Teaching Business Communication is packed with a wealth of new ideas you can use to add value to your course and make it more instructive.

Want to Speak from the Heart? Answer This Question First

"'Why you?' is the single most powerful question you can ask yourself when you’re preparing to give a professional speech or presentation. It’s where you put aside the day-to-day details of your job and the internal politics of your organization and zoom in on the sense of purpose that guides all your actions."

Read the full article by Allison Shapiro (photo, left) . . .

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What’s Your Story? 6 Tips for Telling Great Stories

"Once upon a time… "

"When you hear those words  you're transported back to childhood when you loved hearing a story. That love of stories never left us as adults. What left us was the practice of telling stories. As we developed our logical brain and entered the workplace, we valued facts and information. We learned to speak in soundbites, write bullet points, and get to the point.

"So why are stories so powerful? Because they talk directly to the heart. Here are tips to tell your story and move from speaking to the mind to capturing the heart."

Read the full article by Diane DiResta (photo, left) . . .