2014 Annual Conference Proceedings

79th Annual International Convention
October 22–25, 2014
Philadelphia, PA


Of Pizzas, Politics, and Image
Nick Backus, Western Oregon University

Developing a Handout to Help Accounting Students Minimize Written Legal Jargon
David R. Brimm, Indiana University

Stop Correcting Papers: Show Students How to Be Their Own First Readers
Marylyn E. Calabrese, Independent Writing Consultant

What Not To Do In A Crisis: The Case of Donald Sterling
Rod Carveth, Morgan State University
Claire Ferraris, Western Oregon University

Eliciting Compassion Through Military Advertising and Its Impact on Parents’ Willingness to Talk about Enlistment and Provide Comfort to Their Children
Mark D. Cistulli, Jason L. Snyder, Central Connecticut State University

Instruction and Complexity: Enhanced Presentation Skills as Organizational Learning
Dale Cyphert, The University of Northern Iowa

An Analysis of Language and Intercultural Competence in Japanese Expatriate Adjustment to Foreign Postings
Bertha Du-Babcock, City University of Hong Kong

“If You Write It, They Will Come”: The Promises and Pitfalls of Electronic Newsletters for Non-Profit Organisations
F. Elizabeth Gray, Massey University, New Zealand

From Click To Act: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Use Social Media To Generate Funds And Increase Volunteerism
Patcharavadee Julotai, Baruch College

Humor, Laughter and Rhetoric in the Corporate Environment
Ana Lúcia Magalhaes, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo – Brazil
Bruno Andreoni, MB Consulting

Disciplining Business Writing: Hard Decisions for “Soft Skills”
Dirk Remley, Kent State University

Strategic Business Communications for Graduate Accounting Students: A Fully Integrated Learning Experience
Sydel Sokuvitz, Robert F. Halsey, Kerry E. Rourke and Peter R. Wilson, Babson College

The Impact of Narrative on the Charismatic Leader Reputation
James S. Welch Jr, Eckerd College

The content appearing in these Proceedings is the work of individual scholars and does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or practices of the Association for Business Communication and is distributed for conference discussion purposes only.

Assistant Editor
Mariah Forbes

Proceedings Editorial Review Board:
Charlotte Brammer  
Mark Cistulli 
Barbara D’Angelo 
Sam DeKay 
Frances Griffin 
Martha Kennedy
Gary May
Marcia Metcalf
Jeffrey Mok 
Michele Reiss 
Teresa Sekine 
Lee Tesdell 
Robyn Walker 
Leigh Whittle 

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