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

Understand the purpose of the content you are editing

Tomorrow, my technical editing students at the University of North Texas begin discussing editorial decision-making. The rhetorical context within which content is created is critical to good editorial decisions. Although the video below was created for professionals who write, I’m using it to teach editors how to think about purpose in nonfiction content. The video…

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How to Become a Technical Writer: A Beginner’s Guide

Technical writing is a highly valuable skill. It is crucial for anyone working in a tech-related business, for engineers and scientists communicating their knowledge, and for people looking for rewarding, full-time work as writers.

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How to Unintentionally Diminish Others

The other day I met my friend Barb for lunch. She arrived at the restaurant first, and the server asked, “Just one?” Barb often eats out alone, and she frowns when she hears that question. This time she replied, “Here…

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How to Write a Business Email in English

 

A good business email is more than just using the correct grammar and vocabulary (though those are vitally important!). You also need to learn the right content and sequencing. Here’s an overview of the content and sequencing you need to use in order to write a strong business email in English.

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Is Business Writing the Same as Technical Writing?

No matter your job, you need to be able to write. Whether it’s quarterly financial reports or daily safety records, writing is a common and crucial skill. Yet, the writing style of one field can be different and potentially inappropriate for another.

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How to Keep Your Readers’ Attention

Someone who was starting a new business asked me to review a marketing piece he had written. It was approximately 350 words long, yet not one of those words was you. Although it kept the writer’s attention–after all, it was…

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What is Technical Writing? [New Definition for 2017]

 

Are you looking to understand what technical writing is and how you can become more proficient?

Technical writing continues to be a highly coveted skill in the professional workplace. Demand is expected to grow at 10% from 2014 to 2024. This is faster than the average for all occupations.

In this article we will show you an average day for a technical writer, how to improve your skills when writing complex documents, and why the field is quickly changing.

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How to Use Graphics in Technical Writing

In technical business writing, the graphics – such as engineering drawings, tables, and process diagrams – complement and are integrated with the text, to inform or even to entertain the reader, depending on the writer’s objective. In this post you will learn how to correctly and incorrectly use graphics in your technical business writing. 
 

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The (sub)genre of the executive summary. [Version 2.0]

[updated from the original post on March 16, 2016] When a business professional needs to influence other people to do something not obviously beneficial to them, the individual often writes a persuasive document. That’s why we have proposals, business plans, recommendation reports, white papers, etc. Because such documents present complex information, they are usually lengthy. But readers are busy! So…

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Watch This Video Now: The Secrets of Successful Business Communication Instruction

Business Communication Instruction with a Mobile Communication Component

Are the authors of the business communication textbook you've adopted still pretending mobile communication doesn't exist?

Be Sure Your Textbook Has Full Coverage of Mobile Business Communication by 2016

For business communication instruction, take advantage of an abundance of useful teaching materials for your business communication course. We suggest you visit these websites: Google+, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. These sites will provide great assistance in business communication instruction.

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