Communication Skills are Critical
Demonstrate where communication skills are needed
Explain the importance of communication skills in accounting careers
Know the communications process
Learn about the importance of listening and practical skill
Proposals and Formal Reports
Identify and explain the parts of informal and formal proposals.
Describe the steps in writing a formal report.
Collect data from secondary sources including print and electronic sources.
Use Web browsers, search to
Electronic Messages and Digital Media
Learn to be smart about email. Learn and apply professional standards for
usage, structure and format and some best practices.
Explain workplace instant messaging and texting as well as their liabilities
What does it take to put together a successful report?
Accountant = Report Writer
Agree or disagree?
Understand business report basics, including functions,
organizational strategies and formats.
Revising Business Messages
Enhance conciseness of messages by eliminating flabby expressions, rejecting
redundancies, limiting long lead-ins, and dropping fillers.
Revise messages to improve clarity by dumping trite business phrases, using
Would you like a hot dog?
Writing Plan: Persuasive Requests
Capture the readers attention and interest.
Offer praise or
Possible Negative Messages
To Employees/Potential Employees
Announcing layoffs, firing people
Turning down job applicants
Reducing benefits, salaries
Changing procedureswith negative effect
Up in the Air
Firing by V
The Writing Process
Composing Business Messages
Contrast formal and informal methods of researching data, and generate ideas
Organize information into outlines.
Compare the direct and indirect strategies for organizing ideas.
Understanding the Power of
Still important because they do the following:
Produce a permanent record
Convey formality, importance,
Deliver persuasive, well-considered
Planning Business Messages
Its all about the you view!
Business messages are different from college essays, term
papers, and messages to friends.
Conciseness and clarity count.
List goals for busi
Sahap/e Forma/ 0Mfir'he
Titie: Life in the Greenhouse
Topic: Major Causes of the Greenhouse Effect
Specic Purpose: To inform listeners of the major causes of the greenhouse
Before we can control global warming. we must understand
the nature and cau