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Cost Control in the Hospitality Industry

Author(s): Agnes DeFranco, John Walker, Christopher John M. Walker

There is a difference between cost control and successful cost control. Cost Control in the Hospitality Industry takes a deep dive into the subject to illustrate that a mere balance of input and output isn’t enough – just as important is the use of products and services for their intended purpose...

Total Pay: Compensation and Benefits: Now and Into the Future

Author(s): Matthew DeLuca

New Publication Now Available! Total Pay: Compensation and Benefits - Now and Into the Future is an opportunity to explore the field of employee compensation—with its five components— from both practical, as well as academic, perspectives. This book treats an important HR area—sometimes considere...

The Road to Success: Learning How to Become an Effective Negotiator

Author(s): Terry L Boles, Lon D Moeller, S. Beth Bellman

Think about what it felt like the first time you sat behind the steering wheel of a car. It was exciting because driving a car allowed you to go different places. Driving was frightening because of your new responsibilities and the possibility of making mistakes that could lead to an accident. Th...

Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships

Author(s): Mark Knapp, Anita Vangelisti, JOHN CAUGHLIN

Whether it is with our roommates, our romantic partners, or our parents, we are constantly experiencing how communication behavior affects our relationships. Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships discusses the processes and principles of interpersonal communication in the context of de...

The Rhetoric of Western Thought: From the Mediterranean World to the Global Setting

Author(s): George F McHendry Jr., M. Elizabeth Thorpe, Jessica A. Kurr, James L Golden, Goodwin Berquist, William Coleman, James M Sproule

Building upon a rich legacy, the new edition of The Rhetoric of Western Thought provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of rhetoric from its inception in the ancient world, to its present day expression in contemporary practice and scholarship. The 11th edition gives deliberate attent...

Professional Selling in the 21st Century: 7 Ways, 7 Times...

Author(s): John Dietrich, Cary C Nichols

Selling principles permeate throughout our daily lives….Every job interview, relationship, team, or club one tries out for requires putting best sales skills and behavior forward.Professional Selling in the 21st Century: 7 Ways, 7 Times by John Dietrich and Cary Nichols not only demonstrates how rea...

Engaging Discourse: A 21st Century Composition Reader & Curriculum

Author(s): Bradley Summerhill

We are diverse. We do not share the same ideology, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic background.   We do not need to agree, but we do need to share ideas and to learn to communicate with a clear and open mind, in clear and meaningful language. We need to speak and write with thoughtfulness, ...

Risk & Crisis Communication: Communicating in a Disruptive Age

Author(s): Kenneth A Lachlan, Patric Spence, Corey Liberman, Theodore Avtgis

Risks are all around us. From catastrophic weather events to gun violence, from infrastructure failings to financial devastation…we live with the threat of risk every day. How do we get those who are at risk, or who have already been impacted by crisis, to do what they need to do to minimize the ris...

A Guide for the Hospitality Industry: Professional Sales & Selling for Meetings, Expositions, Events, Conventions & Groups

Author(s): George G Fenich, Jeffrey Beck

Not everyone in Hospitality is in sales, but everyone in Hospitality sells. Professional Sales and Selling for Meetings, Expositions, Events, Conventions & Groups provides a hands-on approach to the world of sales in a hospitality setting with a focus on MEEC events (Meetings, Events, Exhibitions...

Cooking for the Hospitality Industry

Author(s): Jodi Lee Duryea

It is important to have a basic understanding of what is going on in the kitchen no matter what area of the hospitality industry your focus is. Cooking for the Hospitality Industry is ideal for anyone going into any area of Hospitality. While outlining the basic structure of commercial kitchens, ...