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SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016






Greetings students! This is Mrs. Beyah. Please note the following important announcement:

In our effort to ensure we are meeting your needs as a student, we need your feedback!

Please take 5 minutes to complete the attached survey by FRIDAY, JULY 23rd! The survey is anonymous and I would like to have 100% student participation so please make time. This is YOUR opportunity to grade us, so let us know where we can do better! We can only improve with your input. You may complete the survey by clicking on the link below or copy and paste inyour browser:


STUDENT SURVEY LINK: Please take a moment to complete the course survey. Talladega College really appreciates your comments. Click on the link below:





Greetings coursemates! YOU ARE ALMOST DONE!

Please take a moment to complete the course survey. Talladega College really appreciates your comments. Click on the link below:



Greetings coursemates!

Please take a moment to complete the course survey. Talladega College really appreciates your comments. Click on the link below:



Class, please check out this video which gives you great pointers on doing your elevator pitches! Also,

if using your cell phones to record your pitch, you may want to change your video settings and lower the

resolution so the file won't be so large. I look forward to having my interest piqued by your 90 second

elevator pitches!


Greetings Coursemates!

Chapters 4 through 7 will focus on Effective Writing, Writing Preparation, Common Writing Mistakes, Revising and Presenting Your Writing.
How many times have you heard someone say “Get it in Writing?” The mistake we make is assuming that because it is in writing it is understood and it is accurate. Chapter 4 focuses on writing that is clear, concise and efficient.

Chapter 5 focuses on writing preparation. This chapter will challenge you to determine your most productive time. Do you know? I work better in the wee wee hours of the morning. What about you? This chapter addresses the need to be productive outside of your preferred time and how to persevere. I’d like for you to pay particular attention to section 5.2.

Chapter 6 focuses on some of the most common mistakes in English. I think that you will find the introductory exercise to be quite informative. See if you can find your common mistakes.

This week’s readings will culminate with Chapter 7, which will address the need to make revisions and preparing for presentations.

Remember to make your post no later than Wednesday and respond to at least two of your coursemates by Sunday.

Have a great week.



You are doing a great start! Don't forget, in order to receive your full 25 points on the Collaboration Board, you must reply to at least two course mates. Many of you have already replied to one student, so take a moment and reply to one more.

Professor Wells



I hope you are as excited about beginning this course as I am! Please don't forget to Introduce yourself to me and your coursemates. You will find the Introduction folder under the "Collaboration" tab, and then select "Forum", click on the Introduction folder and begin telling us all of those wonderful things about you that you want us to know! Remember to make your weekly post by Wednesday of each week. This will give your coursemates the opportunity to respond to you by the deadline, which is Sunday of each week! Let's go!!!!

Side note:  If you are having difficulty with adding sound to your PowerPoint Presentation - check out this YouTube link!



Hello Everyone!

My name is Prof Kathy Wells. I will be your instructor for Business Communications. I am thrilled to be working with each of you! Please go into the course and browse around at your earliest convenience.  I think you will get excited about the material that we will be covering!

It’s great to have you in the course! I look forward to learning more about you all as the weeks progress. 

Effective communication is more important than ever in being successful in your career. Communication skills encompasses writing, reading, listening, non-verbal and speaking skills. In a day and age where technology enables us to transmit messages more rapidly and to a greater number of people, we must be skilled in how to properly communicate.

This is a Business Communication course so regular communication is very important. Please contact me for any questions you might have. Email and text are the best methods for reaching me.

I look forward to our interaction over the next five weeks!

Professor Wells

Email: / PH: 205-516-2205

Challenge Video:


Video & Power Point Rubrics
90 Second Elevator Pitch - Grading Rubric (.pdf, 130K)
Who I Am - Power Point Presentation - Grading Rubric (.pdf, 29K)
Article Review

Fantastic blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Appreciate it! Click Here!

Article Review Assignment - WK5 (.pdf, 38K)
Article Review WK5 - Grading Rubric (.pdf, 40K)
Written Letters & Assessment Papers
Assessment Paper WK2 (.pdf format) (.pdf, 79K)
Assessment Paper WK2 - Grading Rubric (.pdf, 40K)
Negative News Letter Assignment - WK4 (.pdf, 289K)
Negative News Letter WK4 - Grading Rubric (.pdf, 50K)
Course Text


Business Communication For Success (.pdf, 5323K)
Textbook Table Of Contents (.pdf, 68K)
PowerPoint Presentations
Ch. 1 (.pptx, 1041K)
Ch. 2 (.pptx, 867K)
Ch. 3 (.pptx, 796K)
Ch. 5 (.pptx, 699K)
Ch. 6 (.pptx, 940K)
Ch. 7 (.pptx, 728K)
Ch. 9 (.pptx, 3662K)
Ch. 10 (.pptx, 707K)
Ch. 11 (.pptx, 871K)
Ch. 14 (.pptx, 1337K)
Ch. 15 (.pptx, 850K)
Discussion Forum Rubric (.pdf, 128K)
Course Policies (.pdf, 178K)
DB & Paper Example (.docx, 19K)
BUS 368 S2F - Business Communications Course Syllabus (.docx, 58K)
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