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Write Like a Pro: Better Business Writing

Sunday, 20 August 2017: 8.30am-12.30pm | @ Bunya House, Arana Hills
10 Participants Max. | $220 incl. GST

Across industries, solid written communication is crucial to success. Strengthen your skills and amp up your writing process with Write Like a Pro, a 4-hour, supercharged course. We will:

  • Offer a quick & easy grammar review coupled with pro tips to make your writing sweet & sharp.
  • Reveal common communication mistakes & how to avoid them.
  • Discuss primary & secondary audiences & what they want.
  • Explore the varied demands of web content, internal paper trails & client communication.
  • Unpack persuasion: The force behind expert leadership, marketing collateral & organisational communication.

Smash this session with Lauren Daniels, BA MFA IPEd., a seasoned corporate and government sector writing coach, and come away more skilled in your writing and more confident in your role.

About the presenter: With an organisational training track record starting in the Brisbane advertising sector in ’01, Lauren Daniels is a qualified professional with an astute ability to identify and bridge gaps across industries and learning styles. At TAFE and UQ, she taught just about everyone — from engineers to medical professionals; soldiers to architects; marketing pros to human rights advocates — and usually all at the same time. Her key onsite clients include The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources; The Department of Transport & Main Roads; QLD Nurses’ Union; Flight Centre; Starcom Media; and CITEC.

Power Proposals

Sunday, 20 August 2017: 1pm-5pm | @ Bunya House, Arana Hills
10 Participants Max. | $220 incl. GST

Want to win more work with less time and money spent on the process? Our Power Proposals course is for you. Our industry expert, Karina Ames, coaches professionals on how to win across industries by planning early, writing directly for clients, editing for success and sealing the deal at interviews. We will:

  • Learn more about the proposal cycle within your broader marketing & business development activities.
  • Strengthen your win strategies by assessing the competition, your market position, & what matters most to your clients.
  • Practice planning your proposals to save wasted effort & streamline your response.
  • Write & edit your proposal using efficient storyboarding, writing & review techniques.
  • Focus on creating killer content for your executive summaries to make your clients sit up & take notice.

If you’re submitting quality responses but still not winning enough work, this course helps you get ahead in highly competitive markets by identifying the unique selling points of your business and tailoring them to your clients’ needs. Our small groups mean tailored training. Email or phone us today.

About the presenter: Karina Ames specialises in leading winning bids and proposals by applying a project management approach, client relationship focus, sound strategies, technical writing skills and interview coaching experience. She is experienced in leading major contract opportunities from capture planning to tender award, including for collaborative contracts involving multiple companies. Karina offers a proven ability to lead teams to identify practical innovations, value adding opportunities and best for project solutions in competitive markets.

Having worked for several engineering consultancies throughout Australia, Karina has detailed knowledge of what clients are looking for in this industry. She is a national committee member and the Queensland representative of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and is participating in the APMP conference in Sydney in August 2017.

Organisational Journalism

2017 | 2x 3-4 Hour Sessions | @ Bunya House, Arana Hills or Onsite at Your Organisation
10 Participants Max. @ Bunya House| $220 incl. GST

Are you writing spotlight articles for an internal system or for social media? Are you worried about your interview skills or a little unsure how to pique — and keep — the interest of your stakeholders? If you’re responsible for…
– Articles for a corporate or organisational newsletter
– Employee profiles & interviews
– News & events pieces for online content
– Statewide or national media material
…we’ll help you strengthen your skills and confidence through an exploration of this specific form of corporate journalism and tailored practice sessions.

About the presenter: With an organisational training track record starting in the Brisbane advertising sector in ’01, Lauren Daniels is a qualified professional with an astute ability to identify and bridge gaps across industries and learning styles. At TAFE and UQ, she taught just about everyone — from engineers to medical professionals; soldiers to architects; marketing pros to human rights advocates — and usually all at the same time.

Recently, The Department of Agriculture & Water Resources’ Roving Reporters engaged this course and said: “Lauren provided a writing training service beyond our expectations. She took the time and effort to understand our needs, project and work environment fully, engaged with the photography trainer to ensure a seamless training experience for our staff, and was flexible in her approach from concept to delivery. Lauren’s delivery technique was engaging and passionate, it gave participants the confidence to flourish as writers and the skills to make their writing meaningful. To top off this empowering experience, our staff walked away with useful resources for them to continue working on their skills after the session. We would welcome the opportunity to work with Brisbane Writers Workshop and Lauren in the future.”

Magic Minutes

2017 | Sat: 10am-1pm | @ Bunya House, Arana Hills
12 Participants Max. | $189 incl. GST

Don’t have a lot of time but the boss wants you to take minutes at the next meeting? Don’t panic. Just join this snappy short course and take minutes straight to task. Find out what goes into minutes? What stays out? Why on earth are they so important? Get quick tips and a professional, legally compliant template that sorts out minutes once and for all for you and your colleagues.

Inside Editing and Proofreading

2017| Sat: 10am-4pm | @ Bunya House, Arana Hills
12 Participants Max. | $220 incl. GST

From emails to web content, your corporate copy has to be slick. Learn how to edit, polish and proofread your materials for consistency and precision. Glean tips from a professional copyeditor to empower your writing and reach your customers with style. Includes a quick grammatical review, a tour of the editorial loop from macro-editing to micro-editing issues, and a list of insider tips to make your final products bullet proof.

Ripper Resumes and Cover Letters

2017 | Sat: 10pm-4pm | @ Bunya House, Arana Hills
12 Participants Max. | Bring Laptop/Tablet |$220 incl. GST

Need a supremely smart resume and cover letter? Work with an expert to create something smashing. With a hands-on approach, this course provides the essential points of the successful resume and cover letter package, and includes brilliant tips to help you get that interview. Delivered by a seasoned resume writer with a track record in helping people access their field of dreams, she’ll ensure that you walk out with a marketing tool that makes you shine.

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