Loose-Leaf Business Communication: Building Critical Skills

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2010-10-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Overview: Business Communication: Building Critical Skillsprovides a unique approach to a hands-on course, devised and created in its previous editions by Kitty Locker, with the assistance of a community college colleague, Stephen Kaczmarek. 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 text takes a strong workplace activity orientation which helps students build the writing, speaking, and listening skills that are crucial for success in the 21st-century workplace.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Building Blocks for Effective Messages

1. Business Communication, Management, and Success

2. Adapting Your Message to Your Audience

3. Communicating Across Cultures

4. Planning, Writing, and Revising

5. Designing Documents, Slides, and Screens

Unit 2 Creating Goodwill

6. You-Attitude

7. Positive Emphasis

8. Reader Benefits

Unit 3 Letters, Memos, and E-Mail Messages

9. Formats for Letters and Memos

10. Informative and Positive Messages

11. Negative Messages

12. Persuasive Messages

13. E-Mail Messages

Unit 4 Polishing Your Writing

14. Editing for Grammar and Punctuation

15. Choosing the Right Word

16. Revising Sentences and Paragraphs

Unit 5 Interpersonal Communication

17. Listening

18. Working and Writing in Teams

19. Planning, Conducting, and Recording Meetings

20. Making Oral Presentations

Unit 6 Research, Reports, and Visuals

21. Proposals and Progress Reports

22. Finding, Analyzing, and Documenting Information

23. Short Reports

24. Long Reports

25. Using Visuals

Unit 7 Job Hunting

26. Researching Jobs

27. Résumés

28. Job Application Letters

29. Job Interviews

30. Follow-Up Letters and Calls and Job Offers

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