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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.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

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.

2017 Summer
1 section

Easy Networking for Professionals

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

2017 Summer
1 section

Grammar Review Crash Course

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

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Improving Writing Skills

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

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Personal Branding for Liberal Arts Professionals

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

2017 Summer
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.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Professional Writing with Power

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

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

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.

2017 Summer
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.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Speaking Mindfully

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

2017 Spring
+ 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.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Speaking with Confidence

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

2017 Summer
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.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

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.

2017 Spring
+ 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.

2017 Spring
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.

2017 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.

2017 Spring
1 section

Interpersonal and Business Communications

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

2017 Spring
1 section

Extreme Professional Makeover: Communications Boot Camp

In this two-day boot camp, focus on your writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills with the goal of becoming a more effective communicator.

High-Impact Communication

Learn to identify and correct common mistakes—from grammar and diction to tone and body language—so you become a better communicator.

Writing on the Job

Learn to write documents with clarity and confidence and to tackle assignments without hesitation.