BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS FOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS & MANAGER

Start
05/12/2019
End
07/12/2019
Phone
07034854045

145,000.00

COURSE COVERAGE

WHY ATTEND?

Did you know that an estimated 30% of all business emails are aimed at clarifying miscommunication generated from the other 70%? As more and more organizations come to this realization, business writing skills training has become a staple for capability development initiatives.

This course provides an introduction to business writing skills as they relate to the drafting of emails, memos and business letters. During this course, we will describe and apply structuring and business writing techniques designed to cater for the modern business environment. Above all, we will emphasize the use of simple, clear and positive language in addressing day to day business affairs.

Course Methodology

This course uses a variety of learning tools, including writing activities, storyboarding, controlled experiments and videos.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental pillars of business writing for achieving better results
  • Practice basic techniques for writing effective emails, letters and memos
  • Demonstrate professionalism by writing in a clear, specific and positive manner
  • Deliver solid conclusions through organized structure and flow
  • Use practical and modern methods for powerful business writing

Target Audience

All individuals operating in a business setting with a need to express themselves effectively in writing.

Target Competencies

  • Written communication
  • Business writing etiquette
  • Structured thinking
  • Assertiveness
  • Ability to address complex situations
  • Reading between the lines

Course Outline

  • Introduction to business writing
    • Definitions of business writing
    • Setting emails, letters and memos in context
    • 6 tips for writing effectively
    • Recognizing the hallmarks of effective writers
    • Applying modern day business writing techniques
  • Characteristics of business writing
    • Writing considerations
    • Guidelines for sentences
    • 7 traits of organized writing
    • Setting a purpose
    • Investigating the audience
    • Organizing content to match your audience
    • Using clear, specific and positive writing
    • Developing your business writing style
    • Using visual aids powerfully
    • Complementing writing with tables and charts
  • Writing strategy
    • Organizing thoughts
    • Pyramid structuring
    • Developing a compelling storyboard
    • 3 parts to a message
    • Achieving flow through effective transitioning
    • Applying pyramid structuring to your writing
    • Making the most of your facts
      • Deductive reasoning
      • Abductive reasoning
    • Building a compelling introduction
  • Big tips on writing
    • Applying George Orwell’s 5 rules for effective writing
    • Promoting clarity in writing
    • Avoiding miscommunication
    • Managing and delivering expectations
    • Responding to different email scenarios
    • Understanding different reader personalities
  • Using powerful language
    • Writing considerations
    • Using visual aids
    • 7 tips for writing effectively
    • Using power words to influence your audience
    • Presentations: less is more
    • Using visual aids effectively
    • Managing a checklist for your writing
    • Going the last inch
    • How to be a successful business writer

Duration: 3 days

Class Session : 10:00am – 3:30pm each day including Breakfast and Lunch time

Customize Your Training

This training solution and other training topics from McTimothyAssociates are currently available as residential/in-house option.

Please Note

McTimothy Associates Reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases delegate(s) will be registered for the next run of the Course.

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