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Better Business Writing

GBC Learning & Development
Course summary
1 day
375 GBP
English
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 12/12/2019 - Cambridge
Course Dates
Cambridge
12/12/2019   (English)
375 GBP
London
20/02/2020 09:00  (English)
375 GBP
11/06/2020 09:00  (English)
375 GBP
Guildford
21/04/2020 09:00  (English)
375 GBP

Course description

Better Business Writing 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Confidently write having mastered the foundations of English grammar and punctuation
  • Avoid commonly misspelt words
  • Express yourself persuasively using plain English
  • Set the right ‘tone’ for the situation and subject
  • Plan documents so you say what you mean
  • Produce your first draft quickly
  • Write emails and letters that get results

Suitability - Who should attend?

People at all levels who want to produce clearer and more powerful written communication appropriate to their audience. Those who want to write in good style and tone for every type of document

Outcome / Qualification etc.

CPD Certified  6 Learning Hours, 6 Points , GBC Learning course attended certificate

Training Course Content

Introduction & Workshop Objectives

Prioritising the Course Objectives

  • What writing are you doing now?

The Fundamentals of Grammar for Business

  • What would you like to achieve today? 
  • Reviewing the principles and understanding the ‘building blocks’ of language
  • Tips for avoiding commonly misspelt words

Using Plain English

  • Punctuation and how to use it properly, including the apostrophe
  • 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

Getting the ‘Tone’ Right

  • Producing letters, emails and memos that are simple but not simplistic 
  • 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

The Way Forward

  • Final check – making sure the document is right
  • Taking ideas back to the workplace and putting them into action

Expenses

Course fees are £375 + VAT per delegate.

GBC offers a 'buy one, get one half price' offer on all courses. Please send us an enquiry for more information. 

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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Lisa C
(4)
Learnt loads and will instantly put into practice when I am back in the workplace.
Anonymous
(5)
Very informative and an interactive course.
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