Writing for Impact

Writing for Impact: Academic ResearchersTo connect with people’s hearts and minds you need to engage, motivate and inspire. Persuasive writing is an integral element of making your case compelling to those who you need to influence – like peers, panels, and potential or current students.

Writing for Impact is a one-day intensive workshop that explores how to bring clarity, originality and confidence to your writing, and amplify the impact you have with your audiences.

The 2018-19 workshop will take place on Wednesday 10 April 2019 in Manchester.


Writing for Impact will reenergise your writing and communication. You will explore new techniques to convey complex ideas into relevant and impactful language without diminishing your core message.

During this hands-on, practical day, you will look at how to:

  • Distil ideas and information
  • Bring fresh energy to language
  • Pitch for different audiences
  • Explore new techniques to persuade, motivate and inspire
  • Gain confidence in your communications
  • Find new ways to talk about your subject
  • Weave more compelling narratives into your writing
  • Make powerful human connections


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Great John Street, Manchester, M3 4FD
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Manchester Great John Street Hotel 10 Apr 2019 10:00h – 16:00h £395.00 Registration Closes
Apr 03, 2019 6:00PM


Great John Street Hotel

10 Apr 2019

10:00h – 16:00h

£395.00 inc. VAT


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Workshop experience

Our workshops are short, intensive days that will introduce you to a number of new techniques to create more impact in your writing. Led by two expert facilitators, we will look at ways to break away from repetitive thinking with a series of writing exercises that will progressively challenge you throughout the day.

You might find yourself in a group with a fairly small number of participants. For some people, this can be an intense experience at times, though we’ll never ask you to share more than makes you feel comfortable. A small group size also means that you’re able to get personalised advice from our facilitators on your writing.

Prior to the workshop, we will also ask you about what you would like to achieve from the day. This will help us  prepare for any specific challenges you are facing.


What do they say?


The most inspiring course I’ve been to. I’m encouraged to express my voice in my writing with more confidence – and I’m going to stick to it – so thank you, John and Stuart
Academic and researcher, UK


“I wanted the workshop to provide insight into sharpening my journal writing and setting up my non-fiction writing. The writing tasks set both worked on effective openings, setting a brief and provided ideas for managing time to write. In sum, the workshop answered some of the objectives tangentially but most effectively surpassed others!”
Dr Kathryn Walchester, Programme Leader, Liverpool John Moores University


It opened my mind to different ways of expressing ideas
Sarah Stirk, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, Liverpool John Moores University


I wanted to write
To be more engaging, so
have learnt to be clear
A haiku by Dr Jennie Ferrell, Programme Leader BSc Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol


Register your interest

If you would like to register your interest  or have any questions about Writing for Impact: Academic Researchers please email Louise Clifton, e: louise.clifton@invisiblegrail.com.


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