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25 Business Buzzwords That Irritate Colleagues

25 Business Buzzwords That Irritate Colleagues | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"We’ve all used business buzzwords. Many of them are so common that they may have even become part of our daily vocabulary. But what are they actually communicating? The problem with buzzwords is that most are overused, cliched, and unclear.

 

These words have been used (often misused) so much that they have either lost their meaning or become go-to substitutes when a company or employee has nothing of substance to say."

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17 Proofreading Techniques for Business Communication

17 Proofreading Techniques for Business Communication | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Finally. Your document is just about complete. It’s been written, reviewed, compiled and re-reviewed. With the final edits in place, it’s now ready to be proofread. This article covers our favorite 17 proofreading techniques to help you eliminate mistakes.
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25 Business Buzzwords That Irritate Colleagues

25 Business Buzzwords That Irritate Colleagues | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"We’ve all used business buzzwords. Many of them are so common that they may have even become part of our daily vocabulary. But what are they actually communicating? The problem with buzzwords is that most are overused, cliched, and unclear.

 

These words have been used (often misused) so much that they have either lost their meaning or become go-to substitutes when a company or employee has nothing of substance to say."

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Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course

Use This Chart to Find the Textbook That Perfectly Fits Your Business Communication Course | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Learn more about the leading business communication textbooks in the field.

 

Obtain a wealth of complimentary business communication classroom resources.

 

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The Next Wave of Innovation in Business Communication

The Next Wave of Innovation in Business Communication | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

The last few decades have been marked by waves of technology-driven innovation in business communication, starting with digital’s disruption of print communication, then social media giving a voice to everyone in the marketplace, followed by the way mobile is freeing communicators from their desks.

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Professor Uses Twitter, Slack, and Zoom to Reach Generation Z Students

Professor Uses Twitter, Slack, and Zoom to Reach Generation Z Students | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Defined as those born after 1997, Generation Z is growing up in a world where smartphones, social media, and content-streaming are ubiquitous. And now that the oldest Gen Zers are attending college, they're rewriting the playbook for higher education.
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127 Top Business Jargon Examples--and How to Fix Them

127 Top Business Jargon Examples--and How to Fix Them | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Skilled business writing rejects jargon. Yet, industry-specific phrases and buzzwords are very commonly used. Even the best writers can fall into the jargon trap if they’re not careful.

"Fortunately, by using the right perspective, you can be revise jargon out of your text or avoid it in the first place.

This article will highlight the perspective that is needed to easily identify confusing jargon. To start you off on your jargon hunt, we’ve also prepared our list of the top 127 jargon and gobbledygook examples in business writing."

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Your Students Learn by Doing, Not by Listening

Your Students Learn by Doing, Not by Listening | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Yet another example of why we should all be lecturing less and using active-learning strategies more in the college classroom.
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50 Americanisms That Don't Make Sense To Foreigners

50 Americanisms That Don't Make Sense To Foreigners | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
"Pocketbook! How on earth is a handbag called that? It’s not a book, nor does it fit into a pocket.”
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Nine Words and Phrases People Think Are Wrong--But Are Actually Correct

Nine Words and Phrases People Think Are Wrong--But Are Actually Correct | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Nine words and phrases people think are wrong, but are actually correct

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Do You Know the Key Topics That Are Disrupting Business Communication Course Content and Altering Lectures?

Do You Know the Key Topics That Are Disrupting Business Communication Course Content and Altering Lectures? | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

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27 Fascinating Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Differently Across the U.S.

27 Fascinating Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Differently Across the U.S. | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
A survey of more than 30,000 people, turned into a series of maps, showcase the linguistic quirks that make American English such a fascinating dialect.
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The Five Zones of Professional Etiquette

Etiquette in today’s business environment can be a confusing subject, with differing expectations and evolving norms of behavior. This video will help you make positive choices in five distinct areas:

- In the workplace
- Online
- On the phone
- In social settings
- And while using mobile devices

 A student version of this video is available.

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Communication Ethics: How to Make Good Choices When Your Choices Aren't Clear

Every business communicator encounters situations that require ethical decision making. How can you be sure that you are making the right choice whenever you face one of these challenges? By following this four-step approach, you can be more confident that you are making the best possible choices, even in the most difficult circumstances.

