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Carol M. Lehman

Professor, Management and Information Systems

E-mail address: Clehman@Cobilan.Msstate.Edu
Website: http://lib.msstate.edu/msuauthors/cml2/index.html

Dr. Lehman is a professor of Management in the Management & Information Systems Department at Mississippi State University where she has taught for the past sixteen years. Dr. Lehman received bachelor's and master's degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Ed.D. from the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Lehman teaches the introductory business communication course, which serves as the upper-level writing requirement in an AACSB-accredited school of business, and a graduate-level multimedia presentations course. In addition to her regular classroom instruction, she has taught both these courses by distance using interactive video supplemented with web-based resources. To enhance her ability to teach by distance, she has developed course sites using World Class Learning and WebTutor on CT to accompany Business Communication, both powerful course tools available from South-Western College Publishing. She has shared her distance experience in several presentations, panel discussions, training seminars, and a journal article entitled, Teaching Your First Distance Course.

She has been recognized by her peers in the College of Business as a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Service Award. She was also recognized as the Continuing Education Faculty of the Year at Mississippi State for continuous commitment to nontraditional students and lifelong learning. Her service activities include consulting with business and conducting training seminars on oral and written communication, multimedia development and business presentations, and software applications.

Dr. Lehman presents regularly at the international and regional conferences of the Association for Business Communication. She has authored Business Communication, a comprehensive textbook in its 12th edition and Creating Dynamic Multimedia Presentations Using Microsoft PowerPoint, both published by South-Western College Publishing. Her work has appeared in a number of professional journals including Business Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Strategic Finance, Business Education Forum, Texas Business Education Journal, and Resources in Education. Currently she is serving as vice president/program chair of the Association for Business Communication, Southwestern United States Region.

Business Communication

Lehman, Carol M.
Publisher: South-Western/Cengage Learning
15th edition,2008
ISBN: 0324375506
Collaborators: Debbie D. DuFrene

For more than six decades, Lehman and DuFrene's Business Communication has established itself as the authoritative standard in the field. Marked by a concise, coherent writing style, enriched with an abundance of model documents, and organized around a unique and effective Strategic Forces Model that translates communication theory into applied best practices, the text has consistently proven its value to both instructors and students.

This new edition is a dynamic response to changing expectations in both the business communication course and the workplace. The learner-centered format and new features of this edition effectively link the text with the latest teaching and learning technologies.

Creating Dynamic Multimedia Presentations: Using Microsoft Powerpoint 2003

Lehman, Carol M.
Publisher: Thomson/South-Western
Third Edition,2006

Lehman (Mississippi State University) shows how to merge text, graphics, sound, and animation in stimulating presentation tools for live and remote audiences. In this third edition, she offers ten projects, step-by-step instructions for PowerPoint 2003, and advice on slide design and technology troubleshooting. Readers will learn how to adapt a slide show for a live presentation delivered by videoconference, prepare a slide show with voice narration for the Web, and create a media presentation with Microsoft Producer.

Creating Dynamic Multimedia Presentations Using PowerPoint

Lehman, Carol M.
Publisher: Thomson/South-Western Publishing
2nd Edition,2003

Business Communication

Lehman, Carol M.
Publisher: Thomson/South-Western Publishing
13th Edition,2002
ISBN: 0324037287
Collaborators: Debbie, D. DuFrene, Stephen F. Austin State University

Creating Dynamic Multimedia Presentations Using PowerPoint

Lehman, Carol M.
Publisher: South-Western College Publishing


Project 1 Getting Started with PowerPoint
Project 2 Creating a Basic Presentation
Project 3 Using Drawing Tools, Clip Art to Enhance a Basic Presentation
Project 4 Designing a Custom Template
Project 5 Adding Creative Animation Techniques
Project 6 Creating Compelling Tables and Graphs
Project 7 Editing a Presentation and Rehearsing for Effective Delivery
Project 8 Developing Useful Speaker's Notes and Professional Audience Handouts
Project 9 Making Your Presentation Interactive
Project 10 Using the Pack and Go Wizard

This book goes beyond the simple how-to manual for learning to create simple PowerPoint presentations using standard presentation designs and consisting of dense, countless bulleted lists and other bland, dull designs. The time devoted to completing this textbook will yield positive results as you seek to become an effective speaker in today's competitive 21st century. Strive to design dynamic PowerPoint presentations that set you apart from the typical presenter. Focus on timeless communication skills that ensure your presentation connects with your audience and achieves the goals you have established for that group - regardless of the presentation media you choose. Lastly, incorporate design features that assist you in delivering a slide show in an effortless, seamless manner. Practice until the technology is virtually transparent, positioned in the background to serve as your supporting cast. In this performance you are the star, and you will reap the benefits gained from honing your presentation skills to meet the high expectations of today's audiences.

Himstreet and Baty's Business Communication

Lehman, Carol M.
Publisher: South-Western College Publishing
12th Edition,1999
ISBN: 0538875224


Chapter 1 A Framework for Business Communication
Chapter 2Organizational Setting for Business Communication
Chapter 3Organizing and Composing Messages
Chapter 4 Revising and Proofreading Messages
Chapter 5 Writing Good-News, Routine, and Special Letters
Chapter 6 Writing Bad-News Letters
Chapter 7 Writing Memos and E-Mail Messages
Chapter 8 Writing Persuasive Messages
Chapter 9 Understanding the Report Process and Research Methods
Chapter 10 Managing Data and Using Graphics
Chapter 11 Organizing and Preparing Reports and Proposals
Chapter 12 Designing and Delivering Business Presentations
Chapter 13 Preparing Resumes and Application Letters
Chapter 14 Interviewing for a Job and Preparing Employment Messages

Established as a classic and known for its strong theoretical base, this text has maintained its relevance in the dynamic environment of contemporary business! The hallmarks of each edition - impeccable research, comprehensive coverage, and excellent writing - are not only continued in this Twelfth Edition, but improved upon. What's more, the authors brought a dynamic new focus to the text, one that reflects the growing integration within the field of Business Communication. The Strategic Model for Communication teaches students how communication is influenced by dynamic environmental forces!