Powerful Writing Workshops for Business, Academia & More
Powerful Writing Opens Doors
Leverage Words to Your Advantage
Workshops customized to your needs — business, academic (middle school thru college), government, military, NGO, and personal. Duration can range from one-hour to a two-day workshop. Learn writing skills to make every second of the READER’S time play to YOUR advantage.
Below are descriptions of my most popular offerings.
Ace Your Performance Review
10 tips to capture and present most hard-hitting, relevant data
6 tools to convey the data, leveraging allocated space to your advantage and making each word count
“I need input for your performance appraisal – tomorrow,” words from the boss that people dread. Adding to the stress, this is central to your future promotion, pay raises, selective assignments, and more.
Writing about yourself is a chore many abhor. First, it seems like bragging. Second, you must determine, “What the heck did I do last year?” The coups de grace … you are allocated a finite space (sometimes as little as 1,500 characters) to make your case.
This workshop takes the sting out of this task and helps you posture yourself for success.
Powerful Writing – The Lifeblood for Successful Organizations — Infuse Products with Clarity, Focus, Direction, and Purpose
Compose reports – crisp, concise, and convincing – devoid of bureaucratic gibberish
Professional, polished, and effective email … What a grand idea!
Write and deliver presentations that are focused and compelling
Time is money – unintelligible writing wastes it and is corrosive to goals of growing a business, managing a large organization, or effectively operating our government. Private business, NGOs, corporations working with the government, and government staff can all benefit from this cut-to-the-chase … write clearly … presentation.
Powerful Writing Changes Lives! Write a Resume that Stands Out – For All the Right Reasons
Achieve your goals with dynamic, focused, hard-hitting text to WOW the reader
10 tips to assemble and present your professional life story
Learn what NOT to include — Information that slams shut the door to opportunity
Stark reality – You may be the best-qualified candidate but if the competition is better at telling a story, you lose. Learn to make every word and each second of the reader’s time play to your advantage in this all-important, often single piece of paper.
“Abracadabra” – Words Really Do Open Doors … to Opportunity! Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, Bid Proposals and More
Learn to structure and organize your message for maximum impact
Identify, quantify, and showcase hard-hitting facts to make your case
6 strategies to compose products to gain that competitive edge and clinch the deal
Sway the reader to your point of view. Present a case that is well organized, powerful, and compelling. Your ability – or inability – to write often tips the balance between success and failure. Master this skill to open the door when opportunity knocks!
Write to Influence! – The Fundamentals Put Your Writing on a Diet – Expunge the Fat
Learn to write powerful, no-nonsense sentences that pack a punch
10 Word Sculpting tools to trim useless words, sequence thoughts, and avoid gibberish
Gain clarity, focus, and precision to better make your case and influence the reader
Can be tailored for audiences as young as junior high school. Grabbing and maintaining the reader’s attention begins at the sentence-level – building blocks for an influential product. If written well, the reader is left figuratively breathless and nodding in agreement with your points. Also for fiction writers!
Write to Influence! For Teens … Land That Job! Writing Resumes and Job Interviews
5 Word Sculpting tools to learn the fundamentals of powerful writing
Strategies to craft powerful resumes – even for those new to the workforce
Practice interview techniques based on actual interview questions
Everyone begins somewhere! Demystify the process of interviewing for a job. Start by learning how to write a powerful, attention-grabbing resume. Next, become familiar with standard interview questions. Learn to prepare and deliver spot-on responses!
Write to Influence! College Applications — The Essay that Opens Doors
Strategies to identify attention-getting themes
Tools for writing powerful, no-nonsense sentences that pack a punch
What works and what doesn’t in responding to essay prompts
The college essay—an invitation to shine! It reveals something your grades and test scores can’t—your personality! Make each word count and every second of the admission officers’ time play to your advantage.
Demystify Commas! Complex Made Easy in 10 Minutes
Commas in a Series
Commas and Adjectives
Commas with Various Clauses
The comma … most frequently and incorrectly used punctuation in professional writing. Learn when to use … and not to use … commas for clarity and precision in your products.
To inquire further or schedule a workshop or seminar, email Carla direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
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