 

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The Only Text That Covers Intelligent Communication Technology

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Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition (Pearson)

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Thill and Bovee's Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition, (published by Pearson) is now available for your examination. In it you'll find
 
* more value than ever with new student-focused features, and
 
* double the coverage of interpersonal communication.
 
The Only Text That Covers Intelligent Communication Technology
 
A new, four-page magazine-style feature, "Empowering Communicators with Intelligent Communication Technology," shows 15 applications of artificial intelligence and smart technology. Highlight boxes take a close look at these innovations:
 
* Taskbots and virtual teammates
* Real-time voice translation
* Automated storytelling
* Augmented writing tools
* Chatbots
* Text mining
* Resume bots
* AI-assisted recruiting and interviewing
* Blind auditions
 
 
 
See how this book’s topic coverage compares to the competition.

 

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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

 Bovee and Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of digital communication, social media, and technology--including mobile communication and artificial intelligence, and were the first authors to cover these topics. They continue to be far ahead of all other texts with heir cutting-edge coverage.

 

Visit this page today to conveniently order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.


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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:35 PM

Bovee & Thill are the recognized leaders in the field of digital communication, social media, technology, including mobile communication and artificial intelligence. The first authors to cover these topics, including mobile communication, they continue to be far ahead of all other texts with their cutting-edge coverage.

 

Visit this page today to conveniently order examination copies of Bovee and Thill business communication textbooks.

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:28 PM

Bovee & Thill provide the latest information in their texts about writing a resume for the digital age. Students will learn about creating a personal brand and an e-portfolio. They'll also see examples of an infographic resume, multimedia resume, social media resume, as well as traditional resumes.

 

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Writing

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Writing | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Over the last decade or so, though, AI (Artificial Intelligence) has become increasingly sophisticated … and it’s influencing the world of writing in a number of interesting ways."

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Your Students Don't Need to Wait to Graduate to Apply Their New Communication Skills

Your students don't need to wait until graduation to start applying their new communication skills. With Excellence in Business Communication's unique Apply Your Skills Now feature, they'll learn how to use their new skills in a variety of academic and personal scenarios.

 

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Most Common Spelling Mistakes That Make You Look Less Intelligent

Most Common Spelling Mistakes That Make You Look Less Intelligent | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
There isn't a strong link between good spelling and intelligence, but that doesn't mean spelling mistakes don't matter. Proper spelling makes people perceive you as more intelligent and can increase your chances of getting a job.
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Augmented Writing, Cognitive Automation, Text Mining, and Augmented Ability Apps

Augmented writing, cognitive automation, text mining, augmented ability apps--capabilities that were once the stuff of science fiction are becoming everyday business tools. Get your students ready for with Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition.

 

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Which Business Communication Textbooks Are the Most Successful?

Who has written the most successful business communication textbooks during the past 50 years? Bovee and Thill textbooks are the most widely adopted textbooks in the field, and for many good reasons.

 

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44 Everyday Phrases You Might Not Know You’ve Been Saying Incorrectly

44 Everyday Phrases You Might Not Know You’ve Been Saying Incorrectly | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

For example: Saying it wrong: “Suppository of information.” Doing it right: “Repository of information”

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The Top Ten Words of the Year As Selected by Merriam-Webster

The Top Ten Words of the Year As Selected by Merriam-Webster | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Here are the top ten words of the year as selected by Merriam-Webster.

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Which Author Team Sets the Standard by Which Other Textbooks Are Judged?

Which Author Team Sets the Standard by Which Other Textbooks Are Judged? | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Bovée and Thill textbooks are more current and vital than ever. Because technology now plays a central role in business communication, their texts build on more than 30 years of success with extensive revisions that integrate every form of technology that students will be expected to use on the job.

 

Here are the six major reasons that Bovée and Thill textbooks continue to set the standard by which other textbooks are judged. . .

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27 Ways the Business Communication Course Can Help Your Students

27 Ways the Business Communication Course Can Help Your Students | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

In your class you’ll probably be emphasizing the long-term value of the business communication course to your students. Here’s our list of 27 ways communication skills can help students in their personal and professional lives.

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35 Confusing Things about the English Language

35 Confusing Things about the English Language | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Non-native English speakers share what stumps them ... and makes them laugh.
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