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A Message from Court Bovee and John Thill

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We hope the new year and your current term are off to a successful start. Once again, we would like to salute your efforts in helping students get ready for the communication challenges and scenarios they will face on the job.

With every new edition of the three titles in the Bovée-Thill business communication series, we look for opportunities to add topics and features to help you in this important effort—and to make the course as satisfying, entertaining, and successful as possible.

Following on the recent launch of the Fifteenth Edition of our flagship text, Business Communication Today, this feels like a great time to highlight some of the advances in our texts that help students get ready for the practices and expectations of today’s digital workplace.

Continuing our record of introducing major technological breakthroughs to the business communication course, our newest editions explore the exciting—and occasionally daunting—changes being brought about by artificial intelligence.

We refer to these innovations as intelligent communication technology, and we explore a variety of systems that students are likely to encounter during their job searches and potentially use on the job. These include augmented writing, real-time translation, virtual teammates, smart listening systems, résumé bots, and AI-assisted interviewing. We’re fascinated by the impact these technologies are beginning to have, and we think you and your students will be too.

On the subject of technology, today’s students have plenty of experience with digital, social, and visual media, but as you know not all that experience translates well to the business world. Our texts show students how to apply what they already know about media usage—and which habits they need to develop or change to succeed as professionals. For instance, our highlight box on developing professional-grade email skills points out five choices that writers need to make to graduate from social email to “business class.”

 

Speaking of the ever-evolving digital workplace, our latest editions keep up with changing business practices and contemporary employer expectations to make sure students enter the workforce primed and ready. A good example of shifting and sometimes confusing standards is the vexing question of whether to use emojis. They are widely used (and often for good reason) but not universally accepted or universally appropriate, so we offer students in-depth advice on why and when they should consider using them.

 

In addition to covering emerging topics, we continue to add features to help you and your students. (These new features are available in Excellence in Business Communication 13e and Business Communication Today 15e.)

  • Build Your Career activities guide students through creating their employment-communication packages chapter-by-chapter throughout the course so they’re ready to apply for jobs by the end of the term.

  • Apply Your Skills Now highlight boxes help students apply communication skills they are learning in this course in their other classes and in their personal lives.

  • Five-Minute Guides serve as handy reminders of the steps needed to accomplish a variety of fundamental communication tasks, from writing business email to planning reports and presentations.

Here's a video preview of our texts. If you haven't already done so, we invite you to order review copies. Or click here to get in-depth information on all three titles or to catch up on the latest posts from our blog.

 

We wish you and your students a positive learning experience this year!

All the best,

 

Court Bovee
John Thill

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How Coronavirus Has Transformed the Way We Communicate

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Our relationship with voice and video chat is changing in the Covid-19 era. How should those who dislike phone and video chat handle the influx of calls?
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Bad News for Business Communication Instructors

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Learn how you may soon be receiving bad news about the declining relevancy of your business communication course.

 

Order examination copies of Bovee and Thill's business communication textbooks.

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Three Textbook Choices to Match the Diverse Needs of Today’s Business Communication Courses

Three Textbook Choices to Match the Diverse Needs of Today’s Business Communication Courses | 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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20 Lazy Word Choices Even Native English Speakers Often Make (Infographic)

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Do you know what distinguishes a so-so writer from a great one? Careful use of words, especially knowing when and when not to use a certain word. Even native speakers of English feel overwhelmed by this sometimes. Discover 20 cases of poor word choice, in this infographic.
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Keeping Students on the Leading Edge with Intelligent Communication Technology

Keeping Students on the Leading Edge with Intelligent Communication Technology | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Bovee and Thill's Business Communication Today, 15th Edition, Thill and Bovee's Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition, (published by Pearson) are both now available for your examination. In it you'll find that they keep students on the leading edge of 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
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Google Releases Each State's Most Commonly Misspelled Word

Google Releases Each State's Most Commonly Misspelled Word | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Analysts evaluated Google searches that began with 'how to spell' to identify the most commonly searched for word in each state. Google deemed each state's most searched-for term its 'most misspelled word' and branded each state on the map with the terms.

