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Business Communication Essentials, 6th Ed.
 
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Hear What People Are Really Saying

September 29, 2014

mind-tools-logo"The way to become a better listener is to practice "active listening." This is where you make a conscious effort to hear not only the words that another person is saying but, more importantly, try to understand the complete message being sent. . . ."


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Google HR Boss Says 58% of Résumés Get Trashed Because of One Spelling Mistake

September 29, 2014

Laszlo-BockDrake Baer, writer at BusinessInsider.com, provides the details.

Photo – Laszlo Bock, Google HR Boss


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How to Write a Thank-You Note That Gets the Job

September 26, 2014

emmie-martinAccording to Emmie Martin, "In today's job market, sending a post-interview thank-you note can be the difference between landing the job and being completely overlooked. Yet, over half of job seekers never send one, according to Wendy Enelow, founder and president of Career Thought Leaders."

"'It's not elective, it's mandatory," Enelow says. "It instantly gives you a competitive distinction to everyone else they're interviewing.''' 

Author bio – Emmie Martin (photo, left) is a writer for BusinessInsider.com in the strategy and careers verticals division.


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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Instructor

September 26, 2014

snippet-characteristics-of-a-digitally-competent-instructorTake a look at this infographic we found at GlobalDigitalCitizen.org.


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7 Public Speaking Tips from a Toastmasters Pro

September 26, 2014

joshua-rinaldi"Just two and a half years ago, Joshua Rinaldi (photo, left) would shake while giving a speech," writes Richard Feloni. "Today he's the president of New York Toastmasters, the New York City chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization of 14,350 speaking clubs across 122 countries."

"How did Rinaldi transform from someone who could barely stand in front of people to a public speaking teacher in such a quick time? Practice, he says, noting that this short learning curve isn't uncommon."


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Misspelling of the Year 2013

September 25, 2014

furlough"To explore the psyche of a people, do not look at what they do – look at what they do wrong. Today, we introduce the Misspelling of the Year. A word that was looked up significantly more this year than the year before. A word with lots of different misspellings. A word in the news. The word: furlough."

Image – Jan Shawkey


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The Science of Storytelling

September 25, 2014

snippet-science-of-storytellingTake a look at this infographic at elearninginfographics.com.


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Writing Effective Emails – Getting People to Read and Act

September 25, 2014

mind-tools-logo"This article looks at strategies you can use to ensure that your use of email is clear, effective, and successful."


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What’s Your Body Language Saying?

September 24, 2014

laura-katenLaura Katen advises us to think about our body language as much as what we are going to say.

Author bio – Ms. Katen is President of Katen Consulting, a women-owned NY-based professional development training company.


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These Are the Biggest Mistakes Recent Graduates Make When Applying for Jobs

September 24, 2014

kathryn-tuggle"Recent college graduates looking for work already face tough competition, even with a stellar resume and interview skills," writes Kathryn Tuggle (photo, left). "The unemployment rate for young grads stands at 8.5%, and underemployment is 16.8%, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Unfortunately, only 11% of business leaders agree strongly that recent college grads are equipped with the skills and competencies necessary for workplace success, per a survey by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation."

"So, what are the biggest errors grads make as they look to land their dream job? Experts weigh in on five: . . ."

Author bio – Ms. Tuggle is "a New York-based editor and writer who adores saving, investing and thrift store shopping. After getting her start covering small business at Inc. Magazine, Kathryn immersed herself in workplace culture and design while writing for Fast Company. In 2007, Kathryn joined the Fox Business Network before its inception and learned her way around the NYSE and Nasdaq. Obsessed with all things social media and personal finance, you can find Kathryn tweeting her latest adventures at @KathrynTuggle."


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