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Business Writing Classes

Chicago, Los Angeles

Learn how to write more persuasive and effective emails, letters and sales proposals and create a more favorable impression of yourself and your organization. 


Attend one of our hands-on workshops to sharpen language, tone, style, spelling and punctuation whilst avoiding common writing mistakes.

Onsite training available countrywide.

Course summary

Business Writing with Positive Impact

You will learn step-by-step how to produce clear and direct emails, reports and proposals. The hands-on exercises make the course interactive and fun, plus they are full of tips and techniques you can use immediately.

1 Day | $350.00

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What's Included

Certificate of Course Completion
Training Manual
FREE Class Repeat


Learning objectives

  • Proper use of punctuation
  • Avoiding common spelling mistakes
  • Avoiding common errors in grammar and layout
  • Choosing words wisely
  • Writing effective emails and memos
  • Writing for special circumstances
  • Writing persuasively
  • Different styles for different audiences
  • 10 Techniques for positive and effective communication

Detailed course outline

  • Working with Words
    • Common Spelling Mistakes
    • Grammar
    • Creating a Cheat Sheet
  • Choosing Your Words Carefully
    • Sharpening Your Writing Style
    • Deleting (Unnecessary) Redundancies
    • Forming Parallel Construction
    • Recognizing Clichés
    • Avoiding Sexist Language
  • Constructing Sentences
    • Parts of a Sentence
    • Punctuation
    • Types of Sentences
  • Creating Paragraphs
    • The Basic Parts
    • Organization Methods
  • Writing Meeting Agendas
    • The Basic Structure
    • Choosing a Format
    • Writing the Agenda
  • Writing E-mails
    • Addressing Your Message
    • Grammar and Acronyms
  • Writing Business Letters
    • The Basic Structure
    • Choosing a Format
    • Writing the Letter
  • Writing Proposals
    • The Basic Structure
    • Choosing a Format
    • Writing the Proposal
  • Writing Reports
    • The Basic Structure
    • Choosing a Format
    • Writing the Report
  • Writing for Special Circumstances
    • Special Kinds of Business Writing
    • Conveying Bad News Tactfully
    • When the News Is Especially Sensitive
    • Writing Persuasively
    • Using the Motivated Sequence Outline
  • Know Your Audience
    • Identifying Communication Styles
    • Writing to Specific Styles
    • Ten Techniques for Effective Communication
    • Voluntary Learning Contract

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

Timetable

Chicago

230 W Monroe St
#610
Chicago
IL 60606View Map

Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bollingbrook, Chicago Loop,
Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Joliet, Naperville,
Schaumburg, Skokie, South Chicago and surrounding areas.

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Los Angeles

915 Wilshire Blvd
#1800
Los Angeles
CA 90017View Map

Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Anaheim, Burbank, Covina, Downtown, Fullerton,
Irvine, Long Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, San Bernardino,
Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Ventura and surrounding areas.

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Meet the trainers

Jeannette

"Business skills play a vital role in the success of an organization. No matter what industry you are a part of, there are definite skills you need to possess in order to provide a high level of service. I have been working with organizations for the last 18 years to improve communication, productivity and service levels."

Juana

"My passions are writing, public speaking and coaching. Knowing how to communicate with clients and peers is key to your success in today's business world. I look forward to helping you reach your potential on one of my classes."

Recent student feedback

"As a ten-year professional journalist, I was very impressed with the new strategies of written communication taught by Allyncia. The results-oriented focus make the lessons applicable to daily business life and interactions. The communications math formula is a great way to express dialogue, whether it is written or oral. Her tremendous resources with books, websites and authors encourage further learning after the course as well. Excellent course and I will recommend others!" Rodric Hurdle-Bradford - CIGNA Health Care

"This was an amazingly effective class to introduce some basic concepts of business writing that I had been overlooking throughout my business correspondence.
Jeanette took the time to understand my personal goals and to understand my business needs. She was very knowledgeable and able to adapt the material to my needs!
Overall, this was an incredible use of my time. I look forward to using the notes from this class on a daily basis. Thanks a million!" Lisa Resek Peck

"I got a great deal more than initially expected out of this course. The instructor's energy, knowledge and positive attitude provided the perfect atmosphere for learning. I appreciated all of the real life applications and personal insights that were provided. I would strongly recommend this course and instructor to anyone looking to brush up on their writing skills." Brian Wall - Orbitz

"The instructor was very enthusiastic and informative. She provided just the right training to compliment your professional experiences as it pertains to business writing. I would definitely recommend this class." Yakema Decatur - City of Inglewood

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