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Unlike all other texts in the field, only Bovée and Thill cover mobile business communication, beginning with their 2015 editions. They also provide the full range of digital communication and social media that students will need to know to meet employer expectations.

Business Communication Today, 12th Ed.
 
Excellence in Business Communication, 11th Ed.
 
Business Communication Essentials, 6th Ed.
 
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A Harvard Psychologist Shares 6 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

November 19, 2014

steven-pinkerEric Barker speaks to Steven Pinker (photo, left) on the subject.


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Top 10 Reasons to Stop Writing Top-10 Posts

November 19, 2014

shanna-mallonShanna Mallon (photo, left) uses a play on words to make her point.


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The Best and Worst Times to Post, Pin & Tweet

November 18, 2014

Corey-EridonCorey Eridon (photo, left) examines the data on the topic and provides the introduction to the infographic.


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7 Ways to Get People to Like and Respect You

November 18, 2014

jacqueline-whitmore"There are some simple, yet often forgotten, business principles that can build a positive professional reputation and keep your credibility intact," reports Jacqueline Whitmore of Entrepreneur.com. "Here are seven ways to convey that you are poised, polished, and ready to conduct business with the highest standards of professionalism."


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Best Time for a Job Hunt

November 18, 2014

Tony-Beshara-Ph.D"As a seasoned job placement expert, one question I hear the most is, “What is the best time of year to look for a job?” Some people believe Christmas and New Year’s are bad times, especially when they fall in the middle of the week. Others say to avoid looking for work during the summer months because most decision-makers are on vacation.

"My answer is this: . . ."

Author bio – Tony Beshara (photo, left) is the owner and president of Babich and Associates. They are the oldest placement and recruiting service in Texas. 


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5 Habits of Truly Amazing Communicators

November 17, 2014

Lea-McLeod"As I reflect on all the conversations I have, I realize that most of the time, we’re not talking about complex ideas. It’s really the basics about workplace communication that seem to trip most people up," says Lea McLeod (photo, left) in an article at TheMuse.com.

"So, since we could all use a good reminder, here are the top five things I help my clients with when it comes to communication. Identify the ones that you need to work on, and start moving them into your conversation skill set today."


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Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Sources

November 17, 2014

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"One of my favourite sources for information and guidelines regarding referencing and citation styles is the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). I have heard several professors (in the humanities, at least) recommend it to graduate students. But there are also several other resources student researchers and academics can draw on to hone in their research writing skills. This page from Plagiarism.org features a plethora of excellent materials and citation sources that are all available online or in the form of PDF documents, free to download and use."


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10 Business Etiquette Rules You Didn’t Know You Need to Master

November 17, 2014

ilya-pozinAccording to Ilya Pozin, "If you’re ignoring proper business etiquette, you’re doing so at your own peril. With more employers hiring based on company culture fit and communication skills, you can’t really afford to display ill manners. Whether you’re trying to nab a great job or finally nail that promotion, your manners matter much more than you might think."

"Here are 10 business etiquette rules you might not have ever considered which can help you climb higher on your career ladder without stepping on any toes: . . ."

Author bio – "Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Pluto.TV, Open Me, and Ciplex. He is a columnist for Forbes, Inc., LinkedIn and TheNextWeb."


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The Time-Saving Guide to Microsoft Word Shortcuts

November 14, 2014

microsoft-word-iconView the guide at Edudemic.com.


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Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

November 14, 2014

ID-10091531Eric Barker asks, "What schedule do the pros use? What system does science say allows us to be most productive?"

"What’s key is feeling in control and making sure your energy levels are matched to the importance of the task at hand.

"Let’s assemble the expert ideas and research we’ve covered into a more cohesive schedule you can apply to your day."

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