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Effective Business Writing (1 Day)

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Though businesses increasingly rely on technology, technological skills alone do not guarantee success in the workplace. You must still develop your ideas, express them clearly, and persuade others of their viability. 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.

Who is this course for?

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

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Organize and write clear and concise email and instant messages that are appropriate to your company’s business culture.
  • Write effective business communications.
  • Write letters that are clear, precise, and appropriate to your audience.
  • Organize and write a business proposal, complete with visuals, and an executive summary that employ effective strategies of persuasion.

Course contents

Introduction

  • Topic A: About the manual
  • Topic B: Setting your expectations
  • Topic C: Reviewing the course

Writing skills

  • Topic A: Basic writing skills
  • Topic B: Effective sentences and paragraphs
  • Unit summary: Writing skills

Writing specific messages

  • Topic A: Business letters and reports
  • Topic B: Writing opinionated messages
  • Unit summary: Writing specific messages

Understanding proposals

  • Topic A: Proposals
  • Topic B: Client-focused proposals
  • Unit summary: Understanding proposals

Letter proposals

  • Topic A: Writing a letter proposal
  • Topic B: Visually appealing proposals
  • Unit summary: Letter proposals

Meeting minutes

  • Topic A: Creating agenda’s and minutes
  • Unit summary: Meeting minutes

E-mail messages

  • Topic A: Writing an e-mail message
  • Topic B: Message headers
  • Topic C: E-mail message body
  • Unit summary: E-mail messages

E-mail effectiveness

  • Topic A: E-mail recipients
  • Unit summary: E-mail effectiveness

Netiquette guidelines

  • Topic A: Netiquette style
  • Topic B: Emoticons and abbreviations
  • Unit summary: Netiquette guidelines

Composing online correspondence

  • Topic A: Online communication
  • Topic B: Language and punctuation
  • Topic C: Efficient writing habits
R2,725
1 day
21 November 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm

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(15 places available)