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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Video: Why Infographics Matter

Video: Why Infographics Matter | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

This video, the Value of Data Visualization, makes a compelling case for how infographics exploit visual clues like color, size, and graphic orientation to help us understand complex stories. Naturally, they use infographics to do it. . .

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Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources

Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

I love a good infographic! After all, knowledge is power and the visualization of data makes absorbing information all the easier.


Well-designed infographics have a way of pulling me into a subject I’d normally never care to know about. . .

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14 Online Presentation Tools

14 Online Presentation Tools | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

There may be times when you need to present ideas to clients or co-workers and could benefit from one of the many resources for creating online presentations. In this post we'll introduce 14 different presentation tools to get the job done. . .


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Six Reasons to Visualize Data in the Age of Distraction

Six Reasons to Visualize Data in the Age of Distraction | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

If you aren’t prepared for the visual content revolution, you may be left in the dust. Not convinced?


Let's take a look at exactly how visual content is positively contributing to marketing strategies -- it may just give you the push you need if you haven't yet hopped on the visual content bandwagon, or are trying to get the resources to do so! . . .

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The Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint

The Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Who doesn't love an infographic? They're pretty. They're educational. They're shareable. And they've played a powerful role in the visual content revolution we've seen take hold recently.


So what's the limiting factor stopping many people from jumping on board the infographic bandwagon? Design. More specifically, how on earth do you create a flipping infographic?


With PowerPoint! . .

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See Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication

See Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it



See all eight of Bovee & Thill's Online Magazines for Business Communication.




Business Communication 2.0: Social Media and Electronic Communication

http://www.scoop.it/t/business-communication-2-0-social-media-and-electronic-communication


Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course

http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-a-modern-business-communication-course


Teaching Business Communication and Employment

http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-business-communication-and-employment


Teaching Visual Communication

http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-visual-communication


Teaching Business and Interpersonal Communication

http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-business-and-interpersonal-communication\


Teaching Business Communication and Workplace Issues

http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-business-communication-and-workplace-issues


Teaching Oral Communication in a Business Communicaction Course

http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-oral-communication-in-a-business-communication-course


Exclusive Teaching Resources for Business Communication Instructors
http://www.scoop.it/t/teaching-oral-communication-in-a-business-communication-course


Visit Bovee & Thill's Business Communication Blog at http://boveeandthillbusinesscommunicationblog.com


Visit Bovee & Thill's YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/BoveeandThill.


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Are Your Infographics a Rubber Band Ball of Confusion?

Are Your Infographics a Rubber Band Ball of Confusion? | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

It seems infographics are everywhere.


Do you know what they are? Do you think they’re cool--or a rubber band ball of confusion?


Effective infographics keep it simple – and you know how we love simple. If you still don’t know what one looks like, here is a site devoted to it. . .

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10 Traits of Amazingly Awesome Infographics

10 Traits of Amazingly Awesome Infographics | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Honestly, who doesn't love infographics? They're informative, visually stimulating, and they allow you to easily digest a ton of information quickly.

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Paris Airport Testing Holographic Staffers

Paris Airport Testing Holographic Staffers | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Being told your plane is about to board could get a lot more pleasant, if other airports around the world follow France's lead. Paris's Orly airport is testing virtual boarding agents using what officials there are calling "2-D holograms." Paris-Orly has been testing the virtual displays out for about a month now, and, as you can see in a video, they definitely draw a lot of attention. . .


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7 Creative Ways Your Brand Can Use Pinterest--A Virtual Pin Board

7 Creative Ways Your Brand Can Use Pinterest--A Virtual Pin Board | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Looking for a way to spark interest and engage with customers? Pinterest may be your solution. With a bit of creativity and research, you’re bound to find a way to use the new platform. Here are a few ways some business communicators, companies, and brands can use Pinterest.

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Avoiding "Death by PowerPoint" with Free-Form Slide Designs

Avoiding "Death by PowerPoint" with Free-Form Slide Designs | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Anyone who has suffered through a barrage of bullet points in a tedious presentation is likely to welcome the more creative style of slide design advocated by presentation specialists such as Nancy Duarte and Garr Reynolds.


