Courses

2011 Better Business Writing

Who: Tony Spencer-Smith
When: Friday 11 November 2011, 10am – 4pm
Cost: Full price: $150; Member: $105; Conc Member: $90
Code: 11SPEN11

You’re good at your job but get a sinking feeling when it’s time to write reports, emails, proposals or other business documents. You know what you want to say but struggle to express yourself clearly and succinctly. You’re a good writer, but your grammar and punctuation are letting you down.

Being able to write clearly and concisely, and structure your material for maximum effect, is a key communication skill. Tony Spencer-Smith is an award-winning novelist, a corporate writer and writing trainer. In this one-day course, Tony will help you to use words more effectively at work. Whether you work in the public service or the private sector, are an admin assistant or a CEO, Tony will show you how to communicate clearly, concisely and appropriately for your audience. .....

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2012 The Secrets of Persuasive Writing

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Who: Tony Spencer-Smith
When: Saturday 20 October 2012, 10am – 4pm
Full price:
$165; Member: $115; Conc Member: $100

Words are powerful tools to persuade, explain, motivate and inspire. This course is for people who already write well but want to increase the impact and intensity of their words.

Whether you are a business writer trying to influence staff, a blogger, a speechmaker, a campaigner for a cause or someone writing a memoir, you need to connect with and involve your readers. .....

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2013 The Secrets of Persuasive Writing

Who: Tony Spencer-Smith
When:
Saturday 19 October 2013, 10am-4pm
Cost: Full price:
$180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

Words are powerful tools to persuade, explain, motivate and inspire. This course is for people who already write well but want to increase the impact and intensity of their words.

Whether you are a business writer trying to influence staff, a blogger, a speechmaker, a campaigner for a cause or someone writing a memoir, you need to connect with and involve your readers. .....

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Seminar: Social Media for Beginners 2015

Who: Sarah Allen
When:
Thursday 12 February 2015, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: Full price:
$55; Member: $40; Conc Member: $35
Level:
All

In this session with the author’s secret weapon in book marketing, Sarah Allen, you’ll learn the absolute fundamentals for any author wanting to understand WHY you benefit from dedicating time to a social strategy, WHAT you might like to talk about in digital channels, WHEN are the best times to post content online, and HOW you can incorporate it into your busy day! .....

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2015 An Introduction to Plain English

Who: Susan McKerihan
When:
Saturday 20 June, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110
Level:
All

The objective of Plain English is to ensure that a document’s intended reader understands its messages quickly and accurately. What is a ‘reader-focused document’, and how it is achieved? What specific tools and devices can help make a document more readable?

This workshop will introduce you to the three aspects of a ‘readable’ document: .....

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