Research Guides

Effective Business Communication, Technical Communication, Presentations, Meetings and Public Speaking


Recommended Readings



Effective Business Communication

Cornelissen, J. (2014). Corporate communication: a guide to theory & practice (4th ed.). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Daley, K. (2011). 辦公室溝通法  (Y. J. Ceng, Trans.). 香港: 普羅圖書公司.

Erwin, K. (2014). Communicating the new: methods to shape and accelerate innovation [Ebook library version]. Retrieved from

Heath, R. L. & Gregory, A. (Eds.). (2015). Strategic communication. Los Angeles: SAGE reference.

Locker, K. O. & Kienzler, D. S. (2015). Business and administrative communication (11th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Wrench, J. S. (Ed.). (2013). Workplace communication for the 21st century tools and strategies that impact the bottom line [ebrary version]. Retrieved from


Effective Presentations, Meetings and Public Speaking

Barker, A. (2011). How to manage meetings(2nd ed.). London: Kogan Page.

Beegel, J. (2014). Infographics for dummies [Books24x7 version]. Retrieved from

Fullmer, D. L. (2014). Presentation basics. New York: Fairchild Books.

Kapterev, A. (2011). Presentation secrets: do what you never thought possible with your presentations [Wiley online library version]. Retrieved from

Theobald, T. (2011). Develop your presentation skills. London: Kogan Page.

Weissman, J. (2011). The best way to use words and pictures in your presentation [MyiLibrary version]. Retrieved from

Zaremba, A. J. (2012). Speaking professionally: influence, power, and responsibility at the podium (2nd ed.). Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.


Effective Technical Communication

Lannon, J. M. & Gurak, L. J. (2011). Technical communication (12th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

Speight, J. G. (2012). Clear and concise communications for scientists and engineers [ENGnetBASE version]. Retrieved from

Spilka, R. (Ed.). (2010). Digital literacy for technical communication: 21st century theory and practice. New York: Routledge.

Swires-Hennessy, E. (2014). Presenting data: how to communicate your message effectively. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Whitcomb, C. (2013). Effective Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for Engineers [Wiley online library version]. Retrieved from

Yu, H., & Savage, G. (Eds.). (2013). Negotiating Cultural Encounters : narrating intercultural engineering and technical communication [Wiley online library version]. Retrieved from


Audio-visual Materials

Freemantle, J. (Director), Zandveld, R. (Script), Melbourne Enterprises International Limited & Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne. (2009). Stand & deliver!: effective techniques for presenting to groups [DVD & CDROM]. Hong Kong: Mind Resources.

Video Education Australasia (Producer). (2010) Effective communication in business [Video file]. Retrieved from


Web Resources

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Technical Communication 
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