Business Writing

Business Writing

475.00

Delivery Method: In-Person | Duration: 6 Hours

Overview

In this course, you will learn practical and useful techniques to organize information clearly and logically, write persuasively, and present a professional image of yourself and your organization.

Learn How To:

  • Avoid Common Grammatical Mistakes

  • Use the STARR Method to Clearly Organize Your Thoughts in Writing

  • Use Best Practices of Persuasion to Increase Buy-in for Your Ideas

  • Present a Professional Image of Yourself and Your Organization

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Course ID: B2202

Duration: Full Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Location: In-Person, San Francisco | Click here to schedule private course.

Overview

In this course, you will learn practical and useful techniques to organize information clearly and logically, write persuasively, and present a professional image of yourself and your organization.

Learn How To:

  • Avoid Common Grammatical Mistakes

  • Use the STARR Method to Clearly Organize Your Thoughts in Writing

  • Use Best Practices of Persuasion to Increase Buy-in for Your Ideas

  • Present a Professional Image of Yourself and Your Organization

+ Who Should Attend

This is a foundational course that is especially meaningful for individuals new to business, professionals who are not native English speakers, and anyone who wants to fine-tune their writing skills and increase their confidence in written business communications.

+ Course Outline

Avoid Embarrassment: Error Proof your Writing

  • The Pitfalls of Common Errors
  • Error Proof Your Writing
  • Commonly Confused Word Pairs

Break Through Writer’s Block

  • Get the Creative Juices Flowing
  • Mind Maps: Brainstorming Tool

Structure the Scaffolding

  • The Scaffolding
  • Outlining

Special E-mail Considerations

  • Best Practices: Email
  • Suitable Subject Lines

Write Fast & Sound Professional

  • Why Use a Framework?
  • Framework: Write Fast & Sound Professional

Communicate Feeling Through Writing

  • Tool: Checking for Tone
  • Pair Share: Checking for Tone

Discover and Communicate the Point

  • Goal Oriented Writing
  • Tool: Establish Your Goals
  • Bottom Line Your Message
  • Tool: Bottom Lining

Audience & Context Analysis

  • Audience Analysis Tool: In Their Shoes

Write to Persuade & Influence

  • Persuasive Writing
  • Six Steps to Sway: Write to Persuade & Influence

Resources: Grammar 101

  • Grammar Resources
  • Avoiding Common Errors: Adjectives & Adverbs
  • Who or Whom?
  • Accept or Except?
  • Affect or Effect?
  • “I” Before “E”
  • Spelling: EI/IE rules, Exercise #1
  • Revised Copy
  • Pre-Writing: The Power of Drafting
  • Drafting Method

+ Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this class.

+ Certifications

N/A

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