business writing course
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Want to impress at the office with your communication skills? This online course will benefit people at all levels across the organization who want to learn how to effectively communicate in a business setting.
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In this one-day short course, you’ll learn how to improve your business writing skills and get your message across with ease, speed, precision and clarity.
A repeatable writing process and strategic planning guides for specific applications will be introduced and practised through learning activities. Peer support and feedback will be emphasized.
Those wishing to assess and add to their business writing skills will find this course a confidence builder. Developing the self-assurance to communicate effectively in the workplace will be the main objective, and students will benefit from the practical approach to building these skills. They will identify the characteristics of effective communication and learn how to successfully critique business documents.
The Basics of Business Writing workshop involves lecture and hands-on exercises, offering you ample opportunity to practice what you learn and receive immediate feedback from your peers and the instructor.
Develop your writing confidence and boost your credibility in the workplace. This intensive two-day workshop will teach you how to write well-organized, effective emails and letters as well as other basic business documents. You’ll learn that writing is a business process, one best mastered in five essential steps. As it covers these five steps, the course will teach you how to plan your communications, structure and present your texts, make your ideas flow, and get your messages across with clarity and impact.
Written communication is a critical part of everyday professional life. Every email, memo, proposal, and report is an opportunity to impress your audience and advance your ideas. To ensure your messages have impact, you need communication proven techniques guided by research and experience.
In our two-day Business Writing course, you will learn the fundamentals of effective writing. In individual and group exercises, we will offer practical techniques to write clearly and persuasively in any business setting. Through guided writing prompts, you will discover how to use powerful writing to communicate your ideas in a meaningful and memorable way.
For companies interested in our Business Writing program, see this brochure or visit our Corporate Classes page.
Here you will learn the basic principles of good business writing, which you can immediately put into action—on anything from simple emails to complex documents. You’ll also be surprised at how entertaining the course is, and by how much “personality” can play a part in your business writing.
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- Be able to use a brainstorming technique called dialoguing to determine what your reader cares about.
- Be able to use the brainstorming technique of freewriting to determine what first sentence will motivate your reader to read all you’ve written.
- Be able to eliminate words that create barriers to communication.
- Be able to write effective email.
- Be able to detect errors in tone and correct them.