Writing, especially business writing, often seems a real chore. Reports are, by definition, among the longer forms of business writing. But reports have an important part to play, so they have to be written well. If your first feeling when a report writing assignment drops on your desk is one of apprehension or even dread, then this course is for you. The workshop style of this programme will teach you the principles and give you the chance to practise them. Demonstration is followed by exercises, group projects, discussions and practical work. Delegates will learn how to produce clear, concise reports which have real impact, enhance credibility and achieve the desired result.
DELEGATES WILL LEARN
The importance of clarifying the objective of the report: getting the brief right.
How to plan the different stages and structure the content in the right sequence.
How to select all relevant material and information to enable you to produce a report which means something to the reader.
Techniques for structuring the report itself: the layout and presentation.
How to write clearly and concisely: gearing the language to the reader and how to make it interesting.
The use of appendices to filter out all supporting data.
How to check, edit and proof-read, and when to involve other people.
How to use different methods for effectively producing your report.