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Smart Business Writing - more clarity, less time!

Smart Business Writing - more clarity, less time!
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We may think we write clearly – but do we? Most people tend to write without thinking much about their readers.

It’s easy to recognise plain English when we read it. Producing it is another matter. This workshop offers you a new focus. The result will be plain English in less time and an easy way to build relationships with your clients.

In this workshop you’ll discover what modern professional writers do. Writing the modern, professional way will help your firm stand out in a competitive market. It will almost certainly be easier than you think because you’ll be focusing on what really makes a difference and developing your skills, not listening to long lists of tips and hints.

You will learn:
  • A writing method that sums up what modern professional writers do
  • An editing method to help you review your writing almost as fast as you can read
  • A quick way to organise complex information
  • Some tools from the science of (honourable) persuasion.

You’ll end the workshop a more confident writer with a skill you can use for the rest of your career.

Learning objectives 

  • Learn a writing/editing method you can have for the rest of your life.
  • Spend less time writing, editing and explaining to clients what you meant.
  • Help you stand out in a competitive market.


Practical and interactive. This workshop is divided into two half-day sessions held on two consecutive days. In between the sessions you’ll have time to prepare a small amount of homework (20 mins) to reinforce the content of the first workshop session.

Bring along a typical example of your writing. We’ll ask you to take a fresh look at it during the workshop (remove anything confidential from the sample before you come).

Who should attend

All practitioners wanting to improve their professionalism through smarter writing.


Workbook provided, but we suggest you bring a laptop for the writing activities. Make sure it is fully charged because you may not have access to a power supply.


  • Day 1: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Day 2: 9.00am – 1.00pm


  • Ralph Brown, Skillset, Christchurch

Fee (incl GST)


  • $490 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $540 - Non-members
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Christchurch 15-16 Aug
Day 1: Wed 15 Aug 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Day 2: Thurs 16 Aug 9.00am -1.00pm

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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Wellington 6011

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PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand