It’s not just embarrassing when business writing is confusing, boring and infuriating. Poor written material also wastes valuable time, sends inaccurate messages and projects a negative image of both the writer and of her or his organisation.
Clear, succinct and compelling reports and letters are essential to effective communication, and being able to create them is a vital business skill. Fortunately, effective writing is not a gift that is granted to the elite few who happen to find it easy, but a competence that can be learned like any other.
The aim of this course to help you develop your skills, so that you can convey your message clearly and concisely in writing and make a positive impact on your reader.
During this course you will learn:
How to recognise aspects of good writing style
A proven process for writing effectively
A technique and tips for planning and structuring any kind of document
The seven secrets of writing for readability
The most common grammatical errors – and how to avoid them
How to review and proofread effectively
Five tips that will ensure your documents stand out from the crowd.
Welcome and introductions
Your problems and goals
You are a reader too
Consequences of sending out poor quality written communications
A process for writing effectively
Creating your message
Planning, writing and reviewing written material
Writing for readability
Writing emails and letters
Writing memos and minutes
Writing that means business
Planning the next steps
If you can't attend a workshop event Jane Smith's audio book Effective Business Writing for Success offers many of the top tips and techniques from this training workshop.