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scheduled employee development programs

Communication Skills

To be sure that the message you send is the message received, you need to have strong, flexible interpersonal and communication skills.

Let us know what communication skills you need to be effective in your job: employee.development@bc.edu

Spring 2014 Program Offerings



E-mails and Business Writing
Wally Coyle, Training Consultant

If writing is a key component of your success at the university, this course is for you.

You will learn all about the changes in format and content of materials primarily sent electronically. The new age of business writing is here to stay! Make your reports state the message clearly, command attention, compel action, and create a winning impression. Workshop topics focus on:

  • Writing and responding to e-mails faster
  • Overcoming  writers block
  • Adding professionalism and correct tone in e-mails
  • Eliminating grammar and sentence structure problems
  • Eliminating wordiness
  • Being more persuasive and credible
  • Beginning and ending effectively
  • Dealing with sensitive topics in e-mail

Please bring a sample of your writing to the workshop.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
9-1 (light lunch included)
Law School East Wing Rm 400

University-wide Competencies
Communication Skills, Continuous Learning

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Is Your PowerPoint Helping…or Hurting Your Message? Program Cancelled
Trisha Griffin-Carty, Griffin-CartyCommunications

What is it that has the power to take even the most interesting material and render the audience into a zombie-like state of indifference? Unfortunately, “Death by PowerPoint’ is a commonly heard expression that signals a lost opportunity on the part of a presenter.

Attend this session and learn how to use PowerPoint to engage your audience, and get your message across. During the session you will do the following:

  • Review current approach to PowerPoint
  • Create a storyboard for an actual presentation that outlines key ideas
  • Determine which images best support content and audience interest
  • Learn about three levels of visuals: basic, enhanced and creative

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
9-12
Walsh Hall Function Room

University Core Competencies
Communication Skills and Continuous Learning