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“Looking for training for yourself or an individual?”
is a great option if you want training that’s customized just for you, and scheduled at your convenience.
We start by assessing your writing or presentations and determining exactly what you need. We teach you only what’s necessary and help you apply your new skills to your own work.
Because coaching is so targeted, it tends to take less time. Often, three 2-hour meetings are enough to produce noticeable improvement.
It’s best to separate the meetings by a week to give you time to digest and apply your new skills.
“Our client correspondence is not professional.”
For better everyday correspondence to internal and external readers we recommend Professional Business Writing
. It’s great for employees who need to write more professional emails, short reports, recommendations and letters.
Grammar mistakes can quickly erode your credibility. Grammar and Punctuation gives you the skills you need to make sure every communication is correct.
“Our management team can’t communicate confidently to the C-suite.”
“We need to be better at communicating technical information to non-technical people.”
Technical people love their data and scientists love their science. Although specialists like to share all the details, non-specialists rarely need or want that depth of information. Our writing and presentation courses teach your employees the difference between researching information and communicating it clearly and persuasively to others.
Check out our Writing Technical Reports, Technical Presenting to Groups, and Scientific Presenting to Groups courses.
“Emails are out of control around here.”
You have two great options. Email Expertise
teaches you how to 1) manage your inbox, 2) practice email etiquette, and 3) quickly draft emails. It’s a half-day course and can be presented as three lunch and learns.
“We waste too much time in unproductive meetings.” Facilitating Better Meetings
is great if you need employees to plan and facilitate strategic meetings to solve problems, create new ideas or take action.
Making Meetings Work is perfect for teams who want both attendees and the meeting leader to be responsible for making meetings more productive.
And if you want better follow-through, our Minute Taking courses helps you capture the most important discussion points and action items.
“We need to be more persuasive.”
“We want long term results. How do you ensure transfer of learning?”
We begin the transfer of learning in the courses by having participants bring real work to the session so they can practice their new skills. Following the course, participants can access online resources and templates, read our tweets and bi-weekly blogs and download our tip sheets. We also send follow-up emails to reinforce the learning.
“Our team has special needs–off the shelf training won’t work for us.”
Every Wavelength course is personalized because your employees bring in real documents to write or actual presentations to deliver, and they receive feedback from the facilitator. We also customize training to meet your needs by creating handouts, exercises examples and case studies.
“Our managers are frustrated because they have to rewrite everything.”
If your managers spend too much time editing other people’s writing, they may benefit by learning our best practices for effective editing. In addition, your managers can attend a writing course with their teams or attend a Management Overview Session to learn a common language and set of techniques.
“We don’t have time for a 2-day course.”
You don’t have to schedule two consecutive days. Consider running day one of the course this week and day two the following week.
Consider a blended course–combine classroom or personal coaching with online learning.