StartsWednesday 3 December 2014
WhenFull day course
Presenter Kate Hennessy
Want to save time on everyday writing tasks? We’ll show you how to eliminate errors and bring consistency to your communication. More detail
In business, it’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it. First impressions can make a huge difference, so it’s vital that your written communication skills are as sharp as an Italian suit. Because when it comes to business, you can never underestimate the power of well-crafted words!
The Australian Writers’ Centre offers the chance to learn these all-important skills with our one-day course. Correct writing is something not typically taught at school or university – leading to a perfect breeding ground for bad habits and misguided practices.
By teaching the key techniques to creating accurate and professional communication, you’ll be able to write with more confidence in all areas of your professional life. From job applications and work emails through to letters and documents. (Or perhaps even a persuasive case for waiving a parking fine…)
It all comes down to credibility – and with poor grammar or incorrect spelling, you have none. By understanding the fundamentals of effective communication, you’re (not your) learning skills that will affect (not effect) your entire career. As the title says, it’s (not its) essential!
Interactive, informative and invaluable, this course is ideal for anyone seeking more confidence in his or her day-to-day written communications. These skills are especially useful in customer service, sales and support roles, or for graduates looking to get an edge in the market. No prior formal training in business writing is necessary.
With most of today’s business communication delivered non-verbally, misinterpretation of tone is all too common. By getting the basics right, you will be both better presented and better understood. We may not all own an Italian suit, but there’s no reason our written communications can’t be smartly dressed every day! You’ll learn the skills you need to master the fundamentals of business writing so that you will enjoy the process and write with confidence.
Just about everyone has to write letters and emails in their work. Your emails and letters are a reflection of your competence and professionalism, so you need to make sure you are creating the right impression among your colleagues and clients.
Your written communication can hold you back from the promotion you want or a job that you love. The good news is that you can learn the skills you need to create the right impression with your business writing and correspondence. In one day, you’ll learn how to write with confidence and clarity.
Kate Hennessy, Sydney
Kate Hennessy is a professional writer who splits her time between corporate writing, journalism, editing and communications consulting.... View Profile
"Kate's Business Writing Essentials course was extremely helpful. Learning about the key questions one should ask when writing for business purposes has already proven to be invaluable. The course was both informative and engaging, and Kate was a fantastic presenter. She facilitated detailed discussion of the tips and guidelines included in the course, so that everyone understood how they could apply their new knowledge in a workplace context. I finished the course feeling equipped with the tools I need to tackle business writing head on!"
- Sarah Carman
"Practical advice; well resourced with very good post course reference material."
- John Stewart-Mckenzie
"The way Kate explained everything to us was amazing. I really enjoyed how we were taught something and then given a short exercise straight afterwards to test our skills then went over it to see our results. AAA+++"
- Nirvana Zreika
"I’ve learnt that sometimes simple is better. Kate was very professional and a great teacher. Great examples and templates were provided too."
- Daniel Brown
"Kate was clear and engaging. There was a logical flow, which made the course enjoyable for me. Take home notes were also great. I have told my colleagues and others that the course was helpful, interesting and that my writing is better for it."
- Isa Mu