Basic Business Communication: Skills for Empowering the Internet Generation with Student CD-ROM

Basic Business Communication: Skills for Empowering the Internet Generation with Student CD-ROM

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Lesikar and Flatley's, Basic Business Communication (BBC): Skills for Empowering the Internet Generation, has long been known as a solid introductory business communication book that gets to the writing skills sooner than most other texts and gives students true "how-to" skills in all areas of business communication. It has solid examples, and is both consumer-and service-oriented. Its strength has also been its use of margin notes, cartoons and photos that relate to the concepts and use of cases. Recent editions have established BBC as truly cutting edge - it was the first text in the market with PowerPoint as part of its package, the first to have an online chapter, and with the 9th Edition is now the first to offer writing tips and templates for PDAs (personal digital assistants). Marie Flatley, has been elected incoming President of ABC (the Association for Business Communication) for 2001.
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Product details

  • Book | 607 pages
  • 221 x 279 x 25mm | 1,497g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • 9th edition
  • notes, cartoons, photographs
  • 0071122346
  • 9780071122344

Table of contents

Table of Contents: Part One: INTRODUCTIONChapter 1 Communication in the WorkplacePart Two: FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS WRITINGChapter 2Adaptation and the Selection of WordsChapter 3Construction of Clear Sentences and Paragraphs Chapter 4Writing for EffectPart Three: BASIC PATTERNS OF BUSINESS MESSAGESChapter 5Introduction to Messages and the Writing ProcessChapter 6Directness in Good News and Neutral MessagesChapter 7Indirectness in Bad-News MessagesChapter 8Indirectness in Persuasion and SalesChapter 9 Strategies in the Job-Search ProcessPart Four: FUNDAMENTALS OF REPORT WRITINGChapter 10Basics of Report WritingChapter 11Report Structure: The Shorter FormsChapter 12Long, Formal ReportsChapter 13GraphicsPart Five: OTHER FORMS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONChapter 14Informal Oral CommunicationChapter 15Public Speaking and Oral ReportingPart Six: SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONChapter 16Techniques of Cross-Cultural CommunicationChapter 17Correctness of CommunicationChapter 18Technology-Enabled CommunicationChapter 19Business Research MethodsAPPENDIXESA: Corrections for the Self-Administered Diagnostic Test of CorrectnessB: Physical Presentation of Messages, Memos, and ReportsC: A Grading Checklist for MessagesD: A Grading Checklist for ReportsE: Documentation and the Bibliography
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About Raymond V. Lesikar

Professor of Information and Decision Systems at San Diego State University, where she teaches various courses in business communication. Additionally, she has served as a Fellow at the universitys Center for Teaching and Learning and as a Qualcomm Fellow in the pICT (people, Information, Communication, and Technology) program. She received her B.B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Flatley is active in numerous professional organizations, including the Association for Business Communication, the California Business Education Association, Delta Pi Epsilon, and the National Business Education Association. She has served as president of the Association for Business Communication and is a distinguished member of the Association. The California Business Education Association recently named her Business Educator of the year for the senior college/university level. Additionally, she has served as an editorial board member for the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, associate editor for the Journal of Business Communication and editor for the NABTE Review. Currently she is a reviewer and member of the editorial review board for the Journal of Education for Business. Her current research interests involve using technology to assist with the communication process. Her research spans the investigation of the effective use of blogs to making good channel choices to using video email and various wireless technologies

Faculties of University of North Texas, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Christian University. His contributions to the literature include 6 books and numerous articles. He is a Fellow, Distinguished Member, and former president of the Association for Business Communication. He hold membership in SWFAD and is a former president of the Southwest Social Science Association.
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