Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course
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Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course
An online magazine by Bovee & Thill, authors of the leading textbooks in business communication and business writing, published by Pearson, featuring resources about visual communication, data visualization, including graphic design, photography, and presentations. For more information about Bovee & Thill's texts and their exclusive, superior coverage of visual communication, 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: http://sco.lt/8kgeVV.
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37+ Tips and Tools for Picture-Perfect Visual Content

37+ Tips and Tools for Picture-Perfect Visual Content | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"I’m sure I won’t blow your mind by saying that visuals are essential to creating content that will help your business stand out and draw in an audience. Not only do images help make text-centric content more readable, digestible, and memorable, but they can also be used to craft compelling messages that speak volumes without using a single word — just ask anyone who has posted a photo on Instagram or created a “Snap” to share a memorable moment with friends."


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

 

"Nearly a year ago, I compiled a collection of best-practice tips from some of the industry’s most creative and design-minded content experts, along with helpful imaging tools and examples. But, considering how rapidly visual trends come and go, we at CMI felt it was time to take another look at how to let your brand’s photos, videos, and graphics do the talking.

Of course, we wouldn’t want a retrospective on such an image-conscious topic to show visible signs of aging; we’ve freshened up the discussion with a few new tips, tricks, and takeaways." . . .

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 1, 2016 4:22 AM

Very useful resource for visual tips and tools to help you create compelling content.

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Visual Communication: Photographer Examines Our Obsession With Beauty, Airbrushing

Visual Communication: Photographer Examines Our Obsession With Beauty, Airbrushing | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

Who needs makeup when you can airbrush your photos?


That's the question photography major Anna Hill, a senior at East Carolina University, is asking with her new photo series, "Beauty Is Only Pixel Deep," self-portraits that mock the beauty industry's overuse of airbrushing applications that many magazines and other media use to retouch images.


"I taught myself Photoshop when I was 14, and ever since, my eye is trained to see exactly where models have been altered," Hill tells Yahoo Shine. . .

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Color Psychology: Research Findings

Color Psychology: Research Findings | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Colors often have different meanings in various cultures. And even in Western societies, the meanings of various colors have changed over the years.


But today in the U.S., researchers have generally found the following to be accurate. . .


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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, and Guides

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, and Guides | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when we deal with numbers and statistics. That is why we use illustrations and flowcharts for such kind of information.


It’s no wonder that today we know a method to make our life easier. It called an infographic – a visual representation of study or data.


But like anything else, it can be done right or wrong ( I’m sure you've seen poor ones). How to create a cool infographic? The secret is in a long-time brainstorming. You need a really cool idea and good design. . . .


Note: Bovee & Thill proivides thorough coverage of infographics in each of their business communication textbooks, a topic rarely covered in other texts.

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10 Steps to Designing An Amazing Infographic

10 Steps to Designing An Amazing Infographic | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Information can be useful--and even beautiful--but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics.

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Analyzing the Top 30 Infographics on Visually

Analyzing the Top 30 Infographics on Visually | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Ever wonder what makes an infographic successful? Why do some infographics accumulate more than 1 million views and others, barely 100? . . .

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The Data Style Guide: A Forum about the Impact of Visual Communication

Businesspeople are using sensual colors, shapes, movement, and magic to explore and communicate stories and themes to viewers in business documents, including business reports.


The ever-increasing amount of data available today has created the need for tools, and analysis to make faster and superior insights.


Information design reveals patterns, trends, relations, or dependencies that may have remained undiscovered.


How are innovators using these new technologies, and how will they impact your job in the future?


Is data visualization the future of communication and business? . . .

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Doodling for Dollars: Firms Push Visual Note Taking to Spark Creativity, Sharpen Focus

Doodling for Dollars: Firms Push Visual Note Taking to Spark Creativity, Sharpen Focus | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Employees in a range of businesses are being encouraged by their companies to sketch their ideas and draw diagrams to explain complicated concepts to colleagues. . .

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5 User-Friendly Tools for Building Your Online Portfolio

5 User-Friendly Tools for Building Your Online Portfolio | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Do you want to take your online presence to the next level?


Put your portfolio on one of these five great platforms. . .

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Who Made That Pie Chart?

Who Made That Pie Chart? | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Like many of his contemporaries, the design consultant Stephen Few bemoans the ubiquity of pie charts. Here, he explains his perspective: . . .

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Business Communication Textbook Recommendation

Are you seeking a business communication textbook recommendation?


This video will help guide you in your selection toward the highest quality business communication on the market.


Note: For more information about Bovee & Thill's textbooks, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.


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Bovee and Thill Video Channel

Bovee and Thill Video Channel | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Visit Bovee & Thill's Video Channel where you'll see more than 45 videos from Bovee & Thill, the authors of the world's leading textbooks in business communication and business writing.

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12 Most Foolproof Ways to Keep People Awake During Your Powerpoint Presentation

12 Most Foolproof Ways to Keep People Awake During Your Powerpoint Presentation | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

In business, those who lead are frequently called upon to make presentations to clients, employees, investors and bankers, and often these presentations are an important element of conveying a message.

 

The primary tool used almost universally, and often badly, by most presenters is PowerPoint.

 

This excellent article suggests that when executed properly PowerPoint presentations can be tremendously persuasive, and it suggests 12 ways to improve your future presentations to help you strengthen your message.


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Do Your PowerPoint Slides Pass the Glance Test?

Do Your PowerPoint Slides Pass the Glance Test? | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

An audience can't listen to your presentation and read detailed, text-heavy slides at the same time (not without missing key parts of your message, anyway). 


So make sure your slides pass what I call the glance test: People should be able to comprehend each one in about three seconds)


Think of your slides as billboards. When people drive, they only briefly take their eyes off their main focus — the road — to process billboard information. Similarly, your audience should focus intently on what you're saying, looking only briefly at your slides when you display them. .


Note: Bovee & Thill's textbooks are recognized in the field as having the best coverage of presentations and presentation tools, including PowerPoints.

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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.


Note: For more information about Bovee & Thill's textbooks, visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog.

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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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How Images Impact Us Online

How Images Impact Us Online | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it




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Bovée & Thill: Real-Time Updates

Bovée & Thill:  Real-Time Updates | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Get daily automatic updates, including videos, PowerPoints, PDFs, podcasts, and articles, chapter-by-chapter, for each of Bovee and Thill's textbooks. For adopters only.


Only Bovee & Thill provide this unique service. It is is not available for any other textbooks on the market today.

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14 Misconceptions about Charts and Graphs

14 Misconceptions about Charts and Graphs | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Many misconceptions plague the field on information visualization. This post lists some of them and tells you how to remove those misconceptions. . .

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Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog

Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog | Teaching Visual Communication 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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Tips in Designing Effective Infographics

Tips in Designing Effective Infographics | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Infographics had been famous around the web for its ability to relay information in a truly artistic manner.


This makes it a universal language for it can tell a story even with one look at the visual representations. . .

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