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Accounting Fundamentals DVD Series Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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Accounting is the backbone of business and how a company’s financial success or failure is measured. This four-part series—a blend of essential facts, real-world examples, and insightful commentary by accountancy professionals and business owners and managers—provides an indispensable overview of the fundamentals of accounting. Ideal for business students and budding entrepreneurs alike. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences/MotionMasters Coproduction. 4-part series, 30 minutes each.Includes...

Accounting Fundamentals: Accounting Basics and Definitions Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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What do GAAP and OCBOA mean? What are revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities? What are the stages of the accounting cycle? This video answers those questions and many others as it introduces viewers to the process of accounting as illustrated by a cupcake shop and a medical clinic. Sections include: Importance of Accurate Accounting, Basic Accounting Terms, Financial Reporting, Income Statements, Balance Sheets: Assets, Balance Sheets: Liabilities and Owner Equity, and Statements of Cash...

Accounting Fundamentals: Managing Assets and Payroll Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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Assets and payroll are critical components of the accounting process and essential for any business to succeed. After watching this video, viewers will understand the managing of assets, which are resources owned by a company that help with its operations and can be converted to cash, and the managing of payroll—salaries, wages, bonuses and commissions, overtime pay, payroll taxes and costs, employer-paid benefits, and profit-sharing plans. Sections include: Tangible and Intangible Assets,...

Accounting Fundamentals: Managing Inventory Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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Inventory can include products that a company makes and sells, products that it purchases and resells, and products that it sells on consignment. Through this video, viewers will learn how companies manage their goods as illustrated by a consignment shop, a large grocery store, a hardware store, a construction company, a chemical plant, a jewelry store, a gas station, and a boutique clothing store. Sections include: Types of Inventory, Inventory Assessment and Systems, Costing Methods, Costing...

Accounting Fundamentals: Matching Concept and Accounting Cycle Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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All businesses understand that it’s vital to keep accurate records and monitor them on a regular basis. After watching this video, viewers will have a grasp of the matching concept, which helps avoid misstated earnings for a period, and the accounting cycle, which helps identify errors and provide the data needed for income statements and balance sheets. Sections include: Cash Basis vs. Accrual Basis, The Matching Concept, The Accounting Cycle, and The Accounting Cycle Quick Review. A...

Accounting: When Am I Ever Going to Use This? Recordkeeping, Budgeting, Financing
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In this classroom video, students discover why accounting is the backbone of every business, how an accounting system works, and learn about potential career opportunities. Students will also be introduced to working professionals who demonstrate how they use their accounting skills to succeed in their careers and personal lives. Click here for a preview clip.

Acting with Power Communications, Interpersonal Skills
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Program HighlightsHow you speak has far greater impact than what you actually say.The body language of power, and how to use it.Why it's risky to act more important than you are.Working well with others is critical to professional success, yet many people struggle with "authority issues" that can block their progress. Professor Gruenfeld combines research on the psychology of power with the acting skills of the theater to illustrate how our nonverbal behavior affects how we are perceived in a...

Advertising Creative Appeals Promotion, Marketing
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Discusses rational appeals used extensively in B2B advertising vs. the use of emotional appeals common to consumer advertising. Using both print ads and TV commercials, shows examples of the five most common emotional appeals of Humor, Sex, Security, Fear, and Shock. The success of each appeal is well documented by 15 advertising research studies cited in the program. A clinical psychologist briefly comments on the natural human response to each appeal. Fast paced and interesting for students. ...

Advertising in the Digital Age Promotion, Consumer Economics
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Do you know when and where are you being targeted for marketing? It may be more often and in more places than you think. Advertising in the Digital Age features interviews with cutting-edge advertising and media professionals who give an overview of how to navigate new media marketing techniques in the digital age, including: Traditional Techniques: Review of tried and true advertising techniques. New Media, New Techniques: Advertising is a mix of new and old, and sometimes anything goes. Be...

