Business Writing

Course id: 254
Duration: 2 days, 8 H per day

introduction

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.

Prerequisites

No special requirements

Audience

No special parameters are given; attendance can benefit all who work in a business setting.

Objectives

By the end of this workshop each trainee 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.


Content

Day one:

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

Day Two:

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
  • 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
  • Words from the wise

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Dr. Said KAMHA