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Clear Business and Email Writing

Course Length: 1 day

Imagine cutting your writing time in half and producing organized, clear and concise documents and emails. This training involves writing, revising and editing exercises, critiquing documents and games.

Who should attend:
Project managers and team members, HR professionals, Supervisors and managers, Accounting and finance professionals, Administrative professionals

Workshop improves:
  • Action-oriented emails
  • Announcements
  • Articles
  • Meeting minutes
  • Presentations
  • Procedures
  • Proposals
  • Status Reports

Pre-Course Assignment: Each student will submit a writing sample in advance of the course. The instructor will critique these samples before the class and provide feedback to each student.

  • Improve clarity and conciseness of documents and emails to customers, coworkers and management
  • Increase speed in drafting documents by implementing a writing process
  • Meet needs of multiple audience types
  • Write professional, respectful emails that drive action and reflect well on you, your team and your company

Key Topics

  • Master the three principles of writing
  • Cluster to capture and organize information
  • Achieve the right level of detail
  • Learn a conclusion-first writing format
  • Use six techniques to persuade audience
  • Enable your audience to scan your writing
  • Use active voice and parallel structure
  • Trim the fat from wordy writing
  • Proofread for perfection
  • The top 10 tips for action-oriented email

  • Additional topics for two-day version:
  • Achieving flow by varying sentence types and using transitions
  • Applying proper sentence mechanics
  • Crafting work procedures and instructions
  • Writing clear and complete summaries of meetings and reports
  • Using formatting to show emphasis
  • Revising writing by others

  • Note:Two-day workshop includes additional writing application and a peer-review session.

    Can't take the in-person training? Learn about our Writing Webinar.


    There was a high level of participation; instructor has a very engaging style which increased the degree of learning. This was fun. Sybase, Sr. Manager
    I really found value in the before and after exercises, you could see immediate results. TIBCO Software, Support Engr.
    This is a great class for all levels. Very Dynamic and engaging! Brocade, Program Mgr.


     Barry Mohn
    For over ten years, Barry Mohn has delivered dynamic, practical trainings for thousands of employees around the world. Specializing in business, audit, and technical writing, he has conducted trainings for over 25 Fortune 500 companies in high-tech, financial services, and health care. His clients include EMC, Brocade, Synaptics, Charles Schwab, Medtronic, Dow Chemical, OCBC Bank of Singapore, Cognizant, Cepheid, Anritsu, and many more.

    Barry has also designed and delivered customized training in writing and cross-cultural communication for software and hardware engineers in China, Taiwan, and Korea.

    He is a popular speaker at industry conferences, including delivering a session on audit report writing at the All-Star Speakers Conference in Las Vegas for the Internal Audit Association (IIA).

    In Barry's programs, he (1) focuses on understanding the training needs of participants and (2) builds on concepts and develops customized tools to meet those needs. He maintains an easy rapport with participants to create an atmosphere of working together to overcome performance challenges. His approach ensures that the training material applies to each participant's day-to-day work.

     Janet Bailey

    JANET BAILEY is a highly rated speaker, coach and award-winning writer on productivity and communication. She has developed creative methods to help leaders focus on the right priorities and has trained hundreds of engineers, sales professionals and managers to communicate clearly and to handle tough, demanding workloads. Her presentations throughout the U.S. and U.K. offer practical, powerful techniques that participants use right away to save time and stay on message.

    Her columns and articles on time management, life balance, psychology and career development have appeared in leading publications including Chief Executive, Bottom Line Personal, Robb Report, Health and Reader's Digest. Her entertaining history of San Francisco, The Great San Francisco Trivia & Fact Book, was an Amazon bestseller. As a corporate communications consultant, she has helped clients from a wide variety of industries reach their audiences effectively.

    Janet has a degree in journalism and psychology from Stanford University, was an adjunct faculty member at New York University, and has served in leadership roles for the National Speakers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors

    Nov 30
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    7700 Gateway Blvd.
    Newark, CA

    Newark, CA


    Onsite Delivery

    For more information about having a course delivered at your site and tailored to meet your organization's specific objectives.

    Contact: info@effectivetraining.com