Narrative Workplace Writing

2.5 Hours
Instructor Fee: $650
Registration Fee Per Participant: $350

In business, storytelling is often discussed only in the realm of advertising, yet, whether it’s grant or proposal writing, annual reports, corporate histories, or other communications, workplace writers must make sense of and construct narratives constantly in their daily work. This workshop addresses questions central to narrative workplace writing, whether that composition takes place in in a non-profit organization, a corporation, or the government: What is compelling? How will the way I frame this story influence my audience’s response? How can I turn dense research or statistical data into an engaging and convincing narrative? Drawing on nonfiction narratives from in and outside of business, participants will gain new strategies and techniques to apply to common narrative workplace genres.

 

Objectives
In this workshop, participants will learn to:

·         Recognize and create common genres of narrative workplace writing, such as
          annual reports, proposals, and grant applications

·         Consider elements of narrative structure and momentum will serve their texts
          rhetorically

·         Appreciate storytelling as a crucial business strategy, and embrace the ways in
          which such writing can influence stakeholders at all levels

·         Incorporate outside research and complex data into accessible, fluid, and
          persuasive written texts

 

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