Course Overview

Course: 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 course.

 

The Business Writing course 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 you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

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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
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Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Course 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
  • Course Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
Duration: 2-3 hours

 

Target Audience: Administrators

 

Price: FREE

NOTE: To qualify for your official BestCorporateAcademy certificate you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or higher before you can purchase your certificate.