Our business writing course is designed to help students become more effective and persuasive communicators and focuses on the written and verbal skills they need to succeed in business. This business writing course utilizes state-of-the-art online technologies to ensure that our students receive the best possible learning experience while providing them with the flexibility to advance at their own pace. The Communication and Writing Skills course teaches students the essential written and verbal skills they need to possess in order to advance their careers. The course focuses on a variety of topics including writing, grammar, and various practices that help them become more effective communicators. Many businesses have found that newsletters are a highly effective way to communicate with employees, customers, and others. In this module students are taught how to write interesting, informative and persuasive newsletters that add value to the business. Persuasive communication skills are essential for businesses looking to obtain financing as well as the day-to-day operations. In this module, students gain confidence by improving their speaking and writing skills. In this module you are introduced to the fundamentals of effective writing techniques so as to strengthen writing skills for clear effective communication. In this module students explore the fundamental elements of grammar. They are also taught how to write, evaluate, edit and format a variety of common business documents. In addition to speaking before an audience, public speaking encompasses a wide range of communications, including speaking to a colleague, co-worker, supervisor or employer, customer or vendor. How well you speak reflects your professionalism and competency, and can effectively help to build your personal brand as well as that of your entire organization. This module explores the art of negotiating. The study includes the evaluation of various negotiating styles, and strategies for the most common business environments, and helps students develop the fundamental negotiating skills they will need in a variety of business contexts.
I. Writing Effective Newsletters
II. Persuasive Communication
III. Effective Writing Skills
IV. Grammar Essentials
V. Effective Communication
VI. Negotiation Strategies
The Communication and Writing Skills program introduces you to the essentials of writing, grammar, and practices that develop more effective spoken and written communication skills. This program is ideal for students who want to improve their American English communication skills.
Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS
Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.
Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.
Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
*Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People