Welcome to Corporate Classrooms
Corporate Classrooms offers workshops, eLearning programs, and books on communication skills for executives, managers, and support staff.
WCCA TV "Soapbox" Interview with Mauro DePasquale, Host, and Kim Kerrigan, President Corporate Classrooms, discuss Corporate Classrooms, its mission, its workshops, and its books.
UCATV "Be My Guest" Interview with Jan Lewis, Host of "Be My Guest," and Kim Kerrigan, President and Cofounder of Corporate Classrooms.
Worcester Telegram, "Clinton native aims to improve business workers’ writing" by Diane McLaughlin, Correspondent, July 30, 2017
New Letters of Reference
East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Clinton High School, Clinton, MA
No Fee Workshops at Local Libraries
East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library
365 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA 02128
617-569-0271 Registration: James Levin
Saturday, August 25, 2018 2 pm to 4 pm
West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library
1961 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132
617-325-3147 Registration: Kate Procyshyn
Session 1: Saturday, October 6, 2018 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Session 2: Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Session 3: Saturday, October 27, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Slides for The Six Steps for Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay.
Slides for Writing Your Memoir.
Programs for Libraries and Other Nonprofit Organizations
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Exciting Points of View and New Information by Kim Kerrigan
Typing, Formatting, Proofreading and Editing services
Let us proofread and edit your next book, thesis, product information, instruction material, or white paper. We'll gladly provide you with a free estimate. All work is $50 per hour (minimum of 3 hours). Material should be forwarded to us in Microsoft Word format or legibly handwritten.
All work is performed by the authors of eleven books, including Punctuation and Language Usage Made Easy, Words for the Wise, and Sound Advice for Successful Writing published by Corporate Classrooms.
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Making Civility Great Again
Release Date September 1, 2018
About Making Civility Great Again
We decided to write Making Civility Great Again to reduce the great discontent and divisiveness we have seen growing during the last few years in America. As anyone who has spent a lengthy amount of time in the United States can easily verify, the tone of our political, community, and personal relationships has grown to a shrill when controversial topics are discussed among people.
No longer does it appear we are a people who are eager to learn and mature in our thinking. We seem to hold fast to our old beliefs and thoughts and are fearful of any new and innovative ideas, concepts, and attitudes that conflict—and, thus, threaten—our existing ways of thinking and approaches to daily living. Equally disturbing, we seem unwilling to explore diverse ways of improving our towns and cities and strengthening the ties that initially bound us as families and communities (many of them filled with immigrants as well as first- and second-generation Americans), neighbors, classmates, team members in various sports, workplace colleagues, and, yes, even political allies and opponents.
It’s very clear to us the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States in 2016, when he defeat-ed his opponent Hillary Clinton, was a major turning point for the American people. In an historic way, we can measure the tenor of our national mood today as “BT” and “AT” (“Before Trump” and “After Trump”). But that is a far too simplistic analysis of the extreme discord that has been festering for years and is now at a fever pitch in America.
Let’s not kid ourselves. The erosion of compromise and civility in our national life has been deepening for decades. Perhaps it was inevitable we would reach this point now, considering all the incredible changes that we, as a leading and once highly revered country in the world, have endured. Look at the proliferation of new technology (whether involving the Internet, cable tv, cell phones, automobiles, and so forth) and the growth in millions of our immigrant population from places all over the world....
All of this, naturally, brings us back to how we handle our civil discourse. For starters, we need to stop shouting, blaming, and insulting others, and using ethnic slurs or vulgarities to demean people. Also, it is imperative we stop closing ourselves off to new (and perhaps better and more effective) ideas for working together and accomplishing goals that truly benefit the common good and not just a select number of people in the high-est positions of our society.
And one of the preeminent ways we can achieve these goals is to restore civility to all of our daily interactions and communications, whether it be in our speaking, listening, or nonverbal communication with others. For without civility in our attitudes and actions, we are destined never to reach compromise and contentment in our private, professional, or national discourse....
Our book also demonstrates the ways you can be more empathetic or assertive, depending on the situation, without being invasive or overbearing in both your personal and professional relationships. Throughout Making Civility Great Again we reveal the unproductive ways you possibly can damage or destroy your communication with others. Then, we provide you with numerous (and, what we consider, realistic) solutions and guidelines to enrich your interaction with other people. More to the point, our suggestions will assist you in avoiding or, at best, minimizing negative communication situations....
We are certain, moreover, that Making Civility Great Again will be your newest “go to” resource book whenever you want to project and promote civility with your family members, friends, colleagues, neighbors, or any other people with whom you wish to maintain a meaningful and memorable relationship. And we firmly believe by engaging in the types of communication we advocate in the book, you will make a tremendous contribution to the restoration of peace, honor, and civility in your life and in the life of all Americans!
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