Professional speaker, trainer, and best-selling author Mike Vlessides has been a student of the written since his 1987 graduation from New York University’s School of Journalism. Over the past 25+ years, he has forged a career by providing thousands of clients with refreshing, readable, and effective copy for a wide range of audiences. From anesthesiology to walruses, wilderness survival to Major League Baseball, Mike always gets the message across by relying on the fundamentals of clean, clear, and concise text. It’s these principles that he teaches to participants in his wildly successful workshops.

The author of six books, Mike knows that almost every businessperson today is a professional writer, and treats them as such. His easy-to-grasp strategies will help your employees increase the effectiveness of their written correspondence, from text messages to white papers. What’s more, they’ll do it in a fraction of the time, thereby increasing their productivity and saving your bottom line.

Among the hundreds of things your employees will learn from Mike, whether it’s a one-hour keynote, one-day workshop, or  two-day workshop, are:

  • Common Sound-Alike And Writing Errors
  • The 100 Most Misspelled Words In English
  • 12 Common Errors That Derail Your Business Correspondence Writing
  • Words To Prune Out Of Your Writing
  • The 10 Most Irritating Expressions In The English Language
  • Buzzwords To Avoid
  • Tips For Better Business Writing
  • The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Business Writers Make
  • Nine Tips For Better Business Editing

A recovering editor, master’s-level educator, and corporate manager, Mike boasts a blend of experience few can match, and is very focused on results. Whether speaking to senior leaders or your entire team including front-line employees, Mike is passionate about working with teams and organizations that are serious about taking their corporate writing to the next level, with an eye toward helping organizations achieve better results, faster.

To get a sense of the impact Mike has on his audiences,  please take the time to read through the rave reviews listed on the web site.

And of course, if you’d like to talk with us about how Mike can help your event or company succeed,  we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line at and either Mike or his lovely and talented assistant will be glad to help in any way we can!  Mike is also connected in the speaker community, so if you feel he is not the best fit for your event he is happy to recommend other great speakers.


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