9780205823864

Managing Business & Professional Communication

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205823864

  • ISBN10:

    0205823866

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/29/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Business and Professional Communicationengages the reader with the most current strategies needed to effectively manage workplace communication challenges. Noted as a complete text matching the unique demands of the workplace environment to student competencies,Business and ProfessionalCommunicationsurpasses the coverage of traditional communication books by addressing the recent surveys of expected workplace competencies: exhibiting leadership; managing organizational culture; listening, interpersonal communication style differences, and conflict; dealing with difficult people; improving diversity and intercultural communication; business writing; interviewing; selling; and negotiating successfully.Business and Professional Communicationnot only prepares the reader for relevant, informative, and persuasive public presentations in the workplace, but also prepares them for managing cultural diversity, sales, customer-service, audits, briefings/reports, team-building, using social media and technology, and other communication proficiencies vital for success in the modern workplace.

Table of Contents

 

 

Preface

UNIT I            Foundations of Business and Professional Communication

 

CHAPTER       1          Introducing Business and Professional Communication 1

Communication Gaps in the Workplace

What General Communication Competencies Are Needed in Organizations?

Communication Competencies Expected in Organizations

Definition and Model of Business and Professional Communication

Assumptions About Communication: A Word on Axioms

Business and Professional Communication in Four Contexts

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       2          Managing Leadership Communication in Organizational Cultures

Organizational Culture as a Context for Communication

Features of Organizational Culture

Leadership in Organizational Cultures: Structures and Styles

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

UNIT II          Interpersonal Communication in Business and Professional Communication

 

CHAPTER       3          Managing Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace

Interpersonal Communication Principles in the Workplace

Social Equity Theory

Managing Interpersonal Communication Skills

Managing Social Networking as Interpersonal Communication

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       4          Managing Listening Communication in the Workplace

The Significant of Listening in Organizations

Concepts That Explain Listening Deficits

Avoid Communication Omission

How to Improve Listening Skills

Active Listening

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       5         Managing Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace

Defining Nonverbal Communication

Importance of Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace

Functions and Rules of Nonverbal Communication

Elements of Nonverbal Communication

Using Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       6          Managing Communication Conflict in the Workplace

Conflict in the Workplace

Communication Skills in Managing Conflict

Communication Skills in Managing Negotiation

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       7          Managing Intercultural Communication in the Workplace

Definition and Model of Intercultural Communication

Understanding Cultural Diversity

Importance of Managing Cultural Diversity

Intercultural Communication Strategies for Promoting Unity

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

Unit III            Small Groups and Teams in Business and Professional Communication

 

CHAPTER       8        Managing Group Communication and Workplace Teams

Defining Small-Group Communication

Group Outcomes

Communication Networks in Small Groups

Leadership in Teams and Small Groups

Conducting Results-Oriented Group Communication

Strategies for Conducting Large Group Meetings

Strategies for Team Building in the Workplace

Definition and Model of Teams

 

How to Facilitate High Functioning Workplace Teams

What Makes a Successful Team?

Outcomes of Successful Teams

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       9          Managing Interviews in the Workplace

Importance of Interviewing

Types of Interviews

Structuring Effective Interviews

Interview Questions

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

UNIT IV         Public Presentations in Business and Professional Communication 

 

CHAPTER       10        Managing Public Presentations in the Workplace

Importance of Making Public Presentations

Building Credibility

Building Confidence

Consulting for Audience Analysis

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       11        Managing Presentational Skills in the Workplace

Elements of Language Style

Elements of Delivery

Methods of Delivery

Presentation Technology and Communication

Ethics and Presentations

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       12        Managing Informative Presentations in the Workplace

Developing Informative Presentations

Principles for Topic Selection

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       13        Managing Persuasive Presentations in the Workplace

Persuasion Changes or Reinforces Attitudes, Values, Beliefs, and Behaviors

Beginning Theories Underlying Persuasion

Developing Persuasive Presentations

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

CHAPTER       14        Managing Customers and Client Communication and Sales

Definition and Model of Customer Service

Communicating to Enhance Customer Service

Changing the Organizational Culture to Enhance Customer Service

Managing Sales Presentations in the Workplace

Principles of Sales Communication

Strategies for Effective Sales Communication

In Perspective

Discussion Questions

Exercises

References

 

What Can You Do with a Communication Major ?

 

Appendix A:  Communication Style in the Workplace

Appendix B:  Changes in Organizational Cultures

Appendix C:  Communication Networks in the Workplace

Appendix D: Written Communication in the Workplace: Reports, Proposals, Resumes, Letters, and Email Etiquette

Appendix E:  Speech Evaluation Forms

 

Glossary

Index

Photo Credits

 

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