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#14669/0545  BALANCING THE BOOKS: Understanding Financial Reporting
Teaches how to balance books and how to evaluate business performance using financial records. Areas covered include accounting information and tools, the balance sheet, calculating profit and loss, cash control, and assessing financial performance.Grades 8 to A

A closed door, an exasperated expression, a noisy workstation, a cultural misunderstanding - all of these are examples of "noise", a general term for anything that gets in the way of effective communication. The key to overcoming communication barriers is to be able to identify and understand them. This program explains the various types of noise and details specific examples of physical, organizational, emotional, nonverbal, cultural, language-related or written barriers. Through expert interviews and creative vignettes, the video offers solutions to overcoming these common communication barriers. *Closed Captioned

To successfully find and keep jobs, people must prevent their problems from becoming obstacles or excuses. This video takes viewers through the five categories of barriers that often stand between individuals and employment success and helps viewers develop the attitudes, resources, and know-how to meet their needs, analyze their options, and take action.

#15312/1120  CLOTHES AT WORK: Decoding Office Dress Codes
There are exceptions but most workplaces would prefer their employees/associates to adhere to some level of professional appearance and grooming on the job. Viewers learn some standards that are generally accepted as ‘business-like’ and get hints on how to develop a wardrobe that makes sense, makes the grade and won’t break the bank. Even tattoo shops demand the right t-shirts and nose rings!Grades 7 to A

#16083/0635  DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Dos and Don’ts
From texting to email to video calls, digital technology has transformed how we communicate with each other. But in formal situations like at work or in school, which forms of communications are appropriate, and when? Viewers of this video, especially digital natives, may be surprised to discover that communicating isn’t just about sharing information—it’s creating it—and that the ways in which emails, texts or voice messages are composed and conveyed may make the difference in impressing or disappointing an employer or co-worker. Even for late adopters of digital technology, this video has important points on what you should do—and what you don’t want to do—when it comes to email, texting, video-conferencing and using the phone for business calls or voice mail. *Closed Captioned

Learn how to present yourself professionally for interview and career success! This program provides a wealth of examples that demonstrate practical do's and don’ts for dressing and grooming. Interviews with real-world hiring experts will put your clients or students into the minds of employers so they are better prepared to meet expectations.

#9426/1280  ETHICS AT WORK: Doing the Right Thing on the Job
Most people know about the BIG scandals of corporate lying, cheating, stealing and would agree that the behavior involved was wrong, immoral, unethical. But many of them wouldn't see their own small scale work-related freebies and handouts and time wasting in the same way. This video challenges viewers to look in the mirror. Grades 8 to A

#7279/0405  EVERY CALL COUNTS!
Aimed especially at young people entering the world of work, this video provides some essential information on the proper use of the telephone, still one of the most important business tools. It's about customer service and effective communication that's up to date and relevant to today's workplace. Grades 9 to A

#9447/0405  FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Etiquette and Work Habits for New Employees
Aimed particularly at teenagers embarking on their first real work experiences, provides all sorts of advice on how to become a positive contributing member of a workplace right from the start. Viewers learn that it's a lot easier to make a great first impression than to live down a bad one.

#9802/1280  HEAD TO TOE: Grooming and Dressing for the Best Possible You
Does the way you look accurately reflect who you are and where you want to go in life? Do you always make your best impression? How good are your choices when it comes to clothing, hair, and makeup? It's time you started looking like you're on your way to the top! Whether it's business casual or warehouse comfortable, improve your appearance today with the tried and true techniques collected by the experts in this program.Grades 8 to A

#4448/0885  HEALTHY WORKLIFE (A)
When young people leave school and go to work, they often find themselves not quite ready to be on their own for the first time and making their own choices. This program is aimed specifically at this significant portion of the population that can be at serious risk in terms of nutrition, emotions, substance abuse and smoking. The long-term implications for their mental and physical health as well as for their careers are stressed.