Barriers to Communication and How to Overcome Them Communications
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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...

Behind the Color Wheel: Using Color in Art & Design Fashion, Apparel Marketing, Advertising, Promotion, Visual Merchandising, Retail Display
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Get a practical but in-depth view of color in action! Viewers examine graphic and interior design, paintings, and other media to learn: the science behind color color systems for different media popular color schemes color wheel relationships to create tints, shades and tones by altering hue value and intensity how to create color combinations that evoke different responses Closed Captioned ...

Building a Food Truck Business from the Ground Up Tourism, Hospitality, Event Marketing, Entrepreneurship
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The fastest-growing segment of the dining industry is food trucks. This ABC New report takes a look at what it takes to start up and run one of these mobile dining establishments. Two guys in Columbus, Ohio, retrofit a used FedEx truck and head out on the road. With a lot of help from ECDI—including a 20,000-dollar loan—they discuss the lessons learned in the first six months of operation. Lesson one: it's hard work. Broadcast date: March 20, 2013. Click here for a preview clip. ...

Business Finance Essentials DVD Series Financial Management
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They say that "numbers don’t lie," and while that may not always be the case, evaluating numbers is the best way for a business to gauge its performance and make plans for its future. In this 2-part series, viewers will learn two of the most important ways that businesses use numbers to monitor their success or failure. How to Read a Financial Statement covers the basics of reading and understanding business’s ultimate scorecard. Ratio Analysis covers the mathematical tools that businesses use...

Business Finance Essentials: How to Read a Financial Statement Financial Management
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In sports, the stat sheet shows who won and lost, as well as how or why each team won or lost. These numbers also tell coaches and players what they’re doing right and what they need to work on. In the world of business, that stat sheet is known as the financial statement—or simply “the financials.” The financials tell the owner or manager the same thing: what you’re doing right, what you need to work on and how your stats compare to your competitor’s. This video covers the basics of reading...

Business Finance Essentials: Ratio Analysis Financial Management
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You can’t build a house without the right measuring tools to ensure that the structure is sound and won’t collapse: tape measures, protractors and levels are used to tell construction workers and architects how much material is needed and where everything goes. In the business world, the measuring tools are called financial ratios, and they help you evaluate a financial statement. By learning how to calculate and analyze specific ratios, you can evaluate trends, determine how healthy a...

Buying Into Brand Marketing: Shaping Your Perceptions Product Management, Product Planning, Branding
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Hundreds of our daily decisions are influenced by brand marketing. Discover what a brand is and how marketing shapes its identity. Learn about brand strategy, positioning and messaging--and see them in action. Helpful tips show your students how to look beyond the brand to help make smart turns in the maze of consumer products.Hundreds of our daily decisions are influenced by brand marketing. Discover what a brand is and how marketing shapes its identity. Learn about brand strategy,...

Can I Make It On My Own DVD Series Personal Development
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In this new two-part DVD series, eight young adults tell the stories of how they are trying to make it on their own. No scripts, no actors, just real life. In Part 1 your students will meet Anna, Javier, Roger and Amanda. In Part 2 they will meet Kiran, Greg, Marlenne and Ryan.The lessons to be learned from these stories are too numerous to list. In some cases, they illustrate the perils and heartache of foolish decisions and just plain bad luck. In others, they highlight what good judgment,...

Careers Without College
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Have you decided that college is not the path for you? Are you wondering what kind of career you’d like to pursue and what opportunities are available? Whether you’re starting a career or changing careers this video has the information you need to put you on the right track. Careers Without College is an inside look at today’s top jobs that don’t require a college degree. Career fields discussed are in fast-growing industries like computers, medicine, trades, and the law. You will hear...

