Employees are often judged not only by their credentials and performance, but also by their professional and eloquent writing abilities. Writing is therefore a threshold skill for both employment and promotion. The information contained in this guide is organized according to four sections that provide the basics of business writing.
1. Introduction to effective written communication
2. Introduction to communicating the message through behavior
3. Introduction to making a public presentation
4. Introduction to interpersonal skills
The objectives of the guide are to provide essential information to develop fluent business writing skills, facilitate the learning process by way of creative and independent thinking, act as a learning resource and a reliable source of reference, and to help you identify your personal strengths and weaknesses to enable you to develop a personal self-study program.
It’s easier than you think …
While most people know what they are trying to put into words, their message is often not clear to the reader. Learning to write is an achievable skill. The guidelines will help you gain confidence in your abilities to structure and write concise and compelling proposals, reports, presentations, memos, letters, workplace emails, and business letters. The program also aims to enhance creative, independent thinking and interactive communication skills. You’ll learn to think about what you need to put in writing, why you are writing, who you are writing for, and what you expect to accomplish. Clear communication is an essential function within the commercial segment of society and because writing is an important aspect of how business groups communicate with each other, all of us have a responsibility to learn the basic rules of business writing to communicate effectively and professionally.
- Before you get started
- Introduction to effective written communication
- Technical Descriptions
- The basics of good plain English business writing
- Sorting out the grammar
- Public Relations and Copyediting
- Proofreading skills
- Writing Bank Correspondence
- Writing Sales Letters
- Writing Business Letters
- Writing Business Reports
- Writing Business Memos
- Writing Grant Proposals
- Writing and Recording Meeting Minutes
- Writing Business Proposals
- Writing Business Presentation
- Writing workplace e-mail
- Business and Technical Reports
- Meeting Notes
- Periodic Reports
- Progress Reports
Contact Theresa (firstname.lastname@example.org) to order a self-study tutorial “Introduction to Business Writing” or if you need assistance in preparing your manuscript for publication.