Professional Development

Business Writing Skills Course (E1131)


Description

Business Writing Skills Course

​Writing is a key method of communication for most people, and it's one that many people struggle with. Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and text messaging. Developing writing skills is still important is the business world as creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas), giving you that extra edge in the workplace.


The Business Writing course will give participants a refresher on basic writing skills and concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and an overview of the most common business documents. These basic skills will provide your participates with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.




Course Objectives:

• 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.


Course Overview:

Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Working with Words
Spelling
Grammar
Creating a Cheat Sheet

Module Three: Constructing Sentences
Parts of a Sentence
Punctuation
Types of Sentences

Module Four: Creating Paragraphs
The Basic Parts
Organization Methods

Module Five: Writing Meeting Agendas
The Basic Structure
Choosing a Format
Writing the Agenda

Module Six: Writing E-mails
Addressing Your Message
Grammar and Acronyms

Module Seven: Writing Business Letters
The Basic Structure
Choosing a Format
Writing the Letter

Module Eight: Writing Proposals
The Basic Structure
Choosing a Format
Writing the Proposal

Module Nine: Writing Reports
The Basic Structure
Choosing a Format
Writing the Report

Module Ten: Other Types of Documents
Requests for Proposals
Projections
Executive Summaries
Business Cases

Module Eleven: Proofreading and Finishing
A Proofreading Primer
How Peer Review Can Help
Printing and Publishing

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise

Content
  • Business Writing
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever