Packed with tips, tools and techniques, Pocketbooks provide the knowledge, skills and behaviours which are essential to improving performance, both individually and organisationally.
They are written using accelerated learning principles to maximise memory retention and recall. It’s fun to learn with Pocketbooks and new skills are quickly transferred back to the workplace.
- Speed of learning and transfer of knowledge lie at the heart of our pocketbooks
- They need to get to the essential facts, quickly, and they need to be able to apply their learning immediately.
- Written by skilled communicators, management and L&D professionals who know how to make their messages simple, accessible and of real practical value.
- You’ve no doubt gone through a lengthy piece of text with a highlighter pen, picking out key words and phrases. It’s these highlights that make up a pocketbook – bite-size chunks of information, supported by plenty of visual aids and other triggers to accelerate understanding and maximise memory retention and recall.
How do you ensure that what you write gets read, understood and acted upon? The Writing Skills Pocketbook describes a 3- phase approach to planning, preparing and polishing written communications for the modern business world.
Central to the planning phase is a clear understanding of why you are writing and who you are writing for. The book guides you through the planning process and shows you how to test your approach. The second phase, preparation, demonstrates how to write clear, concise and compelling texts using the authors’ eight golden rules. There is advice too on how to present and illustrate your written material to best effect, including the most commonly asked questions on punctuation.
Don’t be too hasty to send your letter, email or report. Take time to check it thoroughly using the book’s ‘11-point critiquing checklist’ and ‘top tips for proofreading’. This is the final, polishing phase.
A pocketful of tips, tools and techniques to help you write easily and clearly so your readers understand you every time.
Frequently Asked Questions
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