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 Writing to Achieve Results

3/19/2013 8:00 AM
3/19/2013 4:00 PM
Bryant University | Rhode Island
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This class is for all individuals who desire to improve their business writing skills. The class topics include the
building blocks of writing to achieve results, determining audience and purpose, mindmapping, transparent
structure, cutting the clutter, making sentences make sense, active/passive voice, evaluating writing examples,
agreement with antecedents, subject/verb agreement, parallel construction, editing, proofreading, and email.

What you will gain from this seminar:
  • Discover the building blocks of writing to achieve results
  • Use the building blocks to evaluate all forms of writing
  • Practice using the mindmapping tool for organizing your thoughts
  • Learn how to use transparent structure
  • Practice cutting the clutter and editing run-on sentences
  • Learn the difference between writing in active vs. passive voice
  • Learn basic grammar rules
  • Learn the basic components of editing and proofreading
  • Learn how to avoid the mistakes of using email

Target Audience: Anyone who desires to improve their business writing skills

Seminar Speaker: Bill spent 18 years managing the Learning & Development (L&D) function for Wells Fargo Audit & Security,
and is based in Minneapolis. He is a CPA and CIA with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s
degree in Finance. He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and American Society for
Training & Development (ASTD). He spent four years as an Audit Specialist supervising audit projects prior to
moving into the L&D position. Prior to that, he worked for First Bank System and Deloitte and Touche. Bill
was responsible for teaching the core curriculum classes (New Hire Orientation, Auditor In-Charge Training,
CIA Exam Review, Effective Writing, Situational Leadership, and Leadership 101) to Wells Fargo’s Audit staff.
He was also responsible for developing and delivering virtual training related to audit topics, and managing
Audit & Security University at Wells Fargo. Bill has taught seminars outside of Wells Fargo for the IIA and MIS
Training Institute (MISTI). He is a certified IIA and Ken Blanchard Companies instructor.