Business and Administrative Communication

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-01-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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The tenth edition of Business and Administrative Communicationis a true leader in the business communication field. It is described as flexible, specific, interesting, comprehensive, and up-to-date. Unique among business communications textbooks, it focuses on the rhetorical emphases of audience, purpose, and context to allow communicators to shape their messages more appropriately to all channels and for all purposes. Beyond covering the broad scope of topics in all forms of business communication, this text uses a student-friendly writing style and strong design elements to hold students' attention. Real-world examples and real business applications underscore the relevance and importance of the material to the business communication students' academic and career work. The tenth edition also conveys the best possible advice to students through its research base; the author's reputation as a contributor to this field of study lends an even greater element of "teachability" and relevance to this market-leading title.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Building Blocks of Effective Messages
Chapter 1: Succeeding in Business Communication
Chapter 2: Adapting Your Message to Your Audience
Chapter 3: Building Goodwill
Chapter 4: Navigating the Business Communication Environment

Part Two: The Communication Process
Chapter 5: Planning, Composing, and Revising
Chapter 6: Designing Documents
Chapter 7: Communicating across Cultures
Chapter 8: Working and Writing in Teams

Part Three: Basic Business Messages
Chapter 9: Sharing Informative and Positive Messages with Appropriate Technology
Chapter 10: Delivering Negative Messages
Chapter 11: Crafting Persuasive Messages

Part Four: The Job Hunt
Chapter 12: Building Résumés
Chapter 13: Writing Job Application Letters
Chapter 14: Interviewing, Writing Follow-Up Messages, and Succeeding in the Job

Part Five: Proposals and Reports
Chapter 15: Planning and Researching Proposals and Reports
Chapter 16: Creating Visuals and Data Displays
Chapter 17: Writing Proposals and Progress Reports
Chapter 18: Analyzing Information and Writing Reports
Chapter 19: Making Oral Presentations

Appendix A: Formatting Letters, Memos, and E-Mail Messages
Appendix B: Writing Correctly
Appendix C: Citing and Documenting Sources
Appendix D: Formatting a Scannable Resume

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