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Taming the Wild Grammar Beastie

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This seminar presents solutions to the most prevalent grammar problems found in corporate America. The fun, fast-paced, thought-provoking sessions are for everyone who wants to brush up on grammar skills—from entry-level employees to senior management.

Delivery Formats

    • Stan at your location – A turnkey course for companies who want Stan to lead the training at your site.
    • Webinar – Stan’s live training delivered via the web to any and all remote locations. This is ideal for companies with employees in a variety of locations.

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Course Description

This seminar presents up-to-date solutions to the most prevalent grammar problems found in corporate America today. This fun, fast-paced, thought-provoking seminar is for everyone who wants to brush up on grammar skills—from entry-level employees to senior management. Never waste time again by asking, “Have I said it correctly? Is it ‘who’ or ‘whom’? Should I place a comma here?” The workshop teaches standard American usage for the kinds of problems people most often experience with punctuation, grammar, and proofreading and clear sentence construction.

Target Audience

Taming the Wild Grammar Beastie is designed for all professionals who communicate in writing and want to deliver their message with clarity and professional polish. It is highly recommended that participants take Writing to Get Things Done before taking this grammar seminar.

Course Length:

One-day: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Course Objectives

We begin by helping participants build their grammar profile of strengths and weaknesses with our Grammar Profile 48 question pre-test. From there we will tame the “grammar beastie” by clarifying the true nature of grammar, debunking popular myths from English 101, teaching non-grammatical solutions to grammar problems, and reviewing current standard American usage for

Taming the Wild Grammar Beastie

  • Subject/verb agreement
  • Pronoun usage
  • Verb usage
  • Current punctuation usage
  • Sentence structure
  • Correct word choice
  • Current capitalization usage

Seminar Outline

Morning Session

  • Constructing your grammar profile
  • Why worry about grammar
  • Taming the pronoun beastie              
    • Personal pronouns
    • Who/whom
  • Taming the verb beastie
    • Tense
    • Subject verb agreement
    • Active passive voice

Afternoon Session

  • Taming the punctuation beastie
    • The difference punctuation makes
    • Standard usage
  • Taming the sentence structure beastie
  • Improving editing and proofreading skills
  • Post-seminar grammar profile

Post-Seminar Support

In keeping with our commitment to offer a learning and development process, not a training event, we offer a number of free value-added resources and opportunities to assist seminar participants to become more productive on the job. Upon course completion, participants are invited to do the following:

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Or call Stan at 612-578-1487