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AMA's 2-Day Business Writing Workshop

Gain the ability to write with confidence!

Would you like a quick and easy method for composing documents—letters, memos, reports, proposals and performance appraisals—in an organized format? This business writing workshop provides you with basic formats and formulas for tackling any kind of writing task—and communicating to your readers what they need to know. You’ll streamline your process for effective business writing and save time by focusing on what to write instead of how to write it.  Bring a current project and get one-on-one feedback.  

Seminar Number: 02211

  • In a Classroom
  • Online
  • Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

Who Should Attend

Business professionals at all levels who want a quick and easy approach to effective business writing.

  •   Classroom2 Day(s)
    1.2 CEU, 14 CPE, 12 PDU
  •   Online4 Lesson(s)
    1.2 CEU, 14 CPE, 12 PDU
 

Would you like a quick and easy method for composing documents—letters, memos, reports, proposals and performance appraisals—in an organized format? This business writing workshop provides you with basic formats and formulas for tackling any kind of writing task—and communicating to your readers what they need to know. You’ll streamline your process for effective business writing and save time by focusing on what to write instead of how to write it.  Bring a current project and get one-on-one feedback.

 

  • Quickly organize your thoughts and generate content
  • Eliminate numerous time-consuming revisions
  • Rid your writing of "fluff," so you'll generate concise content
  • Formats and formulas for various writing requirements
  • Gaining familiarity with powerful openings and closings to capture and retain attention
  • Thinking logically by blocking ideas and structuring your document using information modeling
  • Identifying your reader's needs and expectations to establish the purpose and focus
  • Organizing ideas and generating content
  • Learning how and when to use the appropriate tone, persuasion and positive and negative words
  • Techniques for editing and proofreading the final version

You may also choose to bring an existing sample writing piece for one-on-one feedback.

Guidelines for Effective Business Writing

  • Understand the Principles That Ensure Effective Business Writing
  • Understand the Need for Planning and Establishing Purpose
  • Meet the Reader’s Needs and Expectations
  • Use Techniques for Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writing the First Draft

  • Learn Techniques for Achieving Clarity and Precision in Daily Business Writing
  • Understand the Role of Word Choice
  • Construct Sentences That Are Clear and Direct
  • Use Linking Words and Phrases in Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Understand Active and Passive Voice and Parallelism
  • Employ Various Patterns of Organizing Information

Memos and Letters

  • Review Guidelines for Writing Effective Memos and Letters
  • Understand the Importance of Opening Sentences
  • Learn How and When to Use Persuasive, Positive and Negative Words
  • Know How to Use Appropriate Tone

Composing Email

  • Know the Guidelines for Writing Effective Email
  • Understand the Importance of Subject Lines

Editing and Proofreading the Final Version

  • Recognize Common Proofreading Errors
  • Practice Techniques for Effective Editing and Proofreading
  • Review Methods for Revising the First Draft
  • Avoid Sexist or Offensive Language
  • Review List of Often Confused Words
Download Extended Seminar Outline PDF

LESSON ONE

  • Apply the Principles of Effective Business Writing
  • Establish a Clear Purpose in All Your Writing
  • Meet the Reader’s Needs By Providing Sufficient Detail

LESSON TWO 

  • Use Techniques for Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Employ Understandable Patterns of Organizing Information
  • Use Linking Words and Phrases to Connect Sentences and Paragraphs

LESSON THREE 

  • Achieve Clarity and Precision in Daily Business Writing
  • Choose Concise, Direct Language
  • Detect Tone Issues and Determine the Best Tone for a Given Business Writing Situation

LESSON FOUR 

  • Revise First Drafts for Purposefulness, Detail, and Organization
  • Edit Language Effectively and Efficiently
  • Proofread Messages for the Most Common Errors
Download Extended Seminar Outline PDF

AMA has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Talent Triangle PDUs

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American Management Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

AMA 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.nasbaregistry.org. For additional information or for more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact Martha Leon at 212-903-8173.

Recommended CPE Credit: 14 hours/Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Live/Group Internet-Based
Field of Study: Non-Technical - Communication

Classroom Schedule

21 Sessions Available

Online Schedule

3 Sessions Available

  • $2,195.00 Non Members
  • $1,995.00 AMA Members
  • $1,795.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2019-07-25 2019-07-26 Jul 25, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2019-08-15 2019-08-16 Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-08-19 2019-08-20 Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-08-26 2019-08-27 Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019 2 Days WA Seattle 98101 Seattle Register Now

  2019-09-05 2019-09-06 Sep 5, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-09-23 2019-09-24 Sep 23, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019 2 Days TX Dallas 75001-3505 Dallas Register Now

  2019-09-26 2019-09-27 Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 2 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2019-10-03 2019-10-04 Oct 3, 2019 - Oct 4, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-10-10 2019-10-11 Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 2 Days CA Anaheim 92801 Anaheim Register Now

  2019-10-21 2019-10-22 Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-10-31 2019-11-01 Oct 31, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-11-25 2019-11-26 Nov 25, 2019 - Nov 26, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2019-12-05 2019-12-06 Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-12-09 2019-12-10 Dec 9, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-12-16 2019-12-17 Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-01-30 2020-01-31 Jan 30, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020 2 Days TX Houston 77001 Houston Register Now

  2020-02-20 2020-02-21 Feb 20, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2020-03-05 2020-03-06 Mar 5, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2020-03-12 2020-03-13 Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2020-03-16 2020-03-17 Mar 16, 2020 - Mar 17, 2020 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2020-04-09 2020-04-10 Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 2 Days TX Dallas 75001 Dallas Register Now

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