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The Importance of Authentic Communication

June 29, 2011 coms 1

Proper interaction is one of the most fundamental keys to anyone’s success in business or their personal life. The ability to create an environment where people feel they can express their ideas and feel valued is a crucial characteristic of a leader.

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A Phone Interview Is Like A First Date

June 26, 2011 Paul J. Bailo 0

Think of the phone interview as a first date. Going out for an ice cream is a great first date: cheap, easy and none committal. If the “ice cream” date goes well, then you may want to spend more time and money on the person so you move on to a dinner or a movie date.

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The Art of Purposeful Storytelling

June 24, 2011 coms 0

If anyone should be lecturing on storytelling, it’s Peter Guber. His business is storytelling. Throughout his career, he has produced some of the world’s most well known movies, including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, and more.

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How to Talk on the Telephone. Duh.

June 23, 2011 markhenry 0

I know. This seems like an awful simplistic article for a Communication Studies website. After all, people around here discuss such lofty subject matter as communication theories, rhetoric and scholarly papers. And here I am telling you I am going to talk to you to speaking on the telephone?

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Social Capital: The Benefits of Facebook

June 21, 2011 coms 0

Ellison’s research looked at social capital and Facebook. More specifically, she was curious how certain Facebook-enabled behaviors can affect the diverse perspective, novel information, and social support of a user.

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The History of Email [Infographic]

June 20, 2011 coms 0

Email has become one of the most dominant forms of communication over the past forty years. For many of us, it is the first thing we check in the morning and the most important tool for running our business and personal lives. In honor of the 40th anniversary of email, ReachMail, put this infographic together.

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Men Buy Porsches to Attract Women, But They See Through It

June 16, 2011 coms 0

Like a peacock shows its feathers to attract a peachen, a study by faculty at Rice University, the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) and the University of Minnesota found that men buy Porsches to attract women. This was no surprise, but what was surprising, was that women were able to see right through this.