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WRITE 2 THE POINT!

501 W. Ocean Blvd., Room 3400, Long Beach, CA 

24-25 September 2018

Course overview: More energy is wasted on worthless writing – in both creating and reviewing it – than just about any other business activity.  Fortunately, good writing can be easy with this course which lays the foundation for writing more precise and direct correspondence, documents, reports, etc.  The theme of this two-day course is how to make your written communications straight-forward, credible and easily understood.

Stressing conciseness, clarity and good organization in correspondence, this course is lively, informative and practices what it preaches.  The manual is a useful guide of key points and rules that makes correct structure easy and painless.

Who Should Attend?  Those who want to become more articulate, effective and powerful communicators or those responsible for reviewing/editing other’s work.

Objectives:  By the end of the course, you will be able to write more effectively with less effort by applying the principles in the step-by-step process for effective writing.  You’ll become a better writer and editor.digitalartistframe

Topics:

  • Use Standard English in written and oral communications
  • Use the correct form of verbs and “tricky” pronouns
  • Overcome “poor writing” tendencies
  • Determine your goal in writing
  • Organize your thoughts and overcome writer’s block
  • Revise your material and develop on-target paragraphs
  • Write “easy-to-understand,” organized documents with preferred words
  • Critique and edit the work of others
  • Become an independent writer

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$ 319 each for 3 or more registering     $ 339 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund.  Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.



MASTERING THE ART OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

501 W. Ocean Blvd., Room 3400, Long Beach, CA

                               26 September 2018                                                    

Overview:  Are you looking for new ways to communicate to your co-workers and employees, increase your productivity and advance your career?  Are you communicating to make the right visual, vocal and verbal impact? This two-day course is filled with information to become a better communicator.  Nothing can be achieved without the combined cooperation, commitment and action of people.  That’s why your interpersonal skills are so critical to your own effectiveness and performance boosting your productivity and promotability.

Communication with colleagues is no longer just a matter of having a good working relationship.  Today, successful communication has become a business imperative and an ingredient for success.  It’s the art of savvy business interaction. Since most of our day (about 80%) is spent communicating -why not communicate with clarity, authority and power?

The course covers developing communication skills that will help foster collaborative relationships in the workplace.  This includes positively influencing others and developing skills to become flexible in your actions, thoughts and feelings to better handle any situation.

Who Should Attend?  Those who want to master the keys to communication for handling any communication situation with greater flexibility, confidence and professional presence.

Objective:  By the end of the course, you will be able to use proven interpersonal communication techniques to successfully achieve your goals.

Topics:

  • Persuade others to get what you want
  • Listen actively to your advantage
  • Understand and use the power of body language
  • Increase the power of your words
  • Learn the keys to communicating in the workplace
  • Talk your way to success

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$179 each for 3 or more registering     $199 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.



BEYOND TIME MANAGEMENT

501 W. Ocean Blvd., Room 3400, Long Beach, CA

27 September 2018

Overview: Would you like to have extra time each day to take care of business? Or would you to overcome the vicious stress cycle that comes from being time-starved? By using the countless tips, techniques and common sense advice from this session, you’ll be more productive and able to free up your schedule. It all boils down to using your time more effectively. You must know how to achieve a balance between what you’re doing and what you should be doing. Once you’ve mastered that, you’re on your way to getting

Use your Conscious Time to get the most out of every minute to get more done.

And finally, you’ll learn how to set priorities, devise “to do” lists and reduce stress simply by doing what the experts do in effective time management.

Who Should Attend? Anyone who would like to make realistic goals and manage time more effectively while achieving more with less stress.

Objectives: By the end of the course, you will be able to analyze how you currently use your time by identifying time wasters, set goals and priorities to better use your time and apply time-saving tips.

Topics:

  • Analyze your typical time wasters both external and self-generated
  • Prioritize your daily activities
  • Determine career or personal goals then work toward achieving them
  • Communicate more effectively in less time (orally and in writing)
  • Handle interruptions with the utmost diplomacy
  • Organize yourself by using 15 different tips
  • Understand stress and learn ways to manage it
  • Understand the “Can’t Say No?” syndrome and set boundaries
  • Deal effectively with procrastination
  • Run highly effective meetings
  • De-Clutter your home and your life!

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$179 each for 3 or more registering     $199 for individuals.

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.



CREATIVE THINKING AND INNOVATION

501 W. Ocean Blvd., Room 3400, Long Beach, CA

28 September 2018

Overview: Have you ever felt that you were missing something when thinking a problem through?  This half-day session will help you capitalize on your strengths and improve your decision making by creating new ideas yourself and being open to ideas from others by deferring any judgments.  Creativity can become “a way of life.”

Attend this creativity supercharger to heighten your ability to remove any mental blocks, spark your curiosity and harness your natural talents while maintaining a positive mindset.

And you’ll receive a 21 page manual filled with resources, checklists, and coaching exercises to continue your ability to foster a creative culture in yourself and those around you.

Who Should Attend? Those wanting to maximize their thinking options and tap into that extra reserve of insight.

Objectives: By the end of the session, you will become familiar with the different styles of thinking and have a chance to expand your thinking through exercises.

Topics:

  • Apply originality, imagination, and inspiration on demand
  • Tap into the unseen – uncover new answers, insights, and ideas
  • Learn the difference between critical and creative thinking
  • Practice creative thinking through exercises
  • Find out your strengths contributing to your success
  • Tap into your personal creativity
  • Recognize the core behaviors for creativity and create the climate when you need ideas!

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$79 each for 3 or more registering     $99 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.



                  BUSINESS GRAMMAR

450 Golden Gate, 2nd Fl., Arizona Room,

San Francisco, CA

3-4 December 2018

Overview: This course demystifies grammar by outlining “must-know” grammar rules no professional can do without.  Other topics include: making your communications “lean and mean,” avoiding sexism in your writing and speaking, limiting adjectives for more powerful communications and avoiding the glaring “singular or plural” errors most people make. The theme of the course is how to make both your verbal and written communications easily understood.  Be a take charge communicator. Lose your anxiety over writing and grammar!  And best of all you’ll take home a valuable, college text desk reference (MSRP $106.95).  Is it who or whom or is it between you and I or between you and me?  Find out in class.

Who Should Attend? Those who want to “brush up” on English grammar to become better writers and speakers.

Objectives: By the end of the course, you will be able to identify and avoid common mistakes in grammar and usage using your reference text.

Topics:

  • Know your grammar “trouble spots”
  • Use Standard English in written and oral communications
  • Use the correct for of verbs and “tricky” pronouns
  • Avoid duplication in your writing
  • Use punctuation correctly
  • Spot and quickly fix common errors – your and others’

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

$335 each for 3 or more registering     $349 for individuals

 

Cancellations must be received two business weeks prior to class start for full refund. Substitutions are welcomed up to class start.