Brontë holds a Graduate Diploma in the Education and Training of Adults,
and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
She has developed and facilitated scores of successful training programs for people of all backgrounds, from broadcasters and journalists to engineers and public servants.
Brontë develops trainings to suit particular needs, or can customise off-the-shelf programs:
Writing for Readers
Sound obvious? Not quite!
Writing is a technical skill like any other. If you haven’t been taught how to write (and few people have), you may simply have imitated what everybody around you does, including their bad habits.
Document readability is a huge issue – more so than ever before with screen-reading the norm. Issues readers complain of include:
♦ ‘Formal’ writing that aims to impress
♦ Passive construction – making it unclear who’s doing what
♦ Long, convoluted sentences
♦ Big words, compound terms, jargon, too many acronyms.
This course will teach you how to craft clear readable prose that’s easy to read and understand.
You will learn just how important is the humble verb; how to select language that engages people’s senses; and how to bring your prose to life and really communicate with your readers.
DURATION: 1 day or 2 half-days
Writing for the Web
Website content that that works for your audience. Know how to construct succinct but powerful, engaging copy. Identify the main pitfalls and learn the simple fixes.
DURATION: 4 hours
Speaking to audiences
This course helps you construct and deliver gripping presentations by covering aspects, including:
♦ Audience research
♦ Structuring your content
♦ Deciding what’s best for you – notes or a written speech
♦ PowerPoint or not? Tips for using them
♦ Microphones and PA systems
And, most important of all, ways to make sure people really ‘hear’ your key messages.
DURATION: 1 day