Effective Writing in the Workplace featuring Norm Friedman

Thursday, March 07, 2013
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Our school days provided an invaluable writing foundation, but most of us don’t think enough about the distinctions between successful academic writing and successful writing at work. The workshop will sharpen those perspectives while providing dozens of practical, immediately usable tips in three areas:

  • Brevity. The two principal pathways to writing more concisely are recognizing prime obstacles, such as “writing to impress,” and eliminating fat phrases. We’ll cover both.
  • Email. Many of us rely on email for almost all of our written communications despite never having received any instruction in using the medium well. The workshop will pierce through that paradox.
  • Common errors. Occasional writing mistakes are unavoidable, but too many errors or the failure to catch an obvious error can undermine our credibility. At the end of the session, we’ll highlight a few that should head our hit list.

Norm FriedmanAbout the Speaker
Norm Friedman began his business more than 15 years ago, and has continued to provide incredible training to countless business professionals, students and job seekers eager to cut down on errors and enhance their writing style. With more than 30 years of experience in the communications field, Norm has conducted hundreds of workshops across the country from New York to Los Angeles. Norm is a speechwriter and the published author of 100+ Instant Writing Tips..., a book that shines a bright light on common errors in writing while offering dozens of ways to make writing more dynamic and graceful.


Our school days provided an invaluable writing foundation, but most of us don’t think enough about the distinctions between successful academic writing and successful writing at work. The workshop will sharpen those perspectives while providing dozens of practical, immediately usable tips in three areas:

  • Brevity. The two principal pathways to writing more concisely are recognizing prime obstacles, such as “writing to impress,” and eliminating fat phrases. We’ll cover both.
  • Email. Many of us rely on email for almost all of our written communications despite never having received any instruction in using the medium well. The workshop will pierce through that paradox.
  • Common errors. Occasional writing mistakes are unavoidable, but too many errors or the failure to catch an obvious error can undermine our credibility. At the end of the session, we’ll highlight a few that should head our hit list.

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