Business Writing

This course offers effective strategies to sharpen your writing skills by structuring your ideas logically, exercising diplomacy in letters and reports, and shaping your arguments.

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Learning Objectives

Writing is a key method of communication for most people, and it’s one that many people struggle with. This workshop will give participants a refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and an overview of the most common business documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas), giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

 

Course Details

Course Outline

1 - Getting Started
  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives
  • 2 - Working with Words
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Creating a Cheat Sheet
  • 3 - Constructing Sentences
  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Punctuation
  • Types of Sentences
  • 4 - Creating Paragraphs
  • The Basic Parts
  • Organization Methods
  • 5 - Writing Meeting Agendas
  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Agenda
  • 6 - Writing E-mails
  • Addressing Your Message
  • Grammar and Acronyms
  • 7 - Writing Business Letters
  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Letter
  • 8 - Writing Proposals
  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Proposal
  • 9 - Writing Reports
  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Be guided by the: The purpose of the report
  • The seniority of your readers
  • Writing the Report
  • 10 - Other Types of Documents
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Projections
  • Executive Summaries
  • Business Cases
  • 11 - Proofreading and Finishing
  • A Proofreading Primer
  • How Peer Review Can Help
  • Printing and Publishing
  • 12 - Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

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    Business Writing

    $395
    Course Length : 1 Day (8 Hours)
     

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