Poor writing skills reflect negatively on your ability, your confidence and your business savvy. On the other hand, crisp, clear business documents reveal a powerful, take-charge professional who's going places, fast! Even if you aren't a "natural" writer, you can learn to write polished, professional documents that pique your readers' interest and hold their attention until the very last word.
Writing is an integral part of being a successful business professional today. From reports and proposals to letters and e-mails, your business documents are a direct reflection of you and your organization. Are your written communications clear, concise and professional — and do they deliver the results you're looking for?
When faced with a blank page or computer screen, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed and even a little panicked. For countless professionals, sitting down to write a business document is an exercise in frustration. If you've ever experienced anxiety over creating written business communication, we have the training you need to help eliminate grammar gaffes, sloppy spelling and cumbersome copy.
What You'll Learn
- Discover five simple rules that guarantee clarity and simplicity in any kind of written document
- Learn "red flag" words and phrases you should never use in business writing
- Understand the difference between active and passive voice — and why voice is one of the most essential elements of writing
- Identify how to state your objective clearly and concisely to ensure it doesn't get lost in your writing
- Eliminate "blank page paranoia" — get the first word out and overcome writing fears that cause delays and procrastination
- Go from start to finish in five easy steps essential for completing writing projects of any size
- Use a three-step quick assessment that helps you "hear" your messages as your readers might
- Learn the four characteristics of effective business communication — and pinpoint your own strengths and weaknesses
- Develop best practices for keeping your documentation consistent and up-to-date
- Recognize the importance of a company style guide — and understand how it can help streamline communications within your organization
Who Will Benefit
Managers, supervisors, team leaders, administrative professionals and every member of your organization can improve his or her written business communication and attain an elevated level of respect!