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"I've Tried Several Textbooks, and the Experience Revealed the Authors' Biggest Mistake."

"I've Tried Several Textbooks, and the Experience Revealed the Authors' Biggest Mistake." | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

The biggest mistake was insufficient revisions--a lack of focus on digital, social, mobile, artificial intelligence, and intelligence technology.

 

But there is one exception: Bovee and Thill provide full coverage of these topics in their texts.

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A Message from Court Bovee and John Thill

A Message from Court Bovee and John Thill | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

We hope the new year and your current term are off to a successful start. Once again, we would like to salute your efforts in helping students get ready for the communication challenges and scenarios they will face on the job.

With every new edition of the three titles in the Bovée-Thill business communication series, we look for opportunities to add topics and features to help you in this important effort—and to make the course as satisfying, entertaining, and successful as possible.

Following on the recent launch of the Fifteenth Edition of our flagship text, Business Communication Today, this feels like a great time to highlight some of the advances in our texts that help students get ready for the practices and expectations of today’s digital workplace.

Continuing our record of introducing major technological breakthroughs to the business communication course, our newest editions explore the exciting—and occasionally daunting—changes being brought about by artificial intelligence.

We refer to these innovations as intelligent communication technology, and we explore a variety of systems that students are likely to encounter during their job searches and potentially use on the job. These include augmented writing, real-time translation, virtual teammates, smart listening systems, résumé bots, and AI-assisted interviewing. We’re fascinated by the impact these technologies are beginning to have, and we think you and your students will be too.

On the subject of technology, today’s students have plenty of experience with digital, social, and visual media, but as you know not all that experience translates well to the business world. Our texts show students how to apply what they already know about media usage—and which habits they need to develop or change to succeed as professionals. For instance, our highlight box on developing professional-grade email skills points out five choices that writers need to make to graduate from social email to “business class.”

 

Speaking of the ever-evolving digital workplace, our latest editions keep up with changing business practices and contemporary employer expectations to make sure students enter the workforce primed and ready. A good example of shifting and sometimes confusing standards is the vexing question of whether to use emojis. They are widely used (and often for good reason) but not universally accepted or universally appropriate, so we offer students in-depth advice on why and when they should consider using them.

 

In addition to covering emerging topics, we continue to add features to help you and your students. (These new features are available in Excellence in Business Communication 13e and Business Communication Today 15e.)

  • Build Your Career activities guide students through creating their employment-communication packages chapter-by-chapter throughout the course so they’re ready to apply for jobs by the end of the term.

  • Apply Your Skills Now highlight boxes help students apply communication skills they are learning in this course in their other classes and in their personal lives.

  • Five-Minute Guides serve as handy reminders of the steps needed to accomplish a variety of fundamental communication tasks, from writing business email to planning reports and presentations.

Here's a video preview of our texts. If you haven't already done so, we invite you to order review copies. Or click here to get in-depth information on all three titles or to catch up on the latest posts from our blog.

 

We wish you and your students a positive learning experience this year!

All the best,

 

Court Bovee
John Thill

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17 Pretentious Words & What to Use Instead (Infographic)

17 Pretentious Words & What to Use Instead (Infographic) | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Unlike fancy clothes, pretentious talk is likely to alienate people, not earn their admiration. This infographic tells you what not to say if you want to make a good impression. What words and phrases do you dread hearing?

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5 Bad Writing Habits You Can Break Today (Infographic)

5 Bad Writing Habits You Can Break Today (Infographic) | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Do your students know what a verbose colloquialism is? Take a look at this infographic to find out more about weak words and adjectives, filler words, nominalization, and other bad writing habits.

