Effective Business Writing

Reaching Your Readers with Clear, Professional Business Writing

The ability to express ideas in a clear, succinct, compelling style strengthens a person’s credibility as a clear thinker who can achieve objectives.

Business professionals at all levels will find this workshop beneficial, as they deepen their knowledge of the nuances that distinguish good writing. Participants will polish old skills, gain fresh insight to the writing craft, and learn new tools that they can use in any type of communication: to inform, request, recommend, or motivate.

Here are topics we will cover:

  • Organizing your thinking
  • Making the most of your opening three sentences
  • Presenting ideas in ways people will remember them
  • Techniques to write clear, direct sentences without surplus words
  • Handling difficult conversations in email
  • Editing in three steps so that you don’t overlook anything

To learn more or to get details on pricing and schedules, please complete our contact form or call 207-232-7563.

By Ken O’Quinn

Focus on Them Focus on Them

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) Perfect Phrases for Business Letters

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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Praise from Clients

I learned more helpful tips than in any other writing course in the past 40 years. As an engineer, knowing the “why” is important.
David EiermanMotorola Solutions

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