Better Business Writing
11 Jun 2020 [change course]

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Duration

One day

Suitable for

People at all levels who want to produce clearer and more powerful written communication appropriate to their audience.Those who want to write in good style and tone for every type of document.

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Location

London

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Confidently write having mastered the foundations of English grammar and punctuation
  • Avoid commonly misspelt words
  • Express yourself persuasively using plain English
  • Set the right ‘tone’ for the situation and subject
  • Plan documents so you say what you mean
  • Produce your first draft quickly
  • Write emails and letters that get results

Programme

Introduction & Workshop Objectives

Prioritising the Course Objectives

  • What writing are you doing now?
  • What would you like to achieve today?

The Fundamentals of Grammar for Business

  • Reviewing the principles and understanding the ‘building blocks’ of language
  • Tips for avoiding commonly misspelt words
  • Punctuation and how to use it properly, including the apostrophe

Using Plain English

  • Using plain English to acquire a more direct writing style
  • The techniques to make a document more ‘readable’
  • Active vs passive – when to use which one and why
  • Producing letters, emails and memos that are simple but not simplistic

Getting the ‘Tone’ Right

  • Keeping it direct but avoiding becoming too abrupt
  • How to avoid using condescending language
  • Using empathy effectively and at the right time in your writing

How to Plan the Document

  • Emails and letters
  • Using the correct layout
  • Structuring and sequencing the document effectively

Producing the First Draft ... FAST

  • Making sure the document says what you mean it to say
  • How to revise and produce a final draft
  • Final check – making sure the document is right

The Way Forward

  • Taking ideas back to the workplace and putting them into action

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Course Price per Person GBP exc. VAT Attendees
Better Business Writing
11 Jun 2020
Price per Person: £375.00 exc. VAT
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Terms & Conditions 1. Payment Terms Payment is due no less than 14 working days prior to the commencement of training or dispatch of materials. If training is booked with less than 14 days notice, the invoice is for immediate payment. In all cases payment is required before the course or training programme commences.  When bespoke training is agreed, payment for creating and writing the materials is invoiced at the time of commissioning for immediate payment. When relevant, funding that is due from national or local government sources must be authorised in writing prior to the commencement of the training. 2. Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy Cancellation or rescheduling must be notified by telephone and confirmed to the GBC Manager by email. The following refunds and/or cancellation charges apply. 2.1 Training Courses or Events This applies to all types of courses including public open courses, in-house group events, personal coaching sessions or a programme of a series of dates. Where there is a series of dates the terms apply to each date individually.
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