Communications Training

Business relationships often begin in-person and quickly transition to written exchanges. Emails, memos, agendas, and reports dominate our working lives. Whether you are communicating with customers, local communities, clients, shareholders, trade associations, business groups, or the media, it is critical that your team be able to express ideas clearly and concisely in writing.

Tripepi Smith has three levels of Communications Training available to clients. Designed for busy professionals, these courses focus on the most applicable of writing skills and require no commitment outside of the allotted class time (i.e. no homework).

Three-Hour Workshop

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This workshop is designed to offer a quick review of the basics. From commonly misused words to the often-abused semicolon, we build confidence through understanding. This class also utilizes quick copyediting exercises to teach participants the power of concision through revision.

English Intensive

Often, as we build our careers, we tend to focus on training specific to our trade, be it public finance or civil engineering. Many of us have not had any training in formal written communications since high school. The English Intensive writing course aims to review long-forgotten skills and fill in any lingering knowledge gaps. Taught over five consecutive weeks, this series of one-hour classes aims to build a solid base for all kinds of professional writing by focusing on grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, diction, usage, and more.

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Professional Writing

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During the ten one-hour classes of the Professional Writing course, the instructor covers all of the topics offered in the English Intensive, and continues on beyond the basics. Working with the department-specific types of writing that participants tackle every day, this course includes strategies for outlining, drafting, and editing. Traditional formatting of business writing is reviewed, as well as etiquette for modern communications.