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Concise but thorough, this popular business communication text is packed with practical advice to help students improve their writing and speaking skills.

Shorter than most other business communications texts, Writing & Speaking at Work, 4e draws from the author’s years of experience as a college instructor and consultant in business and government. It delivers practical insight and instruction that will equip students with the tools to be effective communicators no matter where their careers may take them. Instead of detailing the various communications theories, it focuses on the two critical communication needs of business people: writing and speaking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131881303
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/29/2007
  • Series: Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Writing

CHAPTER 1 What Is Good Writing?

CHAPTER 2 Developing a Good Style

CHAPTER 3 Using Examples and Comparisons

CHAPTER 4 Making Your Page Look Inviting

CHAPTER 5 Making Your Main Point Easy to Find

CHAPTER 6 Illustrating Your Ideas

CHAPTER 7 Getting Beyond Periods and Commas

CHAPTER 8 Learning Commonsense Rules

CHAPTER 9 Making the Most of E-mail

CHAPTER 10 Writing for the Web

CHAPTER 11 Preparing a Resume and Cover Letter

CHAPTER 12 Documenting Your Sources

Part II Speaking 139

CHAPTER 13 What Is Business Speaking?

CHAPTER 14 Using Good Techniques of Delivery

CHAPTER 15 Developing a Clear Structure

CHAPTER 16 Designing Visual Aids

CHAPTER 17 Giving a Presentation Using a Computer

CHAPTER 18 Rehearsing, Setting Up the Room, and Overcoming Nervousness

CHAPTER 19 Preparing an Annotated Presentation

APPENDIX A Final Project: Learning Computer Techniques

APPENDIX B Final Project: Creating Reports

APPENDIX C Formats for Letters and Memos

APPENDIX D Sample Papers

APPENDIX E Commonly Confused Words

Index

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