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Business and Professional Communication- Vantage Digital Option
KEYS for Workplace Excellence

Fourth Edition


March 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2835-9

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Business and Professional Communication by Kelly M. Quintanilla and Shawn T. Wahl provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to move from interview candidate, to team member, to leader. Business and Professional Communication – Vantage Digital Option, Fourth Edition delivers trusted content from Quintanilla and Wahl's text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Business and Professional Communication, Fourth Edition

Business and Professional Communication
provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to move from interview candidate, to team member, to leader. Accessible coverage of new communication technology and social media prepares students to communicate effectively in real world settings.

 
PART I. BEGINNING COMMUNICATION PRINCIPLES
 
CHAPTER 1. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
 
CHAPTER 2. VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
 
CHAPTER 3. LISTENING
 
PART II . ENTERING THE WORKPLACE
 
CHAPTER 4. RÉSUMÉS, INTERVIEWS, AND NEGOTIATION
 
CHAPTER 5. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DIVERSE WORKPLACE
 
PART III . DEVELOPING IN THE WORKPLACE
 
CHAPTER 6. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AT WORK
 
CHAPTER 7. STRENGTHENING TEAMS AND CONDUCTING MEETINGS
 
PART IV. EXCELLING IN THE WORKPLACE
 
CHAPTER 8. TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE
 
CHAPTER 9. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING
 
CHAPTER 10. LEADERSHIP AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
 
PART V. PRESENTING IN THE WORKPLACE
 
CHAPTER 11. INFORMING AND PERSUADING
 
CHAPTER 12. SPEECH DESIGN
 
CHAPTER 13. DELIVERING A SPEECH WITH PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
 
PART VI . SURVIVING IN THE WORKPLACE
 
CHAPTER 14. WORK–LIFE BALANCE

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NEW AND KEY FEATURES OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION, FOURTH EDITION

  • A New “Introduction for Students” introduces the KEYS process to students and explains the benefits of studying business and professional communication.
  • Updated chapter opening vignettes introduce students to each chapter with a contemporary example drawn from the real world, including a discussion about what makes the employee-rated top five companies to work for so popular, new strategies to update PR and marketing methods to help stories stand out, Oprah Winfrey’s 2018 Golden Globe speech that reverberated throughout the #metoo movement, Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” TED talk, and the keys to Southwest Airlines’ success.
  • An updated photo program shows diverse groups of people in workplace settings and provides current visual examples to accompany updated vignettes and scholarship in the chapter narrative.
  • Compelling narratives introduce students to each chapter with a contemporary example drawn from the real world.
  • The KEYS organizing theme includes the following features 1) Know Yourself self-assessments and inventories, 2) Evaluate the Professional Context sections that encourage application of knowledge to a variety of professional contexts and situations, 3) Your Communication Interaction features focus on making competent communication choices and selecting the appropriate communication channel, and 4) Step Back and Reflect sections that present challenges and dilemmas in business and professional contexts, promoting analysis of what went wrong in specific business and professional situations.  
  • “Ethical Connection” features emphasize ethics, a foundation of business and professional excellence, in all chapters by connecting a topic to an ethical perspective.
  • Discussion Questions build students’ critically thinking skills and help generate classroom discussion.

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