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Ten Tips for Improving Your Business Writing

On Friday, Gary Kinder, an expert on business and legal writing, offered a course on Advanced Business Writing at Pepperdine University. He drove the point home that “your credibility rides with every sentence.” Here are a few takeaways from his  presentation: 1.) Avoid Splitting Infinitives: This rule came from Latin scholars who, in 1820, wanted … Continued

Social Media Strategy Is More Than Just Signing Up

Currently at the Graziadio Business Report we are in the process of revamping our website – having reached the upper limits of the current platform.  Tackling the usual web development project activities – planning, executing, monitoring – we’re now confronted with the task of developing our social media implementation.  Though our initial impulse was to approach social media … Continued

The Psychological Impact of Layoffs

Can’t see the above video? Click this link to watch. In this video interview, Ann Feyerherm, PhD, Professor of Organization and Management and Chair of the Applied Behavior Science and Organization Theory and Management Department, explores the psychological impact of losing a job and effective methods for bouncing back.

5 Simple Rules for Better Email Business Communication

I have been teaching with Frances Grimes in the Management Communications program here at Graziadio this fall and so business communication is on my mind. Face-to-face business communication is difficult—attempting to read body language, facial expressions, and gestures (although some gestures speak for themselves), can be a challenge. Not to mention cultural differences that can … Continued

The Business Imperative for Staying Calm During Stressful Times

Today’s harsh economic realities continue to impact everyone. Hundreds of thousands have been losing their jobs each month. In California, even firemen and policemen are being laid off (California firemen are being laid off even as we approach fire season!). It does not matter if you work for a private enterprise or a tax-supported agency. … Continued