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Enhance Your Written Communications

Diane offers a variety of workshops throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts for the business professional. See the workshops below to learn more.

Beyond Typos

Now you can create error-free and professional documents. This series will take you beyond typos and help you identify and overcome trouble spots in grammar and punctuation.

You will learn how to correct problems with sentence structure, subject and verb agreement, pronouns, and word choice. You will also learn how to use commas, semicolons, and colons effectively. And, we will explore the resources available to help you become a better writer and proofreader.

Effective Business Writing

Writing can be enjoyable if you know how to get started and how to organize your thoughts. Participants will learn to organize the basic components of letters and e-mail.

We will discuss targeting our audience and creating clear, concise, and direct writing and instructions that will positively influence our readers. We will also practice writing in active voice and will learn to avoid dangling our participles and misplacing our modifiers!

Taking Minutes at Meetings

Develop your minute-taking skill or improve upon what you already know!

In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare minutes, gather information, transcribe notes, and format the results. We will share tips on methods and formats that work well for us. We will discuss what to record and strategies for handling problems that arise in minute-taking.

You will then get a chance to practice these skills in a mock meeting. Also, we will review reference materials that will make our work easier.

Complete List of Workshops

  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Beyond Typos
  • Taking Minutes at Meetings
  • Public Relations for the Office Professional
  • Effective Business Writing
  • Organizing Your Office
  • Managing Transitions and Change
  • Round-Table Discussions