With so many businesses transitioning to a remote workforce, a large majority of communication in the workplace is occurring in the written format now more than ever. During this three-part webinar, you will explore the key ingredients of effective communication for professionals.

Five Strategies for Writing Clearly
April 27, 2021 | 3:00PM ET | 90 Minutes

In today’s workplace, communication takes place mostly in writing. It is crucial that professionals learn the skills required to write clearly so others may understand.

In this practical webinar, you will navigate five strategies for drafting reader-friendly communications. By applying these strategies to your emails and documents, you will avoid misunderstandings and gain your readers’ approval. Throughout the webinar, you will review examples of writing that demonstrate the strategies in action.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Write in a way that readers can easily understand
  • Visualize your own writing from the perspective of your customers and colleagues
  • Decide whether to repeat a term or use a synonym for it
  • Determine when to use (and when to avoid) the word “and”
  • Draft e-mails and documents that are easy and clear to read

Conciseness and Attention to Detail in Written Communications
April 28, 2021 | 3:00PM ET | 90 Minutes

Customers and colleagues prefer brevity over verbosity.

In this practical webinar, you will explore how to use fewer words in your emails and documents. By writing concisely, you will enable your readers to review your communications quickly and easily. You will also discuss attention to detail and examine how, when readers detect attention to detail, they gain trust in your ability to assist them; or, when they notice sloppiness or poor grammar, they doubt whether a writer has the competence to meet their needs.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify unnecessary words that can be omitted
  • Condense verbose phrases
  • Avoid costly mistakes relating to grammar and word choice
  • Use pronouns that are politically correct
  • Determine when technological aids (such as “spell check”) are more of a hindrance than a help

Email Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts
April 29, 2021 | 3:00PM ET | 90 Minutes

As more businesses transition to a partially or fully remote workforce, it has become increasingly pertinent for professionals to understand proper rules and etiquette for electronic communications.

In this practical webinar, you will master the do’s and don’ts of communicating by email, examining key email topics such as proper email lengths, formalities, subject lines, and tone. You will also explore smaller topics, including the use of “you” instead of “I”, following up on conversations, how to use acronyms and abbreviations, and writing outside of standard business hours.

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Follow the proper etiquette of email communication
  • Adopt a writing style for emails that is friendly, yet professional
  • Conceptualize how your readers want your messages to look
  • Increase the percentage of your emails that receive a reply

At the end of each session, you will receive a checklist summarizing the strategies discussed during the course presentation.

This program is eligible for HR, CLE, and CPE Credit. Please be sure to check the Credits tab prior to enrolling to confirm this program has been pre-approved for credit in your state.

Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Communications and Marketing
Program Level: Intermediate
Credit Type: Group Internet-Based for the Live Program

Faculty Member
Ryan Standil
Write To Excite

Ryan Standil is the President of Write To Excite, which is an organization that offers seminars on legal writing and business writing. Prior to becoming a writing instructor, Mr. Standil worked at a corporate law firm and as a proposal writer at an investment bank. He attended Western University, in Ontario, Canada, where he graduated from the HBA program at Ivey Business School and the JD program at the Faculty of Law.

Credit values for your jurisdiction are for one session of this multiple session webinar.
You will receive credit for each session that you attend.

CLE Credits (Law)

Credit Value Type Format
NALA - - Credit not available
NFPA - - Credit not available
AL 1.5 General
AK 1.5 General
AR Not Available General
AZ 1.5 General
CA 1.5 General
CO 1.8 General
CT 1.5 General
DE 1.5 General
FL 2 General
GA 1.5 General
HI 1.5 General
IA 1.5 General
ID 1.5 General
IL 1.5 General
IN 1.5 General
KS Not Available General
KY 1.5 General
LA 1.5 General
ME 1.5 General
MN 1.5 General
MO 1.8 General
MS Not Available General
MT 1.5 General
NC 1.5 General
ND 1.5 General
NE 1.5 General
NH 1.5 General
NJ 1.8 General
NM 1.5 General
NV 1.5 General
NY 1.5 General
OH 1.5 General
OK 2 General
OR 1.5 General
PA 1.5 General
RI 1.5 General
SC Not Available General
TN 1.5 General
TX 1.5 General
UT 1.5 General
VA Not Available General
VT 1.5 General
WA 1.5 Law and Legal Procedure
WI 1.5 General
WV 1.8 General
WY 1.5 General

In some CLE states, the course will be submitted to the bar after you register. If for any reason the course is not approved, we will fully refund your registration fee. If a state is listed on this course, then we are confident the course fits that state's standards and already is or will be approved for credit.

HR Credits

Credit Value Type Format
HRCI 1.5 On-Demand/Recording
SHRM 1.5 On-Demand/Recording

Accounting Credits

Credit Value Field of Study Format

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CPE Credit - Maximum Credit Hours: Please see above. You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Fields of Study: Please see above. Teaching Method: Lecture. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state’s regulatory board.

Clear Law Institute has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE Sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program.

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