TESTIMONIALS

Open courses

 

"A valuable course to ensure we are providing precise, relevant and engaging copy for our website." 

Fiona Martin, Martin Searle Solicitors.

 

"This has given me confidence in writing press releases, and planning and editing my own copy. After this course I will write shorter sentences, plan what I'm writing to give it more structure and round off the ending of my documents."

Cecily Blondel, Duty Manager, Hotel Pelirocco

 

“A very belated, but huge thank you nonetheless, for last week’s workshop.  It was brilliant and I have already put some key exercises into practice and it has helped so much.  Namely, the cutting down on text for press releases; making introductions more succinct and a ‘less is more’ approach. So thank you very much for a very enlightening and constructive course.  Highly worthwhile.”

Sarah Fiedosiuk, Head of Media/PR, Group B Strep Support.

 

"Brilliant course!"

Karen Reid, complaints and FOI officer, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

“An interesting, fun and very useful course on writing for various different situations. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who writes copy, works in PR, media - or who just wants to brush up on their writing skills. The sections on linking paragraphs together and writing for different audiences were fantastic.” 

Oliver Plumb, admin assistant, Group B Strep Support

 

“Some excellent top tips and grammar points. I really liked the sections on structuring writing, intros and endings.  I really enjoyed the range of activities and liked the variety between listening, talking and doing the written exercises.”

 Jane Schofield,  HR Manager, Varndean College

 

“Fantastically led and compelling.”

Callum Stannard, sales and new business executive, Face Media Group.

 

“The flow of the class was perfect. The exercises and interaction made everything easy to absorb and remember going forward.” 

Courtney Trowman, Social media co-ordinator/ blogger, Group B Strep Support.

 

“Very much enjoyed it. The teaching was great.”

 Chris Morris, director, Focus Integration

 

“Really enjoyed today and have learnt a lot to take away with me. Thank you.”

Rebecca Brasich, development co-ordinator, Living Streets.

 

“Great content with lots of relevant examples. I feel that what I learnt will improve my writing significantly.”

Gerry Hussein, The Best of Brighton and Hove

 

“A great opportunity to learn new tricks to improve my writing. The games really broke the course up and made it fun.”

 Lucy Brandram, communications manager, Martlets Hospice

 

“I really enjoyed the course. I thought the content was well tailored to a group with varying marketing/ comms backgrounds and the tasks were engaging and well executed.” 

Charlotte Lander, fundraising media and PR officer, Macmillan Cancer Support

 

“It was all really useful and I’d definitely recommend this course. Most people struggle with spelling, grammar or sentences and it is really important to use them correctly.”

Grace Evans, Marketing and Events Assistant, Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce.

 

“Good fun, engaging and useful.” 

Robin Lord, Marketing and Communications Executive, St Catherine’s Hospice

 

“Really great! I really enjoyed it. Very relaxed but friendly workshop.” 

Lorna Harris, Media Manager, Living Streets.

 

“All very useful and I’d definitely recommend it. Overall, the course was very good, with lots to take away and work on. Usefulness, enjoyment, content and exercises all 10 out of 10.” PA to charity CEO.

 

Writing and media skills masterclass

"Brilliant day, great to learn new skills with great trainers." Sarah Myles, Marketing Executive, The Student Room

"Well taught, good pace and industry experience. Would recommend to any media communications professional." - Jonathan Cassidy, Communications Assistant.

"It was great to hear useful tips from two journalists on how to write a good press release. It will make my life so much easier." Gabriela Czwarnos, Account Executive, CCD PR.

"Informative, informal and enjoyable." Jack Hayes, Account Executive, DWP PR.

"The course was informative and structured. It helped with developing strategies to communicate with media, and with strategies to cope with tricky situations." Course delegate.

 

 

In-house training

“Amazing course - really good content and fun to complete. I would recommend to other organisations and colleagues...The workshop was informative and well planned. It was also fun and engaging.... lots of little tricks and tips…makes you more confident in your writing skills....Really enjoyed the workshop, thank-you! Also learnt some useful PR tactics about how to engage journalists that I will put to the test...Well structured, engaging.  Judy was very friendly and took a personal interest....Very informative. Easy to understand and follow.” – Delegates from Pegasus PR following combined media training/ writing skills workshop.

 

"I will apply the techniques to all communications, from articles to emails. Brilliant course and everyone can benefit from it."

Delegate, ZSL London Zoo

“I will be using this in almost every aspect of my work…I thought I was fairly competent but was shocked at how much I learnt.”

Delegate, ZSL London Zoo

 

“A great course - thank-you! It was especially useful to learn how to keep sentences understandable, concise and interesting, and structure documents. The course was delivered in an interactive and engaging way. The team had a great day and are looking forward to applying this training in their day-to-day-work.”

Delegate, inhouse training day for international charity

 

"Judy has a very high level of knowledge and experience. This meant the workshop was full of useful content and her passion for effective writing came across in her delivery. She engaged the room really well, ensuring there were lots of opportunities to ask questions and clarify understanding." 

Simon Chuter, Sales & Marketing Innovation Advisor, Sussex Innovation Centre

 

"This was far better than a similar course we did and the materials used were bespoke to Argyll. A lot of thought had been put into this and the whole session was informal, fun, and time did fly by which rarely happens in training."

Samuel Hackett, Consultant, Argyll Environmental

 

 Feedback for "Be a better writer in two hours flat"

*"It was very interactive and engaging with content I could use immediately...."

"An excellent morning! Our tutor Judy was so friendly and knowledgeable. I learnt the importance of writing succinct sentences and avoiding unnecessary and overly formal language"

"Good interaction and easy to follow & understand"

"Great fun, practical, highly informative and interactive. A good balance between receiving information, individual exercises and group exercises"

"I thought Judy was a very good trainer and I certainly picked up a lot of hints and tips!"

"Excellently led. Good refresher on the basics"

"The trainer was excellent, good selection of different activities and interaction, was a very engaging session. I had lots
of things to take away from it and it will really help me.

"A number of key points to take away"

"Format, length and time were great. At no point did I not feel I was learning something"

"Great trainer, v engaging. enjoyed the participation, she made it fun as well as informative. I learnt a lot about the way
that I write."

"It was short and sharp and full of interesting and useful info to take away."

 

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