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Introduction to Business Writing

In house 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 proposals, reports, technical texts, emails, memos, etc. depends on your ability to successfully persuade your readers and help them understand your ideas and act on them.

This one-day practical workshop focuses on all aspects of writing for business - texts, documents, reports, etc. 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.

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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.

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.

Delegates can practice and improve competency in a secure, enabling environment. 

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Write easy-to-understand everyday business documents using a comprehensive template
  • Improve confidence in using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Avoid wordiness and jargon
  • Make compelling written arguments
  • Develop effective proofreading skills

Objectives:

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Write easy-to-understand everyday business documents using a comprehensive template
  • Improve confidence in using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Avoid wordiness and jargon
  • Make compelling written arguments
  • Develop effective proofreading skills

Benefits:

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

Detailed Content:

  • Writing for your audience - the nine rules of writing
  • The readability index – understanding and using the Gunning Fog Index
  • Practice planning
  • Plan before you write
  • Organise before you complete writing
  • The creative way to outline—mind mapping
  • How to analyse and present information
  • Using SOPPADA template
  • Practice in formatting memos, letters, reports and emails
  • Practice in keeping sentences short, avoiding wordiness and jargon, using active voice vs. passive voice, grammar, punctuation, identifying common errors, confusing word pairs, proofreading
  • Advice on graphic presentations