Learn to improve readability scores in this LIVE online class
Read it and weep. More than half of all Americans have basic or below basic reading skills, according to the DOE’s latest adult literacy test.
That means they can sign forms, compare ticket prices for two events and look up shows in a TV guide. But they have trouble finding places on a map. Can’t calculate the cost of office supplies from a catalog. Are unable to compare viewpoints in two editorials.
“My mind is blown, and I’m looking at everything through a new lens!”
— Chelsea Ornelas, marketing & public relations lead, Sourcewell
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How well are we reaching these folks with our messages?
In writing coach Ann Wylie’s clear-writing workshop, you’ll learn how to make every piece you write easier to read and understand. You’ll walk away with secrets you can use to reach more readers, measurably improve readability and sell clear writing to management.
In this five-day workshop (two hours a day), you’ll learn how to:
Reach Real Readers
Get a reality check on the level at which your readers really read. (Prepare to be depressed!)
Then learn to write messages that get more people to read your piece, read more of it, read it faster, understand it better and remember it longer.
Cut Through the Clutter
What’s the right length for your piece? Your paragraphs? Your sentences? Your words? Leave with quantifiable targets, tips and techniques for hitting the right numbers.
Measure, monitor & manage readability with a cool (free!) tool, analyze your message for 27 readability metrics — from word length to sentence structure to Flesch Reading Ease. Then you’ll learn how to measurably improve your readability scores.
Take the Numb Out of Numbers
Learn how to:
Start Making Sense
Jargon reduces social media reach and influence, cuts media coverage, makes your website harder to find — even makes it seem as if you don’t understand the topic you’re writing about.
Learn how to translate the language of your business into the language of your readers.
Plus: Live Editing Sessions
Put the “master” in the Master Class by practicing and perfecting the skills you learn in the workshop. You’ll:
Master the techniques writing coach Ann Wylie has used to earn more than 60 communication awards, including two IABC Gold Quills — the Pulitzer Prizes of business communications.
“I cannot believe how much I changed and improved one piece in this session. I also enjoyed the ability to hear more from the other professionals in the room. Very interactive, which I loved.”
— Megan McCarl, public relations associate, Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Location & logistics
Join us LIVE via Zoom and LinkedIn from noon to 2 p.m. Central on:
- June 20: Reach Real Readers, Rev Up Readability
- June 21: Pare Down the Piece, Punch Out Paragraphs
- June 22: Streamline Sentences, Simplify Stats
- June 23: Whittle Words
- June 26: Translate Jargon, Live Editing Session
Can’t make a date? You’ll have on-demand access to the online workshop until July 20.
- Silver (workshop only): $1,195
- Gold (Silver + $352 worth of learning tools — Cut Through the Clutter, Start Making Sense, Think Like a Reader, Think Outside the Pyramid): $1,295
- Platinum (Gold +$297 subscription to Rev Up Readership): $1,395
- Diamond (Platinum +$750 Jump-the-Line Live Editing Sessions with Ann. Ensure that Ann will edit your message live in class.): $1,795
Please learn about our cancellation policy and more in our FAQ.
“Some of the most valuable, actionable information I’ve ever taken away from a conference. Well worth the time and investment.”
— Lindsey Foss, PR manager, Iowa Soybean Association
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Save up to $100 with our group discounts.