Skills of Workplace Communication: A Handbook for T&D Specialists and Their Organizations

Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - 307 Seiten
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Ability and skill are important, but they are not everything. Equally important is how you communicate yourself--your competencies and achievements--to others. Teacher and consultant Richard Picardi takes a long, thoughtful look at the things we all need to understand in order to allow our ideas to be heard and understood in today's noisy, hotly competitive organizations. He covers not just the skills of putting your ideas, recommendations, and analyses in writing, but also the other way in which effective communication is accomplished: nonverbally. He shows you the internal and external roadblocks to effective communication and how to break through them.

In Part I, Picardi analyzes the nature of verbal and nonverbal communication. He shows how to recognize and remove internal and external barriers to effective communication and create messages that get the results you want. He then focuses on the specific goals of business communication, showing how the concept of change interacts with all forms of communication--in fact, how change is implicit in them. Picardi lays out the elements of organization that are essential in creating reader-based messages, then explains how to compose the clear, forceful sentences and paragraphs to express them. Later, in Part III, he presents his system of text boxes, showing how to write typical business memos and letters, using direct and indirect patterns of writing to demonstrate different types of messages you want to communicate, and ends with a systematic method to revise and improve upon first drafts. He goes on to apply the principles of reader-based communication, effective organization, and clear expression to proposal and report writing. He shows how proposals differ from reports and how to write both effectively. For training and development specialists, the book provides the material you need to teach these skills to others.


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Successful Business Communication in a Competitive Environment
Human Communication Its Basic Flow and Potential Flaws
The Flow of Business Communication
Removing Internal Causes of Business Communication Flaws
Removing External Causes of Business Communication Flaws
Becoming a Successful Business Writer
The Foundations of Effective Business Writing
Achieving the Style and Tone of Effective Business Writing
Writing and Revising Neutral or Positive News Letters
Writing and Revising Indirect or DeferredLoad Letters For Negative News Persuasion and Sales
Writing Reports for Business and Government
Report Writers Managers and Audiences
Report Purposes Formats and Categories
Report Research Statistics and Illustrations
The Content and Structure of the Formal Report
Organizing and Writing a Formal Proposal

Organizing and Developing the Total Document
Making Your Ideas Flow Easily Through Your Paragraphs
Writing Clear Forceful ReaderBased Sentences
Memos Letters and EMail
Writing Memos and Letters that Achieve Your Goals
Writing and Revising Neutral and Good News Memos
Writing and Revising Negative News Memos
A Governmental Agency Environmental Report with Tables
Some Sample Charts and Graphs

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Seite 4 - FACTOR RANK Attitude 4.6 Communication Skills 4.2 Previous work experience 4.0 Recommendations from current employees 3.4 Recommendations from previous employer 3.4 Industry-based credentials certifying skills 3.2 Years of schooling completed 2.9 Score on tests administered as part of interview 2.5 Academic performance (grades) 2.5 Experience or reputation of applicant's school 2.4 Teacher recommendations 2.1 Peter Applebome, "Employers Wary of School System,

Über den Autor (2001)

RICHARD P. PICARDI is a communications consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Speech at St. John's University, New York./e Throughout a career of more than 30 years he has served as a department chairperson and assistant principal, and has owned his own business. Currently, in addition to his position at St. John's, he also teaches writing in the City University of New York system. He is the recipient of the 2001 Teaching Excellence Award at St. John's University.

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