Methods of Teaching Business Communication provides unique insights into how to teach your business communication or business writing course more easily and successfully.

Build Working Relationships with College Professors

"At the end of this article, you can download a step by step guide to establishing effective working relationships with college professors. This ebook provides you with some interesting and important materials on how to utilize office hours, how to write emails to professors and also what to avoid while communicating with college professors. . . ."

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Use These 5 Sales Techniques to Overcome Your Fear of Rejection

"Make no mistake: Rejection is incredibly painful. In fact, a 2011 study shows that social rejection can mimic physical pain. Here’s what that means for you: Whether you want to ask for a raise, court a new client, or convince another business to partner with you, you must learn how to anticipate this pain without letting it derail your efforts. You must learn to ask confidently. You must manage objections and rejections in a healthy way. Without these skills, you’ll find it difficult to make progress in your life and career," writes Jeb Blount [photo, left] in an article at FastCompany.com.

"Sales is the one profession where rejection happens on a daily basis. The top salespeople know how to control their emotions, reduce resistance to requests, turn around objections, and–ultimately–skip past nos and get to yes. You, too, can learn to implement these strategies to develop a thick skin. Here’s how."

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Learning a Little about Something Makes Us Overconfident

Authors Carmen Sanchez and David Dunning (photo, left) take on the idea of overconfidence by beginners.

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Everyone Around You Has a Story the World Needs to Hear

"Dave Isay [photo, left] opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app."

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