Clothes at Work: Decoding Office Dress Codes Work-based Learning, Co-op Work Experience, Community-based Learning, Fashion, Apparel
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Like it or not, on the job, appearance matters! But what's the right look for YOUR workplace? Or your NEXT one? Learn about the four levels of business dress, tips on accessories and grooming, and how to build an affordable wardrobe.Includes subtitles

Coaching in Hospitality
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The transient nature of the hospitality industry means that employees are often inexperienced, lacking awareness of the basic skills and good customer service techniques that add up to a smooth-running facility. This program uses input from training experts to define the role of the hospitality coach as well as the key factors for effective coaching in this industry. The video lists the main concepts that should be conveyed to staff, and how to determine if additional training is needed....

Common Job Interview Mistakes: What NOT To Say or Do Employability, Job Seeking, Resumes
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It’s true that a jobseeker needs to stand out from the crowd—but there are good and bad ways to do that! Having all the right credentials and experience doesn’t count for much if a candidate comes off as unprepared, unmotivated, and unprofessional in an interview. This video shows how to avoid that fate with concrete advice from experts, eye-catching graphics that reinforce core concepts, and clear-cut dramatizations that illustrate interview dos and don’ts. For newcomers to the job market, a...

Courtesy & Respect: Give & Take Personal Development
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Show your students why courtesy and respect really matter to their lives. This program introduces students to key concepts in the context of entertaining scenarios that viewers can consider, judge, role play, and reflect on. We discuss the consequences of alternative behaviors and give viewers an opportunity to engage in the best means of learning behavior....practice!

Critical Issues in Business: Success and Failure Entrepreneurship
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What are the critical issues that dictate the success or failure of a business? This program reveals the inner workings of organizations and the factors that influence their effective operation. Business experts from a range of industries discuss the importance of the business plan, financing and budgeting, management of staff, SWOT (strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats) analysis, trend analysis, investment in technology, and ways to identify competitive advantage in the market. A...

Crowdfunding and Grants DVD Series Entrepreneurship
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Lots of people have great ideas and enthusiasm for projects that will make the world a better place, help their community, or advance their own goals, but few know how to take their great idea and turn it into a reality. This two-part series explores two popular fundraising methods—grant writing and crowdfunding—and breaks down the two most essential parts of the process: crafting a persuasive argument for why your project is worth funding, and putting together a solid budget for how much the...

Crowdfunding and Grants: Developing a Persuasive Proposal Entrepreneurship
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Does your garage band want to record a studio album? Are you trying to raise money for a worthy community cause? Finding money for your cause or program can be difficult if you don’t know where to begin. This program explores two popular fundraising methods—grant writing and crowdfunding—to help you identify likely funders and develop a winning proposal or crowdfunding campaign. How do you find the right foundation to match your vision? What are the differences between crowdfunding platforms...

Crowdfunding and Grants: Reaching Your Financial Goal Entrepreneurship
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For many people, the hardest and most overwhelming part of preparing a grant request or crowdfunding campaign is the budget. This program breaks down the basics of what a budget should include, as well as how to create budgets that are clear and realistic. Areas discussed include the budget narrative, direct costs, shared costs or in-kind contributions, and matching grants. This program also explores what makes a successful crowdfunding campaign, from understanding the funding platform rules...

Customer Service Counts
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Loyal, happy customers and clients are the foundation of your success. The best customer service is how they get that way!Your business or organization wouldn’t exist without your customers. But sometimes this all-important fact gets lost in the demands of daily activities.This video is the solution. Great for new hires or energizing your current team, it uses humor to show employees that being good at customer service (and taking pride in their work) is not only a job requirement but can be...

Customer Service Essentials DVD Series
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Whether it happens in person, by telephone, or online, good customer service is vital. In fact, it’s just as important as advertising or product quality in building a company’s reputation and it can decide, ultimately, whether or not that company will survive. This three-part series illustrates best practices for delivering effective customer service, focusing on what an individual employee can and should do to improve his or her attitudes and behavior toward the customer. Each episode...

