September 22 - 25, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Business Writing Intensive: Better Writing in Just One Day

September 22, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Business Writing Intensive: Better Writing in Just One Day

Are you being ignored? You’re writing updates and memos, attaching minutes and agendas for meetings, yet, it’s quickly evident when everyone shows up that no one read the information. That’s a problem—and a huge time waster for admins. So how do you get your messages across with the results you want? On top of that, writing is at the core of your success. Documents bearing your organization’s name absolutely must be error free, and you need to be able to describe complicated subjects in clear and concise terms. This fast-moving high-level interactive workshop is targeted for everyone responsible for overseeing correspondence, professional documentation, board updates, and all types of written communication.

Participants will learn:

  • The top seven credibility-robbing mistakes and how to avoid them
  • To cut the clutter: the wasted words and pretentious phrases that can cause confusion
  • To craft a complete email subject line—and how to write one consistently every time
  • The NEW guidelines for using bulleted lists in reports, proposals, emails, and updates
  • The BLUF Technique that gets to the point and catch your skimmers
  • To project professionalism even with quick responses
  • Five times never to send an email
  • Language guidelines for better receptivity like non-inflammatory language and attention to tone
  • The START Strategy for proofreading on the job
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