writing skills

Public Courses

Are you looking to train one or two people? Our public courses are a great option. You learn alongside other business professionals, benefitting from peer feedback and group exchange. All our public courses are virtual and instructor-led.

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Courses

Business Writing Essentials

6 hours – $795
Dates: February 17, May 12, October 14 2021

This six-hour virtual course gives you the business writer’s essential tool kit. It’s perfect if you want to learn how to get to the point and write emails and short reports that are clear, concise and readable.

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Composing Your Presentation

6 hours – $1395
Dates: October 20, 2021

It’s important to present with impact and confidence to achieve your business goals and advance your career. Learn the strategies and method you need to engage, persuade and impress your audience every time.

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Delivering Compelling Presentations

6 hours – $1395
Dates: November 10, 2021

Engaging the audience and conveying a clear, persuasive message is challenging for any presenter. You leave with the ability to give presentations that capture your audience’s attention and motivate them to act.

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Business Writing Essentials

6 hours
$795

Upcoming dates:
February 17, 2021
May 12, 2021
October 14, 2021

About this virtual course

Skilled writers can create effective documents quickly. Better emails and proposals mean stronger relationships with your customers, and better internal communication means more effective and efficient decision-making.

This virtual course shows you how to address the needs of your readers by writing emails and short reports that are clear, concise, correct and professional.

Who should enroll

This six-hour course is for anyone who writes emails or short reports to colleagues or external clients. 

You learn to

  • use a consistent process and framework to quickly generate and organize content 
  • decide what information and how much detail to include  
  • state your main point clearly upfront, and ask readers for action  
  • make your structure scannable 
  • energize your writing by using a clear, concise style
  • use positive tone to build and maintain good relationships

What to expect

We know that people learn best by doing, so this virtual course gives you many opportunities to practice as you learn. You participate in large- and small-group discussions and receive coaching from your peers and the facilitator. This course combines self-directed and virtual learning with workshopping sessions. The facilitator is available to answer questions and provide guidance and coaching. You use your own documents to assess your writing as we go, and you have an opportunity to revise a document in a culminating activity. 

You receive a comprehensive digital manual containing exercises to provide practicechecklists, templates, and examples. You also receive handy tip sheets to help you transfer learning to your work-based writing. You also have access to online resources for post-course use. 

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Composing Your Presentation

6 hours
$1395

Upcoming sessions:
October 20, 2021

About this virtual course

Good presenters know that preparation is the key to success. This virtual course helps you plan and write content for your presentations that is clear, persuasive and interesting. You take away a process and a framework you can use to prepare any business presentation.

Who should enroll

This course is suitable for people who give informal presentations to small groups, as well as for those who deliver more formal presentations to larger audiences. While it is helpful for novice presenters, the course is also a great way for more experienced presenters to fine-tune their content-creating skills.

This course is designed for six people so each participant can present to the group plus give and receive meaningful feedback. We can accommodate 12 people by adding a second facilitator for the practice and workshopping sessions.

You learn to

  • apply a flexible, reliable framework to quickly shape your message
  • clarify your objective to help you (and your audience) stay on track
  • decide what information and how much detail to include
  • open your presentations in a way that captures attention
  • design visuals with just enough content to enhance your message

What to expect

This course is an enjoyable, hands-on learning experience. Come with a presentation you need to give on a topic of your choice. You present once to the group and receive feedback from both your peers and the facilitator. You receive a recording of your presentation to evaluate your skills privately. You also receive a comprehensive digital manual and tip sheets for post-course use.

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Delivering Compelling Presentations

6 hours
$1395

Upcoming sessions:
November 10, 2021

Who should enroll

This course is suitable for people who give informal presentations to small groups, as well as for those who deliver more formal presentations to larger audiences. While it is helpful for novice presenters, the course is also a great way for more experienced presenters to finetune their platform skills. 

You’ll learn to

  • reduce presentation anxiety and stress with proven exercises and techniques
  • write an engaging opening and an inspiring closing
  • use your voice and body language to enhance your credibility 
  • handle questions and audience interaction with professionalism and confidence 

What to expect

This course is fast-paced, hands-on and enjoyable. Come with a short presentation on a business topic of your choice. You learn how to tighten up your presentation, practice your delivery skills, and receive feedback from both your colleagues and your facilitator. You receive a recording of your presentation so you can evaluate your skills privately. You also receive a comprehensive digital manual containing useful resources. 

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