Business Writing

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), and an overview of the most common business documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas), giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

 

Business Writing Course Outline:
 
Module One: Getting Started

  •     Icebreaker
  •     Ground rules
  •     The parking lot
  •     Workshop objectives
  •     Action plans and evaluation forms

 
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
  •     Review of Parking Lot
  •     Lessons Learned
  •     Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations