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PDBWM: Business Writing Essentials for the Modern Workplace

Guaranteed to Run Scheduled Fully Booked
Location
Wellington
Christchurch
Auckland
Aug 2022
9
9
9
Oct 2022
12
12
Dec 2022
7
7
Code: PDBWM
Length: 1 Day
Overview

This workshop is focused on 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 business writing.

Delivery format(s)
On-Site
On-Site
Classroom
Classroom
Anywhere
Anywhere
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 or information is presented logically and effectively.

This course teaches participants how to assure the effectiveness of any type of business writing, whether its 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 the reader, various 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 have learned:

  • Basic Principles of Writing
  • Types of Writing
  • Proper Use of Words
  • Email Etiquette
  • Create Attractive Letters and Proposals
  • The 7 C's of Writing
  • Identify the Reader
  • Jargon, Cliche's and Modifiers
  • Understand Different Conversational Styles
COURSE OUTLINE

This workshop is focused on 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 business writing.

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.

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

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