Business Writing

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 workshop will give participants a refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and an overview of the most common business documents. These basic skills will provide participants with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing. Find below the program:

Module 1: Working with Words

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Creating a Cheat Sheet

 

Module 2: Constructing Sentences

  • Parts of a Sentence

  • Punctuation

  • Types of Sentences

 

Module 3: Creating Paragraphs

  • The Basic Parts

  • Organization Methods

 

Module 4: Writing Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

  • Choosing a Format

  • Writing the Agenda

 

Module 5: Writing E-mails

  • Addressing Your Message

  • Grammar and Acronyms

Module 6: Writing Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure

  • Choosing a Format

  • Writing the Letter

Module 7: Writing Proposals

  • The Basic Structure

  • Choosing a Format

  • Writing the Proposal

 

Module 8: Writing Reports

  • The Basic Structure

  • Choosing a Format

  • Writing the Report

 

Module 9: Other Types of Documents

  • Requests for Proposals

  • Projections

  • Executive Summaries

  • Business Cases

 

Module 10: Proofreading and Finishing

  • A Proofreading Primer

  • How Peer Review Can Help

  • Printing and Publishing

 

Module 11: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

  • Review of Parking Lot

  • Lessons Learned

  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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