Effective Writing Skills

Oct 26, 2017 08:00am -
Oct 26, 2017 04:30pm
St. Louis


Event Description

A good letter or email message can inform, persuade and impress your reader. It can also save you a lot of time and effort! A business writer’s main enemies are passive sentences, wordiness, overuse of big words and cliches. A writer’s biggest time waster is not having a simple writing structure that works. After this class, you will write easily and quickly.

At the end of this class you will be able to:

  • get going when you don’t know where to begin - overcome “writer’s block” once and for all.
  • replace tired, out-of-date words and jargon with crisp, updated words; boosting your impact immediately.
  • avoid wordiness and eliminate stiff, formal language.
  • eliminate “killer words and phrases” that destroy your positive tone.
  • write “no” letters with a “yes” sound.
  • format your letters properly.
  • effectively use “white space.”

Topics that will be covered:

  • How to Write Simply and Clearly
  • Eliminate Redundancies and Out-Of-Date Words and Phrases
  • How to Write Specifically
  • How to Include the Five Ws in Your Writing
  • How to Write Positively
  • Write Openings and Closings That Readers Will Actually Read and Remember
  • Write an Informational Letter, a “No” Letter and an Apology Letter
  • Transfer Writing Styles From Letters to Email

Prerequisites: Employees who correspond with internal or external customers either by mail or e-mail.

Advanced Preparation: There is no advanced preparation for this course.

Competencies:   Written Communication

Delivery Method: Group-Live

Program Level: Overview

AAIM Employers’ Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Recommended CPE Credits: 9

Fields of Study: Communications, Personal Development

Duration: Full-day – 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Member Cost: $425; NonMember Cost: $625

CANCELATION POLICY: All registrations are firm. Substitutions are encouraged when the original registrant is unable to attend. A full credit will be given when the registrant cancels/reschedules MORE THAN two weeks prior to the date of the scheduled program.

No-shows/day of class cancelations will be billed in full. In the case of illness or a medical emergency, the registrant must notify AAIMEA and will then be offered the next date of the program at half price after the absence is paid in full. 

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancelation policies, please contact AAIM’s Research and Solutions Team at 314-968-3600.​

Event Type:Public Training
Category:Professional Development
Early registration ends on Sep 13, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Sep 14, 2016 and ends on Oct 25, 2017.
Late registration starts on Oct 26, 2017.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

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