With a focus on outcomes-based education, this business communication manual caters to the needs of students of business communication at universities, technikons, and private colleges with updated information on writing e-mail messages and using the Internet. Adopting the premise that poor communication can cost an organization business and competitive status in the marketplace, this text focuses on refining and clarifying the products of communication within the company and with the public. Particular focus is paid to interpersonal conversation in small groups, formal meetings, and interviews; written clarity in internal business plans, e-mails, and memos; accessible materials for mass communication and public relations; and rules of basic grammar and punctuation. Examples of all mentioned tools are provided along with the theory and practice of their use.
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Recent changes in the health service have highlighted the need for the health professional to have effective communication skills in order to maintain a high quality of service to the client. This book will meet the demands brought about by the changes in role from the student to practitioner through to managerial responsibilities.
On the technical and economic aspects of the cogeneration of heat and electrical energy in heat-power plants. Acidic paper. Proceedings of the Fulbright Colloquium on [title], held at the U. of Wales, December 1988. Specialists in communication, gerontology, medicine, psychology, sociology and sociolinguistics look at the different ways elderly people interact with friends, relatives and health care professionals. The emphasis is on the key role of communication, and the idea that health itself depends in some measure on the quality of the interchange. Distributed by Columbia U. Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Communicating a message effectively needs precision—be it verbal or non-verbal. At the professional front, the accuracy of the message to be shared becomes all the more important as the business decisions may depend on the same. This book, in its second edition, continues to detail on the pre-requisites of communicating effectively in the corporate environment and generally. Beginning with an overview of business communication, the book educates on the principles of communication—oral and written. Divided into nine chapters, the first two chapters deal with oral communication and the next seven deal with different forms of written communication. The book teaches how to write effective letters and prepare persuasive resumé. The chapters are well-supported with many examples and illustrative exhibits wherever required. A new chapter (Chapter 9) has been added titled ‘Writing to Communicate’ which presents incorrect use of language and phrases that rob the text, be it a report or a letter, of authenticity and credibility. The chapter also presents correct use of the examples and the rationale or logic in the form of explanations. Designed as a textbook for the management students, this book would be equally useful for the management professionals and executives. Key features • Observes a simple pattern of Read-Comprehend-Test-Follow • Discusses strategies for identification and improvisation of communication skills (both oral and written) • Provides numerous examples and illustrations that facilitate proper grasp of the topics discussed.
Knowing how to communicate clearly and effectively in the workplace is a key to success. Communication Skills, Second Edition focuses on the importance of solid speaking, writing, listening, and conversational skills for thriving in the workplace. The book also covers additional communication skills that are useful in specific situations, such as techniques for conducting structured and productive meetings.
Whether it's keeping the interest of a large audience or simply winning the argument in a key meeting, sounding the part is becoming an increasingly sought after skill. We all communicate in different ways but many of us find it a challenge to communicate on a professional level. Also, in a tougher jobs market, the ability to articulate effectively is a vital skill. Employers still complain that candidates lack essential skills, with the most important being communication. This book shows how to get the success you want by getting your message across, every time. Without recourse to jargon, he shows how to achieve verbal, vocal and visual success - with style. Practical pointers, examples and standard templates are included for all forms of communication.
Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice helps pharmacy and pharmacy technician students learn the principles, skills, and practices that are the foundation for clear communication and the essential development of trust with future patients. This text's logical organization guides students from theory and basic principles to practical skills development to the application of those skills in everyday encounters. Sample dialogues show students how to effectively communicate, and practical exercises fine tune their communication skills in dealing with a variety of sensitive situations that arise in pharmacy practice.
The third edition of Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals is an essential guide to clear and effective communication in a multidisciplinary healthcare setting. Divided into four sections, the title takes the reader on a journey of reflection upon personal communication styles and habits. Essential communication strategies and skills are reviewed to rebuild and enhance future practice. The fully revised third edition by Gjyn O'Toole will appeal to the health student and practitioner seeking to improve communication style and practice in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. Individual and group activities integrated throughout, designed to promote communication skill, reflection and awareness Key communication challenges addressed – conflict, cultural variations, misunderstandings, ethical issues, communicating over distances, written documentation and electronic forms of communication including social networking sites Updated online evolve resources for lecturers and students at evolve.elsevier.com Updated illustrations New chapter focusing solely on electronic communication – the advantages and disadvantages plus strategies for appropriate use of social media New chapter exploring the importance of ‘one way’ documentation, professional writing and conduct New scenarios and activities – 49 scenarios present realistic situations and individuals that health professionals encounter, encouraging the reader to actively explore circumstances and needs
Many people assume that good communicators possess an intrinsic talent for speaking and listening to others, a gift that can't be learned or improved. The reality is that communication skills are developed with deliberate effort and practice, and learning to understand others and communicate your ideas more clearly will improve every facet of your life. Now in its third edition, Messages has helped thousands of readers cultivate better relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and partners. You'll discover new skills to help you communicate your ideas more effectively and become a better listener. Learn how to: Read body language Develop skills for couples communication Negotiate and resolve conflicts Communicate with family members Handle group interactions Talk to children Master public speaking Prepare for job interviews If you can communicate effectively, you can do just about anything. Arm yourself with the interpersonal skills needed to thrive.
Social care workers in residential or domiciliary settings need to be able to communicate effectively in order to carry out their work. Supporting people with a variety of difficulties including hearing loss, impaired speech, visual impairment, dementia and physical and learning disabilities requires a range of communication skills, such as listening, sign language, writing notes, and using body language, touch and stimulation. This workbook will provide workers with the ability to enable adults with limited or no verbal communication skills to make decisions, and to express their views in their preferred method of communication. Effective Communication includes practical guidance on using communication tools, such as computers, staff photo rota boards and pictorial menu boards, and use of photographs as visual reminders. The workbook meets the requirements of care standards and also refers to the importance of recording and reporting, and dealing with sensitive and complex issues, such as breaking the news of a family bereavement, or communicating with a person who has been abused. Designed to meet the requirements of Health and Social Care (Adults) NVQ Level 3, Unit 31, this workbook is also a valuable source of guidance for any social care worker wanting to improve communication with the people they support.