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  Professional Communication Skills 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

Heidi Janes

Heidi Janes is the faculty member responsible for curriculum development at the Marine Institute's School of Maritime Studies. She is also a part-time lecturer at Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration in the area of communications. 

 Heidi has led numerous communication skills seminars, and she enjoys getting participants involved in workshop activities.  Her experience as a communicator has involved the writing and editing of many documents.  Heidi holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 



Scheduled Date(s)

December 1, 2016

Price

$395 +HST

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