Effective Business Writing Skills

Objective: Effective Business Writing will strengthen the writing and proofreading skills of professionals who want to create documents that grab the reader’s attention and communicate clearly and concisely.

Target Audience: All individuals who must communicate in writing and create a positive impression while clearly conveying their message.

Instructor: Mickee Carter has over 18 years experience in training and development, and specializes in three areas: business writing, career management, and personal development. She also writes, edits, and proofreads articles, newsletters, and manuals. She has a MS degree in Organization Development, and a BA degree in English Literature. She has held management positions at Macy’s, Chemical Bank, and most recently a corporate position as an education specialist at Hewlett-Packard. Her clients have appreciated her high energy level and subject knowledge.

What participants have said about this program…
The entire program was beneficial to me. The instructor and information were superior…..Earthlink

The brainstorming outline is something I can use immediately at work. It provides me with techniques to have more concise and accurate communications….Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Focus:
Use style guidelines and The Flesch-Kincaid Reading Scale to improve readability of
written documents.

Follow the main guidelines of grammar, punctuation, and word usage to create clearer
and more correct written documents.

Use e-mail tips and techniques to write messages that are easy to read and to the point.

Develop a writing guide using a Topic Outline or Brainstorming Plan.

Organize information into straightforward and concise sentences and paragraphs.

Program Details

Module 1
Readability
– Sentence and Paragraph Length
– Simple Words
– Action Words
– The Flesch-Kincaid Reading Scale

Module 2
FAQ: The Seven Most Frequently Asked Writing Questions

Module 3
Team Challenge
– Word Usage
– Grammar
– Punctuation

Module 4
E-mail Writing Process
E-mail Pointers
Writing E-mail: 3-Step Process
– Step 1: Create a Writing Plan
– Step 2: Develop the First Draft
– Step 3: Proofread for Clarity, Conciseness, and Accuracy
• Ten Proofreading Techniques
• The Proofreading Process
• Number Rules

Program Overview:

What you write is a permanent record of your thoughts on paper. So, be careful of the image you leave in the mind of your reader. Effective business writing begins with the creation of clear, concise, and accurate documents.

Business professionals may not need to know every writing principle to do their jobs well, but they do need the basics. This program takes participants through exercises and activities to strengthen their writing skills in:
– organizing ideas for impact
– improving clarity and accuracy, and
– reducing writing time

Program Length: One Day

Professional Skills are the KEY to the Effective Application of Technology to the Business Process.

Contact Sandy Gaston at sandy@omicron.edu or 404-255-0096 for information, scheduling, and fees.