This session is intended to help you do the writing your job demands. If you are a manager at any level in business, government, or industry, you must write reports. Whether you want to or not, you write to explain things, to smooth relationships and to convince others of the value of some course of action. Writing must be clear, concise, complete, and correct. It must also convey your message in a courteous tone. The workshop will help you to identify the range of this kind of writing, the forms it takes, and the persuasive techniques it requires
The units you will be undertaking will enable you deal with objections and use them appropriately to sell your presentaion or products.
How You Will Benefit
- To learn the value of good written communications.
- To develop paragraphs that develop, and conclude some part of an idea
- To prepare reports & proposals that inform, persuade and provide information
- To learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, complete and correct.
- To provide an opportunity to apply these skills in real work applications
Many people are defeated by the attitude that writing is an awesome task. These people do not trust themselves with the language. They go to the files to see what has been done in the past. To overcome their insecurity, they try to write to impress. They hunt for big words to sound like an authority on the subject. They pad their reports to indicate thoroughness. That is not the path to confident, effective writing. This training session will help you teach participants the habits of good writing.
Introduction and Course Overview
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Becoming a Good Writer
To begin, your staff will learn ways to become good writers. Participants will also learn the four C’s of good writing.
The Rules of Writing
Next, participants will learn the nine rules of report writing.
The Readability Index
This session will teach participants how to use the Gunning Fog Index.
Next, participants will learn how to create topic sentences for paragraphs.
During this session, participants will explore ways to create emphasis.
Unity and Coherence
This session will teach participants how to create unity in their report.
Active and Passive Voice
Next, participants will look at the differences between the active and passive voice.
The Stages of Report Writing
The bulk of the second day will be spent exploring the four stages of report writing: investigation, planning, writing, and revising.
During this session, participants will look at the additional components of a formal report.
How to Use Headings
This session will provide a brief introduction to laying out a report.
Charts and Graphs
Next, participants will learn the right way to add charts and graphs to their report.
During this session, participants will learn how writing a proposal is different from writing a report.
The Finishing Touches
This session will look at finishing touches for a report, including steps in the persuasion process, how to design your message, and how to deal with tough questions.
To wrap up the training session, participants will peer edit each others’ work.
At the end of the session, employees will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
This course and many others can be customised to suit your training requirements.