Writing for Results: Auckland, Wednesday, 8 April, 2015

Writing for Results: Auckland, Wednesday, 8 April, 2015
Event on 2015-04-08 09:00:00

"You have to tell everyone about this course. I'm not just writing more clearly – I'm also speaking more powerfully. Amazing!"

John Graumans, Entrepreneur

"I've cut my writing time in half – and I'm writing more clearly and precisely."

Naina Raj, BHSc, MPH – Public Health Scientist, Auckland Regional Public Health Service 


In today's world, communication is everything.

Writing for Results will dramatically lift your ability to communicate – in writing, and in person.

You'll come away writing more quickly (saving you hours, literally, every week), more clearly and with more power. And you'll discover a new ability to speak simply, directly and with confidence.

Writing for Results is led by Ken Grace, one of New Zealand's leading business writers and educators. Ken has worked with Vodafone, Fisher & Paykel, Westpac, Grant Thornton, Barfoot & Thompson and many others. Ken holds a Masters degree in English, with 1st Class Honours.


Writing for Results is an intensive, interactive workday that will both challenge and stimulate you. Exercises, which are drawn from a range of disciplines, include: 

  • The 50 boxes
  • The thinking exercise
  • Six ways in
  • Sentence hot spots
  • The most powerful editing tool of them all
  • Empty words

During these exercises, you'll discover your own strengths as a communicator, and areas to develop. You'll walk out of the day able to:

  • Never be stopped by writer's block
  • Write a first draft quickly, even when the subject is complex – saving you hours every week
  • State your basic argument in clear, simple terms
  • Develop a clear, compelling argument that's hard to resist
  • Eliminate empty and weak words from your written and verbal communication, giving your writing and speaking real muscle
  • Get the business results you want more often

Who is it for?

Writing for Results is for anyone who relies on communication to get their job done. If you spend more than a few hours each week writing reports, proposals, web/online content, marketing materials, media releases – in fact, any business documentation that matters – you'll recoup your investment within a month. 


Previous participants have come from

Harvey | Cameron Advertising
Auckland District Health Board
Warkworth/Wellsford Hospice
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
Child, Youth & Family
Health and Disability Commissioner
Otago Regional Council
Southern PHO
Roche Diagnostics
Ogilvy NZ
Ngati Whatua o Orakei

For more information about this workshop and about Department of Writing, click here.

at Parnell Jubilee Hall
545 Parnell Road
Auckland, New Zealand

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