Writing for career success: Preparing to self-audit your communications

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Writing for Career Success: Preparing for Your Own Communications Self-Audit, with Shelagh Donnelly

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Writing for Career Success: Preparing for Your Own Communications Self-Audit, with Shelagh Donnelly - 75 minutes

Given the extent to which we communicate remotely, the quality of our written communications has become increasingly relevant. Our business writing skills speak volumes, and impact reputations - our own, and those of the people and organisation we support.

Once you’re established in your career, it’s easy to assume the writing skills that got you there will continue to serve you well. While that may be the case, it’s a good idea to periodically pause and take stock. Whether you're already in your dream job, focused on enhancing your prospects or engaged in a job search, this is an opportunity to consider what your business writing says about your credibility, currency and professionalism.

Join Shelagh to look at honing general communications, reports and emails, and writing for multiple audiences. You’ll gain insights on how to ensure your written communications are concise and underpinned by good grammar, proper punctuation and organisational knowledge.

Shelagh has designed a companion PDF workbook, to help you audit your communications as you continue to hone your writing skills. You'll be able to access the workbook from her website along with the recording of our live session.

Key learning objectives

  1. How to structure written communications with clarity and logic
  2. Underpinning your communications with good grammar and organisational knowledge
  3. Crises and confidential or sensitive situations: choosing what you will and won’t write

What participants have said about this course and Shelagh's webinars

  • "Wonderful session! Thank you!"
  • "SO GOOD! Thank you so much."
  • "Most webinars are quite dry, but not this one, the slides were all interesting and different."
  • "Thank you SO much!  ... It was truly inspiring and amazing. I learned a ton.  You said a lot that provided much food for thought and reflection."
  • "Modern, engaging and fun webinar."
  • “very informative – just the right level”
  • There were a lot of useful tips"
  • "Her sense of humor and creative slide images add value to the presentation."

About your trainer

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Invest in your career with someone who presents on current best practices

Shelagh is trusted and respected by assistants around the globe. She has been publishing her Exceptional EA website since 2013, and writes for other publications. An in-demand trainer, Shelagh works with conference organisers, professional associations, government bodies, higher education and businesses, including corporations such as the NBA.

Like many, Shelagh's 2020 travel plans have taken a hit. Arrangements to deliver training in person in a few countries have been postponed, and so Shelagh is adapting with you in making her training presentations available via live webinars. This is one in a series of webinars designed to help you navigate new norms that are still forming.

Registration fee

The fee for each webinar in this pandemic series is $60 US. Depending on currency fluctuation rates, that's approximately £44, or €51.

Canadian residents registering for this webinar will see that GST of $3.52 CAD is included in the cost.

What's included in this registration fee?

This is a live, 75-minute webinar that Shelagh will present via GoToWebinar. You'll receive your unique access link via a GoToWebinar email within 24 hours of registration.

After the webinar, Shelagh will email you a certificate of attendance that will come in handy for tracking and showcasing your professional development.

You'll also have access to a recording of the webinar and a companion PDF workbook, for 60 days post-event. This can come in handy if you’d like to review a concept, and if time zones or people throw your schedule for a loop the day of a webinar.

Speaking of time zones ..

Check out the time in your time zone. Shelagh will present this live at 10:00 a.m. PDT/GMT-7 hours; click here to access a time zone converter. If this represents the wee hours of the night in your time zone, you'll be in good company by registering and relying on access to the recording and PDF companion workbook.

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The best assistants are always learning, through experience and by engaging in professional development. While plans for a number of conferences and other in-person learning opportunities have been postponed, that needn’t put a pause on your professional growth.

In fact, given the way 2020 continues to unfold, it may be more critical than ever to continue to connect, learn and adapt. Shelagh's adapting as well, and is offering webinars focused on how to navigate and succeed during these interesting times.

Investments in quality and yourself

When you attend Shelagh's webinars, you’re investing in quality and in yourself.

It’s astute to take advantage of complimentary webinars you may find helpful; Shelagh has delivered and attended some herself. There are limitations, though, on the depth of professional development that can be acquired without financial investment.

That’s why it’s also astute, given post-pandemic changes and challenges ahead, to invest in learning from someone who’s walked the walk for decades, and done so during times of not only growth, but also upheaval and recession. Someone who knows what it’s like to be an on-call employee as well as having been a direct report to four CEOs and having supported board chairs, which was Shelagh's last role before turning to speaking and writing full time in 2019.

Post-event access to webinar recording

You’ll have access to a recording of the webinar for a 30-day period after the live event. This can come in handy if you’d like to review a concept, and if time zones or people throw your schedule for a loop the day of a webinar.

Certificates of attendance

After attending, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance to add to your portfolio and help track your professional development. Such records are also useful when preparing for performance reviews/evaluations.

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