I have started a new business, helping the writing staff of communications companies do better work.
The thrust of the 60-90 minute presentation is how writers can improve their short-term habits and their long-term prospects to write better, more effectively, avoid burnout and extend their careers.
Yes, I talk about the little things -- writing errors, things that drive editors wild, things that kill client relationships, "nitpicky things" that writers don't always care about, but for which points are subtracted.
But I also help writers assess their personal strengths and weaknesses, and show them how to grow beyond their limitations, and use teamwork to deepen and improve the reading experience.
Want to make your staff write faster, cleaner, and more forcefully? Give me a call.
"The success or failure of our Minneapolis public relations agency rests on our staff's writing abilities -- so, thank goodness for Mike Finley!
"Mike's unique writing seminar -- a high-octane mixture of practical information on The Secrets of Better Writing infused with wildly entertaining excursions into human psychology and grammatical pecadillos -- kept a conference-room full of grizzled PR professionals on the edge of their proverbial Herman Miller Aeron chairs.
"With a down-home style, sly wit and utter mastery of the topic of improving writing skills, Mike delivered a true kick in the seat of the pants . . . two hours of interactive discussion that opened eyes, unscrewed skulls, exploded myths and sent all of our employees scurrying for their PCs, ready to do battle with their next writing assignments.
"I'd wholeheartedly recommend Mike's writing seminar to any company that needs to communicate better with its employees or customers -- which means any company that wants to stay in business!
"Bravo, bravo, bravo, Mr. Finley!"
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