*Prior to attending any of the Business Writing Courses, a written Assessment will be conducted to ensure delegates attend the course that best matches their written English ability.
Who Should Attend?
People who wish to significantly improve their written communication should attend this two-day programme. It is the ideal way to learn the basic skills of written communication in the English language. It is both informative and practical, with excellent backup course notes that form a valuable reference source for the future. It is a course that is completely up-to-date, and suitable for everyone in business who has to communicate using the written word. It requires at least a working knowledge of English and basic grammar.
About The Programme
This two-day programme is a great introduction to Business Writing Skills. The course will give you clear guidelines and practice in how to write better internal and external correspondence. You will learn how to plan your writing carefully, and how to professionally structure different forms of business correspondence.
To review the principles of basic Business Writing
To learn a step-by-step plan towards more effective and efficient business communication
To know what to put at the beginning, the middle, and the end, of each piece of writing
To understand the difference between formal and informal language, and when each is appropriate
To review some typical grammar challenges for non-native speakers of English
To understand how to use plain and simple English
To examine a variety of business documents and look at ways to improve them
To enhance critical thinking by responding to various case studies
To understand how to create the right impression when writing
To gain confidence in spelling, grammar and writing
To practise proofreading techniques
What You Will Gain
Knowledge of the principles of effective Business Writing
A clear understanding of appropriate business language
Confidence in communicating using the written word
Practical, 'hands-on' experience and supportive Trainer feedback
The Ten Principles Of Business Writing
The Stages Of Writing (Planning, Drafting, Revising, Proofreading)
>Using Mind Maps And Bullet Points To Plan Your Writing
>The Five 'W's As A Writing Guide
A Framework For Business Communication
>Effective Beginnings And Endings
>Useful Phrases For Common Situations
Focus On Grammar
>Definite And Indefinite Articles (The, An, A)
>Using Prepositions Of Time, Place, And Movement (On, In, At, To, Etc.)
>Review Of Common Verb Tenses, Including 'Stative' Verbs
Correct Use Of Punctuation And Abbreviations
>Using Commas And Semicolons
>Rules For Apostrophes
>Using The Full Stop For Abbreviations
How To Use Plain And Simple English
Formal And Informal Language
>Knowing The Difference, And When To Use Each One
Choosing The Right Communication Channel
Email Etiquette: Pros And Cons Of Email Issues
Appropriate Complimentary Closes
Creating The Right Impression
>Using The Correct 'Tone Of Voice' In Your Writing
Structure, Style, And Layout Of Business Letters
Writing Internal Business Emails And Messages
Proofreading, Practice, And Spelling Tips
End Of Course Assessment
Please note, that while this is a Public Course, wherever possible the Tutor will try to adapt the materials according to the Business Writing needs of the individual participants.
Before the course each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Briefing Form to determine their individual objectives for attending the course. These objectives will be used by the Tutor to give on-target training that is focused on the individual delegates.
At the end of the course each delegate will be asked to complete a Personal Development Plan that can be used as part of future appraisals, and that will also be an important tool for management reference.
End of course ILM Assessment:each delegate will be required to do a written one-hour Assessment at the end of the course. Delegates must get a 50% pass mark to receive an ILM Certificate.
Total Investment: AED / QR 4,600/- which includes - Training Materials, Lunch and Refreshments. Discount available for multiple bookings.