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Videos Can Be SO FAB! Teaching Asynchronous, Recorded Virtual Presentations During COVID-19

As professors, we teach rhetorical strategies and coach students for confident, engaging, and effective presentations. It is satisfying for both student and professor to see the growth over a semester of instruction and practice. Like most other instructors, our routine semester was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, upending everything normal and replacing it with the new and unfamiliar. Continue reading Videos Can Be SO FAB! Teaching Asynchronous, Recorded Virtual Presentations During COVID-19

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Spring 2020 Issue: How the Business Communication Community Is Weathering Through the COVID-19 Crisis

The response to our call for submissions to this special issue has been robust. The contributors have written on so many aspects of their experiences with COVID-19 that only a perusal of all the articles can capture their scope and dimensions. We present interviews with two organizational leaders of interest that cast light on how the association for business communication is fairing this pandemic and offer information about a young academic organization that should be of particular help to all of us who have been assigned to teach online, or “remotely”. The first of these interviews is with our own Executive director, Jim Dubinsky and the second one is with GSOLE president, Scott Warnock. Continue reading Spring 2020 Issue: How the Business Communication Community Is Weathering Through the COVID-19 Crisis

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Optimizing Work From Home: Virtual Communication Strategies and Best Practices

Unprecedented times demand unprecedented responses. As communities, businesses, and countries work to lessen the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic many workers find themselves working from home for the first time. This creates new challenges as peers and managers try to develop new ways of working, communicating, and motivating without the benefit of physical presence. Fortunately, some sectors of the economy had previously embraced work-from-home options, or virtual teams. The lessons learned from those organizations can benefit those struggling to deal with a new reality. Continue reading Optimizing Work From Home: Virtual Communication Strategies and Best Practices