EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING THAT WORKS TRAINING

Effective Business Writing That Works Training is intended to help you do the writing your job demands. If you are a manager

START:
March 27, 2019
DURATION:
2 days
CREDIT:
12
PRICE
95,000.00

Address

PLOT 14,Odeniran close,Off Opebi,Oregun Link Bridge,Opebi Ikeja,Lagos   View map

EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING THAT WORKS TRAINING OVERVIEW

Effective Business Writing That Works Training is intended to help you do the writing your job demands. If you are a manager at any level in business, government, or industry, you must write reports. Effective business writing in the workplace ,is indispensable for everyone. How do you convince people when you are not there in person to look them in the eye? The answer is to make your written words work for you.

Effective Business Writing That Works Training is designed to help you make your writing reader-centered & reader focused. It emphasizes the writer’s relationship with his/her readers.

These days, you will learn to write with clarity, purpose & confidence. With dynamic combination of practice sessions & interactive exercises, you will quickly master the principles for producing well-targeted, high-impact business writing. Update & upgrade your business writing – and get results.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In An Exciting, Results-Driven Session You Will be

  • introduce to the principles of effective writing
  • overcome your fear of writing
  • able to apply the principles in writing proposals, effective letters, reports, memos, faxes & emails
  • able to reduce your time spent in planning & writing
  • able to convey your ideas with clarity & purpose
  • able to organise your writing for easy understanding
  • able to identify & avoid common errors in writing
  • To learn the value of good written communications.
  • To develop paragraphs that introduce, connect, develop, and conclude some part of an idea.
  • To prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information.
  • To learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.

Course Outlines

PRE-COURSE EVALUATION – DIAGNOSTIC TEST

How are your grammar & writing skills?

Find out your where you are & what you want to improve on

Set a specific target & goal to achieve through the course

INTRODUCTION : WRITING TO MAKE AN IMPACT

Purpose & objectives – organize your thoughts

Choose the right style – creating a user-friendly layout

Take-offs & landings. Commercialese & deadwood

WRITING SMOOTHLY

Paragraphs, & sentence construction

Use & choice of words

Proper grammar & parallelism

PRINCIPLES OF WRITING SKILLS

Tone Of The Writer’s Voice

Using an objective voice

Positive tone & promptness

Clarity, Conciseness & Concreteness

Avoid vague expressions & wordiness

Avoid unnecessary clauses & phrases

The active voice vs passive voice

Keep Most Sentences Short

Advantages to reader & the writer

How to shorten your sentences

Varying your sentence structure

Varying your sentence lengths

The fog index

Include People in Your Writing

Identify the reader & grab the reader’s attention

State clearly what action you want the reader to take

Use a Conversational Style

Clear & concise

Avoid impersonal & stiff writing

Avoiding jargons & old-fashioned terminologies

How to project your individual voice

The 5 Planning Questions

Your reason for writing

Your target reader

Conveying the core ideas

Selecting supporting ideas

Vocabulary Quiz & Common Errors

HOW DO I WRITE WITH CORRECT GRAMMAR?

GRAMMAR

Parts of speech & their functions,

The workings of grammar

Sentence construction &vocabulary

TENSES

Simple tenses : present, past, future, perfect

Regular & irregular verbs

Common errors in tenses & modals

PROBLEM WITH NUMBERS

Singular & plural, subject-verb agreement

SENTENCE STRUCTURES: SOME COMMON ERRORS

Subject-verb agreement, gerunds & infinitives

Question form – direct & indirect questions

Question involving “do”, “does”, “did”

HOW DO I IMPRESS WITH MY WRITTEN ENGLISH?

THE KINDS OF LETTERS AND REPORTS THAT I DEAL WITH

A) SAMPLES OF BUSINESS LETTERS

Writing strategy for good news letters of

Enquiry & Request

Acknowledgement & Introduction

Writing strategy for telling bad news

Refusal & Debt collection

Letters of Apology

Reply to Letter Of Complaint

Writing other difficult letters

Writing strategy for neutral letters

Types of persuasive letters; Cover letters

WRITING MEMOS, EMAILS & FAXES

Format, punctuations & common errors

3 steps to eloquence

EVALUATION OF SAMPLES OF WRITING GOOD LETTERS

7-Step approach to effective letter writing

Effective writing steps

Essential elements of professional letters

Format & letter writing checklist

SAMPLES OF BUSINESS PROPOSALS & REPORTS

Order of information of different types of proposals & reports

Letter proposal & report

Memorandum report

Progress report &Periodic report

Completion report & Accident / Incident report

Formal & informal reports – layout & format

PLANNING THE REPORT

Common characteristics of reports

Parts of a report short report/informal ;longer/formal report layout & format

The inverted pyramid advantages & disadvantages

The outline & the headings

Checklist for a complete proposal & report

Course Dates

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