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Writing Skills

  • August 11, 2022
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

How to Improve Minute Taking Skills in Your Employees

Being proficient at taking minutes/minute-taking can be challenging as it requires specific skills. To develop minute-taking skills, you need to be well-versed in note-taking and writing and have excellent judgement and memory skills. Minute-taking is key for the success of many businesses. This soft skill can help improve productivity, strengthen contacts, boost sales, and invest […]

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  • February 25, 2022
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Benefits of Offering Business Writing Training to Your Employees

Professional writing skills are crucial in the modern workforce. Since most employees work remotely, they need to construct properly worded emails, memos, contracts, and other documents. The problem is that most entry-level workers who are fresh out of college or university are accustomed to writing academic essays. That’s an entirely different writing style than what’s […]

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  • January 25, 2022
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

How to Improve Your Business Writing Skills?

Whether you’re a manager or a lower-level employee, having strong business writing skills is essential to getting your point across. Clear, concise, and direct writing is the best way to communicate ideas in a business setting. However, writing styles vary on an individual basis, and some are more effective than others. Enrolling in a business […]

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  • April 15, 2020
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Strengthen your Email Writing Series – #4 Using Parallel Construction

You know those emails that are sluggish to read, or feel like a make-work project? One of the most common reasons for this is the writer mixed grammatical forms in every sentence. The writing felt choppy, uncoordinated, and unprofessional. This is because the author wasn’t employing parallel construction. Parallel construction means expressing parallel thoughts in […]

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  • March 30, 2020
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Strengthen your Email Writing Series – #3 Writing in the Active Voice

After reading the first two parts of our “Strengthen your Email Writing” series you’ve learned how to make your writing more impactful and easier to read. In this post, I’m going to share with you a powerful writing tip that will make all of your business writing more succinct and consistent – writing in the […]

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  • March 16, 2020
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Strengthen your Email Writing – Part 2: Varying Sentence and Word Length & Using Strong Verbs

Have you ever read a “beach book” before? They’re those books you take with you on holiday that help you pass the time while relaxing, ideally on a beach.  They’re short, fun, and above all – easy to read.  What they lack in depth is made up for in readability. People have enough focus-laden tasks […]

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  • February 3, 2020
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Strengthen your Email Writing – Part 1: Writing at High School Levels & Talking about People

108.7 billion business emails were sent and received per day in 2014 (The Radicati Group, 2014). With so many emails landing in our inboxes every day, we spend less time reading each one. The result: no-one is focusing on one document or task at a time, including your email. All of us are skimming to pick out […]

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  • January 15, 2020
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

6 Tips to Format your Emails for Optimum Effect

When it comes to sending emails, readability is paramount. After all, people are busy.  They don’t have time to be confused by reading your emails. Like journalists who use the “inverted pyramid” to prioritize information in news-stories, making it easier for readers to receive the intended message, proper email formatting goes great lengths to make […]

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