Seattle Business Writing Workshop
One-day Business Writing Class
Tuesday November 26, 2013 | 8:30 - 4:30
University of Phoenix
Executive Learning Center
7100 Fort Dent Way
Tukwila, WA, 98188-8553
8:30am - Coffee and check-in
9:00am - 12:00pm morning session
12:00pm - 1:00pm working lunch - lunch provided
1:00pm - 4:30pm afternoon session
(plenty of breaks throughout the day)
Get practical techniques for clear and persuasive business writing.
Information is plentiful in every organization, but how you communicate that information is critical. You must turn information into knowledge to help your managers, colleagues, and customers understand often complex ideas, and make educated decisions.
Our Seattle-area business writing workshop is an energetic, fun, challenging, and thought-provoking session packed with new ideas and practical techniques – all designed to give you the skills to think clearly and write what you mean.
After completing this Seattle Business Writing workshop, you will be able to:
• Apply analytical-thinking techniques to assess key issues and decision points
• Define and identify audience perceptions and expectations
• Create and structure logical, persuasive, and clearly-organized documents
• Recognize, consider, and effectively address opposing points of view
• Assess and measure the effects of your writing through active inquiry
Who Should Attend:
Managers, technical professionals, business analysts, marketing teams, administrative staff – everyone who has to communicate their ideas throughout the work day.
You will collaborate on problem-solving exercises, write and revise assignments, and learn from others through peer critiques.
You’ll also learn and practice the principles of analysis and argument. In business, you most often write to convince others to do something – approve a budget, change a process, support a project, and dozens of other kinds of decisions.
You’ll learn how to think analytically and structure a logical, persuasive argument.
What You’ll Get:
You’ll learn dozens of new ideas and techniques you can use right away to communicate clearly and persuasively. Plus, you’ll receive a 78-page workbook with notes, examples, exercises, grammar tips, and a recommended reading list. You’ll also get coffee throughout the day, plus refreshements, and lunch.
Need to cancel?
We know you’re busy and last minute things come up. If you cancel by November 11, we’ll issue a full refund. After November 11, we can’t issue a refund, but we’ll be happy to schedule you for a future Business Writing Workshop. Of course, you can always send a colleague in your place!
About your instructor:
John Sturtevant is a certified trainer in the Accelerated Learning Method. He has helped thousands of business people around the world learn to think analytically and communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively.
John taught writing courses at Harvard Business School for five years. He also created a Communications Program and served as Professor of Business Communications at The European School of Economics in Rome, Italy.
John is an International Association of Business Communicators All-Star Speaker. He presents onsite communication skills training at companies throughout the world.
Onsite Communication Skills Training. Worldwide.