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Practical techniques for clear and persuasive business writing.

Clear Business Writing Workshop Portland

John Sturtevant

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

Clear Business Writing Workshop Portland

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Registration Apr 22, 2020 $325.00 $21.42
Regular Registration Not Started $425.00 $27.51
Nonprofit/government May 1, 2020 $275.00 $18.38
Group of 3 or more colleagues May 1, 2020 $300.00 $19.89

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Business Writing Students


8:45am - Check-in

9:00am - 12:00pm morning session

12:00pm - 12:30pm working lunch -  lunch provided

12:30pm - 3:00pm afternoon session


Get the confidence and skills you need to think clearly & write what you mean.

Information is plentiful in every organization, but how you communicate that information is critical. You must turn information into knowledge to help your managers, colleagues, and customers understand often complex ideas, and make educated decisions.

Clear writing starts with clear thinking.

This Persuasive Business Writing workshop is an energetic, fun, challenging, and thought-provoking session packed with new ideas and practical techniques – all designed to give you the confidence to master what people struggle with the most – how to think clearly and write persuasively.

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

• Clearly define why you are writing and what you expect to accomplish

• Identify your reader's perceptions and expectations

• Create and structure logical and well-organized documents

• Eliminate wordiness and complexity in your writing

• Actively engage your readers and achieve results through clear communication


Who Should Attend:


Managers, technical professionals, business analysts, marketing teams, administrative staff – everyone who has to communicate their ideas throughout the work day.

In John Sturtevant's Persusive Business Writing workshop, you will collaborate on problem-solving exercises, write and revise assignments, and learn from others through peer critiques.

You’ll also learn and practice the principles of analysis and argument. In business, you most often write to convince others to do something – approve a budget, change a process, support a project, and dozens of other kinds of decisions. You’ll learn how to think analytically and form a logical, persuasive argument.


What You'll Get:

You’ll learn dozens of new ideas and techniques you can use right away to communicate clearly and persuasively. You’ll also receive a workbook with notes, examples, exercises, grammar tips, and a recommended reading list.


Need to cancel?

If you cancel by April 22, we'll issue a full refund. After April 22, we can’t issue a refund, but we’ll be happy to schedule you for a future Clear Business Writing workshop. Of course, you can always send a colleague in your place.

Have questions about Clear Business Writing Workshop Portland? Contact John Sturtevant

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When & Where

Hyatt House Downtown
Gathering I
2080 SW River Drive
Portland, OR 97201

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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John Sturtevant

John Sturtevant John Sturtevant has taught thousands of business people how to think clearly and communicate persuasively.

He was a successful business writer for twenty years. He also taught business writing at Harvard Business School, and was Professor of Business Communication at the European School of Economics.

John presents communication skills workshops for organizations throughout the world.

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