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Using Principles of Critical Thinking in Business Writing

Philip Vassallo is a Keynote Speaker at Ijona Skills. He has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. Dr. Vassallo has edited major reports for corporations and government, and he has coached numerous writers. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-Mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. His widely referenced blog Words on the Line offers practical tips for developing writers. ........

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Although writing at work can be relatively easy when using templates for standard reporting, many situations call for a more complex, argumentative approach. Once you move away from a business-as-usual approach, you will want to ensure that you collect data efficiently, assess it objectively, organize ideas to focus readers on your message, argue persuasively yet honestly, and avoid flawed thinking that can demolish your argument.

Why should you attend?

Using Principles of Critical Thinking in Business Writing provides you with an essential toolbox for evaluating and reporting on issues to cultivate your business, and for challenging false assumptions and hidden biases that threaten it. You will learn the key errors that even excellent writers make to guard against them in your own writing, and you will discover the timeless qualities that make critical thinking a vital writing tool. This dynamic webinar references the fields of philosophy, logic, rhetoric, and law to empower you with diverse but dependable methods that will improve the depth and quality of your work-related writing.

This webinar includes the following learning points:

  • Test data for validity and reliability.
  • Create a position around a standard argumentative technique.
  • Use a standard legal argument to advance or counter an opinion 
  • Identify logical fallacies that compromise an otherwise strong argument

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Assess data to determine reliable and trustworthy conclusions.
  • Apply time-tested approaches to heighten message integrity.
  • Determine strengths and weaknesses of arguments.
  • Develop skills to avoid misleading or inaccurate wording.

Who can Benefit:

  • Accounting professionals
  • Banking managers
  • Business forecasters
  • Economic advisors
  • Equity researchers
  • Financial planners
  • Insurance professionals
  • Investment consultants
  • Risk analysts

Webinar Id: ISFPV004

Duration: 90 mins

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