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Business Communication: Building Critical Skills https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073403261.jpeg 6 2014 9780073403267 Freedom. Flexibility. Focus. Business Communication: Building Critical Skills was built to provide the ultimate in freedom, flexibility, and focused classroom. Broken into 30 modular chapters, this text provides topic-focused modules, allowing instructors to customize their resources piece-by-piece to best suite their course and teaching style. Each module has a strong workplace activity orientation, supporting students to build critical skills in writing, speaking, and listening. Locker/Kaczmarek is grounded in solid business communication fundamentals, and supports students to piece together what is needed to be a successful communicator for the 21st century.
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Business Communication: Building Critical Skills

Business Communication: Building Critical Skills, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 0073403261 | ISBN13: 9780073403267
By Kitty Locker, Stephen Kaczmarek
© 2014

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* The estimated amount of time this product will be on the market is based on a number of factors, including faculty input to instructional design and the prior revision cycle and updates to academic research-which typically results in a revision cycle ranging from every two to four years for this product. Pricing subject to change at any time.

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Freedom. Flexibility. Focus. Business Communication: Building Critical Skills was built to provide the ultimate in freedom, flexibility, and focused classroom. Broken into 30 modular chapters, this text provides topic-focused modules, allowing instructors to customize their resources piece-by-piece to best suite their course and teaching style. Each module has a strong workplace activity orientation, supporting students to build critical skills in writing, speaking, and listening. Locker/Kaczmarek is grounded in solid business communication fundamentals, and supports students to piece together what is needed to be a successful communicator for the 21st century.

Unit 1 Building Blocks for Effective Messages

Module 1: Business Communication, Management, and Success

Module 2: Adapting Your Message to Your Audience

Module 3: Communicating Across Cultures

Module 4: Planning, Writing, and Revising

Module 5: Designing Documents, Slides, and Screens

Unit 2 Creating Goodwill

Module 6: You-Attitude

Module 7: Positive Emphasis

Module 8: Reader Benefits

Unit 3 Letters, Memos, and E-Mail Messages

Module 9: Formats for Letters and Memos

Module 10: Informative and Positive Messages

Module 11: Negative Messages

Module 12: Persuasive Messages

Module 13: E-mail Messages, Web Writing, and Technology

Unit 4 Polishing Your Writing

Module 14: Editing for Grammar and Punctuation

Module 15: Choosing the Right Word

Module 16: Revising Sentences and Paragraphs

Unit 5 Interpersonal Communication

Module 17: Listening

Module 18: Working and Writing in Teams

Module 19: Planning, Conducting, and Recording Meetings

Module 20: Making Oral Presentations

Unit 6 Research, Reports, and Visuals

Module 21: Proposals and Progress Reports

Module 22: Finding, Analyzing, and Documenting Information

Module 23: Short Reports

Module 24: Long Reports

Module 25: Using Visuals

Unit 7 Job Hunting

Module 26: Researching Jobs

Module 27: REsumEs

Module 28: Job Application Letters

Module 29: Job Interviews

Module 30: Follow-Up Letters and Calls and Job Offers

About the Author

Kitty Locker

Kitty O. Locker was an Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, where she taught courses in workplace discourse and research methods. She received her B.A. from DePauw University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana. She also wrote  Business and Administrative Communication (6th ed., Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2003),  The Irwin Business Communication Handbook: Writing and Speaking in Business Classes (1993), and co-edited Conducting Research in Business Communication (1988). Her consulting clients included URS Greiner, Abbott Laboratories, the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, AT&T, and the American Medical Association. In 1994–95, she served as President of the Association for Business Communication (ABC). From 1997 to 2000, she edited ABC’s  Journal of Business Communication. She received ABC’s Outstanding Researcher Award in 1992 and ABC’s Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher Award in 1998.

Stephen Kaczmarek

Stephen Kyo Kaczmarek is an Assistant Professor at Columbus State Community College. He teaches business and technical communication, composition, creative writing, journalism, public relations, freshman experience, and courses in film and literature he has designed. Steve received an M.A. in English and B.A.s in journalism and English from Ohio State. His consulting clients have included Nationwide Insurance, The Ohio Historical Society, The Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums, The Ohio Museums Association, United Energy Systems, etc. Prior to joining Columbus State, Steve managed staff development and information for the Franklin County, Ohio, Commissioners.

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