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4Q16 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on Entrepreneurship Communication

3-4q16-coverThe December 2016 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication on entrepreneurship communication has recently been published online. If you are a paper subscriber, you will receive the issue, printed together with the September issue, during the next month.

Volume 59, Number 4, December 2016

Editorial— Introduction to the Special Issue on Entrepreneurship Communication, by C. Spinuzzi

This special issue presents recent work on entrepreneurship communication from a professional communication perspective. The articles answer questions such as What acts of communication do entrepreneurs undertake? How do they see themselves as entrepreneurs and communicators? What stories do they tell, and what makes these stories persuasive? How do they use pitches to persuade audiences, and what makes these pitches persuasive? How do they use signage persuasively?
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The Impact of Indirect Speech Acts on Professional Communication

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We don't always say what we mean ... In fact, we often avoid direct speech acts – saying what we mean – in the service of politeness and conflict avoidance, relying instead on indirect speech to communicate complex thoughts. An indirect … [Continue reading]

Greg Pogue on Entrepreneurial Communication

We asked Greg Pogue of the IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, who, with Clay Spinuzzi, hosted a session and panel on entrepreneurial communication at ProComm 2016 about the fundamentals of making a good "pitch." Watch his response … [Continue reading]

Bruce Maylath on the Cult of Monolingualism

At the 2016 IEEE ProComm conference, we asked Bruce Maylath, winner of the 2016 Ronald S. Blicq award, about the cult of monolingualism and the dangers it presents to communicating technical work. Listen to his responses and examples in the video … [Continue reading]

2016 Conference Recap and Awards!

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Thanks to all of the conference organizers and attendees for a great ProComm 2016 at the University of Texas in Austin, a fabulous city and conference venue! Bob Metcalfe kicked off the conference with a enlightening talk on entrepreneurship … [Continue reading]