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Client Communication
Virtual Business
Business Management & Administration
Lesson Plan
Performance Objective
The student will be able to determine particulars of communicating with clients locally and remotely.
Specific Objective
The student is expected to learn about the particulars of communication with clients, both locally and remotely,
and successfully apply that knowledge to given tasks of the lesson.
Terms
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Client-a customer; anyone under the patronage of another
Communication-the act or process of communicating; the imparting or exchanging of
thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs
Local-pertaining to, characteristic of, or restricted to a particular place or particular places
Remote-operating or controlled from a distance
Effective-adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result
Verbal Communication-the sharing of information between individuals by using speech
Non-Verbal Communication-behavior and elements of speech aside from the words
themselves that transmit meaning, such as pitch, speed, tone and volume of voice, gestures,
facial expressions, body posture, stance, proximity to the listener, eye movements and contact,
and dress and appearance
Written Communication-any written or digital communication exchanged by two or more
parties
Formal Communication-a type of verbal presentation or document intended to share
information and which conforms to established professional rules, stands, and processes and
avoids using slang terminology
Informal Communication-a casual form of information sharing typically used in personal
conversations with friends or family members. In business, it is sometimes called the
grapevine, and might be observed occurring in conversations, e-mails, text messages, and
phone calls between socializing employees
Mode-a manner of acting or doing
Social Media-forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and
microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas,
personal messages, and other content (e.g., videos)
Viral Video-any clip of animation or film that is spread rapidly through online sharing
Blog-a Web site that contains online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often
hyperlinks provided by the writer; blogging is the act of entering information into a blog.
Emoticon-any of several combinations of symbols used in e-mail and text messaging to
indicate the state of mind of the writer, such as  to express happiness
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Review-a critical article or report; evaluation
Perception-the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of senses or of the
mind; cognition; understanding
Active Listening-a communication technique that requires the listener to feed back what they
hear to the speaker, by way of re-stating or paraphrasing what they have heard in their own
words, to confirm the understanding of both parties
Time
When taught as written, this lesson should take approximately 150 minutes to teach.
Preparation
TEKS Correlations:
This lesson, as published, correlates to the following TEKS. Any changes/alterations to the activities
may result in the elimination of any or all of the TEKS listed.
130.120. (c) Knowledge and Skills
The student develops contracts appropriate for virtual business office services provided. The
student is expected to:
(B) determine particulars of communicating with clients locally and remotely
Interdisciplinary Correlations:
English-English IV
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110.34(b)(1). Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it
when reading and writing.
110.34(b)(17). Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language
when speaking and writing. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity.
110.34(b)(18) Students will write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation
conventions in their compositions. Students are expected to correctly and consistently use conventions
of punctuation and capitalization.
110.34(b)(19) Students are expected to spell correctly, including using various resources to determine
and check correct spellings.
Occupational Correlation (O*Net – www.onetonline.org/):
Job Title: Public Relations Specialist
O*Net Number: 27-3031.00
Reported Job Titles: Account Executive, Public Affairs Specialist, Public Information Officer
Tasks: Study the objectives, promotional policies, or needs of organizations to develop public
relations strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, product, or services.
Establish or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer,
employee, or public interest groups.
Confer with other managers to identify trends or key group interests or concerns or to provide
advice on business decisions.
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Soft Skills: Speaking, Active Listening, Social Perceptiveness, Time Management
Accommodations for Learning Differences
It is important that lessons accommodate the needs of every learner. These lessons may be modified
to accommodate your students with learning differences by referring to the files found on the Special
Populations page of this website.
Preparation
 Review and familiarize yourself with the terminology, any and all website links, and any
resource materials required.
 Prepare materials and websites prior to the start of the lesson.
References
 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. (2013). Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved from
http://www.merriam-webster.com/
 Notes Desk. (2009, March 8). Types of communication [Web log post]. Retrieved from
http://notesdesk.com/notes/business-communications/types-of-communication/
 U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.) Mastering soft skills for workplace success: Communication.
Retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/Communication.pdf
Instructional Aids
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Lesson 3.2 Presentation
Instructor Computer/Projection Unit
Online Websites listed in the References Section
Pieces of paper, one for each student and one for you (Discovery Activity)
Introduction
The main purposes of this lesson are to help students understand the particulars of client
communication and have them be able to apply this information to any of the given tasks in this
lesson.
Ask Is communication important?
Ask If it is important, why?
Ask Can you think of all of the different types of communication?
Ask Can you think of all the different modes of communication?
Ask How do you talk with your friends? With your family? With your boss/employer? With your
teacher(s)? If different, why do you think the way you communicate is different?
Ask Do you think using different modes of communication is helpful or does this make things more
confusing?
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Ask Do you think using different modes of communication can be used in different situations
depending on the purpose of the communication?
Ask Do you think different generations prefer different modes of communication?
Ask Which do you think is the most effective current form of communication?
Say Communication is important. It is very important. It is one of the single most important factors in
a successful business. If you have ever been to a bookstore or have been to your school or
town’s library, you may have noticed the thousands of books written about communication. You
can also go to your favorite website that sells books and perform a site search on
‘communication.’ You should receive thousands and thousands of results. With so many
resources on communication and its importance, how do we know what works and what
doesn’t? We do not because communication involves people, and people are different and everchanging. However, we can talk about some particulars of effective communication between
businesses and their clients.
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Outline
I. Vocabulary/Personal Word Walls
II. Introduction (Ask and Say)
III. Discovery Activity
Listen Hear!
