Business Communications

Curriculum Guides
Curriculum Standards from the National Business Education Association
BC Education Grade 8: Business Communications
BC Education Grade 9: Business Communications
BC Education Grade 10: Business Communications

Videos
Communication Steroids: Add Muscle to Your Message
Podcast from Roger Pike and Tim Gordon about active listening and the importance of listening.

Killer Presentation Skills
Video with Doug Jefferys on how to improve your presentation skills.

From Speaking Zero to Speaking Hero
Video with Doug Jefferys on how to improve public speaking skills and give that killer presentation!

Online Resources
Business Letter Format
Resource that explains how to format a business letter, fax and email.

Business Writers’ Free Library
A plethora of information on this site about business communications that includes basic writing skills, general resources and advice, and some samples of correspondence.

Formatting PowerPoint presentations for Business Communications classes
This resources lets you know how to format effective Power Point presentations.

Games/Simulations
Building Communication Skills Game
Fun communication game that will improve communication within a team or group.

Articles
Business Communication Curriculum – Jason D. Tanner
This article talks about what has traditionally been included in Business Education Curriculum and what needs to happen in the future in order to best prepare students for the workforce.

Brief Guide to Business Writing – Kenneth Brown and David Barton
This article is broken into three sections, document guidelines, paragraph guidelines and sentence guidelines. Samples of different pieces of communication are also included.

Lesson Plans
Business Letter Lesson Plan
Lesson plan on how to create a business letter that deals with the format as well as the tone. This lesson plan includes an evaluation rubric and assignment instructions.