Business Writing that Works Training
Professional Writing Skills
The Business Writing that Works session can be custom designed to suit your employees and industry. Pictures, questions and material will all be modified to suit training requirements and objectives. Contact our staff for more details.
For those who must write as part of their job, being able to write well is a real career boost. Learn how to capture your thoughts on paper so they are strong and persuasive, but at the same time clear, concise, complete, and correct.
Business Writing that Works – Training Objectives
This session will help you teach employees how to :
- Use the four C’s of writing
Becoming clear, concise, complete, and correct will help any professional writer become more effective in their message. Our trainer provides activities here to prove the points and demonstrate the four C’s of Writing.
- Ensure their writing meets basic grammatical standards, including word agreement, sentence construction, proper spelling, and punctuation
Grammatical errors can make your message less professional. Learn how you can proof-read and find the common grammatical issues every time.
- Differentiate between the active and passive voice
Different messages or writing may require a different approach or voice. Your voice within your message can be active or passive. Learn more about the informal and formal writing styles available.
- Write business letters, reports, memos, and e-mails
We discuss many different forms of business communication. In this team session we can provide information and tips to your staff on the certain types of documents they write. In a workshop setting we go through each of the above and provide assistance in any area we find of need.
- Have a better grasp of the basics of writing—that is, better appreciate the grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure required for writing correctly
Each message or written communication will require you to have a structure. Learn more about how to create a positive structure that will have the flow required.
- Practice the ability to write concisely and clearly, so that the reader will grasp quickly the message of the written material
This is where we practice some of the skills we have gained so far in the training with some hands on activities. This helps to demonstrate the training points and reinforce the information.
- Learn how to gather, format and present material correctly and effectively
Our trainers will provide example processes and tools to be more effective in gathering and formatting material correctly.
- Develop a writing style in keeping with that used by experienced writers
Does your place of business require a certain writing style? Do you have a personal writing style? This section is designed to help discuss the styles in writing and provide professional examples used by the experts.
This training available in all states and territories Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta, Adelaide, Canberra
Business Writing Training Summary
We can think about writing either as a process or as a product, the finished piece of writing. If we can think of it as a process, then by changing the way we go about writing, we can change the finished product. While employees will still be aiming to turn out a good product, their sense of satisfaction will arise partly from a greater appreciation of the process by which they get there. This training session will concentrate on the nitty-gritty details that writers have to contend with, and give them some practical advice on making the job less difficult. They will also have opportunity to discuss their writing problems and share solutions with others in the session.
Introduction and Course Overview
The very first part of the day will be talking to employees about what’s going to occur during the course. Employees will even have a chance to recognize their personal learning objectives.
Lots of individuals believe that writing is a weight or something they must have the ability to delegate. This session will help employees identify the value of writing.
The Four C’s
Throughout the morning, you’ll discuss four of the C’s of writing with Employees: clear, concise, complete, and correct. Employees will practice each C through writing exercises.
With this session, Employees will explore word arrangement through a simple discussion along with a writing activity.
Active and Passive Voice
A lot of people prefer to read writing that’s within the active voice. We’ll discuss and practice both voices in this session.
Sentences and Sentence Types
This session will talk about the construction of sentences and paragraphs. Then, employees will employ this knowledge into a writing activity.
The Gunning Fog Index, also known as the readability index, establishes the issue degree of the written piece. Employees will employ the index into a sample and also to their particular work.
The Fifth C
Courtesy is an essential principle of great business writing. In this session, Employees will analyze and rate several business letters, helping them investigate their particular fashion and setting.
It’s vital to utilize words which most represent what you’re attempting to say. Within this session, we’ll examine some common dilemmas (such as fewer vs. less) and recommended remedies.
Another crucial section of writing is political correctness. Employees are going to have a chance to rewrite some exclusive conditions to make them inclusive.
Both fundamental rules for building sentences are: use construction which makes meaning clear and keep construction parallel. Employees will rewrite sentences that don’t follow these rules.
In this session, Employees will work in teams to produce some test questions for other teams. We’ve included some crucial points you could utilize to debrief the evaluation.
Writing Business Letters
This session begins with three little talks in the measures for writing a business letter, kinds of letters, as well as the parts of the business letter. Employees will analyse samples of business letters to ascertain the kind as well as the portions of the letter.
Lots of people find writing business reports very challenging. This session will look at company reports in depth utilizing a Discussion and a little group activity.
Spelling and Proofreading
Proofreading carelessly can spoil a writer’s best efforts. This session will help Employees identify common spelling mistakes and practice their proofreading skills.
Memos are another challenge that lots of writers face. We’ll analyse memos through a short Discussion along with a interesting exercise.
Nowadays, e-mail has turned into a universal approach of communicating. However, there are lots of questions of etiquette and few solutions. This session will discuss some common dilemmas as well as our recommended solutions.
To wrap up the Session, Employees will work in little groups to identify their biggest challenges and some potential remedies.
Session Wrap Up
At the conclusion of the day, Employees are going to have a chance to ask questions and complete an action plan.