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This course offers effective strategies to sharpen your writing skills by structuring your ideas logically, exercising diplomacy in letters and reports, and shaping your arguments.


TARGET AUDIENCE:
This course is for individuals who need to write clearly and concisely in a professional environment.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
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), and an overview of the most common business documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas), giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

COURSE OUTLINE:


Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Working with Words

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Creating a Cheat Sheet

Constructing Sentences

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Punctuation
  • Types of Sentences

Creating Paragraphs

  • The Basic Parts
  • Organization Methods

Writing Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Agenda

Writing E-mails

  • Addressing Your Message
  • Grammar and Acronyms

Writing Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Letter

Writing Proposals

  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Writing the Proposal

Writing Reports

  • The Basic Structure
  • Choosing a Format
  • Be guided by the: The purpose of the report
  • The seniority of your readers
  • Writing the Report

Other Types of Documents

  • Requests for Proposals
  • Projections
  • Executive Summaries
  • Business Cases

Proofreading and Finishing

  • A Proofreading Primer
  • How Peer Review Can Help
  • Printing and Publishing

Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations


Virtual Business Writing Online Live training option
Imagine an industry-leading classroom training experience from wherever you have access to the Internet. The Virtual Online Live events listed here gives you an effective and proven online virtual learning experience with the freedom to attend virtually from anywhere.

There is also an option of experiencing Online Live from one of the many national partner centers where a computer and headset will be provided for you.

This rich and engaging virtual classroom environment lets you conveniently interact with instructors and other students. You will hear and see your instructor as they teach the course and answer your questions via voice or text. Choose the online live virtual training option and you can access the recorded version even after the class has finished.

The onDemand labs give you access to the same client and server technologies covered in class so you can test, apply and hone your skills by accessing the labs before and even after the class.

Technical Requirements: a computer or laptop with a modern browser and high speed internet access along with one or two monitors.

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