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Business and Report Writing Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Hands-On

Course Number

219

Duration

3 Days

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About This Course: This course provides a solid foundation in business writing skills and the production of typical business management documents. Participants are given the tools to write better contract proposals, business plans, executive summaries, recommendation reports and internal business communications.

You Will Learn How To

  • 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
  • Enhance email communication by creating clear messages

Course Outline

  • Why Good Business Writing Matters
  • Key benefits for the business
  • Increasing your business effectiveness
  • Identifying key communication problems
  • Supporting Business Objectives

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
  • Planning for Your Audience

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
  • Structuring Your Documents

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
  • Writing Reports that Address Business Problems

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
  • Highlighting Benefits to Your Readers

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
  • Writing to Persuade Your Readers

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
  • Saying What You Mean in E-mail

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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Course Schedule

Attend this live, instructor-led course In-Class or Online via AnyWare.

Hassle-Free Enrollment: No advance payment required.
Tuition due 30 days after your course. No fees for rescheduling or canceling your course.

Aug 24 - 26 Herndon, VA/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Feb 1 - 3 Ottawa/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Feb 15 - 17 Herndon, VA/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Mar 8 - 10 Toronto/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Jun 7 - 9 New York/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Jun 27 - 29 Toronto/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Jul 19 - 21 Ottawa/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Tuition

Standard

$2650

Government

$2355

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Questions

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An experienced training advisor will happily answer any questions you may have and alert you to any tuition savings to
which you or your organization may be entitled.

Training Hours

Standard Course Hours:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day:  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:  

  • Make progress toward earning one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications.
  • Earn College Credit Units — Many Learning Tree courses are recommended for College Credits, which are accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities, and may qualify you to receive Tuition Reimbursement.
  • Receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

Each Course Day - Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course qualifies for 17 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read More...

PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 10 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 7 PDUs

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“The Learning Tree Course on business and report writing provided a safe place to get feedback on my writing, from my instructor and classmates.”

- K. McGhee, Program Coordinator
NASFAA

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