EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS

TARGET AUDIENCE: Employees needing to improve their writing ability or refresh their current knowledge

DESCRIPTION

In the modern business world, having the skill to write clear, concise and professional basic business documents is of great importance. It creates a great impression and differentiates one from the rest. This course is designed to significantly improve individual’s ability to write letters, e-mails, memos, reports and other business correspondence.  The participants will also learn how to plan, organize and structure their writings to attract appropriate feedback.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  • Present the Principles of business writing
  • Present the layout of various business documents
  • Train Participants on how to write with impact and capture the reader’s attention
  • Train Participants on how to Produce clear, concise, easy to read documents
  • Train Participants on how to organize and write a compelling business proposal that employs effective strategies of persuasions
  • Train Participants on how to Plan, Organize and Write business correspondence efficiently

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After attending this training, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the need for writing effective business documents
  • Produce documents that are clear, effective, persuasive and professional
  • Write with increased confidence in a more structured and organized manner
  • Use the principles of good written communication
  • Write  good business proposals, memos, letters, emails and instant messages etc
  CURRICULUM
DAY ONE INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS WRITING
What is business writing
Objective of business writing
Key principles of effective business
Identifying the problem areas in business writing
DAY TWO WRITING PROCESS AND GUIDELINES
Writing process:
Preparing to write
Organizing your information
Writing draft
Revising/Editing your writing  
Writing guidelines:
Layout
Content
Clarity
Conciseness
Style
Understanding Sentence Structure:         
Subjects and predicates           
Parts of speech
Paragraphs
Punctuation
Use of numbers and capitals  
DAY THREE WRITING STRUCTURE VARIOUS BUSINESS Documents AND COMMUNICATIONS
Proposals
Terms of Reference
Basic Reports   
DAY FOUR WRITING STRUCTURE VARIOUS BUSINESS Documents AND COMMUNICATIONS
Minutes of meetings
Communiques
Emails, Memos, Letters

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