Communicating for Results
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Communicating for Results: A Canadian Student's Guide is an indigenous, core text designed to serve students studying business and professional communications at both the university and college levels. It employs a hands-on, skills-based approach to teach students to communicate with confidence and to achieve results in today's demanding workplace.
Designed to equip students with the skills for effective business communication, Communicating for Results offers practical, classroom-tested instruction not just in grammar but in the rhetorical techniques and persuasive strategies that students need to become effective writers and speakers. Supplemented with abundant group and individual activities to reinforce key principles and help students hone their skills, this invaluable text will teach students to communicate with confidence.
This best-selling introduction to the basic concepts and techniques needed to communicate successfully in today's business world, is designed to improve the communication skills of entry-level managers and employees, and to serve as a reference for experienced professionals who wish to refresh or update their communication skills. Separate chapters on the communication process, organizational theory and culture, and interpersonal communication theory form the foundation for later discussions of critical listening, nonverbal communication, and obstacles to organizational communication. Two chapters are devoted to interviewing and two chapters examine small groups and leadership processes. Four final chapters offer guidance in informative and persuasive presentations, including full chapter coverage on language and delivery and full-chapter coverage on the use of visual aids.
This best-selling text introduces students to the basic concepts and techniques needed to successfully communicate in today’s business world, regardless of their business experience. Covering every aspect of the communication process, from organizational theory to culturally-aware interpersonal communication obstacles and strategies for critical listening, this text will give students a competitive edge in any business situation, from the interview to making skilled presentations to assuming a leadership role. In addition, COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, 9e, offers students the chance to view online video clips of common professional scenarios and apply the concepts they are learning to the real world. Cheryl Hamilton’s extensive knowledge of the field ensures that each scenario is realistic and offers an opportunity for students to see how they can apply communications theory outside the classroom to improve their chances for career success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This best-selling text will show you the basic concepts and techniques you need to successfully communicate in today's business world, regardless of your current level of business experience. Covering every aspect of the communication process, COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, Tenth Edition, will give you a competitive edge in any business situation--from the initial interview to making skilled presentations (complete with professional visual aids) to assuming a leadership role. In addition, you'll find online video clips of common professional scenarios paired with the concepts from the text give you a realistic glimpse into the business world. COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, Tenth Edition, is your opportunity to see how theory translates into practical action--and how that knowledge will help you improve your chance of career success! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Drawing on research and practical experience, James L. Garnett offers public managers a new, more systematic and strategic approach to communicating with superiors, colleagues, and citizens; presents guidelines for effective communication; and furnishes practical tools for using this new approach.
This book covers interpersonal, interviewing and small group communication skills as well as informative and persuasive presentations. Hamilton draws on case studies and research from both management and communication literature to develop ideas, concepts and techniques in the book.
Communicating for Success, 2nd edition, focuses student learning on the key communication competencies recommended by the National Communication Association. With a vibrant and engaging design, this introductory volume is packed with applied examples, features, and exercises; the text and accompanying Web content offer practical scenarios, key terms, discussion questions, sample activities, learning objectives, and more. A concentrated focus on the influence of communication on careers in business, education, and healthcare is highlighted near the end of each chapter and takes lessons beyond the classroom. This new edition features broader discussion of communication’s relation to social media and technology, culture, gender, and ethics.
