This is a powerful course for writing powerful business letters that get the job done. Would you want to write any other kind? Write right for results. This course includes handy forms you can use with your own word processor. This self-paced course requires no textbook or instructor.
You could hire a consultant to write your business letters. Dan Kennedy gets $25,000 a pop. A freelance writer charges $75 to $90 an hour. What might you expect to pay for a course that gives you the ability to do this yourself? When you see our price, you'll have to agree it's an absolutebargain!
You should also consider that good, results-getting business letters are about as rare as dodo birds. Don't you want to get the results you are after? Now you can write business letters that have punch, are clear and concise, and practically have others bending over backwards to help you.
This course also contains handy forms you can use with your own word processor.
Approximate study time: 11 hours
We cover many goals for business letters and how best to achieve them. Upon completion of this course, you will:
Understand what makes a business letter effective.
Understand what to leave out of a business letter.
Employ simple strategies to write an effective business letter every time.
Be able to write good letters quickly.
Use business letters as competitive tools to reduce your stress, reduce your
workload, and get the results you want.
Make more money and have more free time.
Be ahead of the competition.
End one of the main sources of business stress.
Never again be a helpless victim of bad customer service
or government bureaucracy.
Ten reasons to buy this course and know this material:
10. Most people only think they can write a good business letter.
9. Once you learn how to actually write a good business letter, you will be in a position of power. People will want to help you and be happy for the opportunity to do so.
8. Having this knowledge allows you to quickly and efficiently address issues, rather than having them take up massive amounts of your time.
7. This course is a lot quicker than sitting through a semester of
college (to actually learn less).
6. This course focuses on what you really need to know, in a way you
5. A poor business letter can harm you.
The right decision empowers you.
4. This knowledge helps you make the right decisions.
3. Doing things in the way that's right for you saves time and
2. By taking this course, you gain insight into specifics of
working with the business you are writing to, rather than fighting that business.
and the number one reason to buy this course and learn
1. You owe it to yourself to know this
information. Why limit yourself to writing letters that don't get the results you are really looking for?
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
What will you get for your money? Whether your business
letter is an e-mail or a paper copy, it is a tool you rely on to do the
following things, all of which we show you how to do:
Clearly convey important information.
Most letters are not clear. Have you ever read a letter and wondered what the point was? How many letters of complaint strike you as pure venting, rather than a provision of information that leads to solving a problem? Beyond that, the sentence structure,
organization, and general formatting can all allow important points to be lost. Do you want to make those points, or not? You must do so with clarity and directness, without offending. We show you how.
Build business relationships.
A letter helps you solidify verbal agreements. It keeps you in touch with your customer. Or, if you are the customer, it helps you communicate more effectively with the company you are spending money with. A good business letter adds another method of contact,
but one with some staying power. The letter must demonstrate your competence and build trust (whether you are the business rep or the customer). But, if it doesn't look professional, what does that say about your competence? We show you the secrets to overcoming
Clear up misunderstandings.
A good letter can clarify expectations up front, thereby preventing misunderstandings. But, if they do occur, you can also use a letter to address the issues, clarify your position, and keep the door open for continued negotiation. Many people fire off a business
letter full of their own demands, then wonder why those demands don't get met. We show you how to overcome that problem, so the other party is offering you what you wanted in the first place.
Move a person to a decision.
Just laying out the facts in writing or providing a written description of the problem or opportunity can recast the whole situation in a different light for the reader. The trick is casting it in the right light.
Do many important things that are not possible any other way....
This course shed a new light on business letters for me. I thought I knew how to write good ones, and now I see why I've gotten lousy responses in the past.
Lots of great stuff in here. I couldn't quite give it a five star rating. I don't know why, exactly.