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Florida Gulf Coast University
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 "Writing Successful Reports" Workshop

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

WHAT     "Writing Successful Reports" full-day workshop from the Florida Institute of Government's Professional Development Series. Participants learn how to write reports that grab readers' attention and improve potential for gaining approval of recommendations. The instructor guides participants to assess, revise and edit their writing to improve effectiveness with emphasis on audience awareness, writing style, organization and format. Jim Jacoby is instructor for the course.

WHEN     8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18

WHERE     Broadcast Building 28

WHY     To learn how to:

     The secret to producing a successful report using a simplified format with appropriate headings

     How to organize a report specifically for the reader

     Why it is important to use headings throughout the report

     How to analyze readers and their needs

     When to choose an informal or formal writing style

     How to select from 12 different report outlines to best meet readers' needs

     Ways to sharpen grammar usage and punctuation skills

     How to overcome writer's block

COST     $99

CONTACT     Joanne Hartke at (239) 590-7815 or

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