BUSINESS WRITING (Introductory
Our fast-paced, high-tech age has not reduced the need
for effective business writing skills. In fact, it has
substantially increased the need for skill in preparing
business documents and is a skill that is vital to those
who are serious about a job or career. Unfortunately,
with OBE education the order of the day (for the moment),
the rapidly reducing levels of literacy, the increasing
reliance on computers to “write” for people
and more communication flowing at an increasingly rapid
rate, the need for clear, readable and understandable
communication is increasing – but delivery is reducing.
This one-day workshop is practical, engaging and interactive
and outcomes are linked to the following:
• It provides attendees with an understanding of
the need for better business communication.
• It looks briefly at how one communicates and
why, in the context of the business environment.
• It deals with some of the widespread problems
associated with communication, business communication
and business communication in the English language so
that a number of the pitfalls can be overcome.
• The course deals with the basic English language
rules and guidelines for preparing business texts
• Practical exercises and activities ensure attendees
apply their new-found learning, with the following documents
frequently used within the business environment being
prepared: e-mail, fax, memorandum, letter, notice.
Attendees will gain a better understanding of the need
to improve their written business communication skills
and of the fundamentals concepts that will help with this
improvement over time. They will complete many exercises
and have an opportunity to compare their writing, view
examples and critically assess the writing of others.