Business Writing Clear & Concise

business-writing

Make your point and make it now

2 full-days or 4 half-days workshop

now you can get your emails and correspondence corrected within 3 hours!

Introduction:

Expressing yourself in writing is difficult enough, and in a foreign language it is an even greater challenge. The attention span of the average reader is very short indeed; we must make ourselves as clear as possible. Being concise, to the point, is the key. We’ll practice writing emails, memos or reports with precision; the rules are basic and clear in any language.

Note 1: This course is offered only in English. However the rules we learn here can be applied across all languages!

Note 2: This course is always tailored to the specific needs of the client. Whatever business you are in, we will focus on. A short needs analysis is highly recommended and at no extra cost to you.

Who should attend:

Anyone in business who needs to write emails, reports, documentation, etc.

Program Benefits:

  • Learn how to express yourself in writing to make your purpose clear and concise
  • Explain what you want and how to express your plan of action
  • State your points in the right order for the right effect
  • Motivate your reader to action

The 5 most common forms of business writing include:

  • Asking for information
  • Confirming an agreement or arrangement
  • Offering something
  • Requesting approval for something you have offered
  • Complaints – giving and responding to them

Whichever forms you need will be covered in detail, to supply you with enough possibilities to handle any business situation. You will learn how to inject a ‘personal’ tone in your correspondence, thereby making your communication even easier to read, and, as a result, you’ll get better responsiveness from your reader.

Writing Reports:

In addition to these types of communication, you may be asked to write a report. We can cover this formal type of writing if needed. These reports can include any or all of the following:

  • Incident reports
  • Field assignment and travel reports
  • Inspections
  • Progress and status reports
  • Project completion reports
  • Problem/recommendation reports
  • Investigations
  • Evaluations
  • Analytical and feasibility studies
  • Comparative analyses and justifications

Program Contents:

  • Short writing activities
  • Short homework assignments to practice what you learn
  • Some things we can cover are:
  • Emails – internal / external emails covering most business situations
  • Memos – internal messages to colleagues
  • Letters – internal / external letters covering most business situations
  • Reports (see above)
  • All of these will be covered from both formal and informal perspectives

Training methods:

If you send me an example of your work pre-course, I can have a look and make some improvements. It is recommended to cover this course over 4 half-days. This way there can be more homework, which means more individual correction. It is recommended that participants re-write their work after it’s been corrected.

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