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COM/295T Business Communications

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COM/295T Going on a Business Trip to China
COM/295T Week 1 SmartBook Chapter 1 Quiz
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COM/295T Going on a Business Trip to China

COM/295T Business Communications

Week 1 Assignments

 

Everything listed for Week 2 is Included in Purchase! A+ Work!

 

Apply: Signature Assignment: Case: Business Trip to China

Includes Questions and Correct Answers! A+ Work!

 

Practice: Demonstrating Cultural Intelligence

Includes Questions and Correct Answers! A+ Work!


Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 1 - Establishing Credibility

Includes Questions and Correct Answers! A+ Work!

 

Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 4 - Communicating Across Cultures

Includes Questions and Correct Answers! A+ Work!

 

Week 1 Supporting Discussion Questions

Discussion Question – Cultural Intelligence

Organizations who do business globally depend on employees’ ability to work and communicate well with colleagues and other business professionals from various cultures. This requires employees at all levels in the organization to have a high cultural intelligence and a keen understanding of cultural dimensions.

Select a country that your company is currently doing business with or plans to do business with in the future, or a country that interests you. The Apply assignment this week involves a case analysis of a business trip to China, so you may wish to choose China to gain more insight for the assignment.

Review the Globe ranking in Ch. 4, “Communicating Across Cultures,” of Business Communication: Developing Leaders for a Networked World for the 8 cultural dimensions for the country you selected.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Describe the cultural dimensions for the country you selected.
  • What are the characteristics of cultural intelligence?
  • How can cultural intelligence impact your success communicating with colleagues and professionals in other countries.

Discussion: Credibility - Peter Cardon's Pinterest Page

3 Answers for each question included!

Review the textbook author's Pinterest page and locate the topic of Credibility.
Select a video or article from the list of resources.
Click the New Message icon and post a 150- to 350-word summary of the video or article you selected.

 

Discussion: Ethical Communication

3 Answers for each question included!

Watch "Ethical Communication."

• What are key tools when communicating? What happens when you lose these tools?

• When considering communicating unethically, what are the potential consequences

     or risks?

 

Discussion: Muddiest Point

3 Answers for each question included!

Based on the readings and activities you have completed this week describe one or two points which are least clear to you. What questions do you have that would enable you to understand these points better?

 

Discussion: Business Communication generally

3 Answers for each question included!

Why is communication important to your business?  How do these communications differ internally and externally?

 

Discussion: What do Employers want?

3 Answers for each question included!

What communications skills are employers seeking?  How have these skills changed with the advent of social media and technology?

 

 

 

 

COM/295T Week 2 Getting the Tone Right
COM/295T SmartBook Chapter 5 quiz
COM/295T SmartBook Chapter 10 quiz
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COM/295T Business Communications

Week 2 Assignments

 

Everything listed for Week 2 is Included in Purchase! A+ Work!

 

Apply: Signature Assignment: Case: Getting the Tone Right

Includes Questions and Correct Answers! A+ Work!

 

Practice: Planning a Persuasive Message

Includes Questions and Correct Answers! A+ Work!


Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 5

Includes Questions and Correct Answers! A+ Work!

 

Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 10

Includes Questions and Correct Answers! A+ Work!

 

 

Week 2 Supporting Discussion Questions

 

Discussion Question:  Planning Business Messages

3 Answers for each Discussion Question included! A+ Work!

Positive thinking is an attitude that is solution-oriented and focuses on favorable results. This attitude is important in creating effective business messages. Your ability to be positive and exude optimism in your communications can strongly influence others and ultimately lead to greater success.

  • Reflect on your own expressions of positiveness.
  • Explain how you can apply a positive writing style at work in a situation where you also must identify logical inconsistencies.

Discussion: 3-Step Writing Process

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!

What is the three step writing process? Do find it to be effective?

 

Discussion: Word Choice

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!
Word choice in business writing is critical.  How do you select words that are correct AND effective?

 

Discussion: Technology and the Tools of Communication

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!
Watch "Technology and the Tools of Communication."

  • What are some items you should consider when communicating in the workplace?
  • What are the advantages of using technology to communicate? What are the disadvantages?
  • How has technology assisted with push and pull communication?

Discussion: Four Generations, One Workplace

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!
Watch "Four Generations, One Workplace" in the University Library.
What are the communication generational differences noted in this video? How do you overcome or compromise these differences in the workplace?

 

Discussion:

Does Technology Shape Society or Does Society Shape Technology?

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!
Watch "Does Technology Shape Society or Does Society Shape Technology?" located in the University Library.

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of having so much technology today? What are employers doing to use technology to their advantage? Consider the hiring process, for example.
  • What are the generational differences when using technology in the workplace? What did the study at the Boston Children's museum show?

Supporting Discussion: Designing, Proofreading, and Delivering Messages

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!

Watch "Designing, Proofreading, and Delivering Messages."

  • What is white space?
  • Why are headings important?

Supporting Discussion: Planning Business Messages – Orange Photography

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!

Watch "Planning Business Messages - Orange Photography."

  • When considering clients, how does Orange Photography differ in its communication?
  • How do you believe Orange Photography plans its messages to be effective to each client?

