Corporate and Community Development

Communications Classes

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Below are classes we have offered in the past but are not offered for the current term. If you are interested in taking one of these classes in the future, please fill out our FlexStart Form.

Body Language

It is a scientific fact that gestures give away people's true intentions. Learn the secrets of nonverbal communication, how to read body language and what your own physical movements say to others. Use this knowledge to gain confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter, especially when you want to make a great first impression.

Business Communications

This class is designed to help business workers communicate efficiently in today's fast-paced environment. This includes e-mail, correspondence, public speaking and other forms of communications.

Business Writing

Writing clearly and correctly in the language of business is critical to your success. This workshop is designed to improve the fundamental written communication skills of business and technical professionals.

Crucial Conversations

This class will review the myriad crucial conversations that occur daily/weekly/monthly in the workplace. Examples include talking to supervisors, direct reports, co-workers, vendors and others. Students will leave with examples of how to conduct these conversations.

English for Spanish Speaking

Attention Spanish speaking individuals, develop your own plan to improve your English. Avoid common mistakes that people make when speaking English. Learn ways to make your self understood in toady's workplace.

Generations at Work

What's the big deal?  People of all ages have always been side by side in the workplace.  Now, more than ever, generational conflict exists in the workplace as the generation gaps widen.  Veterans (b. 1922-1943), Boomers (b. 1943-1960), GenXers (b.1960-1980), and Nexters (b. 1980-2000) are all converging in today's work environment.  Learn how the differences between generations define and impact people's lives.  You'll have the opportunity to understand some of the reasons why people do what they do, how this causes discord in the workplace and what to do about it.  Help your workforce understand and communicate effectively and compassionately to turn your organization into a motivated, productive and happy team.

Grammar Fundamentals

Avoid embarrassing errors and sharpen your communication skills with this basic review of grammar fundamentals.  Get practical pointers on punctuation and simple rules for identifying parts of speech, such as verbs, nouns, adverbs, adjectives and pronouns.

Grammar & Proofreading

Avoid embarrassing errors and sharpen your communication skills with this review of grammar and proofreading fundamentals. Get practical pointer on punctuation and simple rules for identifying parts of speech. Develop the critical eye for detail and good judgment you need for precise proofing from first draft to final copy. Simplify your revisions and detect tricky spelling, typos and punctuation traps with time-saving editing techniques and multi-pass proofing methods.

How to Put Together a Newsletter

This course teaches participants how to put together an interesting, informative and professional-looking newsletter without being a professional writer or designer. Topics include article ideas and resources, design tips, reproduction options and more. Students are encouraged to bring newsletter samples for discussion.

Netiquette

Netiquette is etiquette of the Internet. A review of generally accepted rules when communicating via the  Internet will becovered.

Proofreading

Develop the critical eye for detail and good judgment you need for precise proofing from first draft to final copy.  Simplify your revisions and detect tricky spelling, typing errors and punctuation traps with time-saving editing techniques and other proofing methods.  You'll also learn standard proofreading symbols used by professional editors.

Selling Your House on the International Market

Having a difficult time selling your Florida Home? Think outside the borders. Learn how to market your property for sale on the international market in this helpful seminar. Leverage the week U.S. dollar to help sell your property faster.

The Art of Selling

Learn how to effectively sell professional services in today's market.  This class provides an in depth view of the sales process, relationship building and how to attain more sales.  Participants are actively engaged in all aspects of selling from cold calls to closing.  This is a twelve hour course over four sessions with work assignments to be completed between sessions.

D.i.S.C.  Communicating With Style

The DiSC Communication Model defines four main communication styles and how to use this knowledge to increase the effectiveness of your communication.  With over 80 years of research, the DiSC Model is a simple approach to a complicated, and often challenging, essential skill in the workplace.
Call: 941-363-7217 for more information on D.i.S.C.

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