Communication for Professionals

A Guide to Writing and Speaking Well (First Edition)
By Terrence L. Warburton and Jaime S. Warburton
Paperback, 116 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-0034-5 ©2018
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    Communication for Professionals: A Guide to Writing and Speaking Well focuses on the practice and performance of effective communication in business and professional contexts. The book addresses both written and verbal skill sets through a combination of forward thinking methodology and foundational techniques.

    Developed to answer the question “What do I do and how do I do it?” the text emphasizes performance over theory. After first establishing fundamental principles and perspectives regarding professional communication, the book moves on to consider the organizational, interpersonal, and nonverbal contexts in which communication occurs. Specific chapters are devoted to group communication, presentations, traditional and digital business writing, and public writing.

    Communication for Professionals helps readers develop a clear understanding of communication common to the workplace and how to engage in it effectively and successfully. It can be used in courses in business communication, professional writing, and management.

    Terrence L. Warburton earned his Ph.D. in communication at the University of Denver. Dr. Warburton is a professor of communication and media at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and has served as a consultant for public opinion and marketing research, and developed and presented professional training workshops in team-building and interpersonal relations.
    Jaime S. Warburton earned her M.F.A. in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is an assistant professor of writing at Ithaca College, where she currently serves as director of both the Ithaca Writers Institute and the Ithaca College Writing Center. She has published scholarship in fan studies in addition to poems and stories.