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Plain Language Academy
A11 Putting Clients First in Legal Writing
for better client relations
Putting clients first in legal writing Best customer-service practice
Starts Jan 24, 2022 for eight weeks. Can start any date after Jan 24. Ends March 28, 2022.
This course is for lawyers and paralegals: changing attitudes, writing process, and writing style. Professionals in legal services must meet the needs of clients while maintaining competency in a common body of skills forming the fundamental elements of competent representation. This course provides a self-paced opportunity to explore the interpersonal and communication skills needed for better client management.
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A4 Science supports plain language
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and put A4 Science Supports Plain Language in the Subject line.
Neuroscience research shows the the less work audiences need to put into reading, the more they will find sources credible, and the better they will connect with the messages. You will learn the most up-to-date techniques, drawn from neuroscience, linguistics, and cognitive psychology. We'll explore both why and how to make the reader's work easier and fluent.
What do you have in common with your readers?
You are all human! You can easily connect with that. Just take advantage of what science tells us about how the brain processes information to write that information so it is easy for the reader.
Cheryl offers several ways for you to learn to do this:
1. Personal Coaching-professional development
2. Online Webinars
3. In-depth Online Course-Plain Language Academy
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School of Unprofessional Writing
at the School of unProfessional Writing, Shelly Davies is deconstructing out-of-date ideas of professionalism and helping humans communicate with humans.
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Try it out this unique approach with some freebies
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Plain Language Academy
"I recently worked through this course and I was amazed at how useful it was and how well-designed.'
Sarah Slabbert and Nadja Green, Plain Language Institute, South Africa lead you through this course starting March 1, 2022.
Implementing plain language in a systematic manner in an organization is, however, a different challenge for executives, compliance officers, communication managers or customer relations. Make your organization truly customer-centered working through these 6 modules:
The course runs online for 12 weeks. Limited enrollment.
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