Communication World

Communication World is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, May-June

Abstracting with Light: When Less Becomes More: Find the Hidden Details of Your Subject and Let Them Speak to the Viewer
The word photography comes from the Greek words for "light" and "writing." When I use light to express ideas in my photographs, I look for ways to make my subject more abstract, showing less of it, to force the viewer's imagination to fill in the details....
Communicating in the World of Web 2.0: Society Is Teeming with Online Conversations. Business Success Today Depends on Whether You're in on Them
There are few times when we are given the opportunity to witness profound change in communication models. We are in the midst of just such an epoch. Many believe that the Internet represents the most significant change to communication since Gutenberg...
Global Perspectives: What Is the Best Advice You Ever Received Relating to the Practice of Communication or the Profession?
Hong Kong "It's not what you say, but how you say it." Over the years, various mentors and colleagues have shared this valuable advice with me. Communicators spend huge amounts of time crafting key messages for CEOs or companies, explaining the...
HP's Good News: The Technology Company's Asia-Pacific Enterprise News Service Consolidates Information, Providing Better Communication and Saving Money to Boot
In 2003, the enterprise sales force in Hewlett-Packard's Asia-Pacific (AP) region found itself inundated with information. More than 650 HP products had been introduced in the previous year, and with those new products had come new specifications,...
IABC Releases Revised Guide to Organizational Communication
The new IABC Handbook of Organizational Communication offers a comprehensive collection of practical knowledge and insights about corporate communication and its impact on organizational success. Formerly titled Inside Organizational Communication,...
It's All about Understanding: For This Communicator, Getting the Message across Clearly and Succinctly Is the Name of the Game
In this issue we hear from Andrew Taylor, head of international and internal communication at Audencia Nantes School of Management in Nantes, France. What historical figure do you most identify with? Mahatma Gandhi. Not because I see myself as...
Monitoring the Blogosphere: Should You Take the Leap?
Blogging seems to be the word on every communicator's lips these days. Companies big and small are "either already blogging or considering it, citing reams of information about how this new communication tool is expanding the connection companies have...
Putting People First: EXCEL Award Winner John O'Neill Effects a Successful Turnaround at AXA Ireland by Building Relationships
The IABC/Europe and Middle East EXCEL Award recognizes contributions to business communication by an organizational leader, usually a CEO, who is not a member of the International Association of Business Communicators. These contributions include initiating,...
That Third Screen-In Your Pocket! Think It's Just a Cell Phone? Sure, You Can Make a Call, but There's So Much More in Store
They've got keyboards and web browsers, sound cards and media players, operating systems and memory cards, but we never think of them as computers. Of course, I'm talking about our cell phones, the Swiss Army knives of the digital age. But precisely...
The Impact of Blogging: Real or Imagined? Microsoft Blogging Guru Robert Scoble Talks about What the Technology Means for Companies and How They Can Use Blogs to Their Advantage
Robert Scoble is frustrated. He's just attended a major technology trade show, and the single-manufacturer event has left him underwhelmed. As the official "technology evangelist" for Microsoft (a title he's tired of hearing), Scoble estimates that...
The Numbers Game: Make Sure the Numbers in Your Publication Add Up-Literally
I admit it: When I see a page full of numbers, or a chart with dozens of data points, my eyes glaze over. I've always been math-phobic. I scraped by in school, nothing terribly advanced. I don't even balance the checkbook. Yet I somehow found my...
The Time Is Now
I once had a boss whose management style relied almost entirely on the latest trend. i know this because when I walked into his office for our weekly meeting, it would often start with a lengthy speech about how to apply [insert trendy word here] to...
Think before You Send You Can Prevent E-Mail Disasters and Protect Confidential Information by Securing Your Systems
Shakespeare wrote, "Discretion is the better part of valor," and that's no less true today than it was 400 years ago. Whether you are protecting unannounced corporate earnings or the details of your CEO's personal life, confidentiality is vital to...