Communications9 courses in Communications.
Business Writing: When English Is a Second Language (81)
Gain the skills to: * Enrich your understanding of English language structure, style, usage, and vocabulary * Improve your vocabulary for greater word power * Write with greater ease, power, and styleBusiness and technical professionals for whom English is a second language face immense challenges in dealing with the many nuances of the language. This self-paced course will enable you not only to improve your written communication skills but also to enrich your reading and verbal comprehension skills. Numerous exercises give a firm grasp of the underlying principles of correct English usage.Learn how to: * Understand the principles of effective writing in English and the rules for punctuation and grammar * Achieve clarity and precision in memos, letters, and reports * Avoid common English usage errors and pitfalls
Certificate in Business Commmunications Management (173)
Keep your career moving forward with Binghamton University online education and training courses. These are the same courses available through the American Management Association Communications (AMACOM) Self-Study program. You can fine-tune your present skills, learn new ones, and enrich your career with a flexible learning plan that fits your schedule, strengths, budget, and career goals.
Communication Skills For Managers, Fifth Edition (83)
This is your guide to clear, precise business communication. By learning to communicate clearly and precisely, you'll never again have to worry that something you said or wrote will be misunderstood. You'll find that people will respond more positively to your reports, memos, and presentations. You'll interact more effectively by learning to listen actively. Interviewing will be more productive and resolving conflicts will actually be constructive.
Fundamentals of Business Writing (96)
This groundbreaking approach to the writing basics challenges you to spend more time planning and revising documents and less time actually writing. Following this practical guidance, you'll master a proven four-step process you can apply to any writing task. With practice you will learn to analyze your purpose and your audience, organize the content of your document, then write quickly without editing, and finally revise. You also get specific tools you can use whenever you sit down to write-tools that take the procrastination out of the job. These include a Purpose and Audience Analysis Sheet, brainstorming techniques, and a handy Editor's Checklist for revisions. There's even advice on formatting your work to be more reader-friendly.You'll learn how to: * Replace old attitudes about writing * Change your writing approach from school-based to business-based * Examine your readership and reasons for writing * Apply a five-step organizing procedure * Write a lightning-fast draft * Revise your work as an outside editor would * Clarify your language
How to Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills (117)
You'll update your writing skills and excel in today's e- writing environment with the tools offered in this timely self-study. Packed with guidance attuned to current business writing and presentation challenges, the course features special strategies to speed online research and guidelines for creating safe and savvy e-mail. Through interactive, self-directed exercises, you'll acquire the techniques that professional writers use to research, draft, compose, and edit their work. Examples and checklists will keep you on track as you practice writing better letters, memos, proposals, reports, and e-mail (with its own rules and etiquette). If you struggle to find the words and tone appropriate for given situations, you'll appreciate the advice on selecting language that works. There's also plenty of help with those niggling questions about grammar and punctuation. Once you've completed this course, your writing will be more effective, polished, and direct. It will distinguish you and help you move ahead, whether you're an administrative assistant or company officer.Learn how to : * Identify your audience * Organize your material * Write clearly and effectively * Master the steps of editing and rewriting * Conduct online research thoroughly and quickly * Compose e-mail that communicates your message efficiently * Avoid common pitfalls of electronic communications * Use writing to eliminate misunderstandings
Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace, Second Edition (119)
Planning and Leading Productive Meetings (131)
Planning and Leading Productive Meetings focuses on the organizational and interpersonal skills you will need to lead highly productive meetings. You will see how these skills apply to routine staff meetings, cross-functional or problem-solving meetings, impromptu get-togethers, and more formal information sharing
Presentation Success: How to Plan, Prepare, and Deliver Effective Presentations (134)
No more boring presentations! Presentation Success gives you what it takes to succeed-spectacularly-when you stand up to impress an audience. Packed with easy-to-use worksheets, strategies, and tips, this self-paced course delivers success. It helps you overcome "presentation fear" and makes it easy to plan, prepare, and deliver the kind of presentations that make people sit up and take notice. You'll discover the best ways to prepare your opening, write smooth transitions, plan your Q&A session, and troubleshoot potential problem areas. You'll learn how to use body language, communicate clearly, gain and hold attention, listen effectively, and elicit valuable feedback. Eye opening self-evaluation exercises enable you to pull the pieces together and practice the skills you need to be a resounding success. You can use the handy resource section to access timely books, web sites, and media tools to continue your learning.
The Grammar and Proofreading Course (142)
Here are positive, practical methods for improving your professional writing style. It focuses on the how to keys to writing-from putting the first words on paper to the final polishing and proofreading.