Annotation Designed for anyone who uses e-mail at work or to conduct business, E-Mail: A Write It Well Guide offers practical strategies, tips, and techniques for writing e-mail that communicates clearly and concisely to specific audiences; managing e-mail efficiently; presenting a professional image; and more. Write It Well (formerly Advanced Communication Designs) has been teaching people to write clearly for nearly 25 years. Other books in the series include Professional Writing Skills, Grammar for Grownups, How To Write Reports and Proposals, and Just Commas. For more information: www.writeitwell.com.
Drowning email agony? Don't know how to manage your inbox or write, clear, effective, and actionable messages? Here's your quick-guide to managing email load and writing effective email communications. Learn how to organize workflow to improve email overload as well as how to use language to align the SMART model of specific, measurable, achievable, results oriented and time related goal to effective email use.
Berger’s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books. He has suggestions for getting the “turgid” out of turgid academic prose and offers suggestions on how to best structure various forms of documents for effective communication. Written in Berger’s friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.
This handbook is designed as a step-by-step approach for analyzing and communicating eight letters of the New Testament: Hebrews, James, the Petrine Letters, the Johannine Letters, and Jude. Interpreting the General Letters provides important background material for the interpretation of these books by exploring the types and component parts of letter writing, the importance of an amanuensis; the historical background of the Greco-Roman world, and implications of each of these factors for interpreting the general letters. This foundation is followed by a discussion of the theology of the general letters. Specific consideration is given to the era of promise in Hebrew Scriptures, the era of fulfillment as underscored in the general letters, and how the theology of each letter contributes to the overall canon of Scripture. Finally, Bateman provides nine steps that move from interpretation to communication: three steps for preparing to interpret the letters, three for interpreting, and finally three for communicating the letters. All explanations include examples in order to develop a student’s or pastor’s skills for accurate interpretation and convicting communication of God’s Word See page 21 for full series details.
Faulty grammar can slow us down and diminish our credibility as business writers. For 2011, Write It Well has fully updated this self-instructional workbook to cover the basics of grammar and punctuation for people who write in the workplace. The book's job-relevant exercises increase readers' confidence and help them present a consistently professional image in all business writing.
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Good writing skills are essential for all students, but many students struggle to master good writing skills until later in their course. This book will help students doing health and social care subjects to better understand what good writing looks like, and how to do it themselves. The book shows students how to: *Plan pieces of writing *Execute good writing basics *Edit and refine their work *Write to a brief This essential guide includes multiple examples of good and bad writing to help students unpick the nuts and bolts of writing and writing skills. Taking an accessible approach, the authors include quotes and stories from real life students to help embolden students to tackle their writing fears - and become confident writers.
A thorough, accessible, and results-oriented guidebook intended for today's business environment, Business Writing: What Works, What Won't offers the first and last word on writing memos, business letters, reports, and all other kinds of business documents. Wilma Davidson, a veteran corporate writing coach whose clients have included M&M Mars, Johnson & Johnson, Anheuser-Busch, and several other Fortune 500 companies, uses clear and memorable examples, charts, cartoons, and anecdotes to convey exactly what succeeds--and what fails--in written business communication. This new edition of Business Writing has been fully revised and updated to cover e-mail, Palm Pilots, and the latest in word processor technology. It will be an indispensable reference for all students of business and management--a book that answers questions about style, provides guidance in matters of grammar, and reveals countless insights about writing with precision, confidence, humor, and eye-catching effectiveness.
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Delivering Training Workshops is filled with practicalinformation, best practices, and proven strategies. This book willhelp trainers, no matter what their level of experience, prepareand deliver effective workshops that achieve results for bothindividuals and their organizations while meeting the challenges oftoday's fast-paced, rapidly changing learning environment. Itcovers a wide range of topics, including: Planning and scheduling a workshop Methods for preparing workshop participants to learn Tips to help trainers increase their confidence Keep participants engaged and involved How to present information clearly, respond to questions, andmanage the group Tools for measuring workshop success Methods for conducting virtual workshops The Pfeiffer Essential Guides to Training Basics is athree-volume series—Training Fundamentals, Designing andDeveloping Training Programs, and Delivering TrainingWorkshops—that offers new and experienced trainers a wealth ofideas, information, tips, tools, and techniques. Praise for Delivering Training Workshops "Here's a terrific guide....to make sure you successfully teachothers what you know." —Barbara Nelson, principal of Nelson Communications "Janis Chan guides you step-by-step through the process ofplanning and delivering training that engages participants andhelps them learn, sharing her vast store of practical tips andtechniques." —Sue Funkhouser, facilitator and organization developmentconsultant, Pinwheel Performance "A learning tool....to increase your confidence and delivertraining that achieves results." —Natasha Terk, President, Write It Well
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