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The Deep Dive: One Company's Secret Weapon for Innovation

Explores the innovative design process used by one of the world's top industrial design firms as they tackle the challenge of redesigning the shopping cart in five days. Designers at IDEO demonstrate the team approach to designing a better product using the "deep dive," a highly effective form of brainstorming.
2009; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)

The Apprentice: The Complete First Season

Donald Trump, one of America's most successful businessmen, takes 16 contestants and tests their intelligence, chutzpah and street-smarts. They will be forced to think outside the box in order to outshine each other to get to the top. At the conclusion of each task, the winning team will be granted a lavish reward but the losing team must report immediately to Trump's boardroom where one of them will be fired. The big twist is that the teams are thrown out to the wolves of the New York business world with only a few days to complete incredibly difficult tasks.
Clemons (Stacks)

Job Survival Kit [electronic resource]

A lot of people think the best way to keep a job is to just do what you are told. That is part of it, but not all of it, by far. Today's employers are looking for people who can truly contribute to the company-someone who can handle responsibility, be flexible, and adapt! This enlightening program explores common-sense rules to follow and exactly what employers are looking for in the next person they hire, such as: a can-do attitude; being punctual; adapting to any situation; respecting customers, supervisors, and co-workers; and many other unique characteristics and qualities that make a valuable employee. The Job Survival Kit creatively shows viewers how to strive to be as good at their job as they can, while making useful recommendations of how to keep a job diary, approach the an [...]
2007; 1994

A+ in the Workplace [electronic resource]: Developing Positive Behavior

A positive attitude is essential on the job. When Florence receives a negative performance review, she is forced to confront her weaknesses. Using humorous vignettes in the present and in her childhood, Flo demonstrates why she's in trouble. With a little help from an unseen narrator, Flo recognizes that attitude, responsibility, and communication are the key to her success on the job and takes steps to improve. Along the way, she learns that "doing the job is just not enough anymore..the employee with a positive attitude is going to get ahead"-a valuable lesson for all students!
2007; 1995

Communication Skills [electronic resource]

Presentations, reports, video conferences, e-mail, telephone calls-more than ever, excellent communication skills are a prerequisite for entry into all sorts of careers. This video provides guidance in strengthening both verbal and nonverbal communication. The importance of carefully targeting the message to be conveyed, minimizing outside distractions, listening attentively, and developing an awareness of body language are stressed.
2005; 2000

Making Your Presentation [electronic resource]

When it comes to public speaking, preparation is the key to success. Using a step-by-step approach, this program thoroughly addresses each part of the presentation process. The topics of smoking and alcohol act as platforms for building two separate informational presentations, both of which demonstrate planning and research; preparation of content, visuals, and handouts; rehearsal; and delivery. Advanced skills such as the use of body language and speaker/audience interaction are discussed, and stage fright is examined. On-screen outlines reinforce this thorough learning tool.
2005; 1997

Business Communication [electronic resource]: Listening

Mark is exasperated-he has to redo a sales report because a coworker did not hear the directions-and a customer is furious because someone did not listen to his special shipping instructions. In this dramatization, Mark and his colleagues attend a seminar on listening skills and learn about the steps to good listening, emotional filters and hot buttons, and active/passive and reflective listening.
2005; 1996

Business Communication [electronic resource]: Writing

On his first day on the job, Mark already has a writing assignment. How should he begin? In this dramatization, Mark quickly learns the four steps to good writing-plan, write, revise, and edit-as well as the differences between a memo, a letter, and a report. Revisions are displayed on his computer screen as he actually makes them, providing concrete examples of the writing process in action.
2005; 1996

Business Communication [electronic resource]: Speaking

Mark's public speaking nightmare has materialized into reality: he must present his department's new marketing plan to the board of directors. This dramatization tracks Mark's preparations, during which he learns good speaking techniques, effective methods for organizing a speech, tips for minimizing stage fright, and the importance of nonverbal communication.
2005; 1996

Business Communication [electronic resource]: Reading

If Mark and his colleagues are to meet a tight research deadline, they will have to read faster-and smarter-than ever. This dramatization illustrates the value of taking a time-saving approach to reading, which includes using skimming and active reading techniques, taking advantage of reader-friendly devices designed to help pinpoint information, and diligently concentrating on the content target zone.
2005; 1996

Professional Image [electronic resource]

The secret to presenting a professional image goes much deeper than external appearances. This video investigates not only the visible factors of proper attire and hygiene, but the issues of attitude, professional self-esteem, familiarity with technology, and knowledge of business trends as well. The image a person communicates through written correspondence and in after-hours settings is also addressed.
2005; 2000

