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Write Right Web Series w/John Bachner
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
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, held each Tuesday, starting May 18th, 2021 from 12-1:30pm Pacific Time. The webinars will be recorded if you are unable to attend live. Practice quizzes will be available through CalGeo's Online Learning Library to test your knowledge and enhance your learning.

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.

Schedule

This Schedule Is Subject to Change

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

Dates

May 18, 25, June 1 & 8, 12-1:30pm Pacific Time.

Cost

CalGeo Members $100, Non-members $300. Cost also includes quizzes and practice materials that can be submitted to John Bachner for review and feedback.

This course will be recorded and available for purchase after the conclusion of the live course, although interaction and feedback by John Bachner will not be available in the recorded version.

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Contact: Kelly Cabal: [email protected]