5-Week Business Writing Basics Workshop

Class Begins Sunday, August 18, 2019


Our Business Writing Basics Workshop begins with the basics: reviewing spelling, grammar, and punctuation rules, as well as how to craft and organize a thoughtful paragraph. We will discuss the four major factors of effective writing: clarity, tone, organization, and delivery, as well as how to edit and revise for wordiness, industry jargon, and redundancy. The course also includes:

  • An overview of the most common types of business documents including emails, agendas, business letters, reports, proposals, and the basic structure of each of these documents.

  • One class session will be devoted to discussing how to develop and deliver a business presentation.

Students are encouraged to bring a project that they may need assistance with that we can work to refine over the course of the workshop. During the last class, students will have the opportunity to share a final piece. Additional reading and assignments may also be assigned between classes.

The basic course outline is:

Class 1:  The Basics: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, and the Paragraph

Class 2:  Major Factors of Effective Writing: Clarity, Tone, Organization, Delivery

Class 3: Common Business Documents

Class 4:  Presentation Basics

Class 5:  Board Room Presentation Practice

  • Megan Harrison, Presenter

  • Class size limited to 8 writers

  • Meets Sundays 3:00PM to 5:00PM / August 18, 2019 to September 22, 2019

  • NOTE: Class will not meet on Labor Day Weekend (9/1).

  • Class meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.

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Instructor Megan Harrison has served as a frontline fundraiser for ten years, developing new initiatives and leading fundraising strategies that include private foundation support, annual giving, sponsorship programs, and large events. She works as the Director of Development for the Center of Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas and is responsible for building relationships with private funders in support of The Center’s cutting-edge research on the brain and aging mind. Megan has also served as the Vice President of Sponsorship and Annual Giving at Klyde Warren Park, Director of Development for the Dallas Zoo, and was an integral part of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Capital Campaign team. Prior to her work in non-profit, Megan spent several years in sales working for the Dallas Business Journal. Megan holds a Bachelors in Marketing and Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, is a graduate of the Executive MBA program at the Naveen Jindal School of Business at the University of Texas at Dallas, and a graduate of Leadership Dallas.