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Professional Writing and Digital Communications

  • Strengthens the power of your message
  • Provides practice in delivering presentations across digital platforms
  • Focuses on business communications

Today’s business environment requires communication that is clear, persuasive, and dynamic. These courses will teach you to write emails, memos, brochures, and reports; 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 for specific audiences and delivery mediums. Develop skills to make storytelling an effective part of all forms of business communication.

10 Steps to a More Dynamic Voice

Master new voice techniques to convey confidence in your voice—and achieve success in your career.

2018 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Grammar Review Crash Course

Come away from this class with a better understanding of grammar and improved confidence in your writing.

2018 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Sharpening Your Presentation and Speech Skills

Learn how to hold an audience’s attention by developing an individual public speaking style.

2018 Fall
1 section

Speaking Impromptu: Never Sound Unprepared Again (Even If You Are)

This course is designed to help you develop poise, clarity, and a sense of ease with impromptu speaking.

2018 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Speaking Without Fear

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.

2018 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Strategic Communication: How to Gain Influence in the Workplace

Learn to get noticed in the workplace by speaking up at meetings, pitching ideas, writing persuasive emails, and demonstrating leadership potential.

2018 Fall
1 section

Tool Kit for Confidently Entering or Reentering the Workplace

Learn essential skills to help you enter or reenter the workplace with confidence.

2018 Fall
1 section

Ultimate Crash Course in Public Speaking

Master the vital skill of public speaking and develop techniques to overcome performance anxiety, all within two class sessions.

2018 Summer
+ 1 more semester
4 sections

Writing Skills: Nailing the Basics

Explore both the theory and practice of writing well, and gain confidence in your writing skills.

+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Writing and Grammar in the Real World

Learn how to overcome basic grammar and usage problems, whether writing for work or for fun.

2018 Fall
1 section

Communicating Leadership and Power in Public Speaking

Have all elements of your communication persona are evaluated, exercised, challenged, and upgraded, transforming you into a speaker with power.

2 sections

Fundamentals of Storytelling

Explore the basic elements of story, and apply them to your writing for more dynamic content, whether for novels or résumés.

2018 Fall
1 section

Writing on the Job: 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.

+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Writing, Messaging, and Communication Strategy for Fundraising

Learn how to create a viable communication strategy for a nonprofit organization—a necessity for fundraising program success.

2018 Fall
1 section

Presentation Skills for Introverts (R)

Share your knowledge and to present your ideas with confidence and passion by tapping into the strengths and advantages of being an introvert.

2018 Summer
1 section

Writing and Grammar: The Basics

Learn the answers to your grammar questions and other usage problems, and gain experience in using correct grammar in your writing.

2018 Summer
1 section

What's Your Story? Building Narrative in Business Writing

Learn to apply classic principles of storytelling to professional pitches, emails, and memos to increase effectiveness.

2018 Summer
1 section

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.

+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Building Your Professional Portfolio: Website, LinkedIn, and Social Media

Create a digital portfolio that highlights your best writing, illustrations, design work, video, or other accomplishments.

2018 Summer
1 section

Networking with Confidence and Power

Gain tools to help you network professionally, whether you’re pursuing an internship, a first job, a new job, or a career change.

2018 Summer
1 section

Speaking Mindfully

Learn mindfulness techniques and develop skills to be present, prepared, focused, and relaxed when giving talks or speeches.

2018 Summer
1 section

Speaking with Confidence

Master the basics of effective public speaking and develop the poise, ease, and image of a confident speaker.

2018 Summer
1 section

Interpersonal and Business Communications

Through discussion and role-play, develop strategies for successful verbal and nonverbal communication and interpersonal awareness.

Professional Writing in a Global Workplace

Learn professional communication skills for a global audience, whether you’re fluent in English or still learning.

Technical Writing

Learn how to write technical information for a range of audiences, from specialized professionals to unspecialized laypeople.