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10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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FGCU Florida Institute of Government Presents "Business Writing 101" Workshop

WHO     FGCU Florida Institute of Government, for managers and employees from both the private and public sectors

WHAT     "Business Writing 101 - Basic Writing and Grammar Skills that Get Results" full-day workshop from the Florida Institute of Government's Professional Development Series. Participants learn the basics of business writing including the application of grammar and punctuation rules to gain greater reader understanding. The workshop takes an in-depth look at the importance of clear communications with business correspondence. The course is designed for those who are new to the business world, want a refresher course or have English as a second language. Jim Jacoby is instructor for the course.

WHEN     8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10

WHERE     FGCU Broadcast Building Room 111

WHY     To learn how to:

     Basics of business writing

     Review of grammar and punctuation, with extensive business-oriented exercises

     Format and construction of business letters, memos and e-mail

     Audience analysis

     Writing in plain language

     How to develop effective proof-reading skills

     New techniques for quickly identifying errors

COST     $92 including 100-page manual

CONTACT     Joanne Hartke at (239) 590-7815 or

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