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National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description


The Copywriter's Workshop: 2 Day

Learn how to write compelling copy that immediately grabs your reader's attention ... moves them to action ... and sends your response rates soaring!

This "hands on" two-day copywriting event delivers the tips, techniques and strategies you need to:

Program Description

Give Us Two Days and You’ll Be Creating More Successful Copy the Very Next Day! All the fancy graphics and eye-catching layouts in the world won’t help your marketing pieces without one key ingredient: Powerful copy that makes your reader crave the product or service you’re selling or promoting. And while there are a few copywriting strategies that remain timeless (“Show … don’t tell!”), everything else seems to change on a monthly basis. What worked in a campaign six months ago can fall flat today.

That’s why we’re inviting you to learn how to easily stay on top of your game by attending this invigorating, inspirational and eye-opening workshop, The Copywriter’s Workshop. It’s two days packed with copywriting “how tos” … cutting-edge attention-grabbing techniques … successful strategies for selling your message … and proven tips for overcoming the most infuriating challenges that copywriters face every day!

Come With Questions Because We Have The Answers!
Copywriters from around the world have benefited from the powerful copy strategies you’ll learn in this interactive two-day workshop. From accurately targeting your audience … to crafting the best possible hook … to writing lean, error-free copy that sings to your reader, you and your peers will master the hows and whys of creating successful copy.

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned before you head back to the keyboard for your next project. So bring your questions … we’re positively sure you’ll find the answers here!

Master Successful Copywriting Techniques In Just Two Days!
The chance for you to immerse yourself in two entertaining and jam-packed days of discussing and dissecting the craft of copywriting with a room full of your peers doesn’t come around often. The fact that this will be the most enjoyable two days you’ll ever experience makes this the one “must attend” training session of the year for you. Don’t put it off – register today and start writing better copy than you ever imagined!

Attend this Intensive Course and You’ll Learn How to …

  • Create benefit-packed copy each and every time
  • Use humor appropriately – and effectively – in your copy Turn off the “Copywriting Faucet” when your words start to overflow Write effectively when your job calls for you to write for different mediums Determine which “appeal” works best for your project Keep your copy lively when you’re conveying dry or technical information Create powerful headlines and attention grabbing tag lines
  • Avoid the Top 10 Copywriting Mistakes that will doom your message
Plus ... SPECIAL SECTION: Writing for the Web … it’s a whole new world!

Bonus: A humorous – but eye-opening – look at tired words and phrases that you need to remove from your copywriting vocabulary RIGHT NOW!

Who'll Be There

Anyone who influences the development and creation of stunningly successful copy can – and will – benefit from this stellar seminar, including, but not limited to:

  • Copywriters
  • Marketing managers
  • Ad directors
  • Account executives
  • Designers/art directors
  • Creative directors
  • “Do-It-All” marketing professionals
  • People who suddenly find they’re writing copy as part of their new responsibilities
  • And more!
The chance to learn from one of the industry’s brightest and wittiest copywriting minds doesn’t come around often! Don’t let this unique opportunity pass you by … register today!

Conference Agenda

Writing to Your Audience Every Time

  • Effective targeting techniques that zero in on your audience
Picking out the most compelling benefits of your product
  • Identifying what motivates your audience
  • How to instantly touch those emotional “hot spots” that get you in good with the reader
  • Proven and practical methods of increasing credibility for prospective customers
Copywriting Commandments That Every Great Writer Needs to Know
  • How to pick hot words and phrases that add to your sell – not detract from it
  • Know your features … sell their benefits – and how to always figure this out
  • Creating powerful headlines and tag lines that grab attention
  • Opening lines that keep your customers reading further
  • Tips for breathing life into dry, technical or detailed info
The Short Course on Copywriting Mechanics, Structure and Grammar
  • Grammar rules that your 4th grade teacher would be shocked to see you break … but break them anyway
  • How to talk one-to-one in a marketing effort that reaches millions of people
  • Powerful punctuation: How to use ellipses, bullets, commas for maximum effect
  • Using alliteration and repetition properly without coming off cheesy
  • Imagery – the power of painting a picture with your words
  • How to make your benefit bullets short, snappy and full of reasons for your customer to buy
Avoiding and Overcoming Common Copywriting Headaches and Mistakes
  • How to combat wordiness and keep the content sharp
  • Tips to keep you from falling in love with your creativity (at the expense of the sale)
  • Are your promises big enough – or too big? Techniques that’ll keep your copy from straying over the top
  • Walking the tight rope of writing humorous copy
  • How to get the ideas flowing when you’re stuck
  • The Top 10 Copywriting Mistakes that kill your message, blow your sale and drive copy editors nuts
Writing Copy for Different Media
  • Anatomy of a great ad no matter what media you work in: Direct mail, TV, radio, brochures, print ads, Web, press releases, sales letters, faxes or e-mail
  • How to grab your customer’s attention in 5 seconds or less when they’re turbo-surfing the Web
  • Tips for moving from one media to another
  • The qualities of an effective “P.S.” that transforms it from something you just tack on to the end of your copy to a powerful deal-closer
  • Fundamentals of Web marketing … copy rules for new media
  • Copywriting for visual impact
More Techniques Guaranteed to Take Your Copy to the Next Level
  • Keys to building customer trust in your copy
  • When, where and how to use testimonials
  • USP – what it is and how to make sure that your special promise is big enough
  • Ways to dramatize offerings for greater appeal
  • Testing your copy: What, when, how and why you test

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!

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