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Write Right Web Series w/John Bachner
Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
Category: Courses & Seminars

Write Right Seminar

Presented by John P. Bachner, President of Bachner Communications

CalGeo is partnering with John Bachner, President of Bachner Communications to bring his popular Write Right Seminar to our online community.

The seminar will be a series of four (4) webinars, originally presented live in May/June 2021. The recordings and materials are now available for purchase as a self-directed course on CalGeo's Online Learning Library. Once purchased, the attendee will have access to the materials for 1-year.

About John Bachner

A Harvard English major with more than 250 published books and 2500 published articles and columns, John’s first involvement with technical professionals came in 1968, as a consultant to the Consulting Engineers Council of Metropolitan Washington (CEC/MW). When his employer ceased operations in 1971, John established his own firm; CEC/MW became his first association-management client. Later, in 1973, the Associated Soil and Foundation Engineers (ASFE), since renamed the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA), retained Bachner Communications to manage the group and, soon thereafter, to provide professional-liability loss-prevention guidance. John collected case histories and reviewed them in depth, coming to realize that inadequate “soft skills” were involved in every loss. John prepared books, guides, monographs, case histories, seminars, webinars, computer games, and much more to help professionals improve.

He is the creator of the profoundly influential Fundamentals of Professional Practice (FOPP) program, a six-month basic-training course whose alumni include more than 2,000 engineering and environmental firms’ rising stars, more than 100 of whom are today the CEOs of the firms that enrolled them.

Write Right Seminar

The emphasis is on writing fundamentals: understanding the “five C’s” of effective communication, sentence structures, key elements of the parts of speech, obtaining full information, and, time permitting, issues related to e-mails and preparing lists.

This seminar is essential to engineers regardless of their experience level! Loss prevention to reduce liability and professional development all in one.

Webinar Recordings

SESSION ONE
    I.        OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION

    II.        THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GOOD WRITING
    
    III.    PARTS OF SPEECH
            A.    Conjunctions
            B.    Interjections
            C.    Nouns
            D.         Modifiers

SESSION TWO
            E.    Verbs
            F.  Pronouns
            G.  Taboo Words, Including Absolutes and Superlatives    

SESSION THREE
    IV.    SELECTED ISSUES
            A.  Unequivocal (Absolute) Statements
            B.  Jargon and Colloquialisms

    V.    PROVIDING COMPLETE INFORMATION

SESSION FOUR
    VI.    PROOFREADING

    VII.    E-MAIL AND INSTANT MESSAGING*
                
    VIII.    PARALLELISM AND LISTS*  
                
                *  Time Permitting

Cost

CalGeo Members $100, Non-members $300. Cost also includes quizzes and practice materials that attendees can use to practice on their own.

Purchase Write Right Course


Contact: Kelly Cabal: [email protected]