Writing at Work: Essential Skills to Communicate Effectively in Business

webinar Writing at Work: Essential Skills to Communicate Effectively in Business

You Will Learn:

  • Five most common writing mistakes managers make, and how to avoid them
  • Words and phrases you should never use in business writing
  • How to write business documents that elicit a specific response from the reader
  • How to state your objective clearly and concisely, and lose the jargon
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$269.00
 

Are you making the best possible impression with your business writing?

How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emails in your inbox? Your readers - the people you communicate with at work - are no different.

Whether you're crafting a short and sweet email, writing reports, memos, or performance appraisals, this power-packed webinar will guide you through the key steps and basic principles that will make your communications stand out from the pile and get the job done.

Learning Objectives

Designed specifically for managers, this critical program will review essential writing techniques to make the most of all your business communications, and help you become a more confident, capable communicator, including how to:

  • Know the what and how of it – quickly work out exactly what you need to say and how to say it most effectively
  • Polish it till it shines – use simple techniques for editing and fine-tuning your copy for clarity and maximum impact
  • Connect with copy – leverage emails, letters and social media to forge valuable business relationships and to build your personal brand
  • Craft impressive business documents – write the kinds of bids, proposals, reports and promo materials on which successful careers are built

You will also learn-

  • The five most common writing mistakes made by managers, and how to avoid them
  • Words and phrases you should never use in business writing
  • How to write business documents that elicit a specific response from the reader
  • How to state your objective clearly and concisely, and lose the jargon
  • Simple steps to go from procrastination to completion of any size writing project
  • Top three characteristics of effective business communication
  • Best practices for understanding your writing strengths and weaknesses
  • Methods to maintain consistency in writing style across your organization

Product ID: 12706

Bonus Material

Plus, you get Self-Editing: Professional Ways to Improve Your Work, an excerpt from the top selling guide, Business Writing for Dummies, written by author and faculty, Natalie Canavor.

Jam-packed with the crucial “how-to” steps you need to sharpen what you write so it accomplishes exactly what you want.

  • Changing Hats: From Writer to Editor
  • Choosing a way to edit
  • Distancing yourself from what you write
  • Reviewing the Big and Small Pictures
  • Assessing content success
  • Assessing the effectiveness of your language
  • Avoiding telltale up-down-up inflection
  • Looking for repeat word endings
  • Pruning prepositions

Plus, this essential business tool explores the strategies and techniques that work, including:

  • Cutting all non-contributing words
  • Moving from Passive to Active
  • Thinking “action”
  • Trimming “there is” and “there are”
  • Cutting the haves and have nots
  • Using the passive deliberately
  • Sidestepping Jargon, Clichés, and Extra Modifiers
  • Reining in jargon
  • Cooling the clichés
  • Minimizing modifiers

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Faculty

Natalie Canavor
Natalie Canavor
Author, Business Writing for Dummies

Natalie Canavor is a communications consultant who built her own skills as editor-in-chief of four national magazines, executive director of a 14-person corporate communications department, and feature writer for the New York Times, business publications and professional communication networks.

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