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Productivity and Engagement Workshops

Interpersonal Dynamics
Project Management
Productivity
Communication
Effective Business Writing and Email
Communication
Description
Good writing increases credibility, cooperation and productivity, while less-than-good writing can cause confusion and delay. In this workshop, participants will learn to improve the clarity and conciseness of their emails, reports and other documents; structure their writing in a way that drives action and gets buy-in; find the right tone; and get better outcomes by writing with the audience in mind.
 
Length
3 hours
 
Audience
Individual contributors and managers who want to enhance their writing skills. 15 participants maximum. The small class size ensures individual attention, and sufficient time to write and collaborate as a group. 
 
Learning Objectives
  • Plan and draft documents with more focus and less stress.
  • Analyze a reader’s point of view to gain greater cooperation.
  • Write clear subject lines that prompt efficient responses.
  • Choose the right formatting to enhance the message.
  • Organize information logically for quick reader comprehension.
  • Use appropriate tone.
  • Recognize and avoid common, credibility-damaging errors in grammar and punctuation.
  • Spot and eliminate unnecessary words and phrases, without sounding brusque.
  • Proofread for accuracy.
The facilitator uses a variety of training methods to reinforce key concepts, including in-class writing practice, small-group exercises, and group discussion of case studies and examples.
 
About the Facilitator
The lead facilitator helps organizations improve productivity and focus through clear thinking, writing, speaking, and priority-setting. Her clients include tech startups, Fortune 100 companies, health care providers, and government agencies, and she has taught workshops at Amazon, eBay, Genentech, and many other companies.
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