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Business Reports and Proposal Writing Skills

By: Tom Associates Training  

Lagos State, Nigeria

26 - 28 Oct, 2016  3 days

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NGN 115,500

For effectiveness in business communications, this course focuses on making managers to:

  • Become highly skilled in the use of English language
  • Write memos, letters, reports, proposals excellently by presenting their contents with mechanical precision
  • Organize their thoughts clearly before writing
  • Know the techniques of outlining, drafting and revising their written messages
  • Practice writing styles that are clear, concrete and courteous
  • Pay attention to their spellings and punctuations
  • Know the rules that guide the use of numerals in their written messages.

Course Contents

DAY ONE

  • Writing guidelines
  • Essence of effective business writing
  • Planning the writing
  • Organizing thought before writing.
  • Prewriting and planning
  • Establishing purpose
  • Clarifying readership
  • Researching for facts
  • Doing the writing
  • Word usage
  • Common errors in our use of English by Nigerians
  • Word economy.
  • The business writer’s attitudes
  • Simplicity and conciseness
  • Confused words
  • Out-dated expressions
  • Opinion words and expressions
  • Look-alike words.
  • Common writing problems
  • Problem with clichés
  • Parallelism problems
  • Misplaced modifiers
  • British v. American English.

DAY TWO

  • Attention to grammar
  • Verb exercises
  • Noun and pronoun exercises
  • Spellings
  • Punctuations
  • Editing techniques
  • Formatting the writing
  • Style and tone
  • Paragraphs
  • Headings
  • Letters
  • Salutation
  • Body of letter
  • Complimentary closure.
  • Email guidelines
  • The recipients
  • Keeping it short
  • File attachments
  • Plain texts.
  • Writing minutes of meetings
  • Minutes - what it is, what it is not
  • The importance of minutes
  • Types of minutes
  • Minutes format
  • Steps to effective minutes
  • Qualities of good minutes

DAY THREE

  • Types of report
  • Information/investigation report
  • Progress report
  • Formal reports
  • Informal reports
  • Sopada formula
  • The “need-to-know” v. “nice-to-know” reports
  • Executive summary:
  • The purpose of an executive summary
  • Main stages and techniques of summarization
  • Types of summaries
  • Qualities of an effective executive summary
5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Divisional Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony, Lagos. Registration: 8.30 - 9.00 a.m. Class Session: 9.00 - 4.00 p.m. Oct 26 - 28 Oct, 2016
NGN 115,500.00(VAT Inclusive)
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Discount of 5% to 3-4 participants from same organization. Discount of 10% to 5 or more participants from same organization.
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