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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.

Grammar Review Crash Course

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

2018 Spring
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 Spring
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 Spring
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 Spring
1 section

Speaking Mindfully

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

2018 Spring
1 section

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 Spring
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 Spring
2 sections

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 Spring
1 section

Writing on the Job: Digital Communication in the Workplace

Review foundations of good writing and learn techniques to communicate through email and other digital correspondence.

2018 Spring
1 section

10 Steps to a More Dynamic Voice

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

2018 Spring
1 section

Improving Writing Skills

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

2018 Spring
1 section

Professional Writing with Power

Learn to draft memos, emails, reports, and brochures with greater impact and style.

2018 Spring
1 section

Sharpening Your Presentation and Speech Skills

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

2018 Spring
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 Spring
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.

2018 Spring
1 section

Interpersonal and Business Communications

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

2018 Spring
1 section

Better Business Writing Boot Camp

Focus on the writing process and learn to express cause-and-effect relationships, supply necessary context, and engage your readers.

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

As a liberal arts professional or someone who wants to develop a personal brand, learn to articulate your story and bring it to life.

Speaking Clearly: Improving Voice and Diction

This course can help you to speak English with increased clarity and confidence, as native English speaker or a fluent nonnative speaker of English.

Speaking with Confidence

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