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

Business Writing

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

Research & Citations

These resources will help you save time and energy as you research and write up your findings. Follow these tips and watch your research process become more targeted, efficient, and rewarding.

Grammar & Mechanics

Making your writing as clean and free of errors as possible will help increase your credibility as a communicator. These resources will make sure you persuade and inform your readers instead of distracting or annoying them.

Oral Communication

If you have ever had speech anxiety or have ever had trouble starting or structuring a speech, these resources will help you develop confidence and poise as well as provide you with a framework for most types of speeches.

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.

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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!

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November 2017


November 23 @ 8:00 am - November 24 @ 5:00 pm
Business Communications Lab AR 72704 United States + Google Map

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your holiday break. The Business Communication Lab will be closed for the holiday.

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“Make the Role Fit Me”

November 27
Business Communications Lab AR 72704 United States + Google Map

Today we’re chatting with a Walton alum, Ryan Meeks, to discuss how he as a young professional learned how to fit into his organization’s culture and how he learned to navigate a multi-generational workplace.

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December 2017

Dead Day

December 8
University of Arkansas, 1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701 United States
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Classes are out for university wide "Dead Day." Use this time to study for your final exams! Come visit the Business Communication Lab for assistance on final assignments. Good Luck!

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“Hey, Don’t Call Me Ma’am”

December 11
Business Communications Lab AR 72704 United States + Google Map

We conclude our talk with Ryan by discussing how he has experienced different regions, countries, and cultures communicate in the workplace. Thank you so much for listening and downloading our podcast – we’ll be back in January 2018 with a new theme, topic, and whole host of new guests!

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December 25
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Have a Merry Christmas!

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