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

Over Their Heads and Far From Their Comprehension

Marcia Yudkin’s excellent “Marketing Minute” arrived in my inbox today. It included an important reminder about jargon. Marcia gave me permission to share this guest post with you. ********************************************************* Over Their Heads and Far From Their Comprehension By Marcia Yudkin…

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Cuba Is Complicated, But Writing Should Not Be

Cuba is complicated. That’s what our guides told us when we asked questions about how things work in the country: Es complicado. Salaries, food, ownership, restoration, politics, global relationships–Todo es complicado. But writing about Cuba should not be complicated. Writers…

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14+ Meeting Minutes Examples & Templates in PDF

"The minutes of a meeting, or simply “minutes,” is an instant written record of a meeting or hearing. The minutes describe the events that occurred in a meeting. Sometimes, the minutes include a list of attendees, as well as the responses or decisions being discussed by the attendees. Minutes are the official written record of the meetings of an organization or group but they are not transcripts of those proceedings."

"In this article, we will be helping you create minutes for your own meeting. We have provided examples and templates (in PDF), as well as simple tips to help you create a minutes of the meeting."

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5 Secrets That Will Help You Master Conversation Skills

"What are the fundamentals of conversation skills?"

Eric Barker provides some answers in a piece at Time.com.

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Five Ways to Clear Up Fuzzy Writing

When writing is fuzzy, perfectly clear ideas come across as vague, illogical, or ambiguous. Don’t let fuzzy writing undermine your brilliant ideas! Great ideas deserve clear expression. Avoid the five don’ts below to communicate clearly with your audience. 1. Don’t…

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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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3 Important Skills You’ll Acquire with Proposal Writing Training

Writing a proposal is one of the most important processes in business, and knowing the key elements of a great proposal versus a good or average proposal can make a world of difference to your career and to your business revenue. Here are some key elements for a successful proposal that you will discuss and practice throughout your proposal writing training:

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Incarcerated but Not Hyphenated

I received an invitation to a professional meeting focused on hiring “formerly-incarcerated talent (FIT).” FIT–that’s a catchy acronym. But what caught my attention more was the unnecessary use of the hyphen. Did you notice it? These are formerly incarcerated (not…

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Top Grammatical Error of 2018–Do You Avoid It?

When a newspaper makes the mistake on the front page of the sports section, you know an error has spread. The writer, copyeditor, and proofreader all missed it. Can you recognize it? When I saw that error in a Seattle…

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Simple, No-Cost Gifts to Give

In many parts of the world, December is a month of giving gifts. On the job, you can give simple gifts this month and every day of the year with very little effort and no cost. Like the smile that…

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