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Professional Communication Skills

Program Overview

This program will prepare you present your ideas more clearly and effectively by focusing on the following.

Writing Skills:

  • Reviewing grammar and formatting
  • Identifying your audience
  • Writing reports
  • Clarifying your message
  • Communication effectively through email
  • Editing and proofreading

Presentation Skills:

  • Using PowerPoint and other visuals
  • Analyzing and summarizing data
  • Keeping your audience interested and engaged
  • Using key messages and specific supporting points
  • Practicing your new skills

Communication Skills:

  • Interpreting nonverbal and body language messages
  • Recognizing miscommunication signals
  • Keeping one-to-one interactions professional
  • Engaging in active listening
  • Holding difficult conversations 
Program Logistics
  • Dates: February 7 - March 14, 2018
  • Time: Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Location: CSUSM
  • Fee: $1,431 including all course materials, parking fees and communication assessment

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