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Applied Communication

Writing for Business - ONLINE

This course is a must for people who write the following for business: announcements, briefing notes, decision-papers, emails, instructions, letters, reports and/or web-content. Strong writing skills lead to smoother communications, fewer misunderstandings and increased productivity. Learn the plain language principles that will help you make your written communications easy to read and understand. Demonstrations, videos, and hands-on exercises will help you gain confidence in your writing and learn which grammar gremlins (including punctuation) make the difference between clarity and confusion.
$595.00

Communicating with Clarity and Impact: Professional Writing, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills - ONLINE

If you understand that writing, speaking, and presentation has the power to engage, move, and transform, then join us for this three week online course in professional writing, public speaking, and presentation skills. Learn the tools and principles of writing, speaking and presenting through the 5 C’s of effective communication. With practice, overcome performance anxiety and learn to speak (pitch and interview), write (letters, essays, reports, proposals) and present (PowerPoint, demonstration, and instruction) professionally and using media enhanced communication.
$495.00

Difficult Conversations - ONLINE

We all dread them – having to confront a challenging co-worker, customer, or friend about a difficult and uncomfortable issue. Often we handle the situation very poorly, and it is impossible to completely avoid the person or people involved. This workshop offers insights into the multiple layers beneath each conversation and provides advice for handling these difficult exchanges in a manner that addresses the core issues. If you’re interested in improving your communication skills and reducing conflict, this four-week online course will provide strategies to make challenging conversations calmer and more productive.
$595.00

How to Improve Your Writing: Impact, Grammar and Editing - ONLINE

Today, many of us find we are talking through our fingers on keyboards and touch-screens more than we are talking face-to-face and on the phone. This increased need for writing, both in and out of the workplace, requires us to improve our writing skills. Strong writing skills lead to smoother communications and fewer misunderstandings. Whether you write letters, emails, reports, promotional materials, or personal blog and social media posts, the skills and techniques you’ll learn in this course will help you to improve your writing to get your message across.

Influencing Through Effective Communication

To be successful in busy cross-functional organizations, you need to be skillful in the way you work, influence and communicate with others. Individual and team success often depends on the ability of people to communicate confidently and competently whether dealing with others within or outside their organization, remotely or in person. This practical and engaging two-day workshop will provide strategies and skills that anyone with limited authority can use to communicate with people at all levels. You will learn and practice proven methods for communicating to get commitment and to foster collaboration. By walking through a number of scenarios and real-life cases, you will learn how to effectively move your ideas into action.
$595.00

Social Media Strategy for Networking and Career Building - ONLINE

Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, WordPress and YouTube offer unlimited resources and opportunities to help us discover new job prospects and advance our careers. This course teaches emerging, mid-career and experienced professionals how to develop real-life social media strategies and learn practical techniques for personal social media marketing. Over four weeks, students will interactively explore ways to define their career goals, enhance their networking skills and promote their professional brand online to help achieve sustainable success in their field.