When You Talk, Are People Changed? Whether you speak from the pulpit, podium, or the front of a classroom, you don’t need much more than blank stares and faraway looks to tell you you’re not connecting. Take heart before your audience takes leave! You can convey your message in the powerful, life-changing way it deserves to be told. An insightful, entertaining parable that’s an excellent guide for any speaker, Communicating for a Change takes a simple approach to delivering effectively. Join Pastor Ray as he discovers that the secrets to successful speaking are parallel to the lessons a trucker learns on the road. By knowing your destination before you leave (identifying the one basic premise of your message), using your blinkers (making transitions obvious), and implementing five other practical points, you’ll drive your message home every time! “Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” “Once upon a time…” “In the beginning…” Great stories capture and hold an audience’s attention from start to finish. Why should it be any different when you stand up to speak? In Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones offer a unique strategy for communicators seeking to deliver captivating and practical messages. In this highly creative presentation, the authors unpack seven concepts that will empower you to engage and impact your audience in a way that leaves them wanting more. “Whether you are a senior pastor with weekly teaching responsibilities or a student pastor who has bern charged with engaging the hearts and minds of high school students, this book is a must-read.” -Bill Hybels, Senior pastor, Willow Creak Community Church “A very practical resource for every biblical communicator who wants to go from good to great.” -Ed Young, Senior pastor, Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas “To communicate effectively, you have to connect. Andy has been connecting with people for years, and now he’s sharing his insights with the rest of us.” -Jeff Foxworthy, Comedian Story Behind the Book Andy Stanley and Lane Jones are on staff at one of America ’s largest churches, North Point Community. Leaders of thousands of people, they regularly speak in front of large groups. They also listen to numerous speakers and know the disastrous effects of a poorly delivered message. This book is the result of their efforts to make public speaking—one of the most common fear-inducing activities known to mankind—simple, easy, and even enjoyable, so that God’s messages will readily produce the life-changing results they should. From the Hardcover edition.
An award-winning news anchor presents methods for better communication in any business environment During her 20 years in broadcasting, award-winning news anchor Suzanne Bates conducted more than 10,000 interviews, during which she witnessed business leaders, politicians, and celebrities at their best and worst. Now a top CEO communication coach, Bates is renowned for her uncanny ability to transform even the shyest oratorical mouse into a public-speaking lion. In Speak Like a CEO, Bates: Reveals the secrets for communicating in any situation Describes simple techniques for acing speeches, presentations, media interviews, Q&A sessions, business meetings, and more Outlines self-improvement plans that can easily be customized to your needs Shares secrets from top leaders, including Mario Cuomo's technique for overcoming stage fright and Colin Powell's secret for projecting authenticity
Published in association with the European Society of Medical Oncology, this book is designed for trainee oncologists, oncology nurses, and those working with cancer patients on a day-to-day basis. Using an accessible writing style suitable for a wide audience of caregivers, the book focuses on the "soft skills" required in communicating with patients. Topics include the aetiology of cancer, diagnosis and staging, and explaining the purpose of treatment, including chemotherapy, hormone treatment, and immunological and gene-based therapies. The book also discusses patient support groups, monitoring remission, and relapse. Communicating with Cancer Patients is written by UK oncologists but has wide international application.
Championing Science shows scientists how to persuasively communicate complex scientific ideas to decision makers in government, industry, and education. This comprehensive guide provides real-world strategies to help scientists develop the essential communication, influence, and relationship-building skills needed to motivate nonexperts to understand and support their science. Instruction, interviews, and examples demonstrate how inspiring decision makers to act requires scientists to extract the essence of their work, craft clear messages, simplify visuals, bridge paradigm gaps, and tell compelling narratives. The authors bring these principles to life in the accounts of science champions such as Robert Millikan, Vannevar Bush, scientists at Caltech and MIT, and others. With Championing Science, scientists will learn how to use these vital skills to make an impact.
Science communication is a rapidly expanding area and meaningfulengagement between scientists and the public requires effectivecommunication. Designed to help the novice scientist get started with sciencecommunication, this unique guide begins with a short history ofscience communication before discussing the design and delivery ofan effective engagement event. Along with numerous case studieswritten by highly regarded international contributors, the bookdiscusses how to approach face-to-face science communication andengagement activities with the public while providing tips to avoidpotential pitfalls. This book has been written for scientists at all stages of theircareer, including undergraduates and postgraduates wishing toengage with effective science communication for the firsttime, or looking to develop their science communicationportfolio.