"It's hard to overstress the importance of clear communication for small business owners … We're not offering high school English here, just tools that small business owners can use to ensure that what they mean is what they say." Geri Stengel, President
New York, NY (Vocus) February 16, 2010
Fear of writing ranks right up there with fear of public speaking, yet writing well is an essential skill for small business owners who want to attract attention to their services or entice investment in their enterprises.
A 140-character tweet on Twitter can't replace clear, concise, and compelling communication to customers, vendors, investors, and staff.
The basics of business communication are emails, memos, and reports. In Ventureneer's free webinar, Writing in the Age of Twitter: Why Good Writing Still Matters (Especially in Business), participants will learn how to make sure that the message they want to give is the message they send.
The free webinar will take place from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. Each of the basic forms of business communication will be analyzed, with examples given of good writing that avoids ambiguity, and participants will be given samples that will serve as guides in their future writing.
"It's hard to overstress the importance of clear communication for small business owners," says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer."Yet many people dash off an email or memo without making sure that its meaning is clear. We're not offering high school English here, just tools that small business owners can use to ensure that what they mean is what they say."
This interactive webinar will be taught by Alan Siege, CEO/Owner, Small Business Management Consulting, which specializes in small business advice. He is an instructor for the NYC Department of Small Business Services Entrepreneur Boot Camp as well as being an adjunct professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and at New York University.
The webinar will be useful to anyone who writes emails, memos, or reports for business -- in other words, just about everyone. And, yes, Siege will even throw in some tips for effective tweeting.
"Let's face it; most of us want to write as few words as possible; that's OK (especially for Twitter) but in the marketplace everything you do (and write) reflects back on to you and your business so it's super important to write it well," say Siege.
"If you missed English comp or aren't comfortable with writing, this webinar will really help," says Stengel. "It's about the basic skill you need to make your point clearly and quickly."
For more information about this webinar or to sign up, visit Ventureneer's website.
About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.
Ventureneer.com provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.