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Tips for Effective Written Business Communication

Tips for Effective Written Business Communication

Every day, businesses across America engage in a variety of written forms of communication. From presentations to letters, and everything in between, there is a continuous need for effective business communication. The more a business understands what it takes to get their message across effectively, the more professional they will appear. Plus, their message is more likely to help them reach their intended goals.

“Whether working on oral or written business communication, it is important to do what you can to get it right and keep it professional,” explains Dr. Lloyd Gibson, dean of the School of Business at Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “Successful business transactions rely upon written communications being effective. This is true in both formal and informal business communication.”

Here are some tips to keep in mind for effective written business communication:

Bruce McBarnette to Keynote Stratford University Graduation Ceremony

Bruce McBarnette to Keynote Stratford University Graduation Ceremony

 

Bruce McBarnette, known for everything from business to political acumen to setting high-jump records, is the scheduled keynote speaker for the 2011 Stratford University graduation ceremony. Commencement will be held at the McLean Hilton on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

“We are very excited to have Bruce share some of his wisdom, experience, and foresight with our graduating student body,” says Alice Conway, director of event management at Stratford University (www.straftord.edu). “We are also proud of all the students who have put so much time and effort into earning their degree. This will truly be a special day for so many.”

Stratford University to Hold Culinary Camp for High School Students

Stratford University to Hold Culinary Camp for High School Students

 

High school students with an interest in learning about culinary skills will have the opportunity to explore those skills at Stratford University’s “Professional Kitchen Summer Camp.” The camp will provide week-long sessions throughout the month of July, covering both baking and cooking skills. Students will have fun, hands-on opportunities to learn how a professional kitchen is run.

“This is a great opportunity for any high school student who is interested in gaining practical experience, as well as doing some career exploration,” explains Chef Gordon Carlson, the chef instructor at Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “With these small, intense classes, students will learn a great deal and leave here excited and confident about the culinary options that await them.”

Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.

Community Forum: T.J. Elementary Renovation Project

From the City of Falls Church:

The Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) invite parents, residents, and community members to attend a Community Forum about the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School addition and renovation project. The forum will be held on May 26 at 7 p.m. at T.J. Elementary. The plan includes the addition of 12 classrooms, expanded cafeteria and library, renovation of old spaces including the gymnasium, and updates to fire safety systems. The project is expected to be completed for the 2013-2014 school year. Subsequently, grades will be realigned at three FCCPS schools: T.J. Elementary will hold grades 2-5; Mary Ellen Henderson Middle will hold grades 6-8; and George Mason High will hold grades 9-12.

New Social Media and Restaurant Topics Course Offered at Stratford University

New Social Media and Restaurant Topics Course Offered at Stratford University

With millions of people signing up to use a variety of social media sites, restaurant managers are learning just what an important tool these outlets can be. Now, with a new course being offered through Stratford University, students can learn how to leverage the power of social media in the restaurant field.

“It is essential that every restaurant know how to tap into using social media in order to keep in contact with their customers and stay on their radar,” explains Patrick O’Rourke, an adjunct hospitality instructor at Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “This course is exactly what is needed to learn everything a restaurant manager needs to know about using social media.”

Tomorrow: Annual Youth Summit On Technology!

Tomorrow: Annual Youth Summit On Technology!

 Date:      Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:     7:30am-4pm
Where:  Charles H. Flowers High School

                10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

                Springdale, MD  20774


The 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology is sponsored by the Patriots and Chairman and co-partner Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.   Mr. Baker will also be the keynote speaker at our luncheon activity and will emcee the Patro-Tech Game Show/Social Media Jeopardy. 

Morning Sessions: