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Chapter 1: Professional Communications in a Digital Age


Workplace Communication

Digital Etiquette

Interest Assessment Activity


Chapter 2: History and Evolution of Communications Careers


Evolution of Music—Pentatonix

The Printing Press

The Birth of Telecommunications

How It’s Made—Newspapers

What Career Is Right for Me?


Chapter 3: The Communications Industry Today


Top 10 Business Mergers and Acquisitions of All Time

History of the Internet


Chapter 4: The Fundamentals of Professional Communication


Finding Your Visual Voice: Marie Bourgeois at TEDxUND

Language and Profession (Courtesy of The Open University)

How Animators Created the Spider-Verse


Chapter 5: Oral Language


What your speaking style says about you
(TED Talk)

How Language Transformed Humanity (TED Talk)

Personal Dialect Map Quiz

3 Ways to Speak English (TED Talk)


Chapter 6: Nonverbal Communication


How to Sound Smart in Your TED Talk

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (TED Talk)

How to Read Body Language

The Shocking Differences in Basic Body Language Around the World


Chapter 7: Listening


How Good Are Your Listening Skills?

The Power of Listening (TED Talk)

The Difference Between Hearing and Listening (TED Talk)

Sound Engineer: Career Connections

Five Ways to Listen Better (TED Talk)

Signing Savvy


Chapter 8: Effective Interpersonal Communication Strategies


Body Language

How Good Are Your Communication Skills? Quiz

10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation (TED Talk)


Chapter 9: Interpersonal Listening


Modern Family Reflective Listening Dos and Don'ts
(Modern Family—ABC Television Network)

How to Take Faster Handwritten Notes Using Shorthand Techniques

High/Low Context Communication

Everybody Loves Raymond Uses Active Listening, Parent Effectiveness Training (Everybody Loves Raymond—CBS Corporation)

The Power of Deliberate Listening (TED Talk)


Chapter 10: Solving Problems and Managing Conflict


How to Disagree, Kid President

Taking Constructive Criticism Like a Champ

#TheAskCharlieShow—Episode 1: Constructive Criticism

Conflict Styles Assessment


Chapter 11: Interviews


How to Talk About Weakness in a Job Interview

How to: Phone Interview

How to Follow Up After an Interview

LiveCareer


Chapter 12: The Power of Groups


Margaret Heffernan: Forget the Pecking Order at Work
(TED Talk)

Understanding the Stages of Team Formation

Work Groups and Teams in Organizations


Chapter 13: Group Dynamics and Roles


Diversity & Inclusion at BCG: Core Values Fundamental to Our Success

Group Dynamics, Yale

Team Roles Test

Job: A Day in the Life of an Olympic Ski Coach, Youth Olympic Games


Chapter 14: Group Discussions

Effective Meetings Resources

Group Problem Solving and Brainstorming

Facilitation Skills: Best & Worst Facilitator Practices


Chapter 15: Types of Presentations


Defining Your Type of Presentation is Half the Battle

Formal Speech Example: Obama State of the Union 2015 Address

Persuasive Speech Example (TED Talk)

A Week in a Photographer’s Life: Monday—Athlete Action


Chapter 16: Researching Your Subject

Choosing and developing a topic

Resource Tools

Census.gov

Pew Research Center

15 Steps to Good Research

Knowing Your Audience: Talk Nerdy to Me (TED Talk)

A Day in the Life of a Reporter


Chapter 17: Organizing Your Presentation


The Secret Structure of Great Talks
(TED Talk)

4 Ways to End a Speech with a Bang

Public Speaking Tip: The Value of Transitions in Public Speaking

Meet Dr. Mark Galantowicz, Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Chapter 18: Preparing Supporting materials for Oral Presentations


How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint
(TED Talk)

Impromptu Speaking

Steve Jobs Q&A

Job: Day in the Life: Graphic Designer


Chapter 19: Oral Presentations


Be a More Confident Public Speaker

Commencement Speech, Valedictorian Carl Aquino

TED's Secret to Great Public Speaking

Think Fast. Talk Smart (TED Talk)

Joe Kowan: How I Beat Stage Fright (TED Talk)

Five Easy Tricks To Make Your Presentation Interactive

Job: Day in the Life: Recording Artist


Chapter 20: Written Presentations


Writing Instructions and Procedures

Case Study Examples

How DoubleDutch Transformed Adfo Live

Job: A Day in the Life | Daily Tar Heel Editor-in-Chief Jenny Surane


Chapter 21: Digital Presentations


VIDEOS FOR BUSINESSES

The Video Production Process

How to Make Emotional, Captivating Videos

Batching Videos


Podcasts

Everyone is Starting a Podcast in 2016—Here's How to Stand Out

The Best Gear for Starting a Podcast


Websites

Blog Tips for Building a Bigger Audience in Less Time

Sarah Says: Blogging as a Career

How to Make a Website in 11 Steps