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Business Grammar Fundamentals

Gain a better understanding of essential grammar rules to better communicate as a business professional.

In this wonderfully diverse business environment, your writing and speaking must be professional, inclusive, and polished. The good news is that some of the most common errors are also the easiest to fix, once you know what they are. From biased language to punctuation, cleaning up your verbiage will also clear up your message. This topic will point out common mistakes you may not realize you are making and walk you through how to fix them for good.

Runtime: 94 minutes
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Agenda

Eliminate "Iffy" Language

  • Gender-Based Verbiage and Avoiding Awkwardness
  • Things You Say That Make You Sound Either Condescending or Weak
  • Idiotisms, Mixed Metaphors, and Malapropisms, Oh My!

Make Your Message Strong and Clear

  • Writing With SAS (Singular, Active, Simple)
  • Mastering Brevity
  • Using Active vs. Passive Language

Punctuation and Pronouns

  • The Hierarchy of Punctuation
  • The Dynamics of Me, Myself, and I/Who and Whom
  • Pronouns vs. Amateur Nouns (Where Do the Apostrophes Go?)
  • Making Plurals Without Making Yourself Look Dumb

The Proofreading Checklist

  • Pro Tips for a Quick Edit
  • Finding Capitalization Gaffs, Typos, and Other Common Goofs
  • When to Ignore the Squiggle
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This course was last revised on March 20, 2018.

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  • ASAP PACE 0.1
     
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  • This course has been preapproved by the International Association of Administrative professionals for 1.5 recertification point(s).
     

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Melanie Hope

Melanie Hope

Hope Speaking LLC

  • Owner/operator of StormKatt Productions LLC , specializing in content writing and large-project editing
  • Professional speaker and entertainer at Hope Speaking LLC
  • Co-host, voice artist, and content writer for CounterCultureWISE Radio
  • More than 20 years of experience in the corporate world in leadership and development
  • Conducted The Copywriter’s Workshop to both private and public enterprises in 43 U.S. states
  • Author of multiple books about leadership, communication, and writing
  • Distinguished (highest) Toastmaster status; semi-finalist in the 2012 World Championship of Public Speaking
  • Professional editor and writer for multiple clients, including NPR
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, University of Washington
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Product ID: 401650
Published 2018
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