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Business Writing Basics 1 (Half Day)
Business Writing Basics 1 (Half Day)

BUSINESS WRITING BASICS 1 (HALF DAY)

The best solution for Business Writing Skills Courses

A hands-on half-day course with free pre-course online skills testing. Free bespoke course design is also available for private classes if the content needs to be adjusted
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COURSE OUTLINE

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

DURATION

This is a half-day training course structured into 5 modules

COURSE AIMS
This intensive half-day workshop builds a foundation and understanding of basic concepts and practices that will make writing correct and clear, and improve effectiveness by giving more authority to the writer.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Anyone who wants to acquire basic skills in effective writing.

INTENSIVE HALF-DAY WORKSHOP FOR BUSINESS WRITING

This fast-track workshop is specially constructed to provide delegates with the most effective skills in the shortest possible time.


MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
MODULE 2:  The Five C's of Writing
Topics covered:
  • The First C : Writing Clearly
  • The Second C : Writing Concisely
  • The Third C : Making Your Writing Complete
  • The Fourth C : Correct
  • The Fifth C : Courtesy
MODULE 3:  Sentences and Paragraphs
Topics covered:
  • The Sentence
  • The Paragraph
MODULE 4:  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 5:  My Writing: What's My Style?
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Business Writing Basics 2 (Half Day)

COURSE OUTLINE
[Duration: half day]

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  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Word Agreement
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MORE INFORMATION FOR
BUSINESS WRITING BASICS 1 (HALF DAY)

General Information

All Activia business writing skills 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

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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BUSINESS WRITING BASICS 1 (HALF DAY)

We can enhance your skills with training course 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 skills courses are 1 day, which keeps "out of office" periods for attendees to a minimum.

We have been delivering business writing basics 1 (half day) all over the UK since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and results-driven provision of courses in business writing skills 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 Courses in Business Writing Skills from Activia.

Why not contact us today to see how we can help with providing your Business writing skills classes ?


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