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Business Writing

$3,850.00

Description

Summary

This price of this class is for up to 15 participants.  The class to be taught at your location.  All classes purchased can be taken for up to one year after purchase.  Bulk discounts will apply.  Please call for details.

Writing is a key method of communication for most people, and it’s one that many people struggle with. This workshop will give participants a refresher on basic writing concepts such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation. It will also provide an overview of the most common business documents such as proposals, reports, and agendas. All of this will provide that extra edge in the workplace.

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Workshop Objectives

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Gain better awareness of common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • ​Review basic concepts in sentence and paragraph construction.
  • ​Know the basic structure of agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
  • ​Know tips and techniques to use when deciding the most appropriate format to use for agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
  • ​Know tips and techniques in writing agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports.
  • ​Gain an overview of Request for Proposals, Projections, Executive Summaries, and Business Cases.
  • ​Define proofreading and understand techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • ​Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • ​List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing.
Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  1. Workshop Objectives
  2. Pre-Assignment Review

Module Two: Working with Words

  1. Spelling
  2. Grammar
  3. Creating a Cheat Sheet
  4. Case Study

Module Three: Constructing Sentences

  1. Parts of a Sentence
  2. Punctuation
  3. Types of Sentences
  4. Case Study

Module Four: Creating Paragraphs

  1. The Basic Parts
  2. Organization Methods
  3. Case Study

Module Five: Writing Meeting Agendas

  1. The Basic Structure
  2. Choosing a Format
  3. Writing the Agenda
  4. Case Study

Module Six: Writing E-mails

  1. Addressing Your Message
  2. Grammar and Acronyms
  3. Case Study

Module Seven: Writing Business Letters

  1. The Basic Structure
  2. Choosing a Format
  3. Writing the Letter
  4. Case Study

Module Eight: Writing Proposals

  1. The Basic Structure
  2. Choosing a Format
  3. Writing the Proposal
  4. Case Study

Module Nine: Writing Reports

  1. The Basic Structure
  2. Choosing a Format
  3. Writing the Report
  4. Case Study

Module Ten: Other Types of Documents

  1. Requests for Proposals
  2. Projections
  3. Executive Summaries
  4. Business Cases
  5. Case Study

Module Eleven: Proofreading and Finishing

  1. A Proofreading Primer
  2. How Peer Review Can Help
  3. Printing and Publishing
  4. Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  1. Words from the Wise

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