Effective Writing

Are your written documents getting the response you intended?

Are you confident in their persuasiveness and professionalism?

Are you sending a clear, concise message the first time without time-consuming re-writes?

If you answered sometimes, not often enough, or no to any of these questions, consider attending the one-day “Effective Writing Workshop.” Emails, reports, and memos are often the cornerstone for others to take action. Therefore, the need to “write it right” plays a major part in your effectiveness and efficiency on the job. Through a variety of writing exercises, you will learn how to write concise, direct, natural-sounding documents that create a receptive attitude and a response on the part of the reader.

Topics

  • Create direct, customer-friendly documents
  • BLAT! Put the bottom line at the top!
    • In messages that request/recommend/propose action
    • In messages that send information
  • Write it right the first time
  • Sound appropriately reader-friendly from the beginning
  • Make it easy to read quickly
  • Avoid communication blunders when writing internationally
  • Follow standard guidelines for writing effective email

Results

Participants will be able to:

  • Increase writing speed by writing it right the first time
  • Explain the message clearly and concisely without sacrificing detail
  • Get to the point and sound nice about it
  • Have readers differentiate between requesting action and presenting information
  • Create easy to read and memorable documents, at 6th to 10th grade readability level
  • Master and measure passive voice
  • Improve basic writing skills of grammar and punctuation
  • Choose the best words for the message
  • Write productively about negative topics
  • Use an on-the-spot, 60-second editing technique

All courses can be customized for each group’s specific needs.

Want to know More

For more information regarding any of our offerings please contact us at

800.713.1246

Or click below to send your request to info@cgwa.com.

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