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PDBWE: Business Writing Essentials

Guaranteed to Run Scheduled Fully Booked
Location
Auckland
Christchurch
Oct 2020
13
13
Dec 2020
8
8
Feb 2021
12
Apr 2021
7
Code: PDBWE
Length: 1 Day
Overview

The course reviews the basic principles that apply to all forms of writing and provides you with a framework through which you can improve your writing.

Delivery format(s)
On-Site
On-Site
Classroom
Classroom
OBJECTIVES
When creating written communications in the workplace, it is essential that the details of the communication be correct, while the basic layout of the document is appropriate and the ideas are presented logically and effectively.

This course teaches participants how to assure the effectiveness of any type of business writing, whether it's reports, proposals and even emails, and ensures these documents are written using the correct sentence structure, grammar and formatting.

Participants will learn key business writing skills like planning the document content, writing for various readers, conversational styles, the use or avoidance of industry jargon and multiple types of document styling.

This course is delivered in partnership with PD Training.

PREREQUISITES

None.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

After completing this course participants will be able to learn:

  • Basic principles of writing
  • Various Types of writing
  • Proper use of words
  • Understand email etiquette
  • Create attractive letters and proposals
COURSE OUTLINE

This workshop is about creating well-written business documents.  The course reviews the basic principles that apply to all forms of writing and provides you with a framework through which you can improve your writing. 

The motto of PD Training is to ‘Empower Improvement’. We seek to enhance people’s work life by providing you with skills that you can utilise immediately back in your workplace. The best way to identify how to utilise these newfound writing skills, is to reflect on the activities that you performed throughout your training and implement them as soon as possible in the workplace.

Lesson 1 - Why, Who and What of Writing
  • Welcome
  • My Writing Landscape
  • Starting with ‘Why’
  • Moving to ‘Who’
  • Ending with ‘What’
  • Reflection
Lesson 2 - Two bee or not to be – grammar has the answer
  • Sentences
  • To Write or to be Written
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Reflection
Lesson 3 - Planning what you write
  • The Seven Cs of Writing
  • Why Plan?
  • Making the Reader Care
  • Reflection
Lesson 4 - The First Draft
  • Conversational Style – using plain language
  • About Tone
  • Word Choice
  • Reflection
Lesson 5 - Editing
  • Ways to Edit
  • What to Edit
  • Other Considerations – jargon, clichés and modifiers
  • Reflection
Lesson 6 - One in 260 Billion
  • How to get noticed and engage the reader
  • Email Etiquette
  • Reflection
Lesson 7 - Other Correspondence
  • Letters
  • Proposals
  • Reflection

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