 

 

COM/295T Evaluating a Routing Announcement
COM/295T Week 3 SmartBook Chapter 6 Quiz
COM/295T Week 3 SmartBook Chapter 9 Quiz
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COM/295T Business Communications

 

Week 3 Assignments

 

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  • Discussion – Credibility in Business Messages
  • Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 6
  • Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 9
  • Practice: Evaluating a Routine Announcement
  • Apply: Signature Assignment: Case: Evaluating a Routine Email

 

Week 3 Discussion Questions

NOTE: Discussion Questions change with each Instructor, so these may not match your weekly questions.

 

Discussion: Credibility in Business

Successful communication relies on a positive relationship between the sender of a message and the receiver. The response to your message depends on your credibility, which is based on how reliable you are and how much trust you evoke in others. Establishing credibility is a critical step in building business relationships.

  • Reflect on how you develop and maintain credibility in your workplace.
  • Explain the importance of establishing credibility for business professionals. How does a poorly written message impact a leader’s credibility?

Discussion: Making your message persuasive

Includes Five (5 each) Long Answers to this DQ!

What are some steps you can take to make your message persuasive? Have you ever been successful in creating a persuasive message? Share your example.

 

Discussion: Primary and Secondary Research

Includes Five (5 each) Long Answers to this DQ!

What is the difference between primary and secondary research? Can you conduct both on the Internet?

 

Discussion: Colors

Includes Five (5 each) Long Answers to this DQ!

This section discusses the literal look and feel of your communications.  It deals mainly with printed communication, but the rules also apply to PowerPoint and other slide presentations.  When creating a slide presentations, what guidelines should you follow related to use of colors and white space?


Discussion: Includes Five (5 each) Long Answers to this DQ!

What are some tips for delivering bad news in proposals?  Is it ever wise to try to hide bad news?  What are the ethical considerations?

 

Discussion: How to be persuasive

Includes Five (5 each) Long Answers to this DQ!

What four things do you need to be a persuasive speaker?

 

 

 

 

 

COM/295T Week 4 Establishing Credibility
COM/295 Developing Persuasive Business Messages Part II
COM/295 Developing Persuasive Business Messages Part II
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COM/295T Business Communications

Week 4 Assignments

 

Everything listed for Week 4 is Included in Purchase! A+ Work!

 

This Tutorial purchase includes ALL of the following for Week 4:

  • Discussion – Planning Presentations
    • Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 14
    • Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 15
    • Practice: Evaluating the Needs of an Audience
    • Apply: Signature Assignment: Case: Establishing Credibility

 

Week 4 Discussion Questions

NOTE: Discussion Questions change with each Instructor, so these may not match your weekly questions.

 

Discussion: Planning Presentations

Locate and watch a business presentation that interests you. Websites where you might find business presentation videos include YouTube™, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, and TED.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Describe the presentation and why it was effective or ineffective.
  • What are some ways a presenter can connect with the audience during a presentation?

 

 

Supporting Discussion: Enhancing Presentations with Slides

(3 optional answers/responses for each question included)

Watch "Enhancing Presentations with Slides and Other Visuals - Orange Photography."

     • According to Orange Photography, what types of illustrations do they suggest using

         in presentation? Why?

     • What does Orange Photography keep to a minimum? Why?

     • Should a presentation be complex or simplistic? Why?

 

Supporting Discussion: Public Speaking: The Six-Pack Rule for Visuals

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!

Watch "Public Speaking: The Six-Pack Rule for Visuals" located in the University Library.

     • What is the Six-Pack rule?

     • How does the Six-Pack rule make visuals work?

 

Supporting Discussion: Visuals

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!

What are the most common options for presenting data in a visual format?  What role does analyzing your audience play when selecting your communication channel?

 

Discussion: Steps for a successful presentation

Includes 3 Full Answers to Discussion Question! A+ Work!

What are the five steps to delivering an effective presentation?  From your experience as an audience member, have there been any standout presentations that you recall?  What was it about the presentation that makes it memorable?

 

 

 

 

COM/295T Avoiding Disclosure of Confidential Information Quiz
COM/295T Smartbook Chapter 7 Quiz
COM/295T Smartbook Chapter 8 Quiz

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COM/295T Business Communications

Week 5 Assignments

 

Everything listed for Week 5 is Included in Purchase! A+ Work!

 

This Tutorial purchase includes ALL of the following for Week 5:

  • Discussion – Social Media Ethics
  • Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 7
  • Practice: SmartBook: Ch. 8
  • Practice: Comparing Communication Channels
  • Apply: Case: Avoiding Disclosure of Confidential Information on Social Media

 

Week 5 Supporting Discussion Questions

NOTE: Discussion Questions change with each Instructor, so these may not match your weekly questions.

 

Discussion: Social Media Ethics

Internet communication has been gradually replacing traditional phone-based and face-to-face communication for several years. While the internet and social media have made global communication easier, it has raised ethical questions for many users.
Watch Social Media Ethics from PBS.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Identify a way in which an individual develops a credible persona, both in person and online. 

Discussion: Tactics for the job hunt

Searching for the right job is a competitive task.  What are some tactics you would take to find and land your dream job? Try to be creative!

 

Discussion: Preparation

What are some ways to prepare for a job interview?  Does your preparation change depending on the type of interview it is?