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October 18, 2017
 
 
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 Alberta Seniors

Plain Language Writing - What you need to know

Time: 1:30 pm -- 3:00 pm EST


Cost: $224.00



Group Cost: $ 795.00



Summary:

There is a strong movement today for plain language writing -- particularly as part of public sector accountability.  It's not enough today to be an expert in your field if you are unable to communicate your expertise to others.  

How well do you write emails, letters, reports, etc.? How do you write to senior managers, colleagues, client or the general public?

Do you favour an academic style? If so, your word choices and sentences may reduce your reader's buy in.  What about a technical style? Your tone may work against you.  Do you practice clear, concise business writing? You may be text based, not reader based. What you need today is plain language writing to ensure your messages and recommendations get read, absorbed and acted upon.

This session covers what plain language writing is and how to achieve it in your letters, emails, reports, briefing notes and more.  It provides the underlying psychology and techniques required to elevate your writing communication to beta mode writing.

Who Should Attend:

Any public servant who writes for internal or external readers.


In this information-packed Teleseminar, you will learn:
  • What plain language really means
  • How plain language writing builds on the rules for clarity and conciseness
  • Who today's readers are and what they want in a document
  • How to emphasize and de-emphasize key information
  • The myths associated with writing in the world of government
  • How to make documents reader friendly
  • Where to place key information in letters, emails, reports, etc.
  • 8 rules for plain language writing
Presenter:

Jane Watson is a highly-specialized written communications trainer with significant public sector training experience,  Ms. Watson has written over 500 articles and both her books, Business Writing Basics and The Minute Takers Handbook have achieved best seller status for non-fiction.  

How to Attend:

Prior to the session ,we will send you simple log-in instructions.  You may attend from your desk or boardroom.

NOTE; An Individual Five-Year Unlimited Training Pass for all courses can be purchased for $750.00.  An office pass can also be purchased for $4,250 for up to 10 employees,  $5,450 for up to 25 employees and $7,400.00 for up to 50 employees (for larger department discounts, please contact us at 1-888-764-1542).  

Annual training passess are also available.