Technical Business Communication - Spring 2014

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Course Description: Students will learn how to develop ideas to form purposeful, clear and concise business documents for written and oral presentations. Coursework will highlight the importance of audience analysis to develop and deliver written documents and oratory presentations. Assignments will further require students to focus on discerning and aligning the following communication elements: vocabulary, tone, style, format and context.

The College of Westchester
by shusbands on March 20, 2014
On, I read an article by Ivan Watson and Gul Tuysuz titled “Turkish PM vows to 'eradicate' Twitter, users see service disruptions”.  The article stated that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a speech at a campaign rally about wiping out Twitter which is 10 days before election.  He stated at this speech that eradicating Twitter has nothing to do with freedom but the world will know their power once they get rid of twitter.

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by jthompson1864 on March 2, 2014
Please research to find a news report/article about a current international business or political issue. What is the issue? Who are the stakeholders involved? In what ways might the stakeholders' communications positively or negatively impact the situation?  Please post a link to your article and your comments to our course site on NewsActivist by Wednesday, March 5 before 11:59 p.m.  You may select one of the below resources to locate your news report/article: CNN News

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Interesting post to the article in regard to homelessness. We as a society can improve this situation and help our fellow humans. In the country I was born in is a very small island. The size of some cities in the US. But our homeless are slim to none. Between the government and what the land provides, most people can survive without having to sleep on the street. The person can build a hut from wood and make a garden in the rear of the little land provided by the government, family member or a helpful neighbor.

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Thanks Zachary, I agree that this was not the best move for the prime minister to make especially so close the a pending election.

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Thanks for your response bstre3,

I agree that social media can be what you make it and word does spread like a wild fire especially when it is negative. Positive information barely makes it around as quick as negative information on social media. It will be interesting to see how the people vote tomorrow in Turkey.

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I agree with your response tcoop95, he could have used Twitter to gain positive feed back and instead he did make a silly more by trying to bully the Turkish's citizens as well as Twitter by blocking the website usage.

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HI ngros3,

Thanks so much for your response. Yet, time will tell if the people will vote him in but unfortunately, it is my opinion that he is possibly so corrupt, he might stay the prime minister of Turkey.

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I agree Raisa,
If Prime Minister Erdogan would have owned up to his alleged illegal act that was leaked on Twitter, people tend to forgive more easily if we own up to mistakes.

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Hi ashoe1,

We will indeed see how the Turkey vote turns out tomorrow , March 30 and did this latest stunt by the prime minister will effect tomorrow's vote. Your comment about Iran was surprising and insightful to me. I can see how videos on the phone can be effective proof and apparently in this case is saving more Iranian's lives.

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I totally agree julianmoody3, the prime minister proved the Twitter followers leak about his alleged illegal acts to be more true than false. He should be focused on the countries issues and not what people on social media see.

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Great response tlise1, I too found the article humorous because I believe the prime minister's response to this twitter attack made him look worse in the citizens of Turkey's eyes. It did seems to back fire and make more users in Turkey want to go on Twitter.

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Thanks for your insightful response rande2!

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I've taught Business and General Education courses at The College of Westchester since 2004. During this time, I've taught and developed courses in the College’s Online and Adult Divisions. Currently, I'm a Walden University doctoral candidate in the Higher Education and Adult Learning program.