Effective Business Writing helps participants improve the organization, wording, tone, and format of their letters, email, memos, reports, and proposals. This intimate workshop helps build each participant's confidence, helps people define their writing problems, and shows them how to write clearly and concisely. The course is designed to address each participant's specific writing needs.
- Organize effective letters, memos, reports, and meeting minutes
- Overcome writer's block and the stress of getting started.
- Learn how to come to the point early in the
- Develop a clear, concise writing style.
- Develop persuasive skills to help sell ideas.
- Use appropriate tone for all communications.
- Eliminate jargon, clichés, wordiness,
redundancy, and antiquated phrases.
- Sharpen editorial skills.
- Learn to recognize and eliminate lengthy sentences
- Survey useful rules of grammar, punctuation,
spelling, abbreviation, and capitalization.
- Learn methods to make writing visually appealing.
Methodology: For most people, writing is threatening. This workshop removes the "threat" before tackling specific writing problems. Group fellowship and humor set the tone for group discussions, handouts, reviews of each participant's writing samples, and in-class writing assignments.Two weeks before the start of the course, participants are asked to submit several samples of their writing and to fill out "The Writing Audit," a two-page questionnaire that pinpoints individual problems. Samples and Audits help shape the course to fit each participant's needs.
Length of Program: Available in a 1 or 2 day format.
Recommended Number of Participants: 7-20
Text: The Elements of Business Writing (Macmillan) by Gary Blake and Robert W. Bly