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Business Writing

In-house training only
Dublin
1 Day
Purpose: 

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do”.

T h o m a s   J e f f e r s o n

The ability to communicate clearly is an important skill as many of today’s business communication take place through writing. Achieving results through business documents such as proposals, reports, technical texts, emails, depends on your ability to successfully persuade your readers and help them understand your ideas and act on them. The documents, reports and emails we produce are an important part of our image, both as an individual and as an organisation. Preparing documents and emails which are well written, have clarity and are concise will promote our professionalism and make us more effective.

This one-day practical workshop focuses on all aspects of writing for business - texts, documents, reports, emails - that are used regularly in most jobs and professions. It covers the full process and development of writing, starting from understanding the audience, collecting material, planning the structure, organising, writing clearly and concisely, styling, presentation and the general strategy required to make the text more convincing and targeted.

Suitable for: 

Anyone whose role involves communicating through writing and who would either like to refresh their business writing skills or understand how to write either more concisely or with more impact.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Write easy-to-understand everyday business documents using plain English
  • Use Pyramid Thinking to organise complex or large volumes of data into a coherent story
  • Demonstrate the importance of grammar, punctuation, and spelling to business writing
  • Apply appropriate email etiquette
  • Develop effective editing and proofreading skills
What’s good about the course? : 

Research shows that the best way to learn is by example. All sessions contain specific examples that show exactly how recommended guidelines can be implemented in practice. Participants can practise and improve competency in a secure, enabling environment.

 

At the end of this workshop participants will

  • Be aware of the importance of clarity and appropriateness in written communications
  • Be confident to know when face-to-face communication is more appropriate
  • Create a better impression of themselves/their department/their company through their written communications

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will

  • Be aware of the importance of clarity and appropriateness in written communications
  • Be confident to know when face-to-face communication is more appropriate
  • Create a better impression of themselves/their department/their company through their written communications

Benefits:

Increased competency and confidence in writing for business which leads to the more successful inter-personal communication.

Detailed Content:

  • Fundamentals of Writing
    • explores writing for your audience, discovering the purpose of your writing, planning, drafting, being accurate and concise; the importance of editing, and how to revise.
  • Common Mistakes
    • covers how to avoid producing ambiguous content; why you should use the active voice over the passive voice; how to write clear sentences; practice in keeping sentences short, avoiding wordiness and jargon, accurate grammar and punctuation use, identifying common errors, confusing word pairs
  • Writing for Different Purposes
    • includes practical advice for writing business emails, reports, letters, minutes, meeting agendas; developing confidence in choosing and maintaining the appropriate tone.

Our trainers are available to discuss the content and will customise it to your needs.