What We Do

Multi-session courses

Writing for Business Success

A comprehensive, multi session course made up of four, half-day, workshops spaced one month (or more) apart. Participants will be given specific, personalized direction to follow between sessions. The course structure will enable participants to embed and refine their new writing skills in the workplace.

Writing for Business Success

A comprehensive, multi session course made up of four, half-day, workshops spaced one month (or more) apart. Participants will be given specific, personalized direction to follow between sessions. The course structure will enable participants to embed and refine their new writing skills in the workplace.

Participants will bring to the course their current work document/s. They will be led through a series of hands on, practical tasks designed to build skill and confidence with the writing process. Participants will apply what they learn to their own documents during the course.

Course Outline: What You’ll Learn:

Workshop 1

  • Reader expectations – how to identify your purpose and meet your readers’ needs
  • Measure twice, cut once– how to research, plan and seek clear direction before writing for efficient time management
  • The secret’s in the sentence – how to write grammatically correct, successful sentences every time

Workshop 2

  • Punctuation  matters – why paying attention to the small stuff matters – refreshing the basics
  • Style and tone – genre theory and language coding basics, which tone and style works best across which text formats
  • Complexity to simplicity – master the challenge of communicating technical information for non-specialist readers
  • Precision and concision – create accurate, crisp, dynamic text

Workshop 3

  • The medium is the message – know when to write emails, letters, memos, texts, proposals and reports
  • Delivering no – how to resolve  complaints and decline respectfully
  • Email efficiency – how to write emails that get opened, read and actioned

Workshop 4

  • Cohesion and logic – build paragraphs into whole documents without losing coherence
  • Structure for success – how to structure you’re a range of text types for quick, accurate, trouble free reading
  • Layout your secret weapon – how to make layout and formatting enhance your message

 

Writing English – Business communication for migrant professionals

A multi-session course designed for migrant professionals who must write English documents for commercial and professional purposes. The course is made up of four, half-day, workshops spaced one month (or more) apart. Participants will be given specific, personalized direction to follow between sessions. 

Writing English – Business communication for migrant professionals

A multi-session course designed for migrant professionals who must write English documents for commercial and professional purposes. The course is made up of four, half-day, workshops spaced one month (or more) apart. Participants will be given specific, personalized direction to follow between sessions.

Participants will bring to the course current work document/s. They will be led through a series of hands on, practical tasks designed to build skill and confidence with the writing process. Participants will apply what they learn to their own documents during the course.

Workshop 1

  • Making plans – pre- testing, self-assessment and analysis of specific writing skill gaps
  • What’s my brief? – how to seek clear direction, define your purpose and follow an efficient writing process

Workshop 2

  • What do my readers want? – how to give English language readers the syntax patterns they prefer most
  • Achieving control – how to build crystal clear English language sentences every time

Workshop 3

  • Making the complex trouble free – how to present specialist information for non-specialist readers
  • Precise and concise – how to create dynamic, crisp text that motivates your readers

Workshop 4

  • Pulling it all together – how to maintain coherence over longer documents
  • Genre, style and tone – emails, reports, letters, proposals when and how to write in each format

Clients we have worked with

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Central Otago Distrcit Counsel
Dunedin City Council
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Employer-Otago-Southland
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