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Communication and writing effectively are important skills to have both personally and professionally. A wide variety of course will help you master the essentials of writing, learn how to develop powerful written documents, and improve your communication techniques.

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If you are nurse, teacher, law enforcement, employer or just have the desire to learn a new language, this beginning Bosnian language class will teach you the basics so you are able to communicate with your Bosnian clients, neighbors, students and friends. Instructor, Vahida Dallenbach, was born and raised in Bosnia until she was 17 yrs. old. She is fluent in Bosnian and English and she will teach you the Bosnian alphabet, words for the number system and most common words used in everyday conversations. In addition, websites and other resources will be shared to help you learn more Bosnian words after class.

Start date: 06/20/16

End date: 08/15/16

Tuition:$89.00



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Take away the key practices you need to develop and hone your business writing communication effectively and successfully. Get the best practices for crafting effective, professional business documents. Find out how to avoid grammatical pitfalls. And acquire business writing principles that will be good for years to come.

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 07/01/16

Tuition:$195.00



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One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. Part of good writing skills comes from constructing clear sentences but how we organize our writing and how we lead our reader into our story are important to being understood. In this course we will look at how to write concisely and how to grab and keep your reader's attention. http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Business-Writing-for-Busy-Professionals---Part-1/449" target="_blan

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Tuition:$225.00



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One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. Part of good writing skills comes from constructing clear sentences but how we organize our writing and how we lead our reader into our story are important to being understood. In this course we will look at how to write concisely and how to grab and keep your reader's attention. http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Business-Writing-for-Busy-Professionals---Part-1/449" target="_blan

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Tuition:$225.00



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One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. In this continuation of the Part 1 course, we look at the importance of grammar and tone to good writing and approaches to rewriting. We will also look at specific types of documents we might create. http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Business-Writing-for-Busy-Professionals---Part-2/462" target="_blan

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$225.00



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One of the keys to success in any business is good communication skills and one of the most common ways to communicate in business is through writing. In this continuation of the Part 1 course, we look at the importance of grammar and tone to good writing and approaches to rewriting. We will also look at specific types of documents we might create. http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Business-Writing-for-Busy-Professionals---Part-2/462" target="_blan

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$225.00



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Hybrid, or blended, courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time. With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to maximize student learning. Three courses one-month courses.

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$495.00



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Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill. Begin with understanding the format, construction, and successful techniques of writing good business reports and proposals. Then improve your skills with editing and proofreading. Finally, discover what good journalists know. Learn how to write a news story, press release or other publicity notice that zings. Help your organization stand out with your new skills in business writing. This certificate will take you to the next level where business writing is a skill for personal and organizational success. Three one month courses

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$495.00



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Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media. Three one month courses, Kimba Green, Dan Hood and Jenna Soard, instructors. Just $495 total.

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$495.00



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A book can help you expand your business in the way no form of advertising can. This practical certificate is designed to help entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations self-publish as well as gain a complete understanding of this often-complicated marketplace. Learn how to understand your publishing options and how to select the best pathways given your business and personal objectives.Then come discover what makes a great ebook and how you go about creating, formatting and publishing your eBook. Finally acquire the keys to marketing your book or eBook. Most importantly, you will create a marketing plan so you can map out your marketing steps all the steps from start to finish. Three one-month courses; Penny C. Sansevieri and Tim Street, instructors; $495 for all three courses and certificate

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$495.00



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Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever. And critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning. Take back a workable conflict management model, along with successful and practical conflict management strategies. Then work with a pro to learn how to improve your negotiation skills for a win-win outcome, including helping others to get what they want, so you get what you want. Finally, find out more about yourself and others using personality profiles for better work performance. You will be learning from some of our more popular instructors, and taking away new how-to skills that work. $595 for all 3 courses and certificate; Sally Klauss and Julia King Tamang, instructors.

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$595.00



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Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the 4 key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences.

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 07/01/16

Tuition:$195.00



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