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Training Courses for Business Writing from Activia

 Practical courses that teach the rules of professional business writing with free bespoke course design for groups and pre-course online skills testing 
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WRITING AND MINUTE TAKING TRAINING

Learn to write professional business correspondence

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Business writing skills training can yield huge benefits through improvements in efficiency, morale and motivation, while also avoiding communication problems that arise through poor standards of writing.

Business Writing Training Courses from Activia
COURSE OUTLINES & OBJECTIVES FOR
BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS TRAINING
Basic Principles of Business Writing

[Duration: one day]

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Course Introduction and Overview
  • Why Write?
  • The Five C's of Writing
  • Word Agreement
  • Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Readability Index
  • My Writing: What's My Style?
  • Whats My Style?
  • Your Personal Action Plan

 
Advanced Principles of Business Writing

[Duration: one day]

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Practical Language
  • Inclusive Language
  • Parallel Sentence Construction
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling and Proofreading
  • Writing Business Letters
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Memos
  • E-Mail Etiquette
  • Writing Challenges
  • Your Personal Action Plan

 
Minute Taking Made Easy

[Duration: one day]

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Course Introduction and Overview
  • The Role of a Minute Taker
  • The Skills of a Minute Taker
  • Meeting Agreements
  • Minutes Styles
  • Techniques for Preparing Minutes
  • Taking Minutes in an Interactive Meeting
  • The Minute Book
  • Developing Your Minute Taking Skills
  • Your Personal Action Plan

 
Report Writing

[Duration: one day]

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • What is a Report?
  • How to Structure a Report Professionally
  • What Makes a Good Report
  • 5 Common Complaints about Reports
  • A Checklist for Successful Reports
  • How to Plan Your Report
  • Your Personal Action Plan

 
Business Writing Basics 1 (Half Day)

[Duration: half day]

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • The Five C's of Writing
  • Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • My Writing: What's My Style?

 
Business Writing Basics 2 (Half Day)

[Duration: half day]

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • Word Agreement
  • The Readability Index
  • Practical Language
  • Inclusive Language
  • Parallel Sentence Construction
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling and Proofreading

 

DELEGATE FEEDBACK

FOR OUR BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS COURSES

AVERAGE REVIEW: 87%  (4.3/5)  BASED ON 148 REVIEWS

Aimee Theobald, Jul 8 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"The trainer was really enthusiastic which made it more enjoyable." SAMINA Farid, Jul 7 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"I would just like to say that your Trainer Anita was absolutely wonderful. The delivery was excellent. The training was delivered to a very high standard. " Emma Moule, Jun 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Everything was covered and the trainer made sure the things we wanted to go through in depth was done. Would book you again for courses." Charlotte Ferris, Jun 3 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Friendly and helpful instructor who answered any queries we had." Pavandeep Kaur, May 27 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"The trainer was excellent and touched up on the subjects well." Sue Tye, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Good Course." Sue Tye, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Good course" Mandy Burrell, May 23 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Thank you to Chris the trainer." Helen Evangeline Menzies, May 13 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Anthony was very good. I feel like he built a good rapport with the group and tailored the course to our own individual needs. Thank you" Siel Devos, Apr 15 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Very good training, really useful and the trainer was very good too: listened to all our concerns and provided really good suggestions." Helal Ahmed, Apr 13 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"overall excelent" sanda Lapinsh, Apr 13 2016
Course rating of 5 stars
"I enjoyed the course very much. " Victoria Callaghan , Apr 4 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"David set the scene well and the room was light and airy and a pleasant environment to be in for the day!" Melanie Iseli , Feb 29 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"Positive, friendly trainer, conveying confidence. I enjoyed the day." Louise Mc Alinden, Feb 25 2016
Course rating of 4 stars
"the tutor was very good."

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GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS TRAINING

Effective writing is fundamental to good communications in any business - from simple writing skills to be used in letters and emails, to the creation of persuasive business reports.

Whether at management or staff level, a good standard of written communication will have a positive effect on performance, and training in writing skills will have a significant and beneficial impact on the business.

More about training with Activia

With Activia, you can check your skill level (click the yellow "FREE tools and resources" button on the right) which ensures you book on the correct course.   This facility is also invaluable when putting together training programmes or bespoke courses for numbers of delegates.

You can also build your own Business Writing Skills course (click the yellow "FREE tools and resources" button on the right) to suit your own or your company project requirements, incorporating the modules which cover the subjects you want to learn.

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WRITING AND MINUTE TAKING TRAINING

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 writing and minute taking training 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 course for Business Writing.

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