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Barriers to Communication and How to Overcome Them Communications
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A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding—all of these are examples of “noise,” a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert...

Digital Communication Skills: Dos and Don’ts Communications, Digital Marketing
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From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn’t just about sharing information—it’s creating it—and that the ways in which emails, texts or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make the difference in impressing or...

Nurturing Leadership Management
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Are leaders born, or made? This video shows that while certain personality traits may influence leadership abilities, there are also leadership qualities that can be learned and nurtured. Business leaders, politicians, coaches and others share their perceptions of what it takes to be a leader, relating to viewers that observing certain principles and adopting admirable behaviors can help develop leadership attributes. Integrity, honesty, dependability and the belief in an organization’s core...

Internet Research: What’s Credible?
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On the Internet, it’s incredibly easy, and fast, to research a topic with a few simple keystrokes. But it’s also incredibly easy to end up with unreliable and non-credible information that makes your research efforts fruitless. With an overwhelming abundance of options after doing an Internet search, how can you tell which results are reliable? In this video, viewers will learn strategies for narrowing down results and honing in on credible sources of information online. Experts such as...

Business Finance Essentials DVD Series Financial Management
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They say that "numbers don’t lie," and while that may not always be the case, evaluating numbers is the best way for a business to gauge its performance and make plans for its future. In this 2-part series, viewers will learn two of the most important ways that businesses use numbers to monitor their success or failure. How to Read a Financial Statement covers the basics of reading and understanding business’s ultimate scorecard. Ratio Analysis covers the mathematical tools that businesses use...

Business Finance Essentials: How to Read a Financial Statement Financial Management
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In sports, the stat sheet shows who won and lost, as well as how or why each team won or lost. These numbers also tell coaches and players what they’re doing right and what they need to work on. In the world of business, that stat sheet is known as the financial statement—or simply “the financials.” The financials tell the owner or manager the same thing: what you’re doing right, what you need to work on and how your stats compare to your competitor’s. This video covers the basics of reading...

Business Finance Essentials: Ratio Analysis Financial Management
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You can’t build a house without the right measuring tools to ensure that the structure is sound and won’t collapse: tape measures, protractors and levels are used to tell construction workers and architects how much material is needed and where everything goes. In the business world, the measuring tools are called financial ratios, and they help you evaluate a financial statement. By learning how to calculate and analyze specific ratios, you can evaluate trends, determine how healthy a...

LinkedIn for Networking and Job Search: Basic and Advanced Techniques Employability, Job Seeking, Resumes, Application, Marketing
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One of the most powerful tools at a job-seeker’s disposal is the career networking Web site LinkedIn. More than 200 million people have a professional presence on LinkedIn, and that number is growing every day. This program explains how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and use the site to connect with potential employers. Supplemented by tips from hiring managers and social media experts, the video also covers "building a brand," gaining introductions and developing a network, adding...

Building a Food Truck Business from the Ground Up Tourism, Hospitality, Event Marketing, Entrepreneurship
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The fastest-growing segment of the dining industry is food trucks. This ABC New report takes a look at what it takes to start up and run one of these mobile dining establishments. Two guys in Columbus, Ohio, retrofit a used FedEx truck and head out on the road. With a lot of help from ECDI—including a 20,000-dollar loan—they discuss the lessons learned in the first six months of operation. Lesson one: it's hard work. Broadcast date: March 20, 2013. Click here for a preview clip. ...

The Secret World of Lego Careers
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Billund, Denmark is home to the original Lego factory that producers over 1 billion bricks per week. Lego is a brand that stretches beyond the children's market and has a huge following of AFOLs (Adult Fans of Lego). This film follows Justin and Mark as they attempt to become part of the Lego company. Justin aspires to become a Lego designer while Mark wants to launch a magazine marketed to adults who enjoy building with Lego. See inside the Lego factory, get a feel for Lego culture, and...

Accounting Fundamentals DVD Series Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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Accounting is the backbone of business and how a company’s financial success or failure is measured. This four-part series—a blend of essential facts, real-world examples, and insightful commentary by accountancy professionals and business owners and managers—provides an indispensable overview of the fundamentals of accounting. Ideal for business students and budding entrepreneurs alike. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences/MotionMasters Coproduction. 4-part series, 30 minutes each.Includes...

Accounting Fundamentals: Accounting Basics and Definitions Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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What do GAAP and OCBOA mean? What are revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities? What are the stages of the accounting cycle? This video answers those questions and many others as it introduces viewers to the process of accounting as illustrated by a cupcake shop and a medical clinic. Sections include: Importance of Accurate Accounting, Basic Accounting Terms, Financial Reporting, Income Statements, Balance Sheets: Assets, Balance Sheets: Liabilities and Owner Equity, and Statements of Cash...

