Business Communication Instruction shares the latest news, tips, techniques, and methods being used by instructors today to make their classes more rewarding and enjoyable.

English Speaking Practice: Compound Nouns and Descriptive Phrases

One of the keys to sounding more natural in your spoken English is mastering the rhythm of the language. There are patterns for pronouncing certain types of words and phrases. Learning these can really help you in perfecting your fluency and flow. In this lesson, we’ll practice speaking compound nouns and descriptive phrases- two very common combinations!”

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A Large Amount of Mistakes

Today I was reading an article online in Forbes. I expect Forbes to produce error-free articles, but an error popped out in this sentence: When you stop to think about it, the sheer amount of websites can also confuse and…

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Does Humming Attract Birds? A Punctuation Problem

My friend Eric W., a great sign spotter, sent me this photo for your enjoyment. He asks, “What does it hum?” I ask you, “What is the problem with the heading below?” It’s an easy problem for a snowy Monday…

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Acronyms and SMEs–Help!

Tim wrote today with an acronym situation he would like to resolve. What do you think about his desire to spell out acronyms and initialisms, even when writing for SMEs (subject-matter experts)? Here is his message: I read your blog…

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How to Pronounce the L Sound in American English Part 1 | The Light L Sound | L vs R

"In this American English pronunciation lesson you will learn all about the pronunciation of L at the beginning of words and syllables (the Light L sound) and you will learn how to distinguish L vs R."

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Augmented Writing, Cognitive Automation, Text Mining, and Augmented Ability Apps

Augmented writing, cognitive automation, text mining, augmented ability apps–capabilities that were once the stuff of science fiction are becoming everyday business tools. Get your students ready for with Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition.

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Your Students Don’t Need to Wait to Graduate to Apply Their New Communication Skills

Your students don’t need to wait until graduation to start applying their new communication skills. With Excellence in Business Communication’s unique Apply Your Skills Now feature, they’ll learn how to use their new skills in a variety of academic and personal scenarios.

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17 Proofreading Techniques for Business Communication

Finally. Your document is just about complete. It’s been written, reviewed, compiled and re-reviewed. With the final edits in place, it’s now ready to be proofread. This article covers our favorite 17 proofreading techniques to help you eliminate mistakes.

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The Only Text That Covers Intelligent Communication Technology

Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition (Pearson)

Thill and Bovee’s Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition, (published by Pearson) is now available for your examination. In it you’ll find
 
* more value than ever with new student-focused features, and
* double the coverage of interpersonal communication.
 
The Only Text That Covers Intelligent Communication Technology
 
A new, four-page magazine-style feature, "Empowering Communicators with Intelligent Communication Technology," shows 15 applications of artificial intelligence and smart technology. Highlight boxes take a close look at these innovations:
 
* Taskbots and virtual teammates
* Real-time voice translation
* Automated storytelling
* Augmented writing tools
* Chatbots
* Text mining
* Resume bots
* AI-assisted recruiting and interviewing
* Blind auditions
 
 
 
See how this book’s topic coverage compares to the competition.

 

See how this book’s features compare to the competition.

 
To order an examination copy, send an email to exploreEBC13@gmail.com. List your full name and the college at which you teach.
 

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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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