Public Speaking [electronic resource]: Time to Stand

In this program, Dr. Tina Dupree, president of the Motivational Training Center and founder of the Professional Speakers Network, shares her proven techniques for building confidence as a public speaker. How to turn fear into an asset, master the art of small talk, create a "30-second commercial," assess an audience, choose the right words, organize a speech, improve delivery, and other topics are addressed, along with the ten do's and don'ts of creating a winning speech. Guest speakers include Arlene Hoffman, of International Sales & Marketing; Bradley Johnson, of Johnson Partners Research; and retired pro football player Roy Foster.
2005; 2000

Secrets of Effective Personal Communication [electronic resource]

In general, prospects can be divided into groups known as Amiables, Expressives, Analytics, and Drivers-and knowing the differences between them can make or break a budding business relationship. This program narrated by Bob Kimball-author of the American Marketing Association's popular AMA Handbook for Successful Selling and professor of marketing at the University of West Florida-stresses the value of good writing skills; of nonverbal communication during "7-second plans" and presentations; of listening and following up; and of generating mutual cordiality and respect.
2006; 1999

Secrets of the Sales Presentation [electronic resource]

Nothing promotes buying like buy-in. How is it achieved? This program narrated by Bob Kimball-author of the American Marketing Association's popular AMA Handbook for Successful Selling and professor of marketing at the University of West Florida-answers that and other questions as it examines the sales presentation, from start to finish. Topics covered include properly using open- and closed-ended questions; identifying the benefits most dear to the prospect; uncovering unmet needs or dissatisfactions; getting the prospect involved in the presentation; and closing on every point of agreement.
2005; 1999

Working Together [electronic resource]

Because career success can depend just as much on getting along with colleagues as it does on job knowledge, this program addresses the issues that most frequently come up when working in groups. Through input from human resources reps, viewers learn how to handle conflict, gossip, and office politics, determine the types of information that should and should not be shared with their supervisors, and understand their organization's chain of command. The video also covers in-office and virtual meetings (where to sit, what to say, conversational protocol), taking time off, ethics, bullying, and harassment; and a group of young professionals share examples of bad behavior in meetings. A Cambridge Educational/MotionMasters Coproduction.

Making Teams Work Brilliantly [electronic resource]

How do some teams work together so well and what should leaders focus on to help their team to victory? Making Teams Work Brilliantly is an accessible video that focuses on a number of topics to help anyone interested in their leadership skills. Topics covered include setting clear direction, facilitating open communication, providing appropriate leadership, developing cooperation, improving continuously, and common mistakes that team leaders make.

Firefighters [electronic resource]

Spend a frenetic day in the firehouse at 181st Street in New York City-where, according to one veteran firefighter, "every time the bells ring and you go out, you could be the reason somebody lives or dies." This classic program clearly illustrates the procedures of dedicated firefighting professionals, who, when the emergency signal sounds, instinctively rush toward danger, charge into burning buildings, and make their way through suffocating smoke and intense heat-all out of a love for their work as well as a spirit of civic duty.
2010; 1988

All for One [electronic resource]: Team Building in Action

This helpful video will be beneficial for anyone working with teams, either new or existing. The staff at Hafner, Inc., is about to experience a major change. The president and manager of operations decide that a team needs to be put in place to help facilitate the expected changes. Sid, plant manager at Hafner, reluctantly goes along with the plan, learning the basics of team building as he goes. The team-building process at Hafner brings together a wide variety of employees, eventually leading to an excellent plan for communicating their change situation.
2013; 1996

The Exceptional Employee [electronic resource]: Guide to Success on the Job

This program emphasizes the traits and employee skills needed to take an active role in career success and advancement. Through interviews with employers and employees from some of the world's most successful corporations, the viewer learns the essential qualities needed to succeed: Contribution, Teamwork, Attitude, and Organization. Part one demonstrates the importance of making a contribution to the company. In part two Exceptional Employees discuss how teamwork and effective communication are valuable assets. Attitude is the third quality, and viewers learn the best attitude for the workplace. Lastly, organizational skills are covered and discussed. Those new to the work force must strive to be exceptional in order to succeed, and this program demonstrates how to take responsibili [...]
2005; 1998

Succeeding on the Job [electronic resource]

Is the hard part over once a person lands a job? No, the hard part has just begun! This program shows viewers not only how to survive on the job, but how to get ahead, too. Attitude, timeliness, dress, ethics, grooming, teamwork, conflict resolution, and getting along with co-workers are among the topics discussed in this video. Interviews with employers are interspersed with commonsense narration to provide solid advice for any newly hired employee.