Seminar Outline - One Day Workshop
Do you see instances of poorly executed written communications in your organization? In business, one cannot afford to be lax in written language skills. Any failure to use correct English will distract the reader and cause the focus to be on your mistakes, rather than on your message. Our "WRITE" seminars are designed to help attendees build and expand their grammar, punctuation, and writing skills.
Benefits to Participants - You will learn to:
• Express your thoughts and ideas clearly, concisely and persuasively
• Convey your message smoothly, without awkward or stilted sentence structure
Benefits to Business
• Well written documents enhance the credibility of the company
• Employees who are able to convey the corporate message smoothly and clearly promote the corporate image of confidence, trustworthiness and dependability.
In addition to the extensive practice exercises for each phase of the workshop, participants are asked to bring in two of their own documents (personal or business) to proofread and edit.
Who Should Attend?
• Administrative Personnel
• Technical Writers
• Team Leaders
• Unit Directors
• Sales Staff
• Anyone who must confront problems
as part of their job responsibilities.
What We Provide
• Practice exercises using real business documents,
such as business letters, memos, emails, and reports
• Participant workbook
• Job aid, quick reference cards
• Copy of power point slides
• Answer key for exercises
• Grammar - the rules for speaking or writing a particular language. You will review adjective and adverb descriptors, verb tense, subject and verb agreement, pronoun and verb agreement, relative pronouns, comparisons.
• Punctuation – the symbols we use when we want the reader to slow down (comma, semi-colon, colon, apostrophe, hyphen, dash), or stop (period, exclamation point, question mark); when to use each punctuation mark, how to show possession, how to use contractions, and when to capitalize.
• Sentence structure – correct sentence structure avoids, misplaced descriptors, misplaced modifiers, sentence fragments; create clarity by using consistency and parallel construction, reduce "wordiness". When to write out the number - "sixty-two", or show the number as a numeral, "62"
• Which is correct? – Who or whom? Lay down or lie down? Since or because? Who, which or that? Like or as? Imply or infer?
• Avoid made up words – such as: "should of"; "irregardless"; "being that"
• Refuse to use clichés - such as "out of the box", "do more with less", "out of the loop", "value added", and others that have become meaningless
• Refuse to use filler words - such as "clearly", hopefully", "basically", and others that indicate a weak vocabulary
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