If your organization uses specific templates or models for briefing notes, we can incorporate those into our standard instructional materials.
Participants are also encouraged to bring sample documents to class for review and critique.
This seminar is designed for executive assistants, project leaders, managers, and anyone responsible for writing issue, action, or status summarizations that provide briefings.
Use the following resources to assist you in writing briefing notes:
The online version of the seminal dictionary of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary
Excellent and fast translation dictionary
Contains over 40,000 entries and is based on the best selling Newbury House Dictionary of American English; provides simple and clear definitions, and a wealth of sample sentences, idioms, and a wide array of cultural facts and figures
American English dictionary and thesaurus contains 50,000 headwords, and very precisely defined and hyperlinked synonyms
William Strunk's 1918 classic, The Elements of Style
A newspaper editor's thorough and opinionated look at grammar and style questions.
The best starting place for Internet research
A great collection of resources for all types of business research
Links to writing software in every imaginable category
Randall P. Whatley is a media veteran with diverse business experience. He is president of Cypress Media Group, an advertising, public relations, and training firm. He has extensive experience advising government officials, political candidates, public officials, and corporate executives.
Whatley teaches the practical, real-world skills that he has acquired and refined over three decades as an advertising and public relations practitioner. His presentation and media relations skills were honed as a lobbyist and political consultant on over 50 campaigns in five states. He has written two books, two syndicated newspaper columns, and many magazine and Internet articles. He has also hosted his own television and radio program and appeared often as a TV and radio program guest, including a CNN appearedance. Whatley has also produced TV and radio ads.