SST 4 - "Business writing that works" by Jacqueline Moukheiber, Beirut

LIFE Beirut

10:00 - 13:00 30 March 2019


This event is for our Beirut-based scholars only.
For any queries, please contact Lara Koro,

We all know what good writing is. It’s the novel we can’t put down, the poem we never forgot,
and the speech that changes the way we look at the world. Good writing is the memo that gets
action and the letter that says what a phone call can’t.
In business writing, the language is concrete, the point of view is clear, and the points are well
expressed. Good writing is hard work, and even the best writers get discouraged. However, with
practice you can feel more confident about your own writing. This two-day workshop will give
you the tools to become a better writer.

What will you learn?
•  The value of good written communication.
•  How to write and proofread your work so it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.
•  How to apply these skills in real world situations.
•  The proper format for memos, letters, and e-mails.

What topics are covered?
•  The four C’s: clear, concise, complete, and correct
•  Word agreement
•  Active and passive voice
•  Sentences and sentence types
•  Readability index
•  Manners and courtesy
•  Practical and inclusive language
•  Sentence construction and punctuation
•  Writing business letters, memos, and e-mails
•  Spelling and proofreading
•  Reviewing your writing

About Social Skills Training
As part of our commitment to our scholars, we will be running the Social Skills Training program this year to help them improve their social skills. The program will be run by professional coaches who have extensive experience in personal development training.
Social skills are the life skills we use every day to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups. People who have worked on developing strong social skills are usually more successful in both their professional and personal lives.
Employers often seek to hire staff with 'strong interpersonal skills' - they want people who will work well in teams and able to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers and clients.
People aren’t born with good communication skills; like any other skill, they are learned through trial and error and repeated practice.
The training will be divided into modules. Each module will cover a different social skill ranging from “Business Etiquette”, “Public Speaking”, “Interpersonal Communication”, “Time and Stress Management”, Resume writing, etc.