HK$320

Write Here, Write Now 3: Normal, not formal

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This module introduces strategies aimed at crushing the archaic formality that appears in a great many workplace documents.

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This lively, interactive session investigates why so many writers confuse formality with politeness and presents strategies to ensure the writer achieves the right degree of formality for the audience.

What you will learn

Activities will focus on the importance of:

  • Avoiding old-fashioned language and ‘officialese’
  • Leaning towards the passive voice
  • Showing respect for your reader through avoiding excessive formality in writing

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Richard Charles, Business Writing Consultant

Richard works as a consultant with clients who require support, coaching and training in workplace communication and business writing. He assesses staff needs and develops interactive, target-focused courses for specific purposes. With 30 years' experience in Hong Kong and mainland China, Richard has worked with clients as diverse as Cathay Pacific, CLP, DLA Piper, Hong Kong Clearing & Exchanges, Hong Kong Land, IBM, Li & Fung, Marks & Spencer, Moody's, ICAC, The Peninsula Hotel, Standard Chartered Bank as well more recently with government departments including the Hong Kong Police, the Legislative Council, the Monetary Authority and the Treasury.

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$320

Format

Virtual session on Zoom

Duration

1 hour

Language

English

For enquiries, please contact us at information@connectcommunication.com.

Cancellation or re-scheduling of the workshop for any reason, the registration fee, shall be non-refundable.

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