Resources for
Business Communication

From the Business Communications Lab
in the Sam M. Walton College of Business

“ The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ”

-George Bernard Shaw

General Business Writing

These resources will help you sound less like a student and more like a professional. Make your writing logically sound, persuasive, and concise by following these tips.

Research & Citations

These resources will save you time and energy in research and writing. Follow these tips and watch your research process become more targeted, efficient, and rewarding

Grammar & Mechanics

The best communicators build credibility through polished, purposeful writing. Compose admirable text by following these essential language guidelines.

ESL Student Guides

American business culture is full of unique language, customs and expectations. Use these resources to build skill and familiarity with the conventions of academic and professional environments.

Oral Communication

Are you experiencing trouble writing or delivering a speech? Use these resources to develop confidence and poise as a public speaker, whether in the classroom or the professional world.

The Podcast

Introducing ‘Walton Biz Talk’

Join the Walton Business Communication Lab as we explore what it means to be a college student, how to transition into a young professional, and all sort of other business, communication, and professionalism topics.

Each week, count on listening to casual conversations about professional things.

About the Lab

Communication is a skill employers consistently rank as one of the most important for new hires. The Business Communication Lab at the Sam M. Walton College of Business helps students to improve their skills to better organize their messages, polish speeches, and deliver compelling presentations.

Visit us.

All Walton graduate and undergraduate students may visit the center individually or as a group – students who are taking a Walton class are also welcome to visit us. We have all the resources you need to become a better writer and speaker!

Lab Calendar