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

Do Graduates, Brides, and Grooms Write Thank-Yous?

It’s the season of graduations and weddings, wonderful opportunities to celebrate graduates’ accomplishments and individuals’ commitments to one another. If you are a recent or soon-to-be bride, groom, or graduate, congratulations! Life is just beginning for you in many ways….

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Best Toilet Instructions in Costa Rica

I was traveling with my family for six weeks in Guatemala and Costa Rica. In Guatemala, it’s clear that one should not put anything in toilets except what they were made for. But in the more heavily visited Costa Rica,…

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10 Free Infographic Templates for Your Design Projects

"An infographic allows freelancers, businesses and all sorts of organizations to portray information in a visual, easily digestible manner. Think of an infographic as similar to a PowerPoint presentation. They’re far easier to understand than a written brief or a database full of information. What’s great is that many of the free infographic templates available today are provided in PowerPoint format."

"You’ll also find some excellent infographic templates that are usable in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and other programs. Overall, your best bet is to locate the infographic templates that make the most sense for your industry, company and the software you use to build the infographics."

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How Artificial Intelligence Enhances Personalized Communication

I remember when I first heard the phrase “Artificial Intelligence” and how distant I was from giving it true meaning. At the time, the digital world was growing at a relatively slow pace, and I didn’t think that the online world was advanced enough to give Artificial Intelligence the time it deserved."

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50 Americanisms That Don’t Make Sense To Foreigners

“Pocketbook! How on earth is a handbag called that? It’s not a book, nor does it fit into a pocket.”

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12 Phrases That Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

"No matter how topical, relevant or pressing your content is, you're often fighting an uphill battle for the audience's attention. Whether their distractions are an internal monologue ("And just where am I supposed to find the time to teach the new guy how to use our Learning Management System? At midnight? Five in the morning?") or an external dialogue ("Those two sitting in the back row will not stop chatting, and I cannot concentrate!"), they need you as the speaker to help catch — and keep — their focus."

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The Bezos Method of Handling Criticism Is a Good One That Everyone Should Follow

"Bezos says that there are two kinds of critics, and that the key is always to 'look in a mirror and decide, are your critics right? If they're right, change. Don't resist.'"

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Who has written the most successful business communication textbooks during the past 50 years?

Who has written the most successful business communication textbooks during the past 50 years? More instructors have adopted a Bovee and Thill business communication textbook than any other textbook on the market. For superior business communication instruction, adopt a Bovee and Thill textbook today.

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English Grammar 101: All You Need to Know

“Understanding the basic grammar rules is essential for communicating efficiently, but most of us have forgotten those concepts years ago.


“In order to solve this problem we decided to put together all the basic rules on a single page, so that you can use it as a refresher, or print it out for future reference.”

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Literally – Just a Filler Word

"If there were Survivor for words, I’d vote off 'literally.'"

"It’s inserted into sentences for no real reason.

"Consider:. . ."

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