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Basic Principles of Business Writing
Basic Principles of Business Writing

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS WRITING

The best solution for Business Writing Training Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free pre-course online skills testing
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COURSE OUTLINE

Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course

DURATION

This is a one-day training course structured into 10 modules

COURSE AIMS

Good writing is the memo that gets action, the letter that says what a phone call cannot.
In business writing, the language is concrete, the point of view is clear, and the points are well expressed. Good writing is hard work.
This course is designed to show delegates the basics of good business writing: how to write clearly, to use words correctly, how to construct sentences and paragraphs and which voice to use.
There is lots of hands-on practice and the opportunity to ask questions along the way, which ensures a practical course that delivers real benefits to those attending.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Anyone who wants to improve the basics of their writing in order to become more effective.

MODULE 1:  Course Introduction and Overview
MODULE 2:  Why Write?
Topics covered:
  • The reasons for good writing
MODULE 3:  The Five C's of Writing
Topics covered:
  • Writing Clearly
  • Writing Concisely
  • Making Your Writing Complete
  • Making it Correct
  • Using Courtesy
MODULE 4:  Word Agreement
Topics covered:
  • Making Words Agree
MODULE 5:  Sentences and Paragraphs
Topics covered:
  • The Sentence
  • The Paragraph
MODULE 6:  Active and Passive Voice
Topics covered:
  • Active Voice
  • Passive Voice
  • Active vs Passive Voice
  • Examples of Active and Passive Voice
  • Changing Passive Voice to Active Voice
  • Exercise: Using Active Voice
MODULE 7:  Readability Index
Topics covered:
  • About the Readability Index
  • Using the Readability Index
MODULE 8:  My Writing: What's My Style?
MODULE 9:  Whats My Style?
Topics covered:
  • Different Styles of Letters
MODULE 10:  Your Personal Action Plan
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DELEGATE FEEDBACK FOR OUR
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS WRITING COURSE

AVERAGE REVIEW: 4.5 out of 5  BASED ON 9 REVIEWS

Louise Wade , Sep 26 2017
Course rating of 4 stars "Excellent trainer. Explained things well and kept interest and momentum going throughout the day"

 
Rosabel Oliver, Dec 14 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "Terry, was really lovely and welcoming, he made the course enjoyable and gave structured feedback "

 
Patricia Holder , Jul 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars "I enjoyed the course and the trainer delivered it well. It was very informative and interesting."

 
Suzzanne Lill, Aug 10 2015
Course rating of 4 stars "The trainer was fantastic. I was fortunate to have such an understanding lady. Anita is a lovely lady with so much knowledge to share. She delivered the course in a way that was comfortable to digest and understand. I liked the way it was structured."

 
JANET BUCKLE, Jun 26 2015
Course rating of 4 stars "It was delivered with the right amount of balance. There was time to ask questions and to participate in the work that was given."

 
NEELAM SAGOO, Jun 26 2015
Course rating of 5 stars "The trainer delivered the course very well"

 
Angela Lewis, Feb 27 2015
Course rating of 5 stars "The trainer made you feel comfortable at every point and took the time to answer any questions we had. Full explanation was given when struggling to understand a point."

 
Deise Bueno, Sep 3 2013
Course rating of 5 stars "The trainer was brilliant. Adrian was warm and inspiring. He does know how to get the message across. "

 
Linda Uguz, Sep 3 2013
Course rating of 4 stars "I enjoyed the day and the tutor was very knowledgeable"

 

MORE INFORMATION FOR
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS WRITING

General Information

All Activia business writing training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our Business Writing Skills training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Class Sizes

Maximum class size for Business Writing Skills courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.

Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

How to book
Course, dates and delegate numbers
Decide on the Business Writing Skills course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
Training location
Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
Speedy course booking
You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
Call us
if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

The confirmation process
Course places allocated
Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
Booking confirmation
You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
You receive a VAT invoice

Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

What happens on the day

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:

9:15

ARRIVAL TIME

9:30

TRAINING STARTS

11:00

MID-MORNING BREAK



1:00

ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK

3:15

MID-AFTERNOON BREAK

4:30

WRAP UP

Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

For training at your offices, this itenerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

What you get

With your Business Writing Skills training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge.

Every delegate on a Business Writing Skills course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.



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BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS WRITING

We can enhance your skills with training in writing and minute taking at any of our twelve training centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices: if you have groups of three or more staff who need training, this is a very convenient, flexible and cost effective option. Moreover, most of our business writing courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering basic principles of business writing all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of training courses for business writing to ensure constantly improving standards of quality.   So you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give you a great return on your investment in Training Courses for Business Writing from Activia.

Why not contact us today to see how we can help with providing your course for business writing ?


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