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BUSINESS GRAMMAR     – TBD  

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 course theme is how to make 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’

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

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



    BUSINESS WRITING – WRITE 2 THE POINT!   – TBD                                             

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.

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

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



EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE:

THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENABLER  – TBD       

Course overview: Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it’s your EQ, your ability to develop rapport with others and manage your emotions, that determine how successful you are in life.

We’ve all worked with smart people. Some of them were great and some weren’t. When we look at extraordinary people who inspire and make a difference, we see they do this by connecting with others personally and emotionally. What separated them wasn’t their IQ but their EQ. This course gives you the edge by helping you uncover the skills you need to achieve great results.

Who Should Attend?  Those wanting to excel in interpersonal communications, simply stated “people skills.”

Objectives:  By the end of the course, you will be able to assess your strengths and opportunities for improvement, know what it takes to communicate effectively and learn techniques to understand and use EQ at work.

Topics:

  • Recognize how your emotional and physical health are related
  • Decipher nonverbal communications
  • Understand the different emotions and how to manage them
  • Coach and build emotional intelligence in teams
  • Validate emotions in others
  • Use quick stress-relief techniques
  • Create a personal coaching plan of action

More course details

Registration or call to register: 301.948.7636

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