9780073377728

Business Communication : Building Critical Skills

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073377728

  • ISBN10:

    0073377724

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/10/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Summary

A unique approach to a hands-on course, written by the same author of Business and Administrative Communication, this completely new approach is devised and created with the assistance of a community college colleague. The innovative module structure allows instructors to focus on specific skills and provides greater flexibility for short courses and different teaching approaches. While grounded in solid business communication fundamentals, this paperback takes a strong workplace activity orientation which helps students connect what they learn to what they do or will do on the job.

Table of Contents

Building Blocks for Effective Messages
Business Communication, Management, and Success
Adapting Your Message to Your Audience
Communicating Across Cultures
Planning, Writing, and Revising
Designing Documents, Slides, and Screens
Creating Goodwill
You-Attitude
Positive Emphasis
Reader Benefits
Letters, Memos, and E-Mail Messages
Formats for Letters and Memos
Informative and Positive Messages
Negative Messages
Persuasive Messages
E-Mail Messages
Polishing Your Writing
Editing for Grammar and Punctuation
Choosing the Right Word
Revising Sentences and Paragraphs
Interpersonal Communication
Listening
Working and Writing in Teams
Planning, Conducting, and Recording Meetings
Making Oral Presentations
Research, Reports, and Visuals
Proposals and Progress Reports
Finding, Analyzing, and Documenting Information
Short Reports
Long Reports
Using Visuals
Job Hunting
Researching Jobs
Résumés
Job Application Letters
Job Interviews
Follow-Up Letters and Calls and Job Offers
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