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Communication Trends paper COM 285 Week 1 DQ 1 COM 285 Week 1 DQ 2 COM 285 Week 2 Individual Assignment Audience Analysis paper COM 285 Week 2 DQ 1 COM 285 Week 2 DQ 2 COM 285 Week 3 Individual Assignment Cross-cultural Communication matrix COM 285 Week 3 DQ 1 COM 285 Week 3 DQ 2 COM 285 Week 4 Individual Assignment Business Writing portfolio COM 285 Week 4 DQ 1 COM 285 Week 4 DQ 2 COM 285 Week 5 Team Assignment Oral Powerpoint


Presentation COM 285 Week 5 Individual Assignment Employee Privacy Report COM 285 Week 5 DQ 1 COM 285 Week 5 DQ 2.

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COM 285 Week 1 DQ 1

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www.com285aid.com Week 1 DQ 1 Think about someone in your workplace whom you consider to be an effective communicator. What about this person's communication style causes you to think this? What characteristics does this person have that causes him or her to be effective? ***************************************************

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www.com285aid.com Week 1 DQ 2 What are two strengths and two areas for improvement in your own business communication abilities? You may address verbal, written, or electronic communication; provide examples to explain your choices. How could your improvement in these two areas enhance your work performance? ***************************************************

COM 285 Week 1 Individual Assignment Business Communication Trends paper

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www.com285aid.com Business Communication Trends paper Write a 700-to 1,050-word paper that describes current trends in business communication. Be sure to address the following


questions in your paper: a.

What role does business communication play in your

day-to-day activities at work? How does it help you manage your daily work activities? b.

What trends have you seen in your workplace or previous

workplaces? c.

What message types are results of these trends?

These assignments are due in Week One. ***************************************************

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What are at least two effective techniques in preventing or resolving conflicts when working in groups? Support your choices with references to the readings and personal experiences. ***************************************************


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What are the three most important points that a group must keep in mind when working collaboratively on a writing project? Why? Support your response with references to the readings and personal experiences. ***************************************************

COM 285 Week 2 Individual Assignment Audience Analysis paper

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Audience Analysis Communication should always be designed with the audience in mind. You are called upon to present quarterly sales information in an in-person meeting to a group of stakeholders that includes managers, salespeople, and customers. In a 1,050to 1,200-word paper address the following questions. a.

What are audience characteristics you need to

consider? b.

What communication channels would be

appropriate and why? c.

What are some considerations that you must

keep in mind given the diversity of the audience? d.

What would you do to ensure that your

message is effective? These assignments are due in Week Two. Be sure that your paper follows basic APA formatting in terms of title page, pagination, citations & references to support your views. ONLINE


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Respond to the Discussion Questions posted by your

instructor. 2.

Submit your Weekly Summary.

These assignments are due in Week Two. ***************************************************

COM 285 Week 2 Team Assignment Charter Analysis Detailed Analysis

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All industries and companies have their own jargon. What is some of the jargon related to the company or industry in which you work? When is it appropriate to use jargon? How might you present company- or industry-specific information without using jargon? ***************************************************

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What are three examples of bias in business writing? Identify two methods you consider important to use in reducing bias in business writing. Two methods you must consider reducing when writing in business are sex, age, and gender. What are three examples of bias in business writing? Identify two methods you consider important to use in reducing bias in


business writing. The three examples of bias in business writing would be using Gender, Race, and Sexuality. In order to reduce bias in business writing would be to use bias-free language in which that it removes those labels’. ***************************************************

COM 285 Week 3 Individual Assignment Cross-cultural Communication matrix

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www.com285aid.com Cross-cultural Communication Matrix a. using

Access the Business Around the World information by the

url:

http://www.mhhe.com/business/buscom/bcommonline/ b.

Click on the map on the lower left corner of the page.

Select three regions of the world to research, by clicking on those areas of the map. Select one country from each of the three regions you selected to research. The Web site provides you with a good starting point. You may also want to use a


general internet search to find additional information. c.

Use the matrix, found on your rEsource page, to

complete the country information. Write 3 to 4 sentences for each item. d.

Include APA formatted references on a separate page.

