06. September 2019 - 9:00 till 16:30
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Business Writing for the Modern Workplace | PD Training | Friday, 06. September 2019

Writing proper business-related documents in today's workplace requires a solid understanding of the fundamentals behind how specific documents should be approached, designed and edited.  Written communications in the workplace should be concise, yet thorough and well laid out. 
Technology enabled communications (emails and texts) should also be well thought out and designed to get the correct message across, while avoiding any potential misinterpretation.
This newly designed course teaches how to create business documents in the modern workplace, which takes into account the many forms that modern communication can take, and teaches participants how to best align their message with the appropriate documentation and device.
Business Writing for the Modern Workplace training courses are available now throughout Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth.
Learning Outcomes 
After completing this course participants will be able to:

Understand Basic Writing Principles
Know Common Forms of Business Communication
Review Personality Types When Communicating
Identify and Understand Your Audience
Understand the Writing Process
Review English Language Fundamentals
How to Write With Clarity
Write Within Workplace Constraints
Choose Most Effective Wording
Use Effective Editing and Proofreading
Create Useful References and Appendices
Understand Email Etiquette
Effective Report Writing
Create an Action Plan

Course Outline



Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 1 From Texting to Boardroom Paper 

Everyone is a Business Writer
Universal Principles of Good Writing
Forms and Formats
Common Forms of Business Writing
The Principle of ‘Purpose’
Reflection


Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 2 Who am I Writing For? 

The Principle of ‘Audience’
LDP Review – Communication Preferences
Understanding the Audience
Writing for a Global Audience
Reflection




Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 3 The Blank Page 

The Principle of ‘Structure’
The Writing Process
Starting
Writing
Finishing
Reflection


Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 4 English Still Matters 

Texting – a Legitimate Form of Language
Write it Once. Make it Count
English Fundamentals
The ‘Plain’ Truth
The Principle of Clarity
Reflection




Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 5 Writing within Constraints 

The Space-Time Continuum
The Principle of ‘Concision’
Word Choice
Reflection


Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 6 Click with Confidence 

Wait! The Pressure to Hit ‘send’
Edit, Edit, Edit
The Principle of Proofing
Reflections




Business Writing for the Modern Workplace - Lesson 7 Reflections 

Create an Action Plan
References
Appendix
Commonly Confused Words
Punctuation
Email Etiquette
Using MS Word Readability Score
Structuring a Business Report
Add Your Own Writing Tips