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A catalogue for transforming communication skills
Author : Tom Wilde
Posted : 18 / 01 / 17
Writing is one of those work activities that we just assume we can do. So much so that it’s not even something we tend to give much thought to.
Yet in the last decade or two, it’s silently taken over our working lives. Email alone accounts for a staggering four hours of an average worker’s day, according to a recent survey by Adobe of more than 4,000 workers across Europe and the US. And that’s before they’ve even begun to include bids, slide decks, reports, letters, procedures or policies.
But how many of those communications engage their audience and get results? And how many damage relationships that then take months to repair (if they ever are)? It only takes a moment’s thought to realise that few skills are more important today than the ability to communicate well.
You may know us from our regular business-writing tips and blog posts. You might have already been on an Emphasis business-writing course, either as an individual or with your company. Or maybe you’ve downloaded a copy of The Write Stuff: our free, comprehensive guide to business writing.
However, you might not be aware of the full range of training services we offer that can bridge this critical skill gap. This includes our unique, pre-course writing analysis, which shines a spotlight on the documents you or your team produce, and reveals which areas are the priorities to improve.
To help you, we’ve created an interactive PDF guide to our services, which includes not just business writing but also communication skills courses.
For example, we have created a new and innovative presentation skills course, The reluctant presenter. It’s aimed at people who have a deep fear of presenting, and is delivered by trainers who have overcome their own fears and can share their secrets.
We’ve also developed the world’s most comprehensive online business-writing course, called Emphasis 360.
To learn more about any of our programmes, and how they can help transform your team’s (or your own) communication skills, download a copy of our course catalogue now. You can also call us on +44 (0)1273 732 888 for a chat with one of our friendly team.
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After working for years as a client relationship and project manager for two major media owners and over a decade as sales director at Emphasis, what Tom doesn't know about project management, business development and client liaison isn't worth mentioning. (So we won't.)
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