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Training Bulletin Issue 2

Welcome to the second issue of The Training Bulletin. In this issue we discuss the importance of good business writing skills and the importance of training in personal and career development.

** Would you like a £100 Amazon voucher? See below for details **

What on earth does “designed-in delivery flexibility” mean?

I don’t know but presumably the person who wrote it did! The sad fact is that companies waste lots of time producing information that people don’t understand. Ultimately, it’s the companies themselves that lose out. Reports, emails and minutes that don’t communicate their meaning make businesses inefficient.

Training in effective business writing can turn this around. This means not only learning how to improve your writing skills but also how to achieve the right result from your written correspondence, whether you’re trying to sell your product or service, asking for information or reporting on a business meeting.

As Jane Simms, the former editor of Financial Director and Marketing Business reported recently: “The plague of poor writing… threatens to engulf public and private sector organisations alike.” Don’t let that be you!

Effective Business Writing Workshop

Management and personal development courses

You’d never expect an athlete to be successful without an on-going programme of training. Yet we tend to expect engineers and developers to become managers with little or no training. Just because you’re good technically doesn’t mean you’ll know instinctively how to run meetings, prepare and deliver an effective presentation or handle customer complaints. And what about time management? You’ll not only have to manage your own time but others too. Then there’s knowing how to cope with the stress that inevitably comes with making a major career move.

To have a successful career as a manager you need to train like an athlete. If you don’t, someone else will pip you to the post!

Free £100 Amazon voucher with P3

P3 is the Plain Points Plan. Every time you attend a Plain Words course you gain 25 points. If you recommend a colleague you earn 15 points when he or she attends a course. Once you have accumulated 100 points you will receive an Amazon voucher worth £100! .

When, where and how much

Our courses are held in Newbury, Wolverhampton and London. For dates and venues see the schedule page.

The price is £395 + VAT per person for a one-day intensive course and £770 + VAT for a two-day workshop.

We also offer private courses are your premises. Please call 01235 60 30 22 for details.

How do I book?

To book, call Abi on 01235 60 30 22 ext 28 or use the booking form.

Editor recommends

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

This is a book about punctuation and grammar but before your heart sinks I should tell you that the book isn’t dull or dry. On the contrary, it’s funny, hilarious and punchy – and has become an unexpected best seller. The list price is £9.99 but it’s currently on special offer at £6.99 from Amazon