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2001 TMS Annual Meeting: Short Course Description

February 11–15 · 2001 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert C. Antonelli is the Gifted Support Coordinator for the Plum Borough School District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He performed his undergraduate work in English and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh and achieved a Masters Degree in Italian in 1976. Mr. Antonelli joined the faculty of the Plum Borough School District in 1977 as an English teacher and has been involved in the education and teaching process for twenty-six years. Mr. Antonelli taught advanced Italian grammar and literature courses at the University of Pittsburgh between 1974 and 1983. He completed his Elementary certification in 1990 from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Congress of Parents and Teachers presented him an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998.

During the week of February 11–15, 2001, 2001 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel will be the headquarters hotel for the event. All conference events, including registration, technical sessions, and the exhibition will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

To register for a course, please use the secure on-line registration form or download the registration form in portable document format. All courses will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel the weekend prior to the meeting, Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, 2001.

Excellence in Professional Communications

Presented by: Robert Antonelli

Who Should Attend: Individuals should take the Excellence in Professional Communications course as a means of enhancing an overall ability to communicate effectively. This course will stress the importance of communication through correct grammar usage, effective verbal skills, and particularly an ability to write cohesively and coherently. In today’s competitive environment, professionals must possess the ability to verbalize key ideas and thoughts effectively. They must evince specificity, accuracy, clarify, and lucidity in relaying ideas and thoughts regardless of the mode of communication utilized. Professionals must display and espouse the efficiency that today’s corporate world demands. The course will elucidate many of the complex and often ambiguous grammatical rules that exist today. Many of these grammatical rules covered in this course contain original, simple, effective, and comprehensive language.

Once individuals develop a confident sense of understanding simplistically made grammar rules, we will proceed by learning how to express hidden thoughts and ideas through a process called brainstorming. This unique process will teach professionals how to collect thoughts, put them on paper, organize them, and begin to develop them into cohesive, well-structured sentences. Participants will master the ability to fill sentences with a plethora of strong vocabulary by actually learning the correct method of writing a paragraph, and they will learn the two voices in writing—passive voice and active sentences. By eliminating all linking verbs entirely and by writing actively, professionals will automatically begin to see an improvement in their writing skills. Participants will learn all comma rules merely through learning how to vary sentence structures in fifteen different ways. This one-day program will fortify the ability to communicate effectively and professionally.

Course Overview:

Note: A tax deduction can be taken for all expenses of continuing education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. For more information concerning applicability, contact your local Internal Revenue Service office.
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