Mar 25, 2014 | Effective WritingA study of student writing found that most students knew enough to avoid using “textisms” in formal assignments. Ever since instant messaging arrived in the mid 90s, there has been concern about a decline in writing skills, and it increased with the advent...
By Ken O’Quinn
As a contributing author in this book on leadership, Ken offers insights and tips for managing difficult conversations, providing effective feedback, and being authentic. Order here.
Perfect Phrases for Business Letters (McGraw-Hill)
Provides the right words and phrases for any situation - quickly. The book was reprinted in Japanese because of high-volume sales there.
TD at Work — Business Writing for Managers
The Association for Talent Development invited Ken to write this 22-page booklet for the TD at Work series.
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- Jobs become boring when the daily routine is repetitive, and so does writing when you read short, choppy sentences with …
Praise from Clients
I learned more about writing in your six-hour session than I learned in four years at Northwestern. Your seminar has given me a renewed interest in good writing and confidence I can improve.
You are such an interesting, knowledgeable, and entertaining speaker. Feedback was uniformly enthusiastic.
The feedback from the 40+ communicators who participated in the workshops was overwhelmingly positive. He is passionate about good writing, and it is contagious when he presents. We’re already planning to have him back.
My team had some great feedback on the time they spent with you. They really learned a lot and you received rave reviews.
Ken’s writing workshops received the highest evaluations of any training we’ve done in my five years here.
Ken gave one of the best courses I’ve ever taken. He teaches staff how to write properly, clearly and concisely, from e-mails to major planning documents.
Ken O’Quinn is the best writing coach I have ever worked with.
That was a great presentation. We’re getting rave reviews. It was new information, thoughtfully presented and highly interactive. We loved it! Let’s discuss having you come back.
What a teacher you are. In your brief session, you taught me four valuable things.
After working with Ken, I became a confident, creative writer and went on to have an award-winning consulting business. I would not be having this success were it not for the skills I learned from Ken.