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Business Communication Essentials, 6th Ed.
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The 19 Worst Mistakes Interns Make

October 20, 2014

ID-10091588Jacquelyn Smith has some advice for interns.

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Why We Smile and How to Spot a Fake One

October 20, 2014

leslie-baehrLeslie Baehr (photo, left) writes on the topic at

Author bio – Ms. Baehr "is a recent alumna from MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing. She writes for Business Insider's Science section." Her website is

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17 Easy Habits to Start Today That Will Help You 5 Years from Now

October 20, 2014

drake-baerDrake Baer asks, "What can we do today to help out our future selves in 2019?" Take a look at his answers.

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How to Speak So People Want to Listen

October 17, 2014

julian-treasure-3"Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful."

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Culture Shock: How to Speak Business Anywhere

October 17, 2014

gayle-cotton"When [Gayle] Cotton (photo, left) began her career working at the United Nations in Geneva in the early-90s, she answered a routine phone call with a polite, 'Hello, how are you?'"

"Surprisingly, the person on the other end of the call was annoyed.

"'He answered, ‘That’s none of your business. Now what I want to talk about is…’,” recalled Cotton, now president of Circles Of Excellence Inc., which offers training and coaching programs to global clients from its offices in the US and Europe.

"It was nothing personal; the caller, a Swiss German, wanted to get down to business, and the personal was irrelevant. She began answering her phone using just her last name — emulating her colleagues in Geneva."

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What to Do If You Forget Someone’s Name Immediately After Meeting Them

October 17, 2014

maggie-zhang"We've all been in those situations where we've forgotten someone's name. It's even worse when it happens immediately after meeting them," says Maggie Zhang (photo, left).

"How do we deal with it without being awkward? Here's some helpful advice, gleaned from personal experience, online message boards, and advice columns: . . ."

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The 25 Most Essential Public Speaking Tips

October 16, 2014

brad-phillips"I’ve written hundreds of posts since beginning this blog. Many of the posts containing the most critical public speaking tips have gotten buried, so I wanted to post them all in one easy-to-find place."

"So, with no further introduction, here are the 25 links I consider to be the most important for public speakers everywhere. I hope you find them useful!"

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10 Stupid Things Bosses Say When They Fire People

October 16, 2014

getting-firedJeff Haden has his opinion and his list.

Image credit – original article at LinkedIn

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How Communication Will Evolve Through Digital Touch

October 16, 2014

ben-bajarinBen Bajarin (photo, left) covers the topic at

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Asking This Question Could Seriously Damage a Person’s Job Search

October 15, 2014

emmie-martinAccording to Emmie Martin (photo, left), "When searching for a new job, it's smart to reach out to anyone in your network who might be able to help: former managers, career coaches, old colleagues."

"However, you make yourself look stupid — and potentially ruin all chances of getting your network to help — if you ask, "Do you know of any job openings?"

"Worse even, is if you follow it up with, 'I'm willing to do anything!'"

Author bio – "Emmie [Martin] writes for the strategy and careers verticals at Business Insider. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in magazine journalism. She is from Houston, Texas, and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y."

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