Hello. I’m Barb Sawyers, the energy behind Sticky Communication. I’m dedicated to turning good talkers into great writers so they can connect with more people and improve their results. I’d love to show you how you can apply your ease with talking to all your business writing, from routine emails to complex proposals. You can learn from my blog, book, workshops or coaching. Or you can catch one of my talks.
I first caught on to the dynamics of the spoken word when I wrote speeches for politicians. Then I applied what worked in talking to written communication. I plunged into blogging and other social media, where communication is a conversation.
I’m leveraging my love of language, and honing my training skills, by teaching advanced business English to students and professionals from all over the world. I’ve also been a professor of business communication at George Brown College.
I have the experience and education to back up my unique approach. For the first 15 years of my career, I worked mostly for government, financial services and an agency for Apple Canada. Over the next 15, I wrote and managed communication projects for clients that include Livingston International, Honeywell, IBM, Carlton Cards, St. Michael’s Hospital, Providence Healthcare and Volunteer Canada, along with several ministries of the Canadian and Ontario governments. Then there are the many businesses and nonprofits so small you’ve never heard of them.
I have a master’s degree in journalism and an honors B.A. in philosophy. I’m certified by the Ontario government to teach English as a Second Language (TESL).
I’ve also been an active member of Toronto IABC and the past chair of the Professional Independent Communicators.
If you’d like to learn more about how to make your communication work, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so we can set up a time for a call.
Better still, let’s meet. I love to talk almost as much as I love to write. Especially over coffee.