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  1. Writing

  2. Program Objectives (1 of 2) • To acquire generally useful techniques for effective writing. • To learn specific skills that apply to all forms of writing. • To utilize easy exercises that can help to improve your writing. www.readysetpresent.com

  3. Program Objectives (2 of 2) • To become familiar with common writing mistakes. • To gain insights that improve all. • Forms of business writing. • To develop specific skills to meet. • Unique writing demands. www.readysetpresent.com

  4. A Challenge Please write a One Sentence Definition of : WRITING EFFECTIVELY. www.readysetpresent.com

  5. Definition • To communicate specific information or ideas, utilizing the formats, language, and content relevant to the workplace. www.readysetpresent.com

  6. Relevant Quotes (1 of 2) • “A writer doesn't solve problems. He or she allows them to emerge.” • Friedrich Dürrenmatt • “Authors who never give you something to disagree with never give you any- thing to think about.” • Michael LaRocca www.readysetpresent.com

  7. Relevant Quotes (2 of 2) • “You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” • Mark Twain • “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.” • Ernest Hemingway www.readysetpresent.com

  8. The ABC’s of Writing (1 of 4) • Writing aims to capture a thought or idea, to transfer it to a permanent format, making it tangible. • The responsibility for that transfer falling squarely on the writer’s shoulder. • If communication is the ultimate goal, write for your audience, not for personal style. www.readysetpresent.com

  9. The ABC’s of Writing (2 of 4) • Verbal communication is aided by nonverbal cues, like hand movements and facial expressions. • Writing has to be much clearer than spoken language because it lacks these assisting cues. • Objective, factually-based writing is stronger and more persuasive than writing that relies on opinion and hearsay. www.readysetpresent.com

  10. The ABC’s of Writing (3 of 4) • Any idea can be conveyed through writing. If you can think it, you can write it. • Great care is required to ensure that your message is accurately interpreted by its audience. • Nearly any statement can be shortened while retaining its full content; concise wording is less likely to be misinterpreted. www.readysetpresent.com

  11. The ABC’s of Writing (4 of 4) • There is always more to say about a topic. • Good writing is composed of many ideas, all connected by a single purpose (e.g. a thesis statement). • Every sentence should relate to the central goal of the paper. www.readysetpresent.com

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  13. General Writing Tips (1 of 12) The Ins and Outs of Paragraphs: • Be conscious of paragraph size and structure. Keep each appropriate for the paper’s purpose. • Open each paragraph with a statement, and then follow that statement up with evidence. www.readysetpresent.com

  14. Structuring Sentences www.readysetpresent.com

  15. Letter Writing www.readysetpresent.com

  16. Office Email Etiquette www.readysetpresent.com

  17. What is your next step?

  18. Download “Writing” PowerPoint presentation at ReadySetPresent.com 175 slides include: 16 rules of writing, 26 writing tips, writing pitfalls, exercises, applications, slides on sentence structuring, writer’s block, solution to writer’s block, brainstorming, free writing, letter writing, introductory letters, sales writing, sales letters, report writing, framing a report, tips and mistakes for media dealings, how to’s and more. Royalty Free – Use Them Over and Over Again. www.readysetpresent.com