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Mobile Business Communication and Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Etiquette
What You Should Be Teaching Your
Students about Mobile Business
Communication and Collaboration,
and Business Etiquette
"Bovée and Thill are the only authors who explain and illustrate
in every chapter how mobile is revolutionizing business
“Surprisingly, although we’re in the midst of a mobile
revolution, no other business communication authors cover
mobile business communication, which should tell you
everything you need to know about which authors keep their
Don’t assume that colleagues and customers
around the world use the same communication
tools you use. For example, although mobile phone
usage is high in most countries around the world,
the percentage of users with smartphones and the
broadband service required for communication
services such a video varies widely.
An important aspect of mobile collaboration and mobile
communication in general is unified communication,
which integrates such capabilities as voice and video
calling, voice and video conferencing, instant messaging,
and real-time collaboration software in a single system.
Mobile device habits say a lot about how much respect you have for the
people around you. Selecting obnoxious ring tones, talking loudly in open
offices and public places, using your phone right next to someone else,
making excessive or unnecessary personal calls during work hours,
invading someone’s privacy with your phone’s camera without permission,
texting during meals, allowing incoming calls during meetings, are all
disrespectful choices that will reflect negatively on you.
Virtual assistants, such as the Siri voice recognizition
system on iPhones, raise an important etiquette
dilemma. From doing simple web searches to dictating
entire memos, these systems may be convenient for
users, but they can create distractions and annoyances
for other people. As with other public behaviors, think
about the affect you have on others before using these
The Etiquette App helps you make appropriate choices
in a variety of social and business situations.
Freedcamp is a free collaboration and project management
WebEx Mobile gives you mobile access to one of the
world’s most popular online meeting platforms that
enables world-wide collaboration.
Locale can “geofence” your smartphone, automatically changing settings
based on your location—such as activating silent mode when you arrive at
your office to assure proper etiquette.
This slide presentation briefly previewed just some of what your students will
learn in much greater detail about mobile business communication and
Communication and Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business
Etiquette when you adopt one of Bovée and Thill’s business communication
textbook’s listed below. No other business communication textbooks on the
market cover mobile business communication.
Business Communication Today, 13th Ed.
To be published January 2015
Business Communication Essentials, 7th Ed.
To be published January 2015
Excellence in Business Communication, 12th Ed.
To be published January 2016
Here’s how to order an examination copy of these texts from your local
Pearson Education representative.
A Preview of the Major Topics about Mobile Business Communication
Integrated into Bovee and Thill’s New Editors in 2015 and 2016
The Rise of Mobile as a Communication Platform
How Mobile Technologies Are Changing Business Communication
The Unique Challenges of Communication on Mobile Devices
Ethical and Legal Issues in Mobile Communication
Mobile Communication Etiquette
Using Mobile Tools for Collaboration and Teamwork
Mobile Variations in Cross-Cultural Communication
Advantages and Disadvantages of Mobile Media
Writing and Reading on Mobile Devices
Message Design and Formatting for Mobile Devices
Optimizing Content for Mobile Devices
Mobile Considerations in Social Networking, Blogging, Video, and Other Media
Using Mobile Technologies to Improve Routine Communication
Creating Promotional Messages on Mobile Devices
Visual Media on Mobile Devices
Research Using Mobile Devices
Using Mobile Devices in Presentations
Mobile Devices in the Job Search Process
Mobile Aspects of Personal Branding
A Complimentary Set of
Seven Infographics about
Communication Is Available
on SlideShare. Click each
infographic to see it full
Visit Bovée and Thill’s Online Magazine,
How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication
“Business communication instructors who don’t recognize
now that mobile should be integrated throughout their
textbook and be a central part of their course will rapidly
experience the declining relevancy of their course to
See these other informative and well-illustrated slide presentations
about mobile business communication:
How Mobile Technology Is Revolutionizing Business Communication
Why You Must Be Teaching Your Business Communication Course
within a Mobile Context by 2015
Also, compare your current text’s coverage of mobile business
communication to Bovee and Thill’s texts.
Can Your Business Communication Text Pass This Test of Essential