#9619/1280  JOB SURVIVAL: Keeping and Advancing Your Job
Many people do not realize that besides just 'doing their work' there is another level to be achieved on the job ... that of the valued employee. Many employers also do not understand that it is within their power to help their employees to attain that level of performance. Viewers from either side of the equation get a firsthand view of this phenomenon that can help both to get ahead. Grades 8 to A

#9719/1120  MANNERS AT WORK Revised for the 21st Century Workplace
Why does etiquette matter in the dog-eat-dog world of business? Etiquette is the oil of social machinery that smoothes the rough edges of personal interaction, especially among near strangers. A worker who knows good manners at work has a real business advantage. Good manners are good business, because they make people want to work with you Etiquette isn't merely about being "nice" - it's about being effective in the corporate world. Grades 7 to 12

#16051/1290  MANNERS BOOT CAMP: Professional Courtesy
Having good manners will help you stand out from the crowd and knowing how to act with professional courtesy can help you land a job and succeed once you have your foot in the door. Join Sasha and Sean in Manners Boot Camp: Professional Courtesy as they work to get their etiquette in shape for the professional world of work.

#13158/0545  MY FIRST JOB: Student Version
Going to work for the first time can be quite an overwhelming experience. Who to report to, what to know, what travel arrangements to make, what are the regular attendance hours, what if things go wrong, who can I talk to for support, what are my entitlements, what rights and responsibilities do I have? All these issues are addressed in this program, which provides useful, comprehensive advice on surviving your first job and making life just a bit easier at the workplace.Grades 8 to A

This program examines cultural issues in nonverbal communication. Differentiates between conscious and unconscious gestures; considers facial expressions; discusses cultural differences in voice, para-language, and the use of silence; and explores space and body distance. Features expert commentary, student discussions, and illustrative vignettes.

#14890/0635  PROFESSIONALISM 101: Skills to Succeed and Advance at Work (3 Programs)
With tips and advice from career counselors, human resources reps, new employees, and seasoned business professionals, this three-part series takes a common sense approach to the details of job success. Each program provides essential information on the big issues as well as on matters seldom covered but frequently experienced. Three 25-minute programs: PROFESSIONAL IMAGE; WORKING TOGETHER; and, BUSINESS ETIQUETTE. *Sub-titled

#16057/1015  SOFT SKILLS IN THE WORKPLACE 2nd Edition
Technical skills may get a job seeker a job, but their soft skills will determine whether they meet employers’ expectations and succeed in the workplace. Soft skills are the personality traits and interpersonal skills that allow us to adapt to changing circumstances, manage time and resources, and work well with others. This video discusses the importance of soft skills in the workplace through engaging vignettes and interviews with hiring managers. Viewers will discover how to use and improve their soft skills to be more productive on the job and successful in their career. *Closed Captioned *Includes Instructor's Guide *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request

#14943/0483  SUCCESS AT WORK (2 Programs)
How does one 'succeed at work', really SUCCEED?! Get along with the boss. fellow employees, be nice to customers ... of course; all of those things. But what do they actually mean in reality?Grades 7 to A

#15264/1280  WHEN PRESENTATION COUNTS: Grooming, Dressing and Body Language
In this video, you will receive tips on grooming and basic styles of dress. You will also discover how verbal and non verbal communication, body language, and posture can impair or enhance your overall image.Grades 7 to A

#14639/0697  WORKING WORLD FOR YOUNG ADULTS (4 Programs)
Today's young workers need to be even more dedicated to successfully compete in a global marketplace. Poor work ethics, a careless regard for customer satisfaction and lack of a commitment to the job will only lead to a troubled work history and unhappy careers. This four part series looks at the issues being faced by young workers today and offers some solid solutions. There are four 21-minute programs - each is also available separately: WORK ETHIC: A Commitment to Work CUSTOMER SERVICE: An Attitude Not An Occupation WHY WORK? THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE: How Will You Compete?

This program teaches viewers about the importance of good communication in the workplace and how to improve upon these skills. Addresses communication through e-mail, voicemail, cell phones, video conferencing, and online sites like Facebook and Twitter.


#14661/1015  YOU'RE FIRED! Ten Ways to Lose Your Job and How to Avoid Them (2nd Edition)
*DOUBLE AWARD-WINNER in the 36th Annual Telly Awards in the education and employee communications categories. The Telly Awards are one of the most prestigious award programs honoring outstanding film and video productions. This year, there were nearly 12,000 entries! YOU'RE FIRED! uses vignettes to help viewers better understand how not to behave on the job. It explains the top 10 reasons that people lose their jobs - and how people can easily avoid making those mistakes. "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! " 3.5 stars (out of four) VIDEO LIBRARIAN *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request


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