National Seminars Group
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Business Writing Basics (Half Day Afternoon Workshop) On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Your professional reputation depends on your written communication abilities!

Course Description/Agenda


Clients, supervisors, even coworkers may not even always know they're doing it - but they're judging you on your written communication skills. Grammar mistakes aren't simply embarrassing - they can impact how people perceive your intelligence and credibility. Poorly written memos, emails, or reports can not only cause misunderstandings or project delays, they can even create career-derailing mistakes that can haunt you for years!

If your professional reputation matters to you - if you want to be seen as the expert you are, you need to make absolutely sure that everything you write is polished, professional, and grammatically correct. Your career depends upon it!

That's why we've created this special two-part seminar.

(SEPARATE SEMINAR - MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY) Morning Workshop: Grammar Crash Course
Need to brush up on your grammar? Attend Grammar Crash Course in the morning and refresh the practical skills that are the foundation of good writing.

Afternoon Workshop: Business Writing Basics
Want to improve your reputation and credibility by making sure that everything you write is clear, concise, and professional? Attend Business Writing Basics in the afternoon and really polish your written communication abilities.

Each half-day training is a complete, focused training in and of itself - and will dramatically improve your written communication, making your job easier and less stressful.

Agenda:

Mastering the Prewriting Process

  • Choosing the right format and the style that works for each
  • Understanding your own professional voic - and how to balance professional and conversational writing for readability
  • Prewriting strategies to make sure that you drill your message down to the essential- and order it correctly
  • How to clarify and organize your thoughts even on the tightest of deadlines
  • Overcoming writer's block when you're really stuck

Professional Writing in Today's World

  • Choosing the right pronou - tricks to eliminating gender-based language
  • How to handle courtesy titles in business communications
  • Persuasion techniques that will strengthen everything you write
  • Creating flawless transitions and making sure your arguments and statements flow logically and consistently
  • How to keep your sentences and paragraphs focused and compelling

Proofreading: The Critical Final Step in Anything You Write

  • Editing vs. proofrading - and why you need to do both
  • What you MUST check before the writing goes out the doo- the most common places to find errors
  • How to put the brakes on run-on sentences
  • Visual checks to make sure you catch duplicate words and omitted letters
  • A simple proofreading checklist that will keep you wor-free

 

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