Practical Business Writing

Past Event

If you could use a little extra help with your everyday writing skills, but you don't want to spend your valuable time learning the difference between a gerund and a participial phrase, then this Practical Business Writing Course, offered by the RMA Minnesota Chapter is for you.

In Practical Business Writing, we'll cover practical issues like:

  • Usage [Is it affect or effect? Is it further or farther? Is it ensure or assure?]
  • Composition [What does skiing have to do with writing?]
  • Organization [What's the difference between Point/Proof and Proof/Point and which should I use?]
  • Tone [What's so wrong about saying "no" when the answer is really "no"?]
  • Presentation [What's the difference between a feature and a benefit and which do I first explain?]
  • Punctuation [When should I use a semi-colon, and when is a semi-colon not really a semi-colon?]
  • Grammar [What's wrong with saying "As a new customer, I'd like to welcome you to our bank"?]

Instructor: John Reik of John Reik & Associates, a Minnesota based business training and consulting firm. John has presented numerous RMA seminars and has been a lecturer and Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Minnesota for over 40 years. He also was senior trainer and manager of Credit and Finance Education for U.S. Bank for 8 years.

Items to Bring: Pencils and Calculator.
Note: We are unable to guarantee enough outlets for everyone to charge phones.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received after 5/10 (and no-shows) will be charged the full applicable registration fee.



Thursday, May 17, 2018


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


US Bank Building

800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55402