Challenge: Have you ever wondered whether a point of grammar or diction is correct? When should you use I, me, or myself? Is that comma after me in the previous sentence acceptable? What’s the difference between I will work and I will be working? Which is right: James’ or James’s job? Do parentheses or dashes work here? While we rely only on hearing to catch the meaning of a speaker, we need rules for writing. Knowing standards of grammar is important because business writing is visual and permanent. Our writing at work stands in for us when we are not present and reflects the quality of our thinking.

Solution: Business Grammar is a quick-paced webinar that examines grammatical standards in relevant business contexts to provide practical tips for choosing the correct sentence, smoother phrase, and better word. From a framework that acknowledges the ever-changing contributions of technology and globalism to Standard English, you will gain insights into grammar and apply them right away to enhance your writing style and increase your writing comfort level.

Scope: This webinar includes the following learning points:

• Grammar Guidelines – The right-wrong issues of sentence structure and phrasing
• Diction Dictums – The standards of word choice and exceptions to the rules
• Punctuation Pointers – The most frequently committed errors in punctuation
Learning Objectives: Attending this webinar will enable you to:
• Detect the most frequent sentence problems.
• Use tricky pronouns and adjectives correctly.
• Identify the differences among verb tenses.
• Learn rules for punctuation and mechanics.


Original broadcast September 3, 2020 

Biography ~ Philip Vassallo
Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive,
managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. He has edited major reports for the US government, City of New York, and the corporate world. He also writes the blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.