Customer Service: The Telephone Connection Communications
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Excellent telephone customer service doesn’t just happen. It requires dedication, skill—and enthusiasm.Your voice, responsiveness, and product knowledge are the only tools you have to convey the right impression and build customer loyalty over the telephone.Our comedic hosts have a lot of fun with this subject, but their underlying message is sincere: telephone customer service is an important job and it has to be done well. You don’t get a second chance once a customer hangs up—unless you...

Data Mining: Big Data’s Increasing Challenge and Payoff Market Research
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Just as raw materials buried in the Earth yield the occasional gem, raw data can also be mined for value. And as the amount of information available for analysis grows with every bar-code scan and Facebook post, the world of Big Data represents a seemingly endless wellspring of opportunity. But what does data mining involve, exactly? How are the findings used, and why? This program explores the methods, processes, and key functions of data analysis with help from eye-catching graphics and...

Designing Fashion
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This program illustrates how fashion designers turn their concepts into end products. Over the course of the video, viewers will see how fashion designers visually develop their ideas, how they use CAD to enhance and support their work, and the steps involved in sampling, pattern-making, and production. Interviews with industry insiders are featured as well: Vanessa Rochman, head designer for international label Metalicus, shares what inspires her to create a fashion story for upcoming...

Developing a Website Marketing
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Taking viewers into an exciting, creative, fast-growing industry, this video looks at the key considerations involved when designing and developing a website. It examines Internet basics, planning a website’s structure and purpose, website design and construction, and website testing. Several experts on media, digital marketing, and website technology and utilization appear in the program, offering their insights on the best ways to proceed. Ideal for anyone entering the fields of information...

Digital Communication Skills: Dos and Don’ts Communications, Digital Marketing
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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...

Digital Media for Business Marketing DVD Series Promotion
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Digital technology has transformed the way companies use traditional media such as TV, radio, and print while simultaneously introducing Web sites, social media platforms, and mobile apps to the marketing mix. This timely two-part series will show viewers how to put online and mobile media to work expanding and enhancing customer/company relationships as consumers continue to seek out products and services whenever they want them and wherever they are. A Films for the Humanities &...

Digital Media for Business Marketing: Online and Mobile Promotion
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There was a time when companies debated whether having a Web site would be useful in an overall marketing strategy. Today, a business Web site paired with a mobile app and supported by a nuanced online marketing strategy is a necessity in order to serve an increasingly technosavvy customer base. This program gives a detailed overview of how companies can create and maximize an online/mobile presence starting with the basics—goal-setting, search engine optimization, the user experience, and...

Digital Media for Business Marketing: Social Media Promotion
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The use of social media to promote business is one of the fastest-growing areas of marketing today. When used correctly, popular social media platforms offer the ability to connect—easily, affordably, and directly—with customers and prospects to build brand awareness and loyalty, improve customer service, and much more. How, then, should a company go about implementing social media as a part of its marketing mix? This program clearly and concisely explains how to get started with social media;...

Disabilities at Work DVD Series: Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities Employability, Job Seeking, Resumes, Application
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We’re all differently abled. But for job seekers with diagnosed disabilities, identifying and making visible their strengths, their abilities, is especially important. This three-part series helps people with disabilities gain the confidence, awareness, search tools, and interview strategies necessary to take the job-hunting bull by the horns. From online resources that can pinpoint skills and interests… to organizations and Web sites that can clarify legal questions… to concrete advice on...

Employment Laws: What Supervisors Need to Know
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What is it? Narrated by experienced labor and employment law attorney, Nancy Yaffe, JD of Fox Rothschild LLP, this spot-on video shows a series of stories that illustrate the kinds of legal questions that commonly occur in our workplaces. These stories, along with an explanation of relevant laws, will help supervisors respond appropriately when faced with issues of fairness, scheduling, employee requests for leave or accommodations, and the challenges presented by social media in the...

Employment Relations and Conflict Resolution Work-based Learning, Emotional Intelligence
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Teamwork and good relationships with colleagues are both key to the productive operation of most organizations. Conflict is inevitable though, and all personnel should know how to deal with it appropriately. This program examines employee relations and workplace conflict, using interviews with experts to explore the nature of workplace disputes, the role of managers and the human resources department in handling them, and effective strategies for their resolution. The video is an ideal...

Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss
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It is said that entrepreneurs are ordinary people who achieve extraordinary things. How do entrepreneurs succeed in following their dreams, while making them profitable? Discover the struggles and successes of four different business owners in Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss, featuring interviews of a baker, videographer, children’s clothing designer, and president of a charitable running event company. The entrepreneurs share their experiences about running their own businesses. Topics...

Entrepreneurship: When Am I Ever Going to Use This? Career Exploration
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This video explores entrepreneurship: what it is, the skillset required, and the risks and rewards of owning your own business. Viewers recieve a first-hand look at how entrepreneurs transform the seed of an idea into a reality. Students learn why a business plan is important, what it should address, and how to copyright a business model. Click here for a preview clip.

European Union Economics, Free Enterprise, International Business
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Traces the development of the European Union from the original six countries of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), to the 12 countries of the European Community (EC), to today’s Union (EU) of 27 countries. Discusses the provisions of the “Single European Act” of 1987 which established a common market that eliminated nearly all barriers to the free movement of goods, people, capital, and services within the Union. Covers the 1991 “Treaty on European Union” which established the...

Factors Affecting Global Tourism Hospitality
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A vast number of trends and conditions shape the choices made by tourists, no matter where they hail from, and with the right analytical methods those factors can be turned into useful data. This program examines what many in the hospitality and tourism industry call the “global forces taxonomy,” which can be thought of as a hierarchy or a stratified array of factors affecting international tourism. Categories are organized into three layers: the outer layer (geographical, environmental, and...

Fashion Design Careers: Do You Have What It Takes?
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Do you have what it takes to be a fashion designer? Join eight up-and-coming fashion designers as they discuss the characteristics, traits, and skills needed to make it in the fashion industry. Candid interviews with young designers tackle questions about careers in fashion design, including:What It Takes: What traits do you need to have?Inspiration: Where do designers get ideas?The Tough Stuff: What are the realities of being a fashion designer?Success and Joy: What success have the designers...

Five Star Hospitality
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In this program professionals from Australia’s SKYCITY Darwin share the secrets of successfully running an international five-star hotel. Viewers learn that good service starts at the point of first contact, with open body language, active engagement, and effective handling of complaints—and that giving employees both responsibility and praise leads to customer satisfaction. The video also visits the hotel’s kitchen to discover ways to meet customer expectations while keeping chefs and support...

From Sports to Career: Transferable Job Skills Sports Marketing
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Teamwork, reliability, cooperation, endurance: habits athletes learn from sports are the very attributes employers want. Personal stories from current and former athletes show how their skills from sports are valued in the workplace and school. From soccer, football, rowing, and hockey, a variety of sports and careers are represented in this enlightening look into the benefits athletes bring to the workplace.

Growth and Niche Markets in Tourism Marketing, Hospitality, Tourism
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It’s one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, but like any business, tourism is evolving. More and more travelers are looking for experiences that go beyond the typical cruise or hotel stay—and with the emergence of niche tourism comes an increasing need for anyone in the hospitality trade to understand how it is expanding and what forms of specialization are involved. This program explores a range of niche markets, including volunteer tourism, health and medical tourism, gastronomic...

Harassment: Sex, Religion, and Beyond — Employee Version Equity
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Keep your mandated training fresh with these all-new dramatic videos and guides. Already in use by hundreds of public service organizations around the country and the world!Every employee needs to understand one basic truth: a respectful workplace is more pleasant and more productive for everyone.This harassment training program brings this message home, showing that bad behavior is not OK—whether it applies to sex, religion, or anything beyond…and whether it actually crosses the line into...