Introduction to Business and Report Writing Training

Level: Foundation
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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.

Key Features of this Business & Report Writing Training:

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

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

Certifications/Credits:

CPE 17 Credits PMI 17 PDU

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Important Business & Report Writing Course Information

  • Requirements

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

    • Experience with Microsoft Word

Business & Report Writing 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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Important Business & Report Writing Course Information

  • Requirements

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

    • Experience with Microsoft Word

Business & Report Writing 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

Business & Report Writing Training FAQs

  • Can I learn Business and Report Writing online?

    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.

  • Can I earn Professional Development Units for the Business and Report Writing Introduction course?

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

    To find out how many PDUs you can receive, check out the PMI Q&A List ›

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