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Crucial Written Communication Skills for Public Service Officers

By: Tom Associates Training  

Lagos State, Nigeria

26 - 30 Sep, 2022  5 days

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NGN 195,000

Venue: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village, Lagos.

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5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village, Lagos., Lagos State, Nigeria 05 - 09 Dec, 2022 NGN195000

Effective writing in English, the official language, is a powerful tool in the hands of public service officers. Brilliant officials articulate their thoughts in a clear and concise manner. They allow their ideas to be better understood by their readers. They improve their writing skill by learning to select and use appropriate words and formats, the correct medium and adjust their writing style accordingly. They clarify their objective and communicate it clearly. These are what the course will take public officials who attend it through.

They will also learn to spot, correct, and avoid the most common writing pitfalls. They will gain valuable experience analyzing, writing and revising a wide spectrum of official documents. From a simple interoffice memo to multi-page written presentations, public officials who take this course will learn how to put good writing to work for them.

Course Contents

Day One

Develop Correct Writing Skills

• Writing inertia and how to overcome it

• Essence of effective senior level writing

• The Communication Process

• Elements of Crucial Communication

Common Writing Problems

• Common errors in the use of English by Nigerians

• Word usage

• Improving your vocabulary

Your Attitudes as a Writer

• Simplicity and conciseness

• Confused words

• Effect of Culture on language use

Formatting Your Writing

• Style and tone

Day Two

Your Attention to Grammar

• Verb exercises

• Active vs Passive Verbs

• Noun and pronoun exercises

• Punctuations

Write Competently for Effective Communication

• Plan the writing

• Research for facts

• Organise thought before writing

• Editing techniques

Sentence Structure

• Modifiers

• Parallel structure

Other Writing Guidelines

• Minutes of Meetings 

• Guidelines on Memos

• Writing an Executive Summary

• Avoid Use of Clichés

Day Three

• Formatting the Writing

• Style and tone

• Paragraphs

• Headings

• Agendas

• Letters 

• Memos

• Executive Summaries

• Reports

• Proposals

• Business Cases.

Day Four


• Informative Speech

• Persuasive Speech

• Inspirational Speech.

Anatomy of a Great Written Speech

• A review of sample great speeches in history

• Clear about the goal the speaker is to achieve

• Resonates “What’s In It for Me” to the audience

• In tune with the speaker’s voice

• Simple in words

• Original

• Authentic.

The Speechwriter’s Tool Kit

• Facts researching

• Dictionary

• Biographies

• Great speeches

• Quotations.

Speechwriting Steps 

• Meeting with the executives

• Deciding the theme

• Reviewing the audience

• Agreeing the slant 

• Speechwriting Process

• Writing opening that grabs an audience’s attention 

• Closing those sticks in an audience memory

• Using stories to bring ideas to life.

Day Five

• Finalizing Formal Document

• Informal Written Communication

• Revising, Editing and Proofreading

• Visual Appeal

• British v. American English

• Rules that guide the use of numerals in written projects.

5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village, Lagos. Sep 26 - 30 Sep, 2022
5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village, Lagos., Lagos State, Nigeria 05 - 09 Dec, 2022

Registration: 08:30:am - 03:30:am

NGN 195,000.00(VAT Inclusive)
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Mr Abiodun Toki 08033019120

LIVE-ONLINE: N175,000 CLASSROOM: N195,000 3 – 4 participants: 5% discount 5 or more participants: 10% discount

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