Welcome to the Business Writing workshop. This workshop is targeted at individuals and groups who require basic business writing skills. It is a skill, and it takes practice.
We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether it’s e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it’s because they don’t have to do it very often so therefore it doesn’t flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it’s not their favourite thing.
This workshop will provide: :
- A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and An overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. :
There will be activities in as many areas as possible, to give you some practice in structuring your documents. Note you won’t be doing much actual writing - this is neither an English course nor a word processing course. We’ll also spend a little time on polishing/reviewing – it’s like reading over your answer when you’ve finished a question in an exam (if you ever get the time!). You always find something.