Business Communication: Made Simple, Second Edition covers business needs and the examination requirements of professional and other examining bodies relating to commerce and industry. The book starts by giving an introduction to the study of communication. The text also discusses some of the main factors that interfere with common understanding between the communicators and inhibit cooperation; the importance of effective communication; the role played by perception, attitude, and motivation in communication; and the need for previous experience or knowledge. The influence of prejudice on the presentation of facts and opinions; the three principal methods of communication; and the factors involved in creating an effective system of communication in an organization are also considered. The book tackles the lines of internal communication; the effects of authority and responsibility on communication; the various ways in which efficient external and internal communication is achieved; and the problem of staff location on communication. The text then describes the informal methods of communication; the importance of letter and report writing; the need for form design and control; as well as some aspects of written language. The importance of verbal communication and information technology are also discussed. Business executives and company and commercial accountants will find the volume invaluable.