Clear and confident communication is a vital skill to everyone in business.
Poor communication costs time, money and effort.


BUSINESS COMMUNICATION - SYNOPSIS
This unit is designed to develop students' awareness of communication issues within organisational settings and their own capacity as professionals to communicate effectively. The unit emphasises the importance of effective communication both oral and written, introduces models of communication and focuses on communication as process and transaction. Overall the unit is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore the ways in which intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and organisational communication are experienced within organisations.


This Communication Content/Skills Training Course will provide you with essential skills to communicate more effectively:


  1. You will feel more confident to express your ideas and opinions through a richer and more fluent language.
  2. You will be more effective when communicating in different business communication situations: meetings, negotiations, written/oral environments and especially in communicating with people from different cultures than yours.
  3. You will get the best possible results from interviews and important meetings.
  4. You will avoid the perils and costs of badly worded messages and mis-understandings.
  5. You will be able to exploit body language, speace, clothing, time, silence, colours, etc. in hyerarchical vs horizontal communication, in interpersonal, group, public, mass, formal vs informal communication.





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CONTENT:


1. Communication process

Elements of communication
Sender/Receiver relations in business communication
Forms of business correspondence
Managerial communication


Functions of managerial communication
Basic function: information
Communication with difficult employees

3. Verbal communication in business

Forms of verbal communication
Business dialogues
Presentations, discourses - more effective presentations
Business Meetings

4. Written communication

Characteristis of written communication
Documents and their functions
Classification of documents used in business
Elements of an employment file
Documents used in managerial activity


5. Non-verbal communication
Elements of non-verbal communication
Body language
Space/time/clothing/silence/colours

6. Group communication

Particular aspects of group members
Ways of group communicationţi de comunicare în grup
Motivation, persuasion
Communicative roles and norms

7. Psychology of communication

Maslow's model
Feedback/barriers
Roles
Persuasion vs manipulation
NLP - knowing your interlocutor

8. Negotiations

Attitudes, rules, phases
Negotiation strategies

9. Communication with customers

Marketing and brand loyalty

Advertising communication

Communicating with difficult customers
Dealing with complaints
10. Intercultural communication








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Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MBATourismRestaurantsHospitality
In order to receive messages and communicate within the group you have to become member: click Join, and then follow the steps: choose how to receive the email (preferably individual and fully featured). After you have been granted membership you can:
1. upload a photo (so that we know you 'by face'
2. post messages for the group and reply to messages (Beware! All the group members will receive your email, so only post those messages you think are of interest to the group, and they should be only in Englis, of course!)
3. have access to Files and Links, participate in Polls, etc.
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ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHYThis wiki is meant to give you a partial glimpse of what we are doing in class. It contains links to sites which you can explore. Besides, you may want to read the following:
Business Communication Theories
http://amitava82.blogspot.com/2007/06/communication-theories.html
Barriers to effective communication
http://amitava82.blogspot.com/2007/06/communication-theories.html
Netotiation techniques:
http://www.how-to-negotiate.com/
Intercultural communication:
http://www.diplomacy.edu/language/communication/main.htm

http://www.cyborlink.com/
Managerial communication
http://www.12manage.com/i_cs.html
http://www.slideshare.net/sunshinecollege/managerial-communication


Wishing you success in becoming better through English! Anisoara Pop