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If you want to improve your own writing or the writing culture in your workplace, then this is a workshop that will help you or your staff communicate simply, directly and productively.

This session will introduce you to some of the essential skills for writing effectively and efficiently to colleagues, clients, or potential partners.

Content:
• THINK - We begin by thinking about our audience, our purpose and what kind of response we are looking for.
• SHAPE – Next, we consider the value of document design and structure.
• WRITE – Finally, we move on to look at some straightforward strategies to help you or your colleagues write in a clear, credible, and concise style.

Learning Outcomes
This workshop will:
• enable you to write from the reader's perspective thus building effective working relationships,
• produce documents that get to the point and get things done, and
• save you time.

Target Audience
• Those wishing to write in a more focused and concise style.
• People who would like a refresher in plain writing.
• Managers who would like some pointers in offering advice to their team members.


Coronavirus Containment Measure:
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask that all event participants wear a mask when attending the event
- To minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus, if you or a family member has been overseas within 14 days of this event, then we kindly request that you do not attend.
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, food and beverages will not be provided during the event
- Chamber staff will be conducting temperature checks at the premises.

DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s)

Richard Charles, Business Writing Consultant at Connect Communication
 

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 over 30 years' experience in Hong Kong and mainland China together with a Master’s Degree in English for the Professions, 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 Legislative Council, the Monetary Authority and the Treasury.

 

Language English
Date and Time 2021/10/22 14:00 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 2823 1282
Email: cathy@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$950 / Non-Members @ HK$1,150
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 7 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
- A $50 handling fee per person will be charged for all offline bookings (e.g. fax, e-mail, post) for all Chamber events. Go online today by downloading our app or registering on the HKGCC website to save the environment and money.
- Priority is given to corporate members. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at sole discretion of the Chamber.
- Participants agree to indemnify the Chamber and the hosting party all liabilities for property damage, physical injury or death in relation to this event. Participants are advised to take their own insurance against all risks.

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