Better Business Writing

GBC Learning & Development
Course summary
Length: 1 day
Price: 325 GBP excl. VAT
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 09/01/2018 - London
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Course Description

Better Business Writing course

Better Business Writing - A 1-day business English training course in London

This Better Business Writing course is designed to help staff at all levels to improve their written communication skills for the business environment. The course aims to help delegates produce clearer and more powerfully written communications, as well as save time while they are doing it. By the end of the 1-day programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of English grammar and punctuation
  • Spell correctly
  • Express themselves persuasively using plain English
  • Get the tone right
  • Plan documents that convey a clear message
  • Produce first drafts quickly
  • Write emails and letters that get results

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Better Business Writing course is suitable for staff at all levels looking to improve their written communication and business skills. It's also a great refresher for anyone whose grammar and punctuation are a little rusty.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This course results in CPD credits.

Training Course Content

The course structure has been outlined as follows:

Introduction and icebreaker

  • What we are going to cover today

Prioritising the course objectives

  • What writing are you doing now?
  • What would you like to achieve today?

The basics of grammar for business

  • Reviewing the principles
  • Understanding these 'building blocks' of language
  • Tips for better spelling
  • Punctuation and how to use it properly, including the apostrophe

Using plain English

  • Using plain English to acquire a more direct writing style
  • The techniques to make a document more 'readable'
  • Active vs passive - when to use which one and why
  • Producing letters, emails and memos that are simple but not simplistic

Getting the 'tone' right

  • Keeping it direct but avoiding becoming too abrupt
  • How to avoid using condescending language
  • Using empathy effectively and at the right time in your writing

How to plan the document

  • Emails and letters
  • Using the correct layout
  • Structuring and sequencing the document effectively

Producing the first draft ... FAST

  • Making sure the document says what you mean it to say
  • How to revise and produce a final draft
  • Final check - making sure the document is right

Conclusion and recap


Course fees are £325 + VAT per delegate.

GBC offers a 'buy one, get one half price' offer on all courses. Please enquire below for more details.

In-House Training

GBC can develop customised solutions or deliver off-the-shelf courses in-house for your staff. This approach makes perfect sense for groups of 4+ delegates, enhancing cost effectiveness as well as team bonding.

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Reviews by course attendees

Delegate   |   02/07/2014
I found this course had all of the aspects of writing I wanted to improve on. Not only was the content very helpful. I found that the trainer was a fantastic teacher and very approachable.
Participant   |   02/07/2014
The course was very informative and activities stimulated the brain.
Delegate   |   26/06/2012
The trainer was very engaging teacher and kept us all interested throughout the course was really good.
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