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.

Slack Changing Workplace Communication

Slack is rapidly taking over as the leading platform for office and team communication. Here’s how you can optimize it for your business.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Writing This Year

"New Year’s resolutions aren’t always easy to keep. When you try to change a personal habit, it can be hard to stay motivated. But what if instead, you resolved to make yourself a better student or employee by improving your writing skills? It’s a positive goal, and you can achieve it without drastic changes to your daily life. To get started on this resolution, try out these four tips."

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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."

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Business Communication Textbooks: Finding the Right Fit for Your Course

As the only business communication series with three distinct textbooks, the Bovée-Thill series offers you more choices for a better fit with your unique needs—whether you focus on writing fundamentals, interpersonal communication, or contemporary media skills.

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Improve Your Students’ Knowledge of Interpersonal Communication

"Conversational skills, active listening, negotiation, conflict resolution, nonverbal communication, collaboration, and productive meetings—prepare students for the demands of workplace communication with Excellence in Business Communication's expanded coverage of interpersonal communication."

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How to Be an Amazing Listener

"Good listeners attract people like an ice cream truck attracts kids. Why? Good listeners offer goodies even better than fudgesicles (if that’s even possible): validation, affirmation, and trust. In addition, skilled listening is one-half of good communication, which is the foundation of any healthy relationship," writes Ellen Hendriksen, PhD (photo, left).

"But being a good listener goes way beyond just not interrupting or nodding your head until it’s your turn to talk. Here are 5 ways to make your conversation partner feel like you’re fully tuned in to their personal radio station."

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7 Typical Writing Mistakes

"When your job entails putting words together at a breakneck pace, the odds are good that your devious fingers will try to put one over on your brilliant mind. Guest author Shanna Mallon details the seven worst writing mistakes you're probably making right now!"

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Teach Your Business Communication Students about Intelligent Communication Technologies

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Intelligent communication technologies are sweeping through business, but only one text explains how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing business communication. Get ready for the future with Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition.

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Your Students Don’t Need to Wait to Graduate to Apply Their New Communication Skills

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Your students don't need to wait until graduation to start applying their new communication skills. With Excellence in Business Communication's unique Apply Your Skills Now feature, they'll learn how to use their new skills in a variety of academic and personal scenarios.

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6 Unexpected Reasons Employees Quit, Even When You Thought They Were Happy

"Learn to spot these subtle signs to avoid the heartaches and headaches of sudden employee exits."

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