Authors: Diza Sauers, Marisa Michaels, Cherilyn Boyer, Cheryl Brodersen, Mikel Chertudi, Michael Mandel, Kim Marchesseault
About The Authors:
The author team are accomplished Business Communication professionals with extensive experience in university teaching. This diverse group brings a wide range of industry experience and professional training to both the classroom and the written page. With more than 75 years of combined teaching experience, the team is highly skilled in training personnel at all career stages to succeed in their professional communication development. Their professional backgrounds range from working in the corporate world (film, publishing, consulting, and corporate communication) to non-profits (with focuses on English as a Second Language, social justice, social services, and government agencies.)
Diza Sauers is the Director of the Business Communication Program at Eller College of Management. As a Professor of Practice, she oversees the core design and delivery of communication curriculum for all platforms the college offers: Executive Education, MBA, Undergraduate, and Online. The recipient of multiple teaching awards and research grants, Diza is also a published author in a variety of disciplines.
Marisa Michaels is a communication specialist and Lecturer in Business Communications. Before coming to Arizona in 2012, Marisa was an Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies at University of San Francisco, and Partner in The Tangerine Group, a boutique consulting firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
Cherilyn Boyer specializes in teaching English as a Second Language and Global Business Communication. She has taught at the University of Arizona since 1989, serving international and domestic students. She has presented on teaching methodology at conferences in both the U.S. and five foreign countries.
Cheryl Brodersen is a long-time college lecturer with an M.A. in Linguistics, and is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education. Her academic interests include grammar, pedagogy, writing instruction, learning disabilities, and collaborative learning. Through extensive experiences teaching abroad, she is expert in ESL/EFL pedagogy.
Mikel Chertudi has a strong foundation in start-up business development and strategic marketing, where he has performed market analysis, business planning, and financial planning. He also has hands-on experience in international business, business development, supply chain, import/export, field research, and team building.
Michael Mandel has an MBA and spent much of his professional career in nonprofit senior-level positions, including such roles as Communications Director, Vice President of External Affairs, and Director of Development. Michael is the principle of Mandel Management Solutions, a consultancy specializing in communication and management strategies for nonprofits and small businesses.
Kim Marchesseault brings a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors. An award winning teacher, Kim’s training and focus are on experiential learning in the classroom, preparing students for the professional world by guiding them through live consulting projects. Kim is committed to hands on learning, corporate social responsibility, and positive community impact.
This book was designed to make you as workplace-ready as possible, and to equip you with the skills to finesse any communication challenge. To be a successful professional communicator, you must understand the right approach with the right audience at the right time. While experience is always the best teacher, it is not always the most forgiving. Business Communication: Strategies for the Workplace lives up to its title by providing crisp and targeted approaches to engaging in effective communication in any professional setting.
Rooted in theory, with accessible guidance for turning theory into practice, this book gives any professional a leg up into understanding the “secret handshake” for getting your message read, heard, and understood. Whether you are new to the workplace or you are a seasoned pro interested in sharpening your skills to become more competitive, Business Communication: Strategies for the Workplace will give you a whole new way of understanding how to navigate the complexities of communicating in an ever-changing world.