How much of your working day do you spend business writing? In today's multinational corporate world, excellent writing skills are a pillar of good communication. This highly interactive one-day seminar will give you the skills, materials and confidence you need to be a better business writer. Whether it’s writing emails, memos or reports, your writing will reach a new pinnacle.

Course Objectives:
  • Improve writing structure and clarity
  • Learn how to write in a consistent writing style
  • Choose a style that best suits your purpose and audience
  • Effectively build a relationship with your reader
  • Know how to write bad news messages
  • Write to persuade any audience


  • Liam Callaghan (Trainer)

    Liam Callaghan


    As a certified learning and development professional with over a decade of experience, Liam is a trainer with a proven track record of designing and delivering training programs that are highly engaging and extremely relevant for today’s workforce. Based in the fast-paced multi-cultural city of Shanghai, his training and consulting is always practical and culturally aware. Working in China since 2006, he has consistently conducted leadership and communication related workshops to groups ranging in sizes from 1 to 100 helping hundreds of business leaders know what it takes to lead their teams and companies to a successful future. Liam has been a regularly featured facilitator at the American Chamber of Commerce member training events in Shanghai and Suzhou; he has also recently been involved in several projects with the goal of defining a new generation of cross culturally competent leaders. He is known throughout China as a passionate, warm, enthusiastic and experienced facilitator that is able to create real change for you and your team.

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Who Should Attend?

This course will be valuable to you if:
  • You would like to have more structured logical writing
  • You would like to have a writing style that is more suitable for a global audience  
  • You want to write in a way that better builds a relationship with your readers 
  • You need to communicate complex technical ideas clearly and concisely, so that your audience can understand them easily
  • You would like to persuade any audience


08:45 Registration & Networking
09:00 Morning Session
10:30 Morning Session Coffee Break
10:45 Morning Session
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Afternoon Session
15:30 Afternoon Session Coffee Break
15:45 Afternoon Session
17:00 Session Ends


A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price RMB 2,650
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 3,650
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 4,650


  • All registrations shall be made online before the session. For full-day sessions, payment also shall be made before the session.
  • For half-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend free of charge with Training Credit*; AmCham Shanghai members without Training Credit are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at "Employee Rate".
  • For full-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at “Employee Rate”; Non-members are eligible to attend at “Non-Member Rate”.
  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Members please bring your membership card and non-members bring your business card upon check-in at the training session.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • This session requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this session without prior registration, you will be charged an RMB50 "walk-in" fee as member and RMB100 as employee.
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for a half-day session, please notify Kelly Deng at (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 4580 or email Kelly.deng@amcham-shanghai.org no less than 24 hours in advance. If you need to cancel your registration for a full-day session, please notify Kelly Deng at least two weeks prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made within two weeks before the session will not be refundable.
  • To ensure that you have a seat, please come to the session on time. Open seats will be released to other guests 15 minutes after the session starts.