- Strengthens the Power of Your Message
- Provides Practical Experience Delivering Presentations Across Platforms
- Focuses on Business Communications
Today’s business environment requires communication that is clear, persuasive, and dynamic. These courses will teach you to deliver presentations in-person and online and represent your personal and/or your company’s brand effectively across digital platforms. Learn techniques to adapt your message to specific audiences and modes of delivery. Try a single class or explore our Certificate in Effective Business Writing .
This semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.
Digital Communication in a Changing Workplace
Obtain writing and editing skills that will make you an adaptable communicator via any medium and in any situation that may arise in the workplace.
Effective Business Writing
Learn techniques for writing effective emails, memos, proposals, and reports for various audiences.
Come away from this class with a better understanding of grammar and improved confidence in your writing.
Strategic Communications and Corporate Storytelling
Learn to craft compelling narratives that match the tone and intentions of a company, brand, or communication campaign.
Professional Writing: Content, Purpose, and Audience
This foundational course introduces critical practices of professional writing, focusing on common documents across digital and traditional formats.
Fundamentals of Storytelling
Explore the basic elements of story, and apply them to your writing for more dynamic content, whether for novels or résumés.
Introduction to Podcasting and Radio Reporting
If you want to create a podcast or work in radio, learn everything you need to get started in this beginner’s workshop.
Landing Your Dream Job: A Master Class with Georgina Levitt
Explore how you can parlay your education, skills and experience into a job you love, and in doing so build a personal brand that will serve you...
Multimedia storytelling has the power to provide context and depth to news stories, fundraising drives, marketing campaigns, and personal...
Persuading in Business: Leadership, Public Speaking, and the Art of Effective Communication
In this engaging and experiential course, you will develop the high-performance language and communication strategies used by exemplary...
Sharpening Your Presentation and Speech Skills
Learn how to hold an audience’s attention by developing an individual public speaking style.
10 Steps to a More Dynamic Voice
Master new voice techniques to convey confidence in your voice—and achieve success in your career.
Negotiating for Success: Communicating With Power, Confidence, And Influence
In this course, learn the real-world fundamentals of planning and executing various types of negotiations by applying strategies used by the...
Persuasive Writing for Professionals
We don’t usually think of our workplace writing as part of the persuasive writing tradition that includes literary essays, political...
Speak Up Virtually and In Person
Overcome the fear of public speaking with tried-and-true strategies that desensitize your fears and help you to perform well in spite of them.
Voice and Diction: Unlocking Vocal Power
From leading meetings to projecting influence from the global stage, our voice can be a powerful amplifier of our expressions, opening...
Vocometry: Measuring and Analyzing the Voice
Although it could be argued that our ears are the ultimate way to judge a voice, there are many tools and techniques available to the vocologist...
Communication in the Global Workplace
Thriving in the global workplace requires finely-tuned communication skills. In this workshop, SPS instructor Mark-Ameen Johnson will discuss...
Effective Business Communication
Improve your oral communication in the workplace by learning to speak English with greater accuracy and fluency.
Persuading in Business: Leadership, Public Speaking and Executive Communication
Persuasion across cultures, media, and technology is essential for professional success in today’s globally-connected business...
Learn how to write technical information for a range of audiences, from specialized professionals to unspecialized laypeople.
Writing and Grammar in the Real World
Learn how to overcome basic grammar and usage problems, whether writing for work or for fun.
Writing for Self-Promotion and Performance Coaching
Develop the habits of using workplace writing as a tool for self-promotion, professional development, and performance coaching.
Writing with Power: Gaining a Professional Edge
Take your business writing to the next level, gaining skills for improving the style and increasing the impact of your professional communication.
Global Presentations: Words, Images, and Data
Build the knowledge, skills, and oral proficiency to organize and participate in global presentations, including reports, negotiations, and pitches.