Writing Effectively at Work
Writing is perhaps one of the most important skills in any society, especially within the business. Most of all, contrary to popular opinion, business writing is an art unto itself. More precisely, it’s the art of presenting oneself in written form. Much as a person dresses up neatly in order to create a lasting impression, so to do people who write in the workplace. For example, great e-mail customer support agents are known not so much for their ability to reply speedily to customers: that part is easily handled by technology, but the one thing you cannot copy and paste is a creative mind. This means being able to write deliberate sentences, mastering grammar, knowing the force of words and writing concisely. All of these skills can ultimately lead to the creation of one’s own unique writing style. To this end, this training course will help participants learn how to make proper memos, emails, reports and handwritten letters, how to write concisely, return to form by stretching their linguistic muscles and so much more.
While often an overlooked skill, transforming business writing into an art of efficiency and eloquence can be very difficult. In their haste, professionals may make grammatical errors or use inappropriate words. Some of them might write more meticulously, but to the detriment of anyone unfortunate enough to read such long works. Business writing, therefore, is an art of efficiency through a balance of conciseness and being detailed. Our training course intends to help participants maintain this balance at all times through various activities that will allow them to seamlessly integrate what they’re about to learn into their own, unique styles of writing. We also have other training courses which can be paired up with this one to create your very own customised training session. If you would like to know more about our services, please contact us. We’ll be more than happy to provide you all the necessary help.
Discussing Basic English
A lot of profesionals take for granted the fact that their first and home language is English, so much so that you probably haven’t noticed there’s a speliing error. Okay, there are actually two. If you spotted both of them, then that means two things: you’re adept at spelling and you deserve extra points. However, that doesn’t mean your teams possess the same ability. Further still, spelling is but one aspect of the English language. As such, for this training course, we will tackle matters such as punctuation, basic grammatical rules and proper sentence structure. This will allow participants to keep their linguistic muscles healthy and prepare them for more advanced business writing.
Write to express, not impress
A common problem of any budding business writer is the temptation of flaunting one’s superior vocabulary by writing an egregiously long paper. Unfortunately, being parts of a fast-paced environment with strict quotas and time constraints, bosses and colleagues can ill-afford reading a 30-page document regarding the company’s next meeting on Monday (although that would be admittedly, but rather inappropriately impressive). As such, written works must be short and concise. Therefore, it is very important for us to help participants learn how to write concisely and avoid the temptation of being too showy with one’s craft. In fact, participants may think of it as a challenge in itself: “How do I appeal to people with just 300 words?” We show participants how.
Write according to business standards
Just as universities have academic writing, so to do businesses have business writing, and just as universities write for knowledge, businesses write for efficiency and fast-paced work. Here, our goal is to help professionals create professional emails, memos and letters by showing them proper formats and help them acclimate to these formats through constant writing exercises. Of course, there’ll be room for goofing around: they can invent addresses and even use whatever names they desire. They’ll also get to read these letters around for maximum laughs. Here, our ultimate goal is to show participants that proper writing can be done in groups and in a very interactive manner. By the end of this session, they’ll easily be able to beat anyone’s APM with their writing speed and still maintain the quality standards that companies pride themselves for.
Know the “force” behind words
Some words are often more appropriate than others. The joys of writing are often made clear with the use of powerful words; words that have sent us to planets; words such as “glorious,” “luxurious.” Okay, we are rather unsure how the latter has been used in relation to space travel, and we’ve rather had enough of rhymes here ourselves, but we are serious: some words are more appropriate and effective than others. However, this can widely vary according to the context. Accomplished business writers need to learn which words are more appropriate and how to sense the opportunity to use striking words. Often, word choice can determine how well an advertisement can work and so much more. By the end of this training session, participants will have an instinct for proper and appropriate words.
Develop their own writing styles
In order to help participants become more effective business writers, they need to have the opportunity to create their very own writing style. This means having their own “Instinct for words,” signature phrases, sentences and even their own scripts if they want to draw up plans on how to converse properly within the workplace. The possibility for improvement and creativity in our discussions and activities is practically boundless. As such, participants are always guaranteed to leave with a smile on their face and an eagerness to serve teammates and companies with their magnificent use of words.
Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)
Options are desirable and in this world with specific demands and needs that need to be met, Paramount Training and Development allows you to customise our courses for no additional charge. It is part of the fulfillment of Paramount’s policy to cater to the needs of our clients and their team. Select everything from in-house delivery to technical data and case studies used for the course. The flexibility and modular structure of Paramount makes it all possible. Use our resources to their full extent by submitting your needs to the appropriate staff, and we’ll put our resources to use and make all the adjustments needed with no hassle to your team.
In-House Customised training benefits:
- Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
- Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
- Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
- Create a Team Building environment
- Cost effective – Group rate discount
- Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)
Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)
Due to a lack of material or poor presentation there may be gaps in even our expansive list of courses available. To help fix that, Paramount Training and Development offers clients the opportunity to co-create new content in the form of new coursework, sessions, and courses made to meet their specific and often important demands.
Contact Paramount now and help us help you create the new content that you need to make your business and team succeed. Claim ownership over all of it, and freely use our co-created content as you see fit.
Instructor Led Online
Download Certificate of Completion $495 inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $515 inc GST
We provide this course as an online assisted course. You provide the date and time, we provide the trainer and material. Great for regional business or employees that are at multiple premises. The benefits of booking an online assisted or instructed led training session is you don’t have to wait for a specific date or course to come up. We book in a time available to you. Same course as a workshop but just for you and online instead.