Winchester Center for Management Development Offers Business Communications IQ Test

July 18, 2006

Online learning forum evaluates business communication proficiency

MindEdge today announced the availability of a Business Communications IQ test on its recently launched learning forum, the Winchester Center for Management Development. Located at, the Winchester Center is an online learning environment for business and management education, featuring a library of self-study, professional development courses for corporate learners.

The free online 20-question test is based on best practices, and allows participants to assess strengths and weaknesses with regard to their own business communications. The test is based on two MindEdge communications courses available at Effective Business Writing and Effective Presentations.

Effective Business Writing helps participants improve their writing proficiency, making it more purposeful and effective. The innovative ideas, recommendations, and checklists presented within the course apply to all forms of business writing, including memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. Topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, jargon and the appropriate use of email in an organizational setting.

Effective Presentations teaches learners how to structure persuasive and well-organized presentations. It includes tips and techniques to create clear and effective PowerPoint slides, graphic rules of thumb, and checklists for revisions. The course also covers the basic success factors for successful face-to-face presentations.

About MindEdge

MindEdge is an educational content provider, publisher, and supplier of online programs for adult learners as well as graduate and undergraduate students within the higher education community. Clients include business schools at leading colleges and universities, as well as major corporations. The Winchester Center for Management Development ( offers an online learning environment for business and management education. MindEdge has offices in Waltham, MA, and San Francisco CA.


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