Write like you talk only better

Connect

Through my Toronto-area workshops, I’ll help you get better results from your writing and other communication.

C the Light

Master the C basics –clear, concise, correct and compelling–to create communication that is remembered and acted on.

Once Upon a Story

Apply classic structures to everything from presentations to reports, to connect, entertain and make your point.

@Ease with Email

Take aim at this top productivity issue, by learning to write emails efficiently and effectively.

B’English

Identify and fix the first-language issues that are interfering with your communication — and career advancement — in Canada.

I custom tailor workshops to the needs of your organization and learners. I offer individual coaching and tutoring too.

Want to know more? Contact me for a free consultation today.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

My story

Barb_Sawyers_8972webAfter almost 30 years of writing for organizations ranging from the Ontario government to Apple, I was ready for a change. So I decided to share what I’d learned as a professional communicator. To become a better educator, I took a course on how to teach English as a Second Language. I was hooked.

It fed my love of language, which goes back to my early university days as a language major. Because I love to write, I ended up with an MA in journalism.

I enjoy teaching business English to international students from around the world. A long-time resident of a multicultural neighbourhood in south-east Toronto, I also wanted to  help the many newcomers I’ve met, well-educated people who should running projects instead of driving cabs.

I live near Main subway, in a house that sometimes feels too big now that I have only one child, actually a big man, living at home.So why not fill it with people who need to improve their English so they can get a better job?

If you’d like a free consultation, let me know. I’d love to hear your story too. And to help you with  a happy ending.

 

One thought on “My story

  1. Dear Ms. Sawyers,

    I was just listening to the radio and the host must have said “awesome” at least

    3 times in 2 hours. I am SO TIRED OF THAT WORD. I had to Google to see it if was

    overused and found your article on Ragan.com from 2011.

    I wish more people could read what you said.

    Why do people latch onto to a word or comment and run with it??? For example

    in the 90’s the vogue word was “closure.” How can one have closure when they lost

    a loved one who has been murder, for example, even when the killer has been prosecuted??

    During the invasion of Iraq, you can’t imagine how many times I heard people say

    “it’s better we fight them there, than here.” I could scream !!! So, it’s better that humans

    die in Iraq but not here?? A life is a life. I’m no Rhode Scholar or Linguist , but is this the dumbing down of America or is it just me????

    You said “people are too lazy to find another word or want to be cool.” Amen.

    I just had to vent and happy I saw your article.

    Regards,

    Sandra

    P.S. I’m not on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s