Bài giảng Business Communication - Chapter 17: Leveraging Technology for Better Writing

Chapter Overview The right tools make writing easier: Discover the right tools for planning, finding, organizing, interpreting, and presenting. Make good use of drafting tools. Explore tools for revising, editing, and collaboration. Consider the impact of technology on the future of business communication.

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Technology’s role in planning, drafting, and revising business messagesUseful tools to help you find and organize informationComputer tools for online collaborationThe impact of technology developments on business communicationClick to edit Master title styleOverviewChapter 17:Leveraging Technology for Better Writing© 2014 by McGraw-Hill Education. This is proprietary material solely for authorized instructor use. Not authorized for sale or distribution in any manner. This document may not be copied, scanned, duplicated, forwarded, distributed, or posted on a website, in whole or part. The right tools make writing easier:Discover the right tools for planning, finding, organizing, interpreting, and presenting. Make good use of drafting tools.Explore tools for revising, editing, and collaboration.Consider the impact of technology on the future of business communication.Chapter OverviewProject planning tools, such as Microsoft ProjectScope out the project.Identify tasks and timeline.Meet the deadline and achieve the business goal.Annotated electronic calendarPlan out your time to make sure projects are completed.Use Microsoft Outlook, which rings a bell when it’s time to work on a particular project or go to a meeting.Computer Tools for PlanningBefore you can write, you need to gather information.Make information come to you:An RSS feed that pushes content through Google Reader, My Yahoo, or Outlook.Smartphones and tablets with apps such as Zite.Store the information using database tools.Organize it with outlining or concept-mapping programs.Tools for Gathering and OrganizingConcept Mapping ToolTools for PresentingUser-friendly statistical programs such as SPSS and SASTools for multimedia presentations, such as Microsoft MovieMaker, PowerPoint, or JingDesktop publishing programs, such as Microsoft Publisher or Adobe InDesignDocuments for online publication—Dreamweaver, Weebly, or SeaMonkeyTools for DraftingHelp menuBuilt-in styles and themesEquation builderQuick Parts featuresCollaboration toolsSmartArt and clip artMultiple save optionsFind and Find and ReplaceComments and Track ChangesAuto CorrectSpelling CheckerThesaurusGrammar and Style CheckersInformation Rights ManagementTools for Revising and EditingMachines should work. People should think. —a motto attributed to IBM17-*