“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.
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
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.