Introduction to Business and Report Writing Training

Course 219

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: English
  • 17 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation
Get This Course $2,745
  • 3-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • Tuition can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
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  • Nov 21 - 23 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
    Washington, DC or Virtual
  • Feb 1 - 3 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST
    Ottawa or Virtual
  • Mar 22 - 24 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    New York or Virtual
  • Apr 19 - 21 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Herndon, VA or Virtual
  • May 24 - 26 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Washington, DC or Virtual
  • Aug 2 - 4 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Ottawa or Virtual
  • Sep 20 - 22 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
    New York or Virtual

In this Business & Report Writing training course, you gain foundational knowledge in business writing, and leverage effective writing tools to create contract proposals, business plans, executive summaries, recommendation reports, and internal business communications. Today’s technology has made everyone in the workplace a writer — leaving your reputation and success increasingly dependent on how well you communicate. Learn to convey a credible message & project a professional image in this 3-day course.

  • Strong proficiency in the English language
  • Basic knowledge of English grammar

  • Experience with Microsoft Word

Introduction to Business and Report Writing Training Delivery Methods

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

Introduction to Business and Report Writing Training Course Benefits

  • Develop writing skills to convey a credible message
  • Compose concise messages using a structured writing process
  • Adapt your writing to your audience's needs
  • Fine-tune language to improve persuasiveness and impact

Business & Report Writing Course Outline

  • Key benefits for the business
  • Increasing your business effectiveness
  • Identifying key communication problems

The benefits to the writer

  • Enhancing your professional image
  • Improving career choice

The business writing process

  • Breaking writing down into a clear process
  • Scheduling tasks for completion

Adapting to audience needs

  • Contextualizing your writing
  • Eliminating barriers between you and your readers

Leveraging different communication styles

  • Deciphering clues to style preferences
  • Responding and relating well to your readers

Identifying the macro structure of business documents

  • Handling the business document paradox
  • Classifying different types of business documents

Developing the micro structure template

  • Recognizing key topics
  • Structuring raw material
  • Organizing information to highlight gaps

Recognizing the business impact

  • Defining the criteria for a quality business document
  • Identifying the business impact of the problem
  • Demonstrating the value of confronting the situation

Recommending solutions

  • Conducting effective research
  • Applying decision-making criteria
  • Tying your recommendation to the organization's mission

Facilitating your readers' understanding

  • Managing paragraphs using topic sentences
  • Incorporating your readers' words
  • Avoiding synonyms

Ordering your information

  • Writing effective headings
  • Reducing inferential load
  • Structuring sentences to signal benefits

Honing your writing to improve persuasiveness

  • Tying your writing to the decision-making process
  • Making credible claims
  • Avoiding oversimplification
  • Influencing your audience to value your ideas
  • Creating an effective Executive Summary

Presenting information

  • Improving bulleted lists by showing words in tables
  • Highlighting alternatives to aid rapid decision-making
  • Prioritizing business solutions
  • Countering opposition

Writing clearly

  • Prioritizing your subject
  • Optimizing word choice
  • Differentiating between active vs. passive voice
  • Eliminating pronouns and modifiers

Writing concisely

  • Choosing a style appropriate for audience and context
  • Revising to heighten impact

A professional approach to e-mail

  • Respecting readers' time, interest and ability to focus
  • Extinguishing flame wars
  • Crafting relevant subject lines

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Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

Yes, you can receive PDUs from the Business and Report Writing Introduction course.

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