Effective communication is an essential skill in business. Few people have a problem with this when face to face with a boss, colleague, or client. However, making the transition to writing can be far more challenging.
When speaking with someone in person, there are a number of extra cues used to convey information, including tone, pitch, body language, and facial cues. None of these translate to the written word, which can leave some people struggling to communicate exactly what they’re trying to say clearly and effectively. This can be a problem.
Poor writing skills can negatively impact every part of your business life. Important emails can be misinterpreted when they aren’t clear. Projects may be lost to lackluster presentations. Unnecessary delays can result when instructions are vague or confusing.
Learning to write clearly, consistently, and concisely can pay dividends throughout your work life and beyond. These skills are available to you by enrolling in “Business Writing That Works”, a class from CompuEase and JN Software.
Below is a taste of what you can expect.
What You’ll Learn
It’s difficult to grasp how to do something properly without first understanding how you’re doing it wrong. We’ll begin with a thorough introduction to some of the common mistakes people make, and how these can be problematic in business.
You’ll start repairing old habits by learning how proper word selection can clear up your message. You’ll discover how writing to your audience, and only including the information they need to hear, can help with focus and clarity.
We’ll discuss common grammatical and usage errors, as well as subtle stylistic mistakes that can rob your writing of authority and precision. We’ll see how using a readability index to judge your writing can give insight into areas where you need improvement.
Even experienced writers don’t get everything right in their first draft. They go back and revise, and then revise again. You’ll learn tips and tricks around proofreading — when you should do it and what you should be looking for.
Finally, we’ll bring everything we’ve learned together and apply it to real-world examples of common business writing. You’ll see how business letters, emails, memos and more can all be improved dramatically by putting the lessons you’ve learned into practice.
Who Will Benefit from This Course?
Nearly everyone! Unless they’re a professional writer, most everyone suffers from a few bad writing habits. Many people have quite a few! If you find that your business writing isn’t on par with that of your colleagues, or you know that improving your skills could have positive ramifications for your professional life, this course is for you.
If you’re in the Ottawa area you can sign up to take this course at our convenient downtown CompuEase location. Alternatively, JN Software can add you as a virtual student to any live public training session, allowing the benefit of live training from anywhere in Canada. Or, if you would rather receive instruction on a one-to-one basis, you can opt for live private training at your facility or from anywhere online.
During the pandemic, all of our public and private training is available virtually, with a live instructor, at no additional cost. If you would like to learn more about our virtual training, or would like a short demo on our virtual training software, please reach out to us. If you are located in Ottawa or Quebec, contact Compuease at 613-235-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are located anywhere else in Canada, contact JN Software at 416-264-6247 or email@example.com.
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