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In Business Writing and Grammar Skills Made Easy and Fun, you'll learn...

  • The “pre-writing” technique that’ll have the words flowing effortlessly!
  • How to know if your paragraphs are in a confusing, illogical order … and the best way to fix the problem
  • How to avoid the trap of wordy opening paragraphs that leave the readers wondering “Huh?”
  • The 12 most damaging blunders in business writing—sidestep these at all costs
  • And much more!

Gain dozens of field-tested strategies relied on by today’s most effective business writers. Learn how to present your ideas clearly and persuasively … select words that fit your meaning … spot misused verbs, pronouns and punctuation … avoid communication misfires … and much, much more.




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    SkillPath Seminars offers the following course: Business Writing and Grammar Skills Made Easy and Fun

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

    DAY 1
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    Session 1: Getting started: Transforming a blank page into a bold message+
    • Freewriting: What it is and how to use it to produce a great first draft in half the time
    • Are your paragraphs in a confusing, illogical order? Here’s how to tell and how to fix the problem
    • Great words and phrases for linking paragraphs together so your readers don’t have to stumble through your document
    • How to guard against the deadly mistake of leaving important points out because you’re so focused on the little stuff
    Session 2: Understanding the ground rules +
    • Take the confidential Writer’s Discovery Analysis to identify areas you want to polish
    • Understand how business writing is uniquely different from other types of writing
    • Discover your natural style—it’s the key to reader-friendly, interesting writing
    • How to “do your homework”—you’ll be amazed at how effortlessly the words flow after that
    • Put the “Know Thy Reader” commandment into practice and double the impact of your message
    Session 3: Perfecting your grammar and usage skills+
    • The most troublesome words in business and how to erase any uncertainty about using them
    • When a personal, casual style is important—never underestimate the power of contractions
    • A concise refresher on how to correctly use verb tenses, subject-verb patterns and pronouns and their antecedents
    • The “best-of-the-best” desktop references you’ll want at your fingertips for quick answers
    • Ensure or insure? Affect or effect? Making the right choice between confusing words like these just became a whole lot easier!
    • When it’s okay to bend the “rules” to make your point clearly
    • Are abbreviations and acronyms really proper in business writing? This insight will shed light on the issue
    • The unwritten rules about the appropriate and inappropriate use of jargon
    • BONUS: A handy reference list of conjugations for 120 irregular verbs!
    Session 4: Avoiding embarrassing mistakes+
    • Can’t remember if the punctuation goes inside or outside the quotation marks? Here’s how to avoid this pitfall
    • Follow this widely accepted guideline for when to spell out numbers and when to use figures
    • Avoid these blunders when using apostrophes—they scream “Rookie!”
    • When adding hyphens, dashes and other marks for emphasis … know when you’ve gone overboard
    • To capitalize or not to capitalize? These tips will eliminate any question
    • A refreshing overview of how to use punctuation marks correctly every time
    • Your guide to international correspondence—follow this to the letter to ensure you put your best foot forward
    Session 5: Spelling every word correctly every time+
    • An intriguing spelling technique that many national spelling champs secretly rely on
    • How to stop having to look up the same word in the dictionary over and over
    • Prefixes and suffixes made easy
    • How to take the confusion out of pluralizing letters, abbreviations and numbers
    • DANGER: If you think your spell-checker takes the place of the human eye, you’re asking for trouble
    DAY 2
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    Session 1: Grabbing your reader’s attention with powerful openings and closings+
    • The “bible” on how to write openings that reel readers in
    • How to construct a closing so action-oriented it’s like a shot of adrenaline to your reader
    • Real-world insight into humor and when—if ever—it should be used in business
    • How to avoid the trap of wordy opening paragraphs that leave the reader wondering “Huh?”
    • Tough but necessary questions to ask yourself after you’ve written the opening paragraph
    Session 2: Persuading, influencing and convincing for results+
    • Super techniques that give you powerful psychological leverage over your reader
    • The proven connection between the use of personal pronouns and the results your business writing gets
    • Undeniably effective tips for winning the reader over to your way of thinking
    • How to make a strong and logical written argument without coming across like a bulldozer
    • Stop! If you want to avoid a negative reaction from the reader, take this precautionary step
    Session 3: Projecting credibility and professionalism+
    • The 12 most damaging blunders in business writing—sidestep these at all costs
    • How to curb the use of worn-out business clichés and what to say instead
    • Hard-and-fast rules when working with a team on a writing project
    • How to develop a sixth sense for damaging, biased and sexist language so you can make absolutely sure your writing is “clean”
    • Get a firm grip on how to deliver bad news in writing—without a doubt, you will need this someday
    Session 4: Expanding your professional skills+
    • EXCLUSIVE: How to choose a style manual that works for your organization
    • Just released! The latest, most professional business writing formats … for letters, memos, proposals, reports and more
    • A crash course in building winning business proposals
    • How to write memos and e-mail that today’s busy professional can digest in 60 seconds or less
    • Field-tested letter-writing techniques that pay off in 3 big ways
    • Don’t miss a single one of these 6 elements when writing a report … they’re all essential!
    • Straight from the mouths of direct mail pros: Creating sales letters that bring in the orders
    • How to write a press release that gets glowing coverage your company president will thank you for
    • The art of writing crisp, clear instructions
    Session 5: Editing and proofreading like the pros+
    • 4 amazing proofreading secrets that will automatically push your accuracy rate to 99%—or higher
    • Editing and proofreading symbols the pros use to simplify and speed up the revision process
    • Relax … this team approach takes the fear out of proofing technical or financial data
    • How to proofread quickly and accurately under pressure
    • How to shut out phones, voices and other distractions when proofing in a busy office (It’s like sitting in an airtight bubble!)
    • Catching typographical errors—yes, it’s tricky, but these tips will help shine the spotlight on them
    • Keep your sanity with this proofreader’s checklist that ensures perfection down to the very last detail
    • Proofreading a foreign language? Here are helpful rules that will calm your nerves
    • How to do a final “sanity check” before your document goes out the door so you can sleep like a baby that night
    • Editing techniques that will work miracles on your document


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