Structured versus Free-Form

The PowerPoint slides you can download shows the difference between conventional, bullet point-intensive designs (which we refer to as structured slides) and the new, more visually oriented designs (which we refer to in our texts as free-form slides).

The two structured slides (Slides 1 and 2) follow the same format throughout the presentation. In fact, they’re based directly on the templates built into PowerPoint, which tend to feature lots and lots of bullet points.

In contrast, the two free-form slides (Slides 3 and 4) don’t follow a rigid structure. Of course, free-form designs should not change randomly from one slide to the next. They should still be unified by design elements such as . . .

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A Code of Ethics for Data Visualization

A Code of Ethics for Data Visualization | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Data Visualization is a relatively new field and as such, it has a lot of maturing to do. And part of that process is determining what is acceptable practice. . .

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A Case Study in How Infographics Can Bend the Truth

A Case Study in How Infographics Can Bend the Truth | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

We’ve made the point time and time again that charts and graphs, though they feel official and true, can lie. Rarely do you get to see that at work, but the good folks at Hyperakt have sent us a prime case study in infographic deception.

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17 Eye-Opening Examples of Content Visualization

17 Eye-Opening Examples of Content Visualization | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Visualized content is popping up all over the web lately, and it's no surprise. Visual content is pleasing to the eye, stimulating, entertaining, and much more interesting than plain old text.


Haven't you noticed how much more frequently infographics seem to be making their way onto blogs and websites lately?


There's a very reasonable explanation: people love visual content. . .

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Visual Communication: Why You Should Never Trust the Photos Hotels Post Online

Visual Communication: Why You Should Never Trust the Photos Hotels Post Online | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

When it comes to picking a hotel, what you see online is not necessarily what you get when you check in. Travel deals website Oyster has caught hotels from Costa Rica to California doctoring their website photos to appeal to potential guests.


They've been kind enough to share their collection of "photo fakeouts," which serve as a kind of cautionary tale for anyone planning a vacation and relying solely on hotel websites.


Some of these photo "upgrades" are so egregious, you'll think you are looking at pictures of two completely different properties. . .

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The 22 Most Creative Business Cards We've Ever Seen

The 22 Most Creative Business Cards We've Ever Seen | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

When you hand someone your businesscard, you're giving them a small, but important introduction to who you are.


Much like resumes and cover letters, a business card can easily get lost in the piles of other cards your prospective employers or clients are receiving on a daily basis. So you want to make yours stand-out.


We combed through some of the most creative business cards out there and spoke to several of the owners and designers. . .


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25 Examples of Creative Graphic Design Resumes

25 Examples of Creative Graphic Design Resumes | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

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A unique resume is important for many reasons. Not only it does it resemble your personality, but it also speaks toyour capability and creativity.


Putting more effort and thoughts into creating an impressive resume is definitely worthwhile, as it is usually the first thing any employer sees before flipping through your entire portfolio. We are here to help you gain inspiration for this challenging task. So dust off your resume and give it a face-lift!


NOTE: For more creative resumes, as well as traditional resumes, take a look at Bovee & Thill's business communication textbooks.

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The Psychology of Color

The Psychology of Color | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

This infographic from CertaPro Painters of Louisville shows how color evokes emotion and triggers your senses.

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The Most Powerful Colors on the Web

The Most Powerful Colors on the Web | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
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Typographics

Typographics | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Typographics is a short lesson about typography illustrated in the visual language of infographics.


The objective was to use type as the main aesthetic and design element to create awareness about the evolution and main characteristics of typography.

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The World's Coolest Offices

The World's Coolest Offices | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Inc.com and Architizer present The World's Coolest Offices, a look at how companies are looking beyond cubicles and embracing modern architecture and office . . .

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When a Workspace Facilitates Communication

When a Workspace Facilitates Communication | Teaching Visual Communication in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

I visited the Palo Alto Skype office in June. I wasn’t aware of the uniqueness they created over there, but a friend of mine from Google, suggested . . .

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