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Business Writing Fundamentals

Understand how to write with clarity and precision to become a better business writer.

This is an important topic for your success! United States businesses cite written communication as one of their employees' biggest skill problems. This webinar teaches current guidelines and up-to-date practices affecting business writing today to ensure that business documents are correct, polished, and professional. Participants learn how to organize their thoughts to present their ideas clearly and effectively and how to avoid common communication and grammatical errors that can sabotage credibility.

45 minutes
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Overview

Be Clear on Purpose and Tips on Editing

  • Knowing Why You Are Writing (and Communicating That to Your Readers)
  • Improving Editing and Proofreading Skills to Ensure Your Writing Conveys the Highest Standard of Professionalism

Organize What You Write for Your Reader

  • Making It Clear to the Reader Why You Are Writing
  • Strategies for Organizing Your Writing
  • Looking at Writing Samples for Clear Purpose

Write Clearly and Concisely

  • Avoiding Long Sentences
  • Cutting Excess Words
  • Looking at Writing Samples

Avoid Miscommunication and Improve Formatting

  • Why There Is So Much Miscommunication in Writing
  • Formatting Rules: Laying out the Page for Maximum Readability

Correct Common Errors That Can Sabotage Credibility, Change Meaning, and Decrease Communication

  • Run-On Sentences
  • Contractions
  • Looking at Writing Samples

Questions, Wrap-up, and Action Plan

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This course was last revised on November 9, 2022.

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  • IAAP 0.75
     
  • All education that aligns with the CAP Body of Knowledge can be used toward recertification. Lorman Education Services believes this course does align and should be counted toward recertification. Please visit IAAP's certification webpage to review recertification details and requirements. https://www.iaap-hq.org/page/CAP_Recertification. Course Length: 0.75.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Jan Zaragoza

Jan Zaragoza

High-Performance Training Solutions

  • President of High-Performance Training Solutions, a performance improvement firm specializing in the areas of business communications and supervisory and management development
  • A dynamic speaker and respected facilitator, she conducts workshops on numerous topics including business writing, meeting skills, accountability, and time management
  • Author of MEETINGS OVER EASY: How to Have Better, Shorter, More Productive Meetings and Coaching Skills Guidebook
  • Member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Can be contacted at 858-484-1734 or www.hpts.net
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Product ID: 407352
Published 2022
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