Business Communication

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The new, cutting-edge BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 8e helps students take their communication skills to a higher level by combining up-to-date technology to enhance learning with stellar content to give them the foundations they need for success in business. Reflecting today’s e-inundated marketplace, this comprehensive text covers the basics for all forms of business communication, from letters to e-mail, business plans to presentations, listening skills to nonverbal messages, diversity to teamwork, visual aids to Web blogs, interpersonal communication to twitter, and everything in between. The features and package of the Krizan text have long been receiving accolades from instructors across the country.
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Dr. A.C. "Buddy" Krizan is professor emeritus in the College of Business and Public Affairs at Murray State University. Formerly, he served as assistant dean, department chair, and professor in the College of Business and Public Affairs. He began teaching business communication courses, seminars, and workshops in 1977. He has conducted research on a variety of topics including basic business communication, resume content, visual aids, proposals, and written and oral messages. He has served in leadership positions for national, state, and local professional organizations. Buddy has made presentations at numerous professional conferences and has published in many professional journals.

Dr. Pat Merrier is a professor in the Finance and Management Information Sciences Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She has over 30 years of secondary and post-secondary teaching experience; business communication has been a part of her teaching assignment for 30 years. Pat has served in a variety of leadership roles within campus, community, and professional associations. Assistant Academic Vice Chancellor, Acting Athletic Director, union president, and NCBEA president are among the posts she has held. Noted for her practical approach to business communication, Pat frequently conducts seminars for local business professionals. In recent years, she's gravitated toward collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

Dr. Joyce Logan is an associate professor emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She has taught business courses at the high school and university levels and has been a member of NBEA for over 25 years. Having worked in teaching and administrative positions for 50 years, Joyce recently retired as a faculty member in the principal preparation and doctoral programs for school leaders. Other experiences in education include school principal, regional coordinator of vocational education, school services director for the Kentucky Department of Education, office head for the Kentucky Tech system, and field coordinator for the American Council on Education. She has conducted research and presented in business and areas such as Tech Prep, adult education, and technology, as well as school leadership.

Karen Schneiter Williams has been teaching computer technology, business communication, and office administration courses at the community college level for almost 20 years. Since 1999, she has been at San Diego Mesa College, where she currently serves as Computer Business Technology Department Chair. Throughout her career, Karen has been active in her profession. She has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences as well as at many teacher training workshops. Karen currently serves as the Chair of NBEA's Curriculum Administrative Committee, which has the task of revising and publishing the third edition of the National Standards for Business Education, What America's Students Should Know and Be Able to Do in Business. In 2005 she was awarded the Outstanding Postsecondary Business Educator of the Year by the National Business Education Association.

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