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

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As you explore various methods of teaching business communication, check out these resources that you should find helpful in your classroom instruction. Many of them discuss specific teaching methods you may find useful.

Business Communication Headline News
Delivers new ideas and examples every weekday throughout the year. Posts are archived by subject to make updating lectures easy. Currently more than 4,500 posts.

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Weekly multimedia content updates tied to specific business communication topics; instructors and students can subscribe on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Currently more than 7,000 posts that have attracted 2 million pageviews.

Bovee & Thill’s Business Communication Blog
Focuses on original content, with teaching tips and techniques for instructors of business communication. Many posts include slides for classroom use.

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How to Use Gestures or What to Do with Your Hands

"You’re standing at the front of a room of people. All eyes are on you. You know your content – phew."

"But there’s a nagging question that jumps to mind… (cue the video, below)."

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10 Ways That Professors Can Use Social Media

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How to Edit, Fix, and Polish

Imagine this scenario: Your supervisor emails you with a message that says “Please edit the attachment.” Or perhaps the instruction is “Fix the attached” or “Please give this piece some polish.” What does it mean to edit, fix, or polish…

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These Common Reference Myths Are Hurting Your Job Search

"In the job search process, everyone recognizes the importance of having an up-to-date resume, a great cover letter and a professional LinkedIn profile page. While much time and effort is (and should be) spent on these aspects, many professionals do not put as much time and thought into their list of references as they should."

"Often the lack of time and preparation put into professional references is due to common myths about them. In this article, we will debunk some of those myths and show you how to make your references a powerful tool to land your next job."

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Communicating Across Cultures at the Speed of Language

According to Sherwood Fleming, "When I first begin helping my clients adapt how they communicate within an intercultural business context, whether for a report or a presentation, the first concern they often express is that they do not have enough to say. In my experience, that is hardly ever the problem. In fact, the most fundamental problem we all face when we communicate interculturally is that we have too much to say within the time we are given to say it."

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T-F Test on Formatting Business Letters and Emails

The standards of writing change. What was once correct in business messages now comes across as old-fashioned–or does it? Take this true-false test to check your knowledge of basic formatting standards for business letters and emails. Note: The questions and…

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16 Visual Storytelling Tips to Give Your Content Marketing a Boost

"The numbers are staggering – marketers are investing heavily in visual content:

  • 74% of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing – Social Media Examiner
  • 93% of senior marketers say photography is either important or critical to their overall marketing strategies – CMO Council
  • Video will account for 80% of all internet traffic by 2019 – Cisco

"How do you produce visual content and use it to catch your audience’s attention? Earlier this year, I conducted a webinar on the topic. Now, I share with you the 16 tips your content marketing team needs to try."

See the 16 tips by Kristin Twiford (photo, left) . . .

9 Tools to Help You Create a Proposal [Free & Paid]

Looking for help with your next proposal?

Preparing a proposal is an important but often daunting task. From preparation, to design, to review, there are many stages to achieve a winning bid.

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Video Production Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

"Video content isn't the big scary monster a lot of digital marketers, internal comms experts and communicators of all kinds have convinced themselves it is," writes Jonathan English in a post at

"Producing it is a lot like any other kind of content, just with its own peculiarities.

"This post will guide you through the corporate video production process step by step, with tips for every stage, so you can stop feeling scared and start feeling empowered and enthused."

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