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Quick Look Course Summary:Business Writing Course
  • Next Public Course Date: 6 November 2019

  • Length: 1 day(s)

  • Price (at your venue): 1 Person R 4,475.00 EX VAT 3 Person R 3,399.06 EX VAT 10 Person R 2,529.41 EX VAT

  • Certification Type:Accredited

  • Locations & Venues: Off-site or in-house. We train in all major city centres throughout South Africa.

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    Business Writing Course: Introduction

    Writing in general is fast becoming a lost art. However in business, people still need to write, whether it is a email or a proposal, it needs to be in printed form as well. In the business respect, anything formally written, needs to be concise, clear and professional. Our business writing course aims to give participants an extra edge when it comes to writing and we will discuss topics such as grammar and punctuation. The second part of the course covers proposal writing, a professional looking proposal will go far to establishing credibility and getting job approval.

    Business Writing Course :Course Outline

    We live in an age where technology becomes old every decade – if not sooner. We do not write, we text or email, we send voice messages and videos and we Skype. Technology is a double edged sword when it comes to putting things down in writing. Sadly, we are slowly losing what is truly an art form – the art of writing. As much as we have progressed with technology, nothing beats a well written resume, or a well written proposal. In the business world developing writing skills is still important since we do still create paper documents. The business writing workshop aims to give you that extra edge in the workplace. It is very much like financial skills, you already have the tools, you just need to know how to use them, so don’t feel intimidated by this course, you have the skills, let us show you how to use them to gain the edge. We will begin by refreshing your skills by going over the basic concepts of writing, including grammar and punctuation. We move on to creating a cheat sheet. This is very effective when you need a quick reference to correct grammar or even spelling. Different people need different cheats so we will look at the most common cheats and some that are relevant to you personally. I before E except after C is a well known cheat. TIP: You will probably be typing your letter or proposal on a computer, if not, please do. Microsoft Word has a review tab at the top of the screen, click on it and click on ABC Spelling & Grammar and the program will go through your document and stop where you need to change things. It even tells you why you need to change whatever it has highlighted. For persons for which English is their second or third language, they can read in the explanation what it is they have done incorrectly and then correct it. It’s a little grammar lesson in its own. Even if English is your fist language and you’re pretty confident, do use Autocorrect judiciously, at least as your proof reader. From grammar we move on to the four types of sentences and then we go on to dealing with what makes a proper paragraph. From there we move on the structure of emails, business letters, proposals and reports. In the following modules we will look at the format of emails, letters, proposals and reports, the format is as important as the words within. You might have a genius proposal but if presented scruffily, nobody will look at it. We end our course with a quick look at other kinds of documents in business before moving on to proofreading basics and give printing and publishing a swift word at the end. We do hope to see you at our workshop, please contact us at 011 882 8853 or 072 630 4789 to reserve your spot.

    BOTI’s Program Outline

    Component 1: Starting Out
    • Housekeeping matters and administration
    • The Parking Area
    • Program Objectives
    • Activities to break the ice

    Component 2: Working with Words
    • Spelling
    • Making a Cheat Sheet
    • Grammar

    Component 3: Constructing Sentences
    • Parts of a Sentence
    • Kinds of Sentences
    • Punctuation

    Component 4: Creating Paragraphs
    • The Basic Parts
    • Business Methods

    Component 5: Writing Meeting Agendas
    • Choosing a Format
    • The Basic Structure
    • Writing the Agenda

    Component 6: Writing E-mails
    • Grammar as well as Acronyms
    • Addressing Your Message

    Component 7: Writing Business Letters
    • Choosing a Format
    • The Basic Structure
    • Writing the Letter

    Component 8: Writing Proposals
    • Choosing a Format
    • The Basic Structure
    • Writing the Proposal

    Component 9: Writing Reports
    • Choosing a Format
    • The Basic Structure
    • Writing the Report

    Component 10: Other Kinds of Documents
    • Projections
    • Requests for Proposals
    • Business Cases
    • Executive Summaries

    Component 11: Proofreading as well as Finishing
    • A Proofreading Primer
    • How Peer Assessment Can Help
    • Printing as well as Publishing

    Component 12: Concluding
    • Assessment of Parking Area
    • Wise Men’s words
    • Key Learnings
    • Evaluations as well as Completion Of activity Plans

    Business Writing Course: Course Duration

    1 day/s

    Who should attend: Business Writing Course

    This course is intended for anyone who needs to learn formal business writing.

    **Quote does not include Any Exam Fees (if applicable)

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