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Encouraging Students to Apply Their Skills Now: Think Now, Write Later

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When students get a new assignment, they can be tempted to either dive in immediately so they don’t get into a schedule crunch later or put it off until the last minute—when they will definitely be in a schedule crunch. Not surprisingly, the do-it-later approach isn’t always a successful way to work.

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Teach Your Students the 21 Business Etiquette Rules They Should Never Break

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"Following these 21 universal business etiquette rules will stop people from making embarrassing mistakes at their workplace."

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INFOGRAPHIC: Current Trends in Business Communication

INFOGRAPHIC: Current Trends in Business Communication | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Effective communication is absolutely critical in order for any business to succeed, and in order to do so, it needs to keep on top of the ever-changing trends in the field."

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Teach Your Students What to Do When Colleagues Don’t Read Anything They Write. Here Are 8 Ways to Change That.

Teach Your Students What to Do When Colleagues Don’t Read Anything They Write. Here Are 8 Ways to Change That. | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Long emails and dense, difficult to decipher memos mean modern office communication goes ignored more often than it’s understood.
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Order Examination Copies of Bovee and Thill Business Communication Textbooks

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 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 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.

 

Watch this video:  Business Communication Textbooks--Selecting the Right Text for Your Business Communication Course.

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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.

 

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

 

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The 5 Hottest Communications Trends for 2020

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"For corporate communications professionals this is a good opportunity to look at what’s happening across the industry to determine what could be adopted – or removed – from your communications repertoire next year in order to communicate with your external and internal stakeholders efficiently and effectively.

 

"Here are some of the top corporate communications best practices you can incorporate in your workplace in 2020:"

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33 Commonly Misunderstood Words & Phrases (Infographic)

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People misunderstand words and phrases all the time. This may be because of poor hearing or comprehension. Speaking informally can also cause a person to misunderstand and misuse words. This infographic will throw some light on how to avoid 33 of the most commonly misused words and expressions.

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The Most Important Rules for Using Commas Without Looking Dumb

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Even the slickest grammarian struggles with proper comma use, so we compiled a list of the places in a sentence you'll need one.".

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50 Americanisms That Don't Make Sense To Foreigners

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"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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This Map Shows How the U.S. Really Has 11 Separate "Nations" with Entirely Different Cultures

This Map Shows How the U.S. Really Has 11 Separate "Nations" with Entirely Different Cultures | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"America may be divided into 50 states, but many areas are culturally similar. 

 

"In his book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the U.S."

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10 Key Trends for Personal Brands That You Should Be Teaching

10 Key Trends for Personal Brands That You Should Be Teaching | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Personal branding involves building an active reputation, personality, image, behavior, and skills. Personal branding is strategic and involves a clear thoughtout process to help build your brand.

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Encouraging Students to Apply Their Skills Now: Preparing for Difficult Conversations

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No one welcomes the prospect of a difficult conversation, whether it’s with a professor, a parent, a spouse, a teammate, or anyone else. Remind students that while they may not be able to change the information that needs to be shared, they can take steps to make the conversation itself less upsetting—and to keep emotions from spiraling out of control.

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Business Communication Today, 15th Edition, Includes More Than 70 Topics Not Found in Competing Textbooks

Business Communication Today, 15th Edition, Includes More Than 70 Topics Not Found in Competing Textbooks | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

See this chart comparing Business Communication Today, 15th Edition, to eight competing textbook. Order an examination copy today!

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One-of-a-Kind Business Communication Pictorial Gallery Consisting of More Than 1,530 Images

One-of-a-Kind Business Communication Pictorial Gallery Consisting of More Than 1,530 Images | Teaching a Modern Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Enjoy these images of articles, videos, infographics, and more on this pictorial gallery of business communication.

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10 Simple Ways for Your Students to Improve How They Communicate Online

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"Online communication is critical to success in nearly every field in the 21st century. The landscape of communication has changed and we need to adapt accordingly. Here are 10 tips that will make your students a more effective communicator online."

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