rather than facts … reveal your personal life struggles. See what you can learn from these examples.

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RANKED: The 10 Best Communicators of 2012

RANKED: The 10 Best Communicators of 2012 | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Here's what you can learn from them. ;
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

One of the things that differentiates the leaders people gravitate to, connect with, and follow is their ability to communicate.


That doesn't just mean speeches. Informal events can take as much skill as a speech in front of thousands. . .

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Six Dramatic Changes That Are Affecting Business Communication Instruction

The teaching of business communication is undergoing a transformation because of six dramatic changes that are explained in this video.


These factors shape a different workplace in the 21st century and require students to learn new and better ways to communicate.


For example, the trend away from the old communication model as a monologue, as in a typical sales letter, to the new communication model as a dialogue, such as on Facebook business page, is not a fad. It's a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. Companies are no longer in control of their messages and must adapt to a world in which customers and other stakeholders demand to participate in and influence the conversation.

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11 Ways Introverts Can Embrace Public Speaking

11 Ways Introverts Can Embrace Public Speaking | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Question: I'm inherently introverted and hate doing sales, pitches, speaking opportunities, etc, but as a founder of my company I can't avoid it.


What tips do you have for overcoming these fears? . . .


Note: To learn more about Bovee & Thill's textbooks that offer superior coverage of oral and online presentations, go to Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.

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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


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Using These Two Tactics During a Presentation Will Make You More Memorable

Using These Two Tactics During a Presentation Will Make You More Memorable | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Research shows that consistencyin tone is extremely persuasive.


People who don't get shaken up and maintain a smooth approach have a natural advantage. . .

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TED Talk from Nancy Duarte: The Secret Structure of Great Talks

TED Talk from Nancy Duarte: The Secret Structure of Great Talks | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. In this talk, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action. . .

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Overcoming the Challenges of Intercultural Presentations

Overcoming the Challenges of Intercultural Presentations | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Even when faced with complex communication challenges, you can create and share intercultural presentations that stand out, thanks to their clarity, authority, and humanity. . . .

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Are You Leaving Voice Mail Messages That Cause Problems or Lose Business?

Are You Leaving Voice Mail Messages That Cause Problems or Lose Business? | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Think about all the voice mail messages you receive from people who mumble or speak too quickly or never get to the point. . .

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Podcasting for Business: What You Need to Know

Podcasting for Business: What You Need to Know | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

.In this video I interview Cliff Ravenscraft, podcast producer and founder of Podcast Answer Man.


Cliff explains why businesses need to consider getting into podcasting and the opportunities podcasting offers. He tells you how to share your expertise on podcasts to bring in more business. . .

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Business Communication Headline News

Business Communication Headline News | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Published by Bovee and Thill, get late-breaking headlines about hot topics, important trends, and new technologies.


Business Communication Headline News uses the newest Internet technologies to deliver late-breaking news in headlines with concise summaries. You can scan incoming items in a matter of seconds, then click through to read the full articles that interest you.


More than 75 subject categories constituting the largest archive on the web of business communication material. Many posts consist of videos, PowerPoints, podcasts, or PDFs.


For adopters only.


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PowerPoint Blog: Five Ways to Avoid Irritating Your Audience

PowerPoint Blog: Five Ways to Avoid Irritating Your Audience | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

When I'm in the audience watching someone give a presentation, here are 5 things that I want, things that will leave a favorable impression on me, things that won't annoy me. It crossed my mind that they might not be so subjective after all, so I thought I'd share them with you.

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