Accounting Fundamentals: Matching Concept and Accounting Cycle Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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All businesses understand that it’s vital to keep accurate records and monitor them on a regular basis. After watching this video, viewers will have a grasp of the matching concept, which helps avoid misstated earnings for a period, and the accounting cycle, which helps identify errors and provide the data needed for income statements and balance sheets. Sections include: Cash Basis vs. Accrual Basis, The Matching Concept, The Accounting Cycle, and The Accounting Cycle Quick Review. A...

Accounting Fundamentals: Managing Inventory Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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Inventory can include products that a company makes and sells, products that it purchases and resells, and products that it sells on consignment. Through this video, viewers will learn how companies manage their goods as illustrated by a consignment shop, a large grocery store, a hardware store, a construction company, a chemical plant, a jewelry store, a gas station, and a boutique clothing store. Sections include: Types of Inventory, Inventory Assessment and Systems, Costing Methods, Costing...

Accounting Fundamentals: Managing Assets and Payroll Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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Assets and payroll are critical components of the accounting process and essential for any business to succeed. After watching this video, viewers will understand the managing of assets, which are resources owned by a company that help with its operations and can be converted to cash, and the managing of payroll—salaries, wages, bonuses and commissions, overtime pay, payroll taxes and costs, employer-paid benefits, and profit-sharing plans. Sections include: Tangible and Intangible Assets,...

Digital Media for Business Marketing DVD Series Promotion
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Digital technology has transformed the way companies use traditional media such as TV, radio, and print while simultaneously introducing Web sites, social media platforms, and mobile apps to the marketing mix. This timely two-part series will show viewers how to put online and mobile media to work expanding and enhancing customer/company relationships as consumers continue to seek out products and services whenever they want them and wherever they are. A Films for the Humanities &...

Digital Media for Business Marketing: Social Media Promotion
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The use of social media to promote business is one of the fastest-growing areas of marketing today. When used correctly, popular social media platforms offer the ability to connect—easily, affordably, and directly—with customers and prospects to build brand awareness and loyalty, improve customer service, and much more. How, then, should a company go about implementing social media as a part of its marketing mix? This program clearly and concisely explains how to get started with social media;...

Digital Media for Business Marketing: Online and Mobile Promotion
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There was a time when companies debated whether having a Web site would be useful in an overall marketing strategy. Today, a business Web site paired with a mobile app and supported by a nuanced online marketing strategy is a necessity in order to serve an increasingly technosavvy customer base. This program gives a detailed overview of how companies can create and maximize an online/mobile presence starting with the basics—goal-setting, search engine optimization, the user experience, and...

Crowdfunding and Grants DVD Series Entrepreneurship
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Lots of people have great ideas and enthusiasm for projects that will make the world a better place, help their community, or advance their own goals, but few know how to take their great idea and turn it into a reality. This two-part series explores two popular fundraising methods—grant writing and crowdfunding—and breaks down the two most essential parts of the process: crafting a persuasive argument for why your project is worth funding, and putting together a solid budget for how much the...

Crowdfunding and Grants: Developing a Persuasive Proposal Entrepreneurship
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Does your garage band want to record a studio album? Are you trying to raise money for a worthy community cause? Finding money for your cause or program can be difficult if you don’t know where to begin. This program explores two popular fundraising methods—grant writing and crowdfunding—to help you identify likely funders and develop a winning proposal or crowdfunding campaign. How do you find the right foundation to match your vision? What are the differences between crowdfunding platforms...

Crowdfunding and Grants: Reaching Your Financial Goal Entrepreneurship
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For many people, the hardest and most overwhelming part of preparing a grant request or crowdfunding campaign is the budget. This program breaks down the basics of what a budget should include, as well as how to create budgets that are clear and realistic. Areas discussed include the budget narrative, direct costs, shared costs or in-kind contributions, and matching grants. This program also explores what makes a successful crowdfunding campaign, from understanding the funding platform rules...

Operations Processes: Inputs, Transformations, Outputs
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"Operations" is a term used to refer to the core functioning of a business, which is the production, from start to finish, of goods or services. The operations process has three phases: input (raw materials, human resources, capital), transformation (usually involving technology and machinery), and output (the final product or service). The transport of raw materials, distribution of goods, advertising and marketing, finance and management are all part of operations. Using four different...

The World of Work Work-based Learning, Co-op Work Experience, Community-based Learning, Careers
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How important is it to be passionate about one’s work? Does financial stability affect self-esteem? Do we work to live, or live to work? In this program people from a variety of occupations share their views about what they do and how they are adapting to a changing employment environment. Viewers are encouraged to assess their skills and interests when on the search for their ideal job, and to keep in mind the value of having a good balance between work and their personal lives. Produced in...

Factors Affecting Global Tourism Hospitality
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A vast number of trends and conditions shape the choices made by tourists, no matter where they hail from, and with the right analytical methods those factors can be turned into useful data. This program examines what many in the hospitality and tourism industry call the “global forces taxonomy,” which can be thought of as a hierarchy or a stratified array of factors affecting international tourism. Categories are organized into three layers: the outer layer (geographical, environmental, and...