Regent Business School

Effective Business Writing

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About the course

Writing is a key method of communication for most people, and it’s one that many people struggle with. Participants will participate in a writing refresher, focusing on spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This Business Writing workshop will provide an overview of the most common business documents including proposals, reports and agendas, giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

Programme Outcomes:

On completion of the programme, learners will be able to:

  • Gain a better understanding of common spelling/ grammar issues in business writing
  • Review basic concepts in sentence and paragraph construction
  • Learn how agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports are structured in a professional environment
  • Master techniques for improved proof reading skills
  • Gain valuable insight into international etiquette
  • Learn to use email effectively

Topics Covered:

  • Reasons for writing, the value of writing; identifying the
  • audience
  • Spelling and grammar
  • Correct use of words and business terminology
  • Correct use of tense and conjunctions
  • Active and Passive voice
  • The 5 C’s (clear, concise, complete, correct, courtesy)
  • Sentences, sentence types and paragraphs
  • Writing Business Letters: The Basic Structure; Choosing a Format; Writing the Letter
  • Writing cohesive and coherent texts
  • Proofreading and editing

Who should attend

  • Office administrators, support staff, secretaries and PA’s
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Anyone wanting to improve his/ her writing skills

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