Take the strain out of composing any kind of document!
Would you like a quick and easy method for composing documents,letters, memos, reports, proposals and performance appraisals in an organized format? This seminar provides you with basic formats and formulas for tackling any kind of writing task and communicating to your readers what they need to know. You streamline your writing process and save time by focusing on what to write instead of how to write it. Bring a current project and get one-on-one feedback.
How You Will Benefit
Quickly organize your thoughts and generate content
Eliminate numerous time-consuming revisions
Rid your writing of fluff so you generate concise content
What You Will Cover
Formats and formulas for various writing requirements
Gaining familiarity with powerful openings and closings to capture and retain attention
Thinking logically by blocking ideas and structuring your document using information modeling
Identifying your readers needs and expectations to establish the purpose and focus
Organizing ideas and generating content
Learning how and when to use the appropriate tone, persuasion and positive and negative words
Techniques for editing and proofreading the final version
Bring a sample writing piece for one-on-one feedback.
Quickly Organize Your Thoughts and Generate Content
Bring a Current Project and Get One-on-One Feedback from the Course Leader
Eliminate Numerous Time-Consuming Revisions
Streamline Content and Communicate What Your Readers Need to Know
Write with Greater Clarity
Guidelines for Effective Business Writing
The Principles That Ensure Effective Business Writing
The Need for Planning and Establishing Purpose
How to Meet the Reader Needs and Expectations
How to Use Techniques for Overcoming Writer Block
Writing the First Draft
Techniques for Achieving Clarity and Precision in Daily Business Writing
The Role of Word Choice
How to Construct Sentences That Are Clear and Direct
How to Use Linking Words and Phrases in Sentences and Paragraphs
Active and Passive Voice and Parallelism
How to Employ Various Patterns of Organizing Information
Memos and Letters, Reports
Guidelines for Writing Effective Memos and Letters
The Importance of Opening Sentences
How and When to Use Persuasive, Positive, and Negative Words
How to Use Appropriate Tone
The Guidelines for Writing Effective E-Mail
The Importance of Subject Lines
Editing and Proofreading the Final Version
How to Recognize Common Proofreading Errors
Techniques for Effective Editing and Proofreading
Methods for Revising the First Draft
How to Avoid Offensive Language
Often Confused Words
This section of the seminar is held in an interactive workshop format
Groups of 3-4 people work together, sharing both ideas and understanding. Each group, analyses extracts of previously written reports, memos and letters that have been brought to the seminar. In the light of the understandings developed in the first part of the day, we discuss how we can better achieve the desirable outcome of a well-written piece. This analysis allows us to improve our written and presentational style, and the results of our exercises are shared and discussed with the rest of the group.
This seminar is hands-on and very practical. It is directed at your specific needs; the exact content and balance of the sessions depending very much on areas of activity which you feel need to be explored.
The programme is backed with a PowerPoint presentation and each delegate receives a comprehensive pack of course notes for future reference.
Business professionals at all levels who want a quick and easy approach to any writing task.