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 such as:

  • 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 since 1986 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.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT: Survey participation is required to receive a certificate of completion for this course.  Please take the time to complete two short surveys; one will be sent immediately after and a second survey will be sent 30 days post-event.

EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations (and no-shows) will be not be refunded unless the instructor cancels the course.  If participant is unable to attend, the registration fee can be applied to a future RMA-MN local course.  Substitutions are allowed as long as the chapter administrator is notified 24 hours prior to the course, however any difference in the applicable registration fee will be requested.




Thursday, May 9, 2019


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Sunrise Banks - Corporate Headquarters, St. Paul

2525 Wabash Avenue
St. Paul 55114