National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
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How to Design Newsletters, Brochures, Ads, Catalogs, Reports, Proposals, Presentation Materials

In this 2-day event learn essential graphic design and layout skills that’ll make every project you produce more visually powerful and effective!

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All the desktop publishing software in the world can’t make your documents visually compelling if you don’t have solid skills in layout and design. Without this essential design knowledge, any newsletters, brochures or catalogs you create will look ordinary. Presentation materials will lack visual pizzazz. Reports and proposals you prepare may well go unread. And ads or Web pages? Mediocre, at best.

To produce documents that get noticed – and get results – you need a solid understanding of the basics of good design.

That’s where this comprehensive two-day workshop comes in.

There’s no experience required to attend: If you don’t have a background in design, but you use desktop publishing software and want to give a professional polish to everything you create, this workshop is for you! In just two intensive days of training, we’ll show you how to make every document you produce more eye-catching, more compelling — and much more effective.

We’ll introduce you to the elements of good design, the essential design tools that’ll make your job a lot easier, and — most importantly — enable you to grab your readers’ attention and entice them to keep reading! You’ll learn …

This workshop offers you much more than others on similar topics because it provides two full days of intensive training — that’s two entire days you’ll spend learning with a desktop publishing design expert who can answer all your questions! We guarantee that you’ll learn far more than in a one-day course, and you’ll retain more of what you learn, thanks to our exclusive accelerated training techniques.

How to Design Newsletters, Brochures, Ads, Catalogs, Reports, Proposals, Presentation Materials and More! gets to the nitty-gritty “how-to’s” of design — the essentials that help you create fresh, exciting documents that get the results you need. You won’t find these skills in your software manual … and you won’t convey the professional flair that gets your documents noticed without them!

Don’t miss this important opportunity to take your design skills from so-so to sensational – in just two days of training. There’s simply no faster or better way to get the design know-how you need to make every project an attention-grabber!

What You’ll Learn

Six Essentials of Great Design

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Planning Pointers That Guarantee a Great Start

Design 101: Recognizing the Elements of Excellent Design

Choosing Type Styles and Sizes for Maximum Impact

Using Graphics to Drive Your Message Home

Working With Color and Other Powerful Tools of the Trade

Layout and Design Guidelines for Different Document Types

Cool Technologies Every Desktop User Should Know About

Pulling It All Together: Creating Professional-Looking Documents That Get Results – Every Time

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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