Effective Communication Skills

Financial Business Writing

Course Overview:
In this course, noted writing expert Philip Vassallo reviews the basics of financial business writing. The course is designed for a broad audience of corporate business writers: accountants, financial managers, and financial analysts. Beginning with an overview of his PDF (purpose, detail, and follow-through) structure for organizing a document, Dr. Vassallo then takes participants into the process of creating "paragraph power" with a detailed review of transitions - how to link ideas by word or phrase, sentence, paragraph or document. One of the most important aspects of writing is editing, and Dr. Vassallo explains how to edit for fluency, clarity, conciseness and correctness. He concludes with a definition of diction and offers a number of diction tips.



Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • Organize documents with a PDF structure.
  • List the six principles of headings.
  • Recognize when to use bullets or numbers.
  • Identify the transitions that can be used for linking ideas.
  • Recognize how to edit for fluency, clarity, conciseness and correctness.
  • Make a list of diction tips.

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    SmartPros Ltd.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    None

    Speaker / Author:

    Philip Vassallo, Ed.D. has developed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for a wide range of managerial, administrative, and technical professionals in corporate, government, and academic environments. He has also taught writing and presentation skills on the graduate and undergraduate university levels, most recently for the Beijing International MBA program at Peking University.

    He has served as an essay and speech evaluator for the Educational Testing Service on standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Examination, College Level Examination Placement, Graduate Management Admissions Test, and the Test of Spoken English. He also has provided writing coaching and assessment services for numerous corporate employees.

    Dr. Vassallo is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, on writing efficiently; The Art of On-the-Job Writing, on work-related writing; The Art of E-Mail Writing, on business e-mail; The Inwardness of the Outward Gaze, on philosophy and teaching; and The Choice Movement and Educational Equity, on education. He also writes Words on the Line, a column and a blog on effective writing. He has contributed to many literary and educational publications, and to books by McGraw-Hill, St. Martin’s Press, and Simon & Schuster. Ten of his plays have been staged in New York and elsewhere, and he has won or been a finalist in several state and national playwriting competitions.

    Dr. Vassallo holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Baruch College, a master’s in education from Lehman College, and a doctorate in educational theory from Rutgers University. He is a past president of the New Jersey College English Association.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Sound card with speakers/headphones
    • Windows or Mac OS

    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $49.90

    Details

    Course Code : 99VAS03

    Length : 1hr 40min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : New Standards
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Communications & Marketing

    Theme : Effective Communication Skills

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