ERIC Number: EJ861918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 1
My Favorite Assignment: Selections from the ABC 2008 Annual Convention, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Whalen, D. Joel, Ed.
Business Communication Quarterly, v72 n4 p439-455 2009
At the 2008 Association for Business Communication (ABC) annual convention in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, many attendees stood at the back of a crowded room to hear over a dozen teachers describe "My Favorite Assignment." As is customary in these lively sessions, the chair, Dan Dieterich, orchestrated a fast, efficient presentation pace; each participant had only 4 minutes to present his or her pet pedagogy. Clearly, the My Favorite Assignment session at the ABC annual convention is popular. The current column follows in the tradition of one published in the September 2007 "BCQ," for which Marie Flatley selected five Favorite Assignments from the session held at the 2006 ABC annual convention. Flatley and her coauthors described each assignment in detail. To echo the session's information-dense character, this column offers a larger quantity of Favorite Assignments from the Lake Tahoe session in a more condensed form. Included in this column are the following: (1) "Crucial Conversations via Email" (Patricia Bower); (2) "Student Communication Consultants to Not-for-Profit Organization" (Phyllis C. Bunn); (3) "Up, Up, and Away" (Bonnie Grossman); (4) Let's Origami" (Linda Mahin); (5) "The Great Barter" (Mathukutty M. Monippally); (6) "Are You as Ethical as Erin Brockovich?" (Donna R. Pawlowski); (7) "What's Your Snacking Persuasion?" (Jessica Ponto); (8) "A Korean-U.S. Interaction" (David A. Victor); and (9) "Persuasive Business Presentation" (Paula R. Wood).
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Assignments, Business Communication, Teaching Methods, Evaluation, Electronic Mail, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nevada; South Carolina