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$199.00 per person
$149.00 for 4 or more

In Business Grammar & Proofreading, you'll learn...

  • Methods to write in a readable, action-driven style
  • To impress your readers by commanding a strong presence using good grammar
  • Hands-on exercises to spark your creativity and provide improved writing skills
  • The basics of proofreading and rules to remember
  • How to turn strong grammar and writing into a more professional look for your advertising and marketing efforts

The ability to communicate clearly through your writing has become more important than ever in today’s lightning-fast business environment. In fact, hiring managers say they specifically look for people with superior writing skills when they are hiring new employees. And to be honest, if you’re sending out written correspondence—from emails to memos to reports and more—with errors, typos and bad grammar, it looks terrible and can have a permanent effect on how people see you.

We’ve taken the dread out of learning these essential business skills and created a course that’s actually INTERESTING and FUN to attend!

That’s why we developed this one-day course, Business Grammar & Proofreading, a fun, interactive day of training that makes learning this critical skill fun—not like a mindless, boring day back in fourth-grade grammar class. Packed with enjoyable exercises, lively discussion and real-world examples of how you SHOULD be writing, this can be … seriously … a career-changing class.

Attendees have told us that after they get back to work, they receive high praise for their writing, and other employees begin to copy their style. That can be you too if you enroll in this terrific course today!




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    SkillPath Seminars offers the following course: Business Grammar & Proofreading

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    WORKSHOP AGENDA
    Program hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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    Session 1: Out With the Old Business Communication Rules and in With the New!+
    • Still clinging to “old” business writing and usage ideas? Professional examples of how modern, written business communication should sound
    • Why a casual, friendly tone is key to contemporary business communication
    • Strategies for eliminating stiff, formal language and avoiding wordiness
    • Understanding why concise communication is imperative today, whether you’re writing a formal report or an email
    • Most-often misused words in business documents, including words that don’t exist
    Session 2: “Must-Know” Grammar Basics for Blunder-free Writing+
    • Image-crippling mistakes to avoid: Grammar blunders that professionals most frequently make
    • What a misplaced modifier is and how it can wreak havoc with your meaning
    • A simple way to make sure your subjects and verbs agree—guaranteed!
    • “That’s up to you and I” or “That’s up to you and ME”? How to choose the right pronoun
    • Handy grammar resources that will provide answers to even your trickiest questions
    Session 3: Smart Ways to Rev Up Your Sentences—and Polish Your Professional Image!+
    • How to use active verbs and voice to communicate more powerfully
    • Wake up your readers by slashing adjectives and dumping unnecessary adverbs
    • Tips for using varying sentence patterns and sentence lengths to express your ideas
    • Less is more: “How-to’s” for trimming the fat from your documents
    • Pointers for adding zing to your written communication
    Session 4: Handy “Cheat Sheets” for Capitalization, Numbers and Abbreviations+
    • The 10 Commandments of Capitalization for business communication
    • Rules for capitalizing professional titles and names of things
    • The Rule of 10 for spelling numbers and expressing them in figures
    • When—and how—to abbreviate and when to spell it out
    Session 5: Punctuation Made Easy for the Semicolon-challenged!+
    • Punctuation mistakes that are instant credibility killers—ones you’ll never again make!
    • Avoid “comma-itis” by knowing when a comma is essential
    • Easy ways to keep semicolons and commas straight
    • Correctly using apostrophe-“s” or “s”-apostrophe to keep your meaning clear
    • When (and why) to use parentheses
    • Understanding when you need quotation marks and how to use them with other punctuation
    • Punctuation rules that were made to be broken and when it’s a good idea to break them
    Session 6: Secrets of Goof-proof Spelling+
    • A list to keep at hand from now on: The 100 most-often misspelled words in business communication
    • 5 golden spelling rules every professional should memorize
    • “Occuring” or “occurring”? The handy rule for adding word endings
    • Hear are example of why you can’t depend on spell-checker to get your spelling write all the thyme
    • Resources to check for the correct spelling of the newest words in our ever-evolving language
    Session 7: New Business Usage Standards: R.I.P. to “Dear Gentlemen”+
    • Guidelines for handling courtesy titles in business communication
    • Fresh, new options for salutations in business correspondence
    • Nonsexist alternatives guaranteed to help you steer clear of offensive language
    • Solutions to gender-based pronoun problems
    • Pet phrases and outdated words that need to be put out to pasture
    Session 8: Proofread Like a Pro to Catch Embarrassing Errors Before They “Go Public”+
    • Are you proofreading or editing? Why it’s important to know the difference before you start reading
    • Tips for proofreading quickly without sacrificing accuracy
    • Visual tricks that will help you catch hard-to-find errors such as duplicate words and omitted letters
    • The secret to spotting your own typos and grammatical errors
    • How to proofread numbers with 100 percent accuracy every time
    • A proofreading checklist that will serve as your “safety net” so you can rest easy, knowing you’ve caught every error


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