The 10 Best Business Communications Textbooks

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Regardless of your chosen field, it’s paramount that you know how to convey ideas clearly to your coworkers and professionals from other organizations. Here you’ll find informative textbooks that will arm you with the business communication skills necessary to get your message across via any medium, whether you’re angling for a raise or working internationally to meet a common goal. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Excellence in Business Communication

2. Business and Administrative Communication

3. Business Communication: Process & Product

Editor's Notes

March 18, 2019:

For this list, we considered college students, managers, entrepreneurs, and aspiring industry professionals, which is why you'll find comprehensive, traditional textbooks (Excellence in Business Communication, Business and Administrative Communication, Business Communication: Process & Product) as well as specialized volumes (Simply Said, 5 Voices, Crucial Conversations). We canvassed student and professor recommendations in addition to university reading lists and gave preference to well-written and up-to-date tomes with helpful pedagogy, especially those penned by leading authorities in conjunction with reputable publishers such as Pearson and McGraw-Hill.

4. Business Communication Essentials

5. Guide to Managerial Communication

6. Getting to Yes

7. Intercultural Business Communication

8. Crucial Conversations

9. Simply Said

10. 5 Voices

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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