IV. Communication Information
V. Local CommunicationActivity/Assignment and Sample
VI. Remote CommunicationActivity/Assignment and Sample
During the 1st week of school,
students will have created personal,
possibly electronic, Word Walls.. The
method and location will be
established by you, the teacher.
Specifics are listed in both this
document and the presentation.
In this activity, you will need to provide a
piece of paper for every student and
yourself (at least half the size of a full
sheet of standard typing paper). Give
students verbal directions (provided in the
notes section of the presentation) and
demonstrate what to do as you give
directions. The goal is to have all student
papers look the same at the end of the
instruction. Once completed, discuss
either why or why not all papers lookthe
same. This will help students understand
the importance of two-way
communication.
Go over this information with your
students.
VII. Review and Evaluation
VIII. Extensions
Focus on how businesses communicate
locally. Details are provided in the
presentation and presentation notes
section.
Focus on how businesses communicate
remotely. Details are provided in the
presentation and presentation notes
section.
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Kinesthetic/
Bodily
Existentialist
Interpersonal
Intrapersonal
Logical/
Mathematical
Musical/Rhythmic
Naturalist
Verbal/Linguistic
Visual/Spatial
Multiple Intelligences Guide
Application
Discovery Activity
Students listen and follow along as you give verbal directions and provide a visual demonstration. The goal is to have
everyone’s end result match. If it does, great! If it does not, discuss what factors contributed to why it does not.
Information-Communication
Share this slide to transition into the two activities/assignments.
Activity/Assignment-Local Communication
Students will brainstorm as a class (or in partners/groups) and identify ways in which a local business communicates,
what it communicates, and whether or not the communication is effective. SAMPLE PROVIDED.
Activity/Assignment-Remote Communication
Students will brainstorm as a class (or in partners/groups) and identify ways in which a business remotely communicates
with its customers, what it communicates, and whether or not the communication is effective. SAMPLE PROVIDED.
Summary
Review and Lesson Evaluation
Review the lesson’s purpose and evaluate its effectiveness.
Evaluation
Informal Assessment
Any and all of the following can be used as informal assessments:
 Need to Know Terms
 Discovery Activity
 Local Communication
 Remote Communication
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Formal Assessment
 Lesson 3.2 Assessment
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Enrichment
Extensions
 Think about a time when you were criticized by a friend, a family member, or a boss. How did it make you feel?
Did you find the criticism to be helpful or hurtful? Put yourself in the shoes of a business owner who has received
a poor review for his or her business. How would you handle that review?
 As a business owner, you are aware of various communication barriers such as:
o Physical barriers (the road leading to your business is under construction for 6 months)
o Language barriers (your business is in a predominantly non-English speaking community)
o Generational barriers (your business is in a town with a higher percentage of patrons that are not in your
target market than patrons that are in your target market)
How would you handle each of these three barriers? Explain your reasoning.
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Lesson 3.02 Assessment
Client Communication
Virtual Business
1. Select 5 of the “need to know terms” we covered in this lesson and provide a definition, in your
own words, and a graphical representation of the term. (sample provided)
Term
Definition
Formal Communication
Graphical Representation
Verbal or written communication
with a business purpose which
follows organizational guidelines
2. We discussed that there are two parties involved in every communication process. Use the
diagram below to fill in the two parties. In your own words, explain why each party’s role is important
to the communication process.
Importance
Importance
3. In our activities, we identified different ways businesses communicated (both locally and remotely)
with their clients and potential clients. Given that you are a new local business, what forms of
communication would you use to bring in new customers, what would the purpose of each form of
communication be, and how would you evaluate your communication methods? (To add rows, place cursor
in the row, right click, select “Insert”, select “Insert Rows Below”)
Form of Communication
What is the purpose?
(in addition to attracting new customers)
How would you
evaluate?
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Lesson 3.02 Assessment Key
Client Communication
Virtual Business
1. Select 5 of the “need to know terms” we covered in this lesson and provide a definition, in your
own words, and a graphical representation of the term. (sample provided) Answers will vary.
Term
Definition
Graphical Representation
Companies handle their own billing
and receiving and do not hire a
company to handle it for them.
In-House Billing
2. We discussed that there are two parties involved in every communication process. Use the
diagram below to fill in the two parties. In your own words, explain why each party’s role is important
to the communication
process.
Importance
Importance
The sender must clearly
The receiver must do his/her
communicate whatever
part in being able to
Sender
Receiver
information he/she is trying to
comprehend information being
convey. This may be done using
sent in all forms of
formal/informal communication,
communication (verbal,
and using verbal/non-verbal
communication. If the information
written, non-verbal) as well as
is not clearly communicated, this
formal/informal means. If
3. may
In lead
ourtoactivities,
we identified different ways businesses communicatedboth
(both
locally and remotely)
misunderstanding
not, this will lead to confusion
and
communication
will
become
with their clients and potential clients. Given that you are a new local business,
what
forms
of
on the part
of the
receiver.
ineffective.
communication would you use to bring in new customers, what would the purpose of each form of
communication be, and how would you evaluate your communication methods? (To add rows, place cursor
in the row, right click, select “Insert”, select “Insert Rows Below”).
Form of Communication
Answers will vary but will probably
feature one of the forms listed in the
lesson…or could be one not brought
up in the lesson, but still valid.
What is the purpose?
(in addition to attracting new customers)
How would you evaluate?
Answers will vary based on which form of
communication is listed.
Answers will vary, but could
include customer reviews, sales
receipts,
number
of
new
customers, etc.
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