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Improved English Communications: Report and Proposal Writing and Excellent Communication

By: Tom Associates  

Lagos State, Nigeria

26 - 28 Oct, 2017  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


  • 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
    • Outdated expressions
    • Opinion words and expressions
    • Look-alike words.
  • Common Writing Problems
    • Problem with Clichés
    • Parallelism problems
    • Misplaced modifiers
    • British v. American English.


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.


  • 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. Oct 26 - 28 Oct, 2017

Registration: 08:30:am - 09:00:am

Class Session: 09:00:am - 04:00:am

NGN 115,500.00(including VAT)
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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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