Business Communication Workshop

Business Communication Workshop

Course Description

Learning and honing your business writing skills can positively impact an individual’s career advancement. Business Communication Workshop will teach you effective communications channels make an organization run smoothly. Sending professional-quality writing through these channels improves productivity and the ability of all functional areas to work together, particularly in an increasingly global workplace where collaboration is the norm. Concision can be challenging because it’s a skill not emphasized in college. In academic writing, assignments often require a certain length. We have to fill ten pages, and the instructions include developing our report and expanding the concept. We earn good grades partially through the size and impressive language. Puffed-up language is rewarded. No one in business wants a longer document. In business writing, the required skills are extracting what is significant, synthesizing, and writing clearly.

In this age of text messaging, business communication increasingly comes shorthand. Even email has a much less formal style in many companies than a letter. Taken to an extreme, this type of writing can seem lazy. If communication becomes too abrupt, the message it gives to the receiver will feel not important enough because the sender did not take the time to communicate in complete sentences or check spelling and grammar. Conversely, a carefully written email can be more impressive than a letter because it adds rapid transmission. The receiver will feel important by the sender’s intention to make sure the message arrived quickly.

Business Communication Workshop will give you the skill to communicate effectively with your  colleagues in the workplace. It evolves progressively; thus, your ability to understand and use tools that will help you become a better communicator should evolve too.

Course Objectives

  • Understand and apply the six principles of good writing
  • Clearly define the purpose of your writing
  • Understand how your personal style influences your writing
  • Learn to write for a broad audience
  • Understand how to plan your writing
  • Explore the essential elements of language structure and grammar using plain English
  • Learn how to write concisely and persuasively to convey emotion and meaning
  • Understand the importance of editing and proofreading

Course Modules

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Course Introduction and setting of objectives

Lesson 2: Writing with Professional Impact

  • Spelling Basics
  • Grammar Basics
  • Building a Quick reference guide

Lesson 3: Structuring Sentences for Effectiveness and Readability

  • Sentence Structured Explained
  • Punctuation Explained
  • Sentence Variations

Lesson 4: Creating Paragraphs with Persuasive Power

  • Parts of a Paragraph
  • Organization Techniques
  • Paragraph Transition

Lesson 5: Writing Emails for Success

  • The Golden Rule Number 1
  • Make the most of your prime email estate
  • Effective Subject Lines
  • Write Descriptive Subject Lines
  • Introduction – Body – Conclusion
  • Grammar Acronyms
  • Email Styles

Lesson 6: Writing Proposals

  • Proposal Structures
  • Key Elements to Effective Proposals
  • Information not Required

Lesson 7: Writing Reports

  • Various Report Structures
  • Key Elements of a Useful Report
  • Tables, Graphs and Images
  • Avoid Common Errors

Lesson 8: Proofreading and Finishing – Avoid the Cringe

  • Proofreading Techniques
  • Using Peer Reviews
  • Printing and Publishing Tips

Lesson 9: Other types of Documents

  • Request for Proposals
  • Projections
  • Executive Summaries
  • Business Cases

Lesson 10: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Parking Lot
  • Action Plans and Evaluations

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