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Worksheet Description

Audience Questions Being Persuasive (Speaking) A thorough worksheet on how to deal with audience questions.
Logical Fallacies Being Persuasive (Speaking) A worksheet that teaches you logical fallacies in speech and logic.
Vocab Growth Being Persuasive (Speaking) A worksheet designed to test and grow your English vocabulary.

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Seth Godin, Author, Really Bad Powerpoint
Really Bad PowerPoint: (and how to avoid it)

How To Win Friends and Influence People

http://www.businessenglishhq.com/slideology-book No matter where you are on the organizational ladder, the odds are high that you’ve delivered a high-stakes presentation to your peers, your boss, your customers, or the general public. Presentation software is one of the few tools that requires professionals to think visually on an almost daily basis. But unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. slide:ology fills that void.

The Seven Principles Public Speaking
Public Speaking

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Toastmasters Speaking Tips

Setting Up A First Impression

Eye contact While Speaking

Adapted from sample speeches
Best Speech Topics

Improve Your Public Speaking
focuses on openings and closings


Parts of a presentation
3-page overview of parts

Language Examples

point by point listing of all p parts

most complete description with lots of language examples, 20 pages. Weak on opening

lots of language examples

Three Rules for Presentations
site devoted just to presentations.

presentation coach in NZ, signed up for free ebook: How to make an effective presentation

Gitomer, Little Green Book of Getting Your Way

Good 6-minutes video on introductions

Rule – 7%, 38%, 55%
Comment: http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=78144

3 fundamentals: 1) facts, figures, basic logic, 2) audience feelings and values, 3) character, credibility


credibility, using evidence, reasoning, emotion

credibility, big-name people politicians

Presentation 3-day workshop $1700

The Skeptics dictionary
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Business Writing Clear and Simple is aimed at students entering the workforce and established professionals already in the workplace. It offers useful tips for an effective style, a wide range of business writing samples, and grammar rules explained in simple terms.

Goof-Proof Business Writing has 50 tips covering disorganized writing, being unaware of your audience, writing without clarity, choosing the wrong words, not understanding the mechanics of writing, and confusing the types of business writing.

How to Write Effective Business English: The Essential Toolkit for Composing Powerful Letters, E-Mails and More, for Today’s Business Needs (Better Business English) is designed to help intermediate learners to improve their confidence and competence in writing English for global business. It includes writing, punctuation and grammar tips. There are useful sections on email and letter writing.

The Elements of Style (4th Edition), the classic work of Strunk and White, has sections on the elementary rules of usage, elementary principles of composition, commonly used words and expressions, and advice on effective style.

Research & Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day has 20 lessons that offer basic research and writing tools that you can practise on your own. It includes a diagnostic pre-test and a post-test to measure your improvement.

The AMA Handbook of Business Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Style, Grammar, Punctuation, Usage, Construction, and Formatting is a valuable reference on style, usage, punctuation, language construction, and formatting. There are informative sections on the writing process and a variety of sample business documents.

The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Business Writing and Communication, Second Edition (McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Courses) examtines the 12 steps involved in effective writing and recommends three hours work on each step. There are exercises, on-the-job applications and self-evaluations. There are three appendices to manage writing and speaking  as well as resources to manage your writing.

The Vest-Pocket Writer’s Guide is a handy guide to writing effectively including the rules of grammar and a spelling guide. There are sections on writing effective sentences and paragraphs, writing papers, reports and resumes, and doing research.

Write Better Essays in Just 20 Minutes a Day (Write Better Essays in 20 Minutes a Day) has great tips for planning an essay, drafting the essay, revising, editing and proofreading as well as taking an essay exam. It includes a diagnostic pre-test and a post-test to measure your improvement.
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Figures and tables

Source: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/key-writing-strategies-business-30702.html

tone, language, appropriateness, grammar



purpose, audience, clear nouns

See Purdue http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/648/01/

Language errors

how to edit your own writing

self-editing tips

how to edit your paper

how to self-edit

10 ways to improve your writing

Mindtools: writing /  communication skills

writing mistakes

grammar goofs

Writing mistakes
biz blog

Resume mistakes

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