These assignments are due in Week Three. ***************************************************

COM 285 Week 4 DQ 1

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www.com285aid.com Week 4 DQ 1 In your opinion, when can or must negative messages are delivered using these methods of communication: face-to-face, telephone, printed mail, and e-mail? Provide examples and refer to the readings and your own experiences to support your opinion. ***************************************************

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www.com285aid.com Week 4 DQ 2 Describe the communication privacy policies at your workplace, such as for e-mail and telephone use. How do the policies align to the best practices discussed in the readings? Do you feel that these policies are ethical? Why or why not? ***************************************************

COM 285 Week 4 Individual Assignment Business Writing portfolio

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www.com285aid.com Business Writing Portfolio You are a public relations manager called upon to present some information regarding change s in retail store operations to three different sets of stakeholders


of a retail clothing store chain. The stakeholders include store managers, store employees, retail customers and the public. You must explain adjustments made to combat rising gas prices in an effort to save money on store operations while allowing employees to come to work on fewer days per week. Stores will now be closed on Sundays. Monday through Saturday, stores will be open an hour later and closed an hour earlier. Full-time employees, including managers, will have four 10-hour-day

workweeks

and

part-time

employees

will

consolidate their hours into 1-, 2-, or 3-day workweeks, depending on how many hours they work. No stores are closing, but no new stores will be opened at this time, either. While constructing your messages, determine what audience characteristics must be considered for each stakeholder. Things to consider include: ¡

The appropriate communication types

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Communication styles for each audience


Complete the following three parts:

Part I: Business Writing Steps Before you begin writing the messages in Part II, outline the steps you will take in drafting these business communications. This document can take the form of a list, flowchart, or web diagram. Part II: Portfolio Pair each audience with one of the three communication formats. Use one message format for each audience. Explain the changes in the retail store operations. The three messages contain potentially negative information. Be sure to address the information presented in the scenario so your audience will perceive it in a positive way.

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Write a business letter

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Write a business memo

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Write an e-mail


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Store managers

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Store employees

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Retail customers and the public

Part III: Reflection Write a 200- to 300-word reflection and compare and contrast the business writings in this assignment with academic papers you have completed.. Be sure that your paper follows basic APA formatting in terms of title page, pagination, citations & references to support your views. Submit the Business Writing Steps, Portfolio, and the Reflection. These assignments are due in Week Four. ***************************************************

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period following a presentation? What are some effective ways to handle scenarios when you do not know the answer to a question? ***************************************************

COM 285 Week 5 DQ 2

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www.com285aid.com Week 5 DQ 2 Web sites are often used as research resources, both in academic and business-related work. What are some important criteria that one must use in determining the validity, accuracy, and appropriateness of information presented on a Web site?Week 5 DQ 2 Web sites are often used as research resources, both in academic and business-related work. What are some important criteria that one must use in determining the validity, accuracy, and appropriateness of information presented on a Web site? ***************************************************


COM 285 Week 5 Individual Assignment Employee Privacy Report

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www.com285aid.com Assignment Complete a 1050 to 1200 word report addressing e-mail, internet use, and privacy policies. Be sure to address the following items in your report: a.

Identify e-mail and internet use and privacy policies at

your job. b.

What are current laws regulating employee email and

Internet privacy? c.

Why do companies implement e-mail and internet use

policies? d.

What assumptions might employees make about their

privacy at work? How do these policies affect employee privacy at work? e.

. Be sure that your paper follows basic APA formatting

in terms of title page, pagination, citations & references to support your views.


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COM 285 Week 5 Team Assignment Oral Powerpoint Presentation

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www.com285aid.com Oral PowerPointÂŽ Presentation Using information provided in your textbook and online, create a 10- to 15-slide PowerPointÂŽ presentation on oral presentation best practices. Information should include, but is not limited to, slide formatting, organization, and presentation skills. Include APA formatted citations on a slide titled Reference. 3.

Remember that there are LT points available to be earned

EVERY week in class. Be sure to stay connected even when no specific assignment is due and be proactive moving toward upcoming projects.


These assignments are due in Week Five. ONLINE 1.

Oral PowerPointÂŽ Presentation

Using information provided in your text book and online, create a 10- to 15-slide PowerPointÂŽ presentation on the topic of oral presentation best practices. Information should include, but is not limited to, slide formatting, organization, and presentation skills. Include APA formatted citations on a slide titled References. In addition to the information on each slide, include speaker notes with each slide. The speaker notes serve as the exact script you would follow if you were to present the information in front of an audience. This assignment is due in Week Five.

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