American Management Association Seminars

How to Write Fast When It's Due Yesterday
Seminar No: 02825-XNBB
CEU Credits: 0.6
Length: 1 day

Write quickly, easily and effectively—no matter how tight the deadline.

The clock is ticking and the report you promised is already a day late. You’ve got only thirty minutes to get a proposal finished in time for an important meeting. Whatever business you’re in, the one thing you can always count on is more deadlines, and a good many of them involve some kind of writing.

This highly focused, one-day writing skills workshop gives you fast, proven techniques to beat fear, writer’s block, constant interruptions and difficult, time-sensitive circumstances. You’ll explore a unique method known as DASH (Direction, Acceleration, Strength, Health) to systematically conquer your writing challenges—yet still express ideas and opinions clearly and appropriately.

How You Will Benefit

  • Use special writing techniques that will help you stay calm in the midst of chaos
  • Discover ways to jump-start the writing process and see how to prioritize writing tasks
  • Master powerful thinking skills and create a mindset that encourages spontaneity
  • Create a sense of urgency and attention to purpose that helps you use time efficiently
  • Develop a mindset that focuses on pure speed to complete writing tasks quicker
What You Will Cover
  • Discovering the roadblocks to writing under pressure
  • The DASH approach for quick writing turnaround
  • How best to incorporate preexisting material and cut extraneous information
  • Achieving different styles to accommodate different signatures
  • Making effective use of familiar structures and language
  • Creating an efficient, writing-friendly environment
  • Balancing perfection and productivity
  • Planning proactively for the inevitable emergencies
Who Should Attend

All business professionals who experience time-sensitive deadlines and have a need to be able to write quickly under pressure, or individuals who just want to write faster in order to get more accomplished in less time.

Note: Participants must bring a laptop computer with installed word processing software.

Extended Description

Learning Objectives

  • Meet Writing Deadlines By Hitting the Ground Running with Creative Get-Started Techniques
  • Determine Which Documents Need Planning and Checking (and Which Do Not) to Streamline the Writing Process
  • Develop a System for Maximizing Creativity to Improve Efficiency
  • Plan as Early as Possible to Avoid Time-Consuming Emergencies
Direction—Hitting the Ground Running
  • Uncover Time-Wasting Myths and Time-Management Realities in the Writing Process
  • Describe Techniques for Generating Ideas to Meet Tight Deadlines
Acceleration—Writing on the Fly
  • Prioritize Writing Tasks to Put First Things First
  • Use Techniques to Write Faster Under Pressure
Strength—Standing Fast in the Midst of Chaos
  • Create an Environment Conducive to Writing Efficiently
  • Learn the Quality Control Process from the Top Down
Heart—Planning for the Unexpected
  • Gain Confidence to Meet Writing Challenges
  • Cultivate a Proactive Plan to Write Under Pressure
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