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Powerful Business Writing #2 – How to Write in Fewer Words

Boost your business writing skills – tips & cheat sheets for concise, professional and powerful writing.

4.35 (99 reviews)

Students

2 hours

Content

Jun 2018

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What you will learn

Write shorter, more concise messages – with confidence.

Produce powerful, professional written communication.

Write simple, yet elegant content.

Select the most compelling words.

Learn the secrets to eliminating wordiness.

Cheat sheets to keep beside your computer.


Description

The fewer words you write, the more impact you make.

Your written communication is punchy, to the point and enticing for your readers.

Do you write for business? Client emails, essays, marketing material, technical reports – or simply need to produce your best written communication?

You, too, can write concise content – and convey powerful messages.

“This course is well-planned and well-presented. The instructor teaches from a foundation of experience in writing business messages – marketing, internal communication and other standard business fare. This makes for a decidedly "business-friendly" class rather than one packed with complex rules about grammar and structure.”

“Interesting course and easy to follow. I'm already cutting down on wordiness and achieving better results. Good examples and cheat sheets.”

Often less is more. The fewer words you have on a webpage, brochure or email the more impact you can have.

This powerful business writing course will boost your writing skills with techniques and cheat sheets for concise, professional and powerful written communication. 

Forget grammar theory; think easy-to-follow examples and business-oriented content. Your business writing will:

- Make more impact
- Be more succinct and powerful
- Grab readers’ attention
- Hold readers’ attention

“Material/delivery clear and concise. Enjoyed the exercises. Instructor very knowledgeable.”

“Course has been extremely helpful with my university assignments.”

“I was surprised at how quickly my writing improved… The examples and exercises are relevant and easy to follow, and I will continue to refer to the material in my current role.”

Reduce wordiness and produce more professional writing.

In this fast-paced business writing course, I share my secrets to writing concise content and powerful messages. I reveal simple techniques to keep your words down and your message compelling – giving you the confidence to write concisely, with ease.

I’ve created cheat sheets you can print and keep next to your computer for easy reference, and exercises that will hone your business writing skills.

Start writing business communications with confidence – content that gets noticed and is read to the very end.

Complete this business writing course in as little as three hours, and continue to use the material as a reference.


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Powerful Business Writing #2 – How to Write in Fewer Words
Powerful Business Writing #2 – How to Write in Fewer Words
Powerful Business Writing #2 – How to Write in Fewer Words
Powerful Business Writing #2 – How to Write in Fewer Words

Content

Introduction to powerful business writing

Intro to powerful business writing

Improve your writing instantly

The power of simplicity (updated Mar 2016)

Keep your writing simple

Write powerful paragraphs (updated Mar 2016)

Exercise – write powerful paragraphs

Language

Word choice

Cheat sheet – word choice

Exercises – word choice

Clichés

Cheat sheet – clichés

Euphemisms

Cheat sheet – euphemisms

Exercises – clichés and euphemisms

Reduce wordiness

Write efficiently – use fewer words

Cheat sheet – write efficiently

Exercises – write efficiently

Redundancy and repetition

Cheat sheet – redundancy and repetition

Exercises – redundancy and repetition

Making your point

Exercises – making your point

Review

Final exercise

Course summary

Review & bonus resources

Bonus case studies

Bonus lecture: free resources & discounts


Reviews

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Stephanie10 June 2020

The recording was a low volume, requiring a quiet space to hear. This is my first course so not sure how to rate, I think I was hoping for a bit more but not sure what I am looking for. There were defintly some valuable peices of information clearly presented.

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Dawn15 September 2019

I used the various tools and means to check my writing and improve the way I communicate. Especially when writing emails, I use what I learned to check and make sure it is following the best practice taught.

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Lynne26 November 2018

It was difficulty hearing the speaker. Also the slides move so rapidly one are not able to write down the ideas. Otherwise it was well done.

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Caleb18 November 2018

I purchased this course way back in 2012 when I was just beginning to take writing seriously. I later became a junior copywriter at a graphic design start-up. I have looked and re-looked at this course over time and have still found it to be highly relevant and helpful. I am now a professional ghostwriter for a content marketing agency and am by no means done honing my craft. Nevertheless, three S's stick out to me when I think of and refer to this course repeatedly: Simple (to follow, without being simplistic), straightforward (without waffling here and there with irrelevant self-promotion or pedantic um's and uh's) and succinct (without oversimplifying the core techniques). The course is also furnished with apt exercises. My only minor constructive criticisms are two things - would have liked to see more of the lovely instructor of this course and would have loved if Caroline (the instructor) had another course from which to glean more insights for eager writers like me! Do not be discouraged at the disparaging remarks you have received. Please consider making another course with the feedback I have given you earlier in mind. Thank you for what it is you do on Udemy and (hopefully) what you will do more for Udemy. :D

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James28 February 2018

This short course aids in refreshing skills potentially overlooked. Some of the examples provided are much more elaborate then what most participants may utilize, but the course is beneficial.

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Lincoln25 October 2016

Glad I took the course. Knowledgeable instructor who communicates clearly and efficiently. Useful tips for concise writing.

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Ayman14 September 2016

because the presentation page is going fast and tell now I do not gain any new skill or information support the idea of this course from my point of view till now , may be in the next presentation I can find what I am looking for

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Miyuki17 June 2016

I expected there are more specific idea. I wanted to learn how to write attractive emails. It was not what I wanted to learn.

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Bruce18 April 2016

This course is well-planned and well-presented. The instructor teaches from a foundation of experience in writing business messages -- marketing, internal communication, and other standard business fare. This makes for a decidedly "business-friendly" class rather than one packed with complex rules about grammar and structure.

A
Ann18 March 2016

Interesting course and easy to follow. I'm already cutting down on wordiness and achieving better results. Good examples and cheat sheets.

J
Jerome23 August 2015

* material/delivery clear and concise * enjoyed the exercises. would like to see more. * instructor very knowledgeable.

M
Meenakshi24 May 2013

The content is very basic--it's definitely not worth the money! I''m very disappointed with the course.

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Jayne21 June 2012

I undertook this writing course to help my writing become more concise. It achieved that and more – and in very little time. I was surprised at how quickly my writing improved. The examples and exercises are relevant and easy to follow. I will continue to refer to the material in my current role.


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