The Basics of Business Writing
Develop your writing confidence and boost your credibility in the workplace. This intensive two-day workshop will teach you how to write well-organized, effective e-mails and letters as well as other basic business documents. You’ll learn that writing is a business process, one best mastered in five essential steps. As it covers these five steps, the course will teach you how to plan your communications, structure and present your texts, make your ideas flow, and get your messages across with clarity and impact.
The Basics of Business Writing workshop involves lecture and hands-on exercises, offering you ample opportunity to practice what you learn and receive immediate feedback from your peers and the instructor.
Understanding the five-step writing process
Planning your communication
Understanding what readers want
Organizing ideas to make the reader's job easier
Selecting proper openings and closings
Getting the reader’s attention—and keeping it
Overcoming writer's block
Composing and placing key messages and emphasizing important information
Helping readers understand your meaning
Constructing effective paragraphs
Establishing flow with transitions
Writing good-news emails and informative emails
Capitalizing on layout to convey meaning and simplify the reader’s task
Adopting proper tone and vocabulary
Editing and reviewing business documents
- All persons who wish to write effective basic business correspondence
- Anyone who wants to tackle a variety of business-writing tasks with confidence and to generate results
Graham Young, MBA, is an independent writer, editor, and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in business and government communications. He has delivered some 600 business writing and presentation skills workshops since 2000 and taught Business English at the University of Ottawa. His lively, informative professional-development workshops instruct participants how to communicate effectively on the job. In addition to his teaching experience, Graham also has a Teachers and Trainers of Adults certificate.
“I will be able to apply all of these techniques in my writing at work and at home.”
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