| Business Communication Center
Richard O'Dor, Director
3209 Bate Building
The Business Communication Center (BCC) believes communication is the lifeblood of business. Communication isn't merely disseminating information. It's creating and maintaining relationships. The BCC coaches College of Business (COB) students in communication skills and provides support as students prepare for their careers. BCC services include:
- Individual and small group consultations
- Monthly workshops in communication skills
- Evaluation of classroom presentations
- Online resources and tutorials
The Business Communication Center's goal is to strengthen the communication skills of business students through workshops, class instruction, coaching, partnerships with faculty, and online tutorials. BCC provides an integrated approach to coaching COB students in presentational speaking and professional writing. For instance, BCC has developed instructional materials for the Strategy First (BUSI 1200), Leadership I (BUSI 2200), and Leadership II (BUSI 3200) courses in the new Leadership and Professional Development Program.
We look forward to your visits to our website and the Business Communication Center at 3209 Bate.
BCC Monthly Examples of Business Presentations
Our website will frequently host speeches from students as well as the business community. For example, TED Conferences provide an opportunity for the world's most fascinating thinkers to give the talk of their lives. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. However, its scope has become broader. TED holds annual conferences in Long Beach, California, USA; Oxford, UK; and Mysore, India. The video below demonstrates the power underlying great presentations. This video is distributed under a Creative Commons (CC) License. Please visit the award-winning TEDTalks for more insightful videos.
Yes, you can become a better communicator in 60 minutes. BCC's workshop schedule focuses on BUSI 1200. Over 15 workshops are offered each semester for BUSI 1200. On-campus workshops are limited to 15 students while DE workshop coaching will be limited to the first 15 registrations allowing other students to participate. COB professors can also request workshops for group presentation assignments.
BUSI 1200 Workshops
Fall Semester: 3015 BATE F2F and DE (DE sessions have DE prior to the time)
September 6th 5:00pm, DE9:00pm using Blackboard
September 11th 8:30am, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and DE 8:00pm
September 18th 8:00am, 12:00pm, 5:00pm
September 19th 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
September 24th 4:00pm
October 10th 5:00pm
October 16th 5:00pm
October 17th 8:00am
October 29th 5:00pm
BUSI 1200 Workshops
Spring Semester: 3015 BATE F2F and DE (DE sessions have DE prior to the time)
January 29th 12:00pm, DE 8:30pm using Centra
January 30th 12:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, DE 8:30pm using Centra
February 6th 4:00pm (FULL), 5:00pm (FULL), 6:00pm (FULL)
February 7th DE 5:00, DE 6:00pm (Using Centra)
February 20th noon and 4:30pm
February 21st DE 6:00pm (using Centra)
Register for a workshop by sending an email (using your ECU student email) to email@example.com with the subject heading BUSI 1200 Workshop. Please identify a first and second choice. If using PowerPoint, please bring the file on a flash drive. You will not be able to downloaded a file from your e-mail or Pirate drive.
E-Review and Appointment Guidelines
Because preparation is fundamental to successful communication, we do not schedule appointments or review materials 72 hours before an assignment's due date.
We review presentations, written documents, and digital videos. A submission should include the assignment's description and its target audience. For written documents, we may limit our review to five pages due to demands on our services. Although we do not serve as editors, we will proofread the first three pages to serve as guidelines for you to proofread and edit other pages. For digital videos, send a sample file (.avi, .swf, or .wmv). Due to the size of video files, please limit the sample to one (1) minute for an individual presentation and five (5) minutes for group presentations.
Monday through Thursday, our appointment hours (face-to-face and DE) are 8:30am to 4:30pm. We also will meet with graduate students during the evening. Evening and DE appointments must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. We use Skype or Centra for DE coaching.
You can also request an appointment regarding a specific assignment, but we will not schedule your first appointment for an assignment within a 72 hour-window of its due date.
Please e-mail us to request an appointment.