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Summary: Students who've had a hard time with term papers and essay questions may be shocked to learn how much their postgraduation world revolves around writing. This program shows how effective written communication is possible for anyone, even those who struggle to complete a simple fax or e-mail. Methods for improvement include gauging the needs of the reader, keeping prose short and simple,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Spilsbury, Louise.

Contents: Why do we need teams? -- Forming a team -- Making a team work -- Running a team -- Feedback and improvement -- What makes a great team? -- The tale of a team -- Team-building activities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 658.402 Spi 2009

Summary: A positive attitude is essential on the job. When Florence receives a negative performance review, she is forced to confront her weaknesses. Using humorous vignettes in the present and in her childhood, Flo demonstrates why she's in trouble. With a little help from an unseen narrator, Flo recognizes that attitude, responsibility, and communication are the key to her success on the job and takes...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Mark's public speaking nightmare has materialized into reality: he must present his department's new marketing plan to the board of directors. This dramatization tracks Mark's preparations, during which he learns good speaking techniques, effective methods for organizing a speech, tips for minimizing stage fright, and the importance of nonverbal communication.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: If Mark and his colleagues are to meet a tight research deadline, they will have to read faster-and smarter-than ever. This dramatization illustrates the value of taking a time-saving approach to reading, which includes using skimming and active reading techniques, taking advantage of reader-friendly devices designed to help pinpoint information, and diligently concentrating on the content...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Requiring several applicants to complete some kind of shared exercise, the group interview is designed to assess collaborative and team-building skills as well as personal initiative. This program helps students prepare for joint interview situations and the demands they make on applicants. Starting with one-on-one and group case studies to illustrate specific contrasts, the video explores...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In general, prospects can be divided into groups known as Amiables, Expressives, Analytics, and Drivers-and knowing the differences between them can make or break a budding business relationship. This program narrated by Bob Kimball-author of the American Marketing Association's popular AMA Handbook for Successful Selling and professor of marketing at the University of West Florida-stresses the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Presentations, reports, video conferences, e-mail, telephone calls-more than ever, excellent communication skills are a prerequisite for entry into all sorts of careers. This video provides guidance in strengthening both verbal and nonverbal communication. The importance of carefully targeting the message to be conveyed, minimizing outside distractions, listening attentively, and developing an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: How is a good idea for a computer application turned into a tangible, functioning product? This program studies the iPod and iPad app development team at Bjango to show how an Information and Communication Technologies project is successfully managed. The video follows the stages from conception and planning to building, testing, implementing, and evaluating the finished product, looking at the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: When it comes to public speaking, preparation is the key to success. Using a step-by-step approach, this program thoroughly addresses each part of the presentation process. The topics of smoking and alcohol act as platforms for building two separate informational presentations, both of which demonstrate planning and research; preparation of content, visuals, and handouts; rehearsal; and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The first day on the job-not to mention the first week or the first month-can be an overwhelming experience. This program empowers job seekers as well as new hires as they explore the issues surrounding what is invariably a major life change. Students are introduced to the preparations typically needed to survive, and possibly even enjoy, their first day. These include planning transportation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The secret to presenting a professional image goes much deeper than external appearances. This video investigates not only the visible factors of proper attire and hygiene, but the issues of attitude, professional self-esteem, familiarity with technology, and knowledge of business trends as well. The image a person communicates through written correspondence and in after-hours settings is also...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Does giving a typical business presentation put a person in mortal danger? Of course not, but statistics suggest that many people dread public speaking more than they fear death. This program shows students ways to overcome that kind of paralysis and transform it into positive energy. These include thorough preparation (from learning the wants and needs of the audience to scoping out the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Is the hard part over once a person lands a job? No, the hard part has just begun! This program shows viewers not only how to survive on the job, but how to get ahead, too. Attitude, timeliness, dress, ethics, grooming, teamwork, conflict resolution, and getting along with co-workers are among the topics discussed in this video. Interviews with employers are interspersed with commonsense...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Garfield, Charles A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 291.65 GAR

Summary: On his first day on the job, Mark already has a writing assignment. How should he begin? In this dramatization, Mark quickly learns the four steps to good writing-plan, write, revise, and edit-as well as the differences between a memo, a letter, and a report. Revisions are displayed on his computer screen as he actually makes them, providing concrete examples of the writing process in action.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program emphasizes the traits and employee skills needed to take an active role in career success and advancement. Through interviews with employers and employees from some of the world's most successful corporations, the viewer learns the essential qualities needed to succeed: Contribution, Teamwork, Attitude, and Organization. Part one demonstrates the importance of making a contribution...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Spend a frenetic day in the firehouse at 181st Street in New York City-where, according to one veteran firefighter, "every time the bells ring and you go out, you could be the reason somebody lives or dies." This classic program clearly illustrates the procedures of dedicated firefighting professionals, who, when the emergency signal sounds, instinctively rush toward danger, charge into burning...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Every boss has unique expectations and every company has its own procedures and work environment. How can a new hire sort it all out? This program explores the crucial skills every new employee should develop in order to become a valued part of the team. Topics include logistical issues like punctuality and planning the best route to work as well as proper dress, orientation and training,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The development team has realized that the Web site scheduled to go live tomorrow still has a number of bugs to be worked out. Their supervisor believes that 'What the client doesn't know won't hurt him. How should the team proceed? This program outlines a specific methodology for solving Information and Communication Technology problems, with an emphasis on the value of good communication...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: A lot of people think the best way to keep a job is to just do what you are told. That is part of it, but not all of it, by far. Today's employers are looking for people who can truly contribute to the company-someone who can handle responsibility, be flexible, and adapt! This enlightening program explores common-sense rules to follow and exactly what employers are looking for in the next...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Highlighting the idea that a major part of good communication is good listening, this program enables students to improve their listening skills and absorb valuable information. The video identifies the best methods for giving coworkers the attention they deserve and provides eight simple tips that viewers can use to sharpen concentration. These include learning to focus, taking proper notes,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Nothing promotes buying like buy-in. How is it achieved? This program narrated by Bob Kimball-author of the American Marketing Association's popular AMA Handbook for Successful Selling and professor of marketing at the University of West Florida-answers that and other questions as it examines the sales presentation, from start to finish. Topics covered include properly using open- and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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McTaggart, Lynne

Summary: "Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing, using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect, in this new book by the author of the international bestsellersThe Intention Experiment and The Field. What we send out into the universe comes back to us, magnified. Although the power of intention--the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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