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Digital Resources

Chapter 1: Professional Communications in a Digital Age

Workplace Communication

Digital Etiquette

Dos and Don'ts When Using Social Networks

Interest Assessment Activity

Skills Profiler Activity

Safety, Copyright, and Fair Use

Chapter 2: History and Evolution of Communications Careers

Evolution of Music—Pentatonix

The Printing Press

The Birth of Telecommunications

From Stone Age to Tech Age: The Big Ideas That Shaped History

How It’s Made—Newspapers

What Career Is Right for Me?

Communication History

Chapter 3: The Communications Industry Today

Job Interview Quiz

Job Search Quiz

Common Interview Questions

Top 10 Business Mergers and Acquisitions of All Time

History of the Internet

TEA Slides: Leadership

Chapter 4: The Fundamentals of Professional Communication

Finding Your Visual Voice: Marie Bourgeois at TEDxUND

Language and Profession (Courtesy of The Open University)

Inside Sony Pictures Animation—Visual Development Artist Omar Smith

The importance of knowing your audience and speaking context

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

TEA Slides: Nonverbal Strategies & the Listening Process

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

TEA Slides: Communication Process and Oral Language

Body Language at Work and in Business: Tips for Better Communication

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 Management Styles Assessment

Conflict Resolution Questionnaire

TEA Slides: Temperament, Conflict Resolution, & Problem Solving

Chapter 11: Interviews

How to Talk About Weakness in a Job Interview

How to: Phone Interview

How to Follow Up After an Interview


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

Job: Rockettes: A Day in the Life of a Dancer

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

Community Tool Box Slides: Techniques for Leading 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

Resource Tools

Pew Research Center

Choosing and Developing a Topic

15 Steps to Good Research

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

Job: Reporter: 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

Job: Heart Surgeon: A Day in the Life

Chapter 18: Preparing Supporting materials for Oral Presentations

How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint
(TED Talk)

Impromptu Speaking

Steve Jobs Q&A Session Following the App Store Introduction (2008)

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

How to Write a Winning Project Proposal

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


The Video Production Process

How to Make Emotional, Captivating Videos

Batching Videos


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

The Best Gear for Starting a Podcast


Blog Tips for Building a Bigger Audience in Less Time

Sarah Says: Blogging as a Career

How to Make a Website in 11 Steps

TEA Slides: Working with Type