What you will learn:
Do you find your emails and the emails you receive from your work colleagues difficult to plow through and decipher? Are they sometimes confusing to the point that you have to reread them a couple of times just to get the gist of what the sender is trying to tell you? Does the tone of an email often put you off? Or has the tone of an email you've sent to others been taken the wrong way? We'll look at strategies to universally enhance your overall email writing by making your language more compelling, lucid and no longer the grammatical and punctuation minefield it once was. Keeping in mind that every email tells its own story is the key to achieving your success as an effective and interesting communicator.
About the instructor:
Marc Lapadula, playwright and screenwriter, is an award-winning film producer and university lecturer. As a senior lecturer at Yale University in the Film Studies Program, he has taught screenwriting seminars since 1992.
His stage plays, including StripHer, Not by Name, Two Shakes, Men Like Us, Last Order, The Rains Change, Serial Killer, Water Hole, and In Uniform Thanksgiving, have been produced in New York (off-Broadway), England, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Iowa. He produced Angel Passing, starring Hume Cronyn and Teresa Wright, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won, among several other awards, the grand prize at WorldFest Houston. He also co-produced the film Mentor, starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) that premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival.
In addition to Yale University, Marc taught screenwriting, playwriting and film analysis courses at Johns Hopkins and The University of Pennsylvania (where he created and ran both Universities’ screenwriting programs) as well as Columbia University's Graduate Film School. He has given many classic films lectures at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC as well as at other venues all around America as well as in Mexico, Canada and England. He has also been a consultant for film producers and studios, including New Line Films. He has been an expert script analyst in major Hollywood lawsuits.
Marc graduated cum laude with a BA in English from The University of Pennsylvania, studied Irish and English Drama at Oxford University, received his M.A. from Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing Workshop at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and earned an MFA in Theatre Arts/ Playwriting from the Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop.
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Suggested Length:60 min
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
- Keynote Followed by Q&A
- Lecture with Discussion
- Interactive Workshop
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