Effective Communication, Presentation and Business Writing for Success Boot Camp


Even the best ideas and strategies are useless if they cannot be communicated. This communication course delivers a best-in-class learning experience via interactive lessons, group assessments, and role-playing activities.

This is a five-day boot camp.


Individuals looking to sharpen their communication and collaboration skills.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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I. The nature of communication

Why people struggle with communication
“Language games” and “frames” Fuzzy goals
The importance of the “core” Four common problems
Rush to judgment
Letting emotions run high
Not letting images and ideas “unfold”
Misunderstanding your audience
Simple strategies to communicate well
Stories and journeys
Getting the context right
Thinking in pictures

II. The Golden Rule

The philosophy: Journey
The application: Start strong, finish strong
Using the Golden Rule at all levels of writing

III. Building Blocks

S-V-O core
From S-V-O to S-V-WWWWWH
From simple to compound and complex sentences
The right words
The Golden Rule, redux
Defining the paragraph
Rooms and corridors
Tabloid headlines
The arc of the paragraph

IV. Slotting paragraphs Knowing your audience (part 1)

The mirror and the kaleidoscope
Horizontal and vertical business languages

V. Storytelling (part 1): Visuals

Setting: the “world of the story” Action and beats
Details VI. Thinking in pictures: Developing great PowerPoint presentations
Writing for pictures
Slotting ideas
Supplementing presentations

VII. Idea Hunting

Observation identifying possibilities with the Thomas Edison approach
Metaphor comparing observations with past knowledge and experience
Conversation explore different possibilities

VIII. Storytelling (part 2)

The arc of the story
Struggle encountering brick walls
Suspense creating a sense of uncertainty to resolve
Change showing how things change
Meaning understanding the moral of the story

IX. Shapes, Numbers, and Order

Middle-In-Out (in media res)
Four and More
Inverted pyramid

X. Yo-Yoing Analysis/explaining

The journey
Unfolding ideas
The ladder of abstraction

XI. Knowing your audience (part 2)

Speaking the native language
Start with the core of common ground
Defining tricking terms
Mapping the whole territory

XII. Editing

The Golden Rule, redux
Search and Destroy system
Working backwards

XIII. Emails

Why email is the most important of all writing
The structure of emails
Line by line
The choir system: Challenges/Options/Information/Response
The etiquette of email

XIV. Words

Emotional punch

XV. Presentations (part 1)

The Dale Carnegie formula
The Golden Rule and presentations
Images and ideas

XVI. Big projects

Knowing the audience
The concept of fragments
Mixing words and images
The choir formula, redux

XVII. Memos and reports

XVIII. Impact strategies

XIX. Presentations (part 2): Connecting with impact
Presentations as conversations
Thinking in pictures, redux
Finding passion in performance
Dale Carnegie formula, redux