Better Business Writing: The Right Approach
Preparing e-mails, memos or letters sometimes takes more time than you can afford. Avoid getting bogged down with words, structure and grammar. Learn or re-visit the basics of business writing and improve your written communications.
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Better Business Writing: The Right Approach

Learn or revisit the basics of business writing and improve your written communication skills.

Better Business Writing teaches the basics of grammar and punctuation and demonstrates writing techniques appropriate for today's business environment.  The seminar emphasizes common writing challenges and teaches proper use of writing approach, tone, document structure, word choice, grammar, and punctuation to ensure that the message is effective and suited to the audience.

Participants engage in practice exercises and activities to prepare written documents incorporating the techniques learned and receive feedback from fellow participants and the instructor.  This interactive learning environment provides the opportunity for immediate improvements in writing style and technique.

This is a module in the  Business Communication Program.


Benefits

For Individuals
  • Improve quality of documents
  • Strengthen written communication skills
  • Gain confidence in planning and preparing written documents
  • Understand the impact of writing style
  • Enhance electronic communication skills and understand protocols
  • Improve document review and editing skills
  • Learn to adapt your writing style to suit the audience
For Organizations
  • Project a positive organizational image
  • Introduce current writing standards
  • Improve productivity: employees spend less time struggling with writing
  • Promote clear, concise, and effective organizational communications
  • Improve the organizations’ business documentation

 


Who Should Attend

Managers, supervisors and professionals who want to learn or refresh business writing skills.


Details

Build your competencies in business writing through professional development in:

  • Understanding writing fundamentals
  • Using grammar and punctuation
  • Exploring word choice and its impact
  • Identifying writing considerations: audience, purpose, message
  • Writing with a direct and indirect approach
  • Using visual set-up image
  • Writing techniques for business correspondence - letters, memos, reports 
  • Protocols when using email

 

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7 



Instructors

Lynn Morrissey

Lynn Morrissey has over 20 years' experience as a facilitator, consultant, and educator.  She has taught academic courses in communications, organizational communications, and human resources, at the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University. She has received many awards for her contributions including the Dean’s Teaching Award, the Dean’s Service Award, the Dean’s Citizenship Award, the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and most recently the Queen`s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).

Lynn has a long-standing relationship with the Gardiner Centre, instructing professional development seminars that focus mainly on workplace communications. Lynn's industry experience includes writing training and development strategies, developing training plans, leading performance development processes, conducting communications reviews, and facilitating strategy sessions.

In her 'spare time' Lynn is also Faculty Advisor for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Memorial, an international student organization focusing on enhancing entrepreneurial skills and community development.  Under Lynn's mentorship, the SIFE Memorial team has consistently achieved top awards and accolades at both the national and international levels. In 2007 Lynn was awarded the John Dobson Faculty Advisor of the Year in Canada for her work with her SIFE team.



Scheduled Date(s)

September 18, 2